Briefs for June 16

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Gov. Bill Owens and members of his cabinet will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig from 10 to 11 a.m. today.
All members of the community are invited to attend this town meeting. Organizers hope to have a large turnout. Gov. Owens will address issues of interest and then take questions and comments from the audience.
Accompanying the governor will be Natural Resources Executive Director Russell George, Mike Beasley, executive director of the Department of Local Affairs, and the governor's chief of staff, Bob Lee.
Leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig will provide refreshments.

Dodge Premiere Days
coming to Craig
Victory Motors of Craig is hosting "Premiere Days," beginning Thursday, which gives consumers a sneak preview of new Dodge vehicles and lets NASCAR fans see live interactive interviews with drivers of Dodge vehicles.
Thursday's events are by invitation only, but the dealership is opening the doors to the public through June 21.
Attendees can register to win a new Dodge Magnum and attend a NASCAR race as honorary members of a driver's pit crew.
As part of the Dodge Premiere Night festivities, guests can ask questions of the stars of Dodge racing via a broadcast into dealerships coast to coast.
Dodge drivers participating in the program include Rusty Wallace, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Sterling Marlin, Casey Mears, Jamie McMurray and Jeff Green.
For more information, call Chris Maneotis of Victory Motors of Craig Inc. at 824-4422.

Boys & Girls Club
starts program
Boys & Girls Club of Craig has started its summer program for children ages 6 through 12.
The club will operate in a portion of East Elementary School between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Families who are interested in the summer memberships should send an e-mail to bgcc@bresnan.net requesting a Parent Handbook. Handbooks also may be requested by calling the Craig Parks and Recreation Department at 824-8151 or picking one up at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Junior Golf offers youths summertime program
The Yampa Valley Junior Golf Association was created in 1994 to provide the children of Moffat County with an inexpensive introduction to the game of golf.
As a nonprofit organization, the YVJGA conducts activities throughout the golf season providing lessons in sportsmanship, honesty, self-discipline and integrity, in addition to professional golf instruction.
The programs are made possible by the donations of time and money of businesses and residents of Moffat County.
To be eligible to participate in the Yampa Valley Junior Golf Association programs, children must be in high school. Minimum age is 5 years old. Junior Play Days will be Monday mornings. Be prompt; tee-off is at 7:30 a.m. Juniors must sign-up in advance to participate. Cost is $5. Clubs and balls will be provided if needed. Call the Yampa Valley Golf Course Pro Shop at 824-3673. for more information.

CDOT names top
"roadeo" finishers
The Colorado Department of Transportation determined top place finishers in its annual CDOT training "roadeo" competition May 25 in Steamboat Springs.
The roadeo, designed to help CDOT maintenance professionals hone all aspects of their winter maintenance knowledge and equipment operation skills, consists of a written examination covering state and federal rules and regulations; a pre-trip vehicle inspection test; and equipment operation skills tests in demanding obstacle courses. About 45 CDOT maintenance professionals from northwestern Colorado competed in the event.
The top four finishers in each category were:Mid-range (single drive axle) snowplow truck:: First place Dave Raley, Rangely; second place, Gary Denny, Rangely; third place Dennis Bagley, Walden; fourth place Chris Miller, Kemmling.
Tandem drive axle snowplow truck: First place Gary Denny, Rangely; second place, Dave Raley, Rangely; third place, Doug Palmer, Skull Creek; fourth place, Ray Pearcy, Craig.
Front-end loader: First place, Chris Miller, Kremmling; second place Les Wixon, Oak Creek; third place Jon Denning, Yampa; Fourth place, George Miner, Craig.

Summer reading
programs at the library
The Moffat County Library Summer Reading Program runs through July 30. Children can read 10 books or complete five hours of reading to finish each of the three levels. Prizes will be awarded for all levels. If participants continue to read past the third level, they may enter a prize drawing. Fun activity sheets will be available for children to take home. The treasure hunt will be offered again this year. The program will conclude with a festival at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. August 5. Register at the library located at 570 Green St. in Craig, or call 824-5116 for more information.

