Briefs for July 26

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Craig's Downtown Business Association is organizing the fourth annual Golden Leaf Festival to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Yampa Valley.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

As in past years, the goal is to have a block full of activity. The main emphasis is local vendors, community groups and family-oriented activities.

In addition to performing music and selling crafts and food, this is a great opportunity for non-profit groups to recruit new members or raise funds for their organizations.

Booth spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis as fees are received. Vendors are responsible for tables, chairs and weather protection.

Fees are $35 per space for commercial and individual use and $25 per space for nonprofit groups. Applications are available at Neolithics and KS Kreations. Call Carol at 824-4580.

Moffat County Fair parade entries needed

Entries are needed for the Moffat County Fair parade, which is at 10 a.m. Aug. 14. The parade is being sponsored by the Craig Lions Club and the Downtown Business Association. Entry applications are available at the Community Budget Center and Neolithics. Call Karen at 824-7898.

Junior golf tournament scheduled for Tuesday

The annual Yampa River Junior Classic Golf Tournament will be Tuesday. Each year, players from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming participate. The tournament is split into several age groups in both boys and girls divisions. All junior golfers are encouraged to participate. Cost is $10 for children 9 and younger, and $15 for 10 and older. Awards are given in each age group. Call 824-3673.

Boys wanting to play

soccer must attend camp

Boys planning to play high school soccer must attend the High School Boys Soccer Camp at Moffat County High School July 26 through July 30.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $90 per player. Financial aid is available. Call coach Jeff Hammond at 826-0802.

Lions Club sponsoring Carson & Barnes circus

The Craig Lions Club is bringing the world's biggest big top to Craig to provide fun and entertainment for families.

The Carson & Barnes 5-ring circus will be in Craig at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Ticket sales began Monday with a telephone promotion offering business and professional groups blocks of tickets.

These tickets may be used as a promotional tool, an employee bonus or a community donation. Donated tickets will be offered to local children and adults who might not otherwise be able to attend.

"We want the public to know that this telephone promotion is legitimate and one that the Craig Lions Club is sponsoring," said Christina Currie, circus chairwoman.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be used for community projects sponsored by the Craig Lions Club.

Those include vision screening for children, eyeglasses and eye exams for low-income children and adults, high school scholarships and more.

The Carson & Barnes Circus has been on the road for 68 seasons. It is the largest show under a big top in the United States today.

Tribute to those serving overseas is in September

Names of people who are serving or have died in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are being collected for a tribute at the "Wings and Wheels in the 'Boat," a Labor Day celebration at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Information on those serving abroad, including names, photos and information on where they're serving and what unit they are serving with, can be e-mailed to Joe McNasby at jmcnasby@mdmgroup.net, faxed to 879-1462 or mailed in care of MDM, P.O. Box 775330, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Funds available for

mammograms, treatment

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

National Barrel Horse Association plans event

The National Barrel Horse Association, NBHA, is holding a one-day event July 31 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. Registration will open at 10 a.m. Exhibition will start at 11 a.m. and the races begin at noon. Races will include a senior division for participants 50 and older and a youth division for participants 18 and younger. Races may also include a peewee division. You don't have to be a member of the NBHA to register and run the race but it is certainly not too late to join the district, said Kay Brooks, Director of District 10. Member participants will pay the $30 registration fees. Nonmember fees will be $35. Youth and Senior Division registration fees are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. No points will be awarded to nonmembers. Points are accrued throughout the entire season for prizes that are awarded at the finals, which will be in October in Rifle.

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