Briefs for Aug. 16, 2004

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There will be a meeting for the parents of all high school athletes at 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.
This meeting will cover the rules and policies of the Colorado High School Activities Association and the athletic department. Parents also can pay athletic fees and complete required forms at the meeting. School insurance forms will be available at this time.
Students will not be permitted to participate in any sport without a current physical, proof of insurance, emergency consent, notice to athletes and payment of fee. All parents of 2004-05 athletes are strongly encouraged to attend. Call824-7036 if there are any questions.

Girls soccer team begins practice on Tuesday
The Under 18 girls soccer team will begin fall league practices at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Practices will be held at Woodbury Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Please contact Coach Lori Smith if you are interested in participating.

Boys and Girls Club
selling Rockies tickets
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig is pleased to announce that it is participating in the Commissioner's Initiative for Kids and has been provided with nearly 500 Colorado Rockies tickets from Major League Baseball at a cost of $1 each. Seats are in the upper deck, right field.
Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Craig and CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation. Tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce for the following games:
n Rockies vs. New York Mets, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
n Rockies vs. New York Mets, Thursday, 1:05 p.m.
n Rockies vs. Montreal Expos, Friday and Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
n Rockies vs. Montreal Expos, Sunday, 1:05 p.m.
n Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants, Sept. 7, 7:05 p.m.

Barrel Racing Series Finals set for Wednesday
Barrel Racing Series Finals will be held Wednesday in Hayden at Brooks Arena, 39565 Routt County Road 37.
Books for the races and arena open at 5 p.m.; races will start at 6:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the races at about 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the any interested spectators.
Tammy Fornes, of Craig, has clinched the first division buckle. Buckles in the second division and third division will be decided at the final race. Awards will be given to first, second and third place in each division. For more information, call Kay Brooks at 276-2022.

Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Craig
The Carson & Barnes Circus, the biggest big-top five-ring circus, is coming to Craig on Wednesday with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. This event is sponsored by the Craig Lions Club.
Elephants and 100 exotic and domestic animals will perform. Clowns, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire and trapeze artists, wild animal trainers and costumed performers will be featured.
Spectators can come on the morning of the circus and visit a zoo with lions, tigers, zebras, hippopotami and much more. At 9 a.m. the crew erects the biggest big top on earth.
Advance tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Jackson's Office Supply and Craig, Meeker and Hayden branches of the First National Bank of the Rockies. Adult tickets are $10 in advance or $14 at the gate. Children's tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. Advance tickets can be upgraded to box seats, center-ring reserved or preferred seating for an additional charge. Call Chris at 824-7031.

Discuss Hayden growth at Aug. 26 meeting
Should Hayden grow to more than 15,000 residents? Would you like your voice heard in how Hayden and West Routt County grows? The town of Hayden is calling all residents to get involved in the Hayden Comprehensive Plan.
"Defining Hayden's Future Alternatives" will be Aug. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hayden Town Hall. The forum is the third in a series of strategic planning sessions hosted by Winston Associates Inc. of Boulder to validate the work on the Hayden Comprehensive Plan.
Three alternative growth scenarios for Hayden and its surrounding area will be displayed and discussed at the forum.
Detailed information and visuals about the project and the meetings to date are available at www.yampavalley.info. The Comprehensive Plan update is part of a multi-phase community planning and visioning project funded by a grant from the Gates Family Foundation which has included a Community Video "Hayden's Where My Heart Is" and the use of CommunityViz software for developing and visualizing the plan.
Call 276-3741 or go to www.yampavalley.info and click on the Hayden Planning and Visioning Process link on the home page.

Rotary looking for a few people to travel to India
January will be wintertime in the Rocky Mountain region: however, it will be warm and sunny in India. Trade a month of winter for a month of summer. The Rotary Club of Craig invites young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to apply for an exciting and educational opportunity as a participant in the Rotary Group Study Exchange program.
The program is a cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women. The exchange strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal level. For more information or an application, call Kellie Tovar of Rotary District 5440 at 506-1036.
The Group Study Exchange program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women. The program is designed to develop professional and leadership skills among young adults to better prepare them to address the needs of their communities in an ever-increasing global workplace. In addition, the exchange strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal level.
Team members will spend a month visiting the host country and living with local Rotary families. The goal is to introduce team members to the host country's institutions and way of life, to view their own vocation as practiced abroad, to develop personal and professional relationships and to exchange ideas. Applications are due Sept. 3, and interviews will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 11 in Laramie.
Call Kellie Tovar of Rotary District 5440 at 970-506-1036.

Motocross series events to be held this weekend
Yampa Valley Sports Rider Association presents the RMXA District 25 Motocross Summer Series races in Craig on Saturday, and Sunday.
Practice begins at 7 a.m. and the races start at 8 a.m. Races will be held at Thompson Hill, south on Ranney St. past the landfill. The association is expecting about 480 participants in this event. There are 25 classes depending on age and skill level.
Riders start as young as 4. Cost for spectators 12 and older is $10; 6to 11 is $5 and 5 and younger are free. The Lions Club will be running a concession. Spectators are urged to wear sunscreen and bring eye protection. Call 824-2182 or 824-2428.

Fall season starts
Sept. 1 for youth soccer
The fall season will start Sept. 1 for Craig Youth Soccer boys and girls teams, ages 10-12. Practices will be held Mondays and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Woodbury Park. Matches have already been scheduled with Meeker and Steamboat. Interested youth please call Bill Sawer 824-0116 or Shannon Buchannan 826-0567.

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