Children encouraged
to signup for Theater
Wanted: all children ages 5 to 14 interested in participating in a play, "Jack and the Beanstalk." This week long camp will produce a full-scale play of local children as cast members. Bob Woolsey, from Boulder, will be the director.
He is an acting teacher, acting coach and independent filmmaker with more than 30 years of acting experience.
There will be auditions for specific parts, rehearsals and a finished performance for the community. Children will be involved in painting scenery, costumes, props, makeup and some technical aspects of the production. All children participating will have lines.
The camp is designed for fun and to experience the thrill of acting on stage and being challenged with memorizing and remembering when to move and where to go.
Each child will receive a T-shirt to commemorate their participation in the camp. Actors will need to bring a sack lunch and wear sunscreen every day.
There are limited costumes available. Actors may be asked to provide their own costumes, however, most often they can be derived from something they own. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 through July 30.
The fee will be $125, however scholarships may be available. For more information or to register call 826-2004.

Down Valley Pony Club
accepting memberships
The Down Valley Pony Club has extended membership deadline through June 20. The Down Valley Pony Club is taking memberships for the summer.
The club is a satellite of the Yampa Valley Pony Club. It provides low-cost instruction to riders 8 to 21 years old.
Participants should have access to a horse. Membership forms are available at www.ponyclub.org/. For more information on fees, call Jayne Sharp, secretary-treasurer at 824-2823 or Becky Thayer, 824-0311.

Moffat Family Clinic
offers free physicals
Moffat Family Clinic is offering free sports physicals for Moffat County High School athletes through July 30. Call 824-3252 for information or to make an appointment.

Blood drive scheduled
for June 22
Bonfils Blood Center has scheduled a mobile unit to take blood donations from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 22, at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Bonfils Blood Center is encouraging the public to remember the need for donating blood this summer. Donors are encouraged to recruit a "Bonfils Buddy" to give blood with them. Blood donors need to be in good health and at least 17 years old with a parent's consent or older. Participants should drink plenty of fluids and have a good meal at least one hour before coming to give blood.
Be aware that if you are taking medications you may be prohibited from donating blood. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Pam Thompson at 824-9411.

Girl Scouts selling
Six Flags Elitch tickets
Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council is selling Six Flags Elitch Gardens summer tickets at a discount price. People who purchase three tickets for $20 each will receive one free ticket. Tickets can be used any day this summer.
Tickets are available to everyone and are part of the fund-raising efforts of Girl Scouts to provide high quality programs and activities to girls who live on the Western Slope. Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council is supported by Moffat County United Way and serves more than 2,600 girls in 13 counties across the Western Slope.

Moffat County Library
offering tours
Those who would like a tour of the library and instructions on using the library automated catalog, call Donna or Sherry at 824-5116.
We will be happy to arrange these tours and instructions for you.

Farm Homemaker Guild Seeks Nominees
The Master Farm Homemaker Guild is seeking nominations for the 2004 Award Program to honor rural homemakers. Any homemaker is eligible who is actively involved in agriculture (or is retired from an active life in agriculture) and had derived a substantial percentage of the family income from a ranching or farming operation.
The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild seeks nominations of rural women who have given unselfish service to their family and their community.
Women must be nominated by an organization. There will be one winner from each of the nine districts in Colorado.
The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild was established in 1954. The Award Program is sponsored by Colorado State University, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Colorado State Grange and Colorado Cattle Women Inc., along with the Colorado Master Farm Homemaker's Guild. Nomination forms are available from the Colorado University Cooperative Extension Office. Nomination forms must be returned to the Master Farm Homemaker Guild by July 15. For more information, write Jeanne Davies, Award Chairman, P.O. Box 159, Deer Trail, CO 80105.

Summer reading club
runs through July 29
Moffat County Library's Summer Reading Club for children ages 8 and older runs through July 29. The Summer Reading Club meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Participants will choose a book by authors Ronald Dahl, Gary Paulsen or Lynne Banks. For more information, call the library at 824-5116.

Hot lunches available
for senior citizens
Sunset Meadows provides a hot lunch to senior citizens 62 or older. The lunches can be delivered to seniors' home or seniors can eat lunch in the dining room in the company of other seniors in the community. The lunch is $2.50 if delivered or $2.25 if eaten in the dining room of Sunset Meadows 1. Call 824-3911 for more information.

Craig Head Start
accepting applications
Craig Head Start Preschool is accepting applications for the 2004-05 program year. The applications are for children who turn 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. For more information, call Angie at 824-5716.

Computer teachers,
consultants wanted
The Independent Life Center is looking for volunteer computer teachers and consultants to work with people with disabilities in our computer lab once it is established. For more information, call Evelyn at 826-0833.

Submit briefs to Andy Smith at 466 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625. Call 824-7031, fax 824-6810 or e-mail asmith@craigdailypress.com

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