News in Brief for March 245, 2004


Tickets are available for the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association's 19th Annual "Lettuce Feed You" luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 at the Elks Hall. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any association member or at American Northwest Realty. Also, new Ladies Golf Association cookbooks