Briefs for July 19, 2004

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Registration for Camp Comfort, a bereavement camp for kids ages 6 to 12, continues through July 30.
Camp Comfort is a weekend camp offered Aug. 6-8 that addresses the special needs of grieving children ages 6 to 12. Camp Comfort offers children a supportive environment in which they can gain an understanding of grief and loss. Children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops and activities, building skills that may help them now and throughout their lives. Grief workshops are balanced with recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing, so that children feel free to have fun and just be kids.
Camp Comfort is near Georgetown on Interstate 70 just 32 miles west of Denver. Cost for the weekend, including all meals, snacks, overnight accommodations, recreation and workshops is $150. Scholarships may be available based on financial need. Call Camp Comfort at (303) 674-6400 or the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association at 824-8233.

Energy Producers Association meeting set
Kneecap Energy is hosting the next meeting of the Northwest Colorado Energy Producers Association at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at The Yacht Club, 811 Yampa Ave, in Steamboat Springs.
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., the program at 8 p.m. and a drawing at 9 p.m.
The cost is $25 per person. Members, spouses and guests are always welcome. Highball mining will be the context of the night's program. For information, call Wendy Ashland at 970-276-5200.

Doak Walker league starts in August
The Oak Walker Tackle Football League is hosted by the Craig Parks and Recreation Department for girls and boys in third through sixth grade. Practices and games will be held three times a week. Equal participation, skill development and fun are stressed. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program and will be required to attend a mandatory coaches clinic at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10.
All participants are required to attend practice at Woodbury Field at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5. The cost is $40 to attend and registration deadline is July 30. Call 826-2004.

Wool contest entries
are being sought
"Make It Yourself With Wool" 2004 Contest
The Colorado 2004 "Make It Yourself With Wool" contest will be held Dec. 4, 2004 in Burlington and is open to all Colorado residents. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Wool Growers Association.
Contestants may compete in five divisions for ages 12 through adults. All those entering the contest must select, construct and model the garment. Garments must be made from loomed, knitted or felted fabric or yarn a minimum of 60 percent wool. The entry deadline is Nov. 1.
To receive a brochure, entry form and complete contest rules mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Colorado Make it Yourself With Wool Contest, c/o Sheri Rider, 20761 Rd 48, Burlington, CO 80807. Call (719) 346-5251.

Miniature golf tourney
to be held next week
The Grizzly Open Miniature Golf Tournament will be held at the Little Bear Miniature Golf Course, 2615 U.S. Highway 40 on July 26 and July 27. Participants may play either day, whichever time works best for them. Monday's tournament times begin at 1 p.m. for the 6- to 8-year-olds; 2 p.m. for the 9- to 13-year-olds; 3 p.m. for the 14- to 18-year-olds and 4 p.m. for 19 years old and older. Tuesday's tournament times are 5 p.m. for ages 6-8; 6 p.m. for ages 9-13; 7 p.m. for 14-18; and 8 p.m. for 19 and older. Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each age group. Free ice cream for all players. Call 824-8587.

First Relay for Life
scheduled in Rangely
The first Relay for Life will be held Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in Rangely. Relay for Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people will camp out at CNCC Rangely campus and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
When the sun goes down, hundreds of luminaria will light the way to remember those lost to cancer, those fighting cancer and those who have fought cancer and won.
If you are a cancer survivor, please join as an honorary guest in the Survivors Lap, which begins the Relay for Life. Call (970) 675-2300.

Summer theater sign-up deadline extended
Children ages 5 to 14 are being sought to participate in the play "Jack and the Beanstalk." This week-long camp will produce a full-scale play with children as cast members.
Bob Woolsey of Boulder will be the director. He is an acting teacher, acting coach and independent filmmaker with more than 30 years of acting experience.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 through 30. The fee is $125.
Scholarships may be available. To register, call 826-2004.

Seniors program offers
trip to Rockies game
The 2004 Seniors Program is sponsoring a trip for area seniors 55 and older to Denver for the Colorado Rockies baseball game Aug. 5. The cost is $32, which includes transportation and ticket. Call 826-2004

Literacy Festival
seeks volunteers
The Craig Branch of the Moffat County Libraries is hosting an annual Literacy Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5.
The library will be closed at noon to prepare for the festival and patrons will not be able to check out materials during the festival. However, many other services will be available.
Volunteers are being sought to help with the children's book sale and booth activities for children.
Book donations will be accepted at the Craig branch, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.

High school players'
golf camp July 29
A high school players golf camp will be held Monday to Wednesday. All High school players, incoming freshman and eighth graders interested in joining the golf teams are encouraged to attend. Camp will begin at 8 a.m. Cost of the camp is $50. Mornings will be reserved for instruction while the afternoons will include 18 holes of golf. Call 824-3673.

Demolition derby
comes to fairgrounds
The Demolition Derby Racing Association will host a demolition derby at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Aug. 14. Early registration is recommended.
Rule packets may be obtained from the CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., in Craig, and at the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. For rule clarifications, call Roger at 351-7531.
This is a limited weld class with a guaranteed purse of $4,000. Call 824-9180.

Pregnancy Center
hosting Walk for Life
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is hosting a Walk for Life on July 24. Sponsorship forms are available at the Pregnancy Center, 356 Ranney St., or at the Craig Daily Press, 406 Yampa Ave.
The suggested minimum pledge is $15. The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is hoping to raise $5,000. The Pregnancy Center is funded entirely on fund-raising activities and donations. Sponsorship forms can be turned in during registration at 9 a.m. at the Center of Craig.
The mile-and-a-half walk will start at the Center of Craig and end at Loudy-Simpson Park where there will be a barbecue. Call 824-5204.

Comment deadline extended for sage grouse
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will extend the deadline for submitting information and comments regarding the status of the greater sage-grouse until July 30. Information and comments related to this status review previously provided need not be resubmitted.
Greater sage-grouse are found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, eastern California, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. They also are found in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Anyone wishing to submit information regarding the greater sage-grouse may do so by writing to the field supervisor, Wyoming Ecological Services Office, Suite 4000, Airport Parkway, Cheyenne, WY 82001 or to fw6_sagegrouse@fws.gov.

Police to participate
In National Night Out
The Craig Police Department, in partnership with Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, will participate in this year's National Night Out community policing program Aug. 3. National Night Out is a national community policing program that promotes drug and crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie for a safer America. Along with a traditional 'porch light on" program, local police are also encouraged to set up some additional type of activity for the community they serve.
From 5 to 10 p.m., members of the Craig Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will be at the Craig Wendy's offering a variety of activities, prizes and food.

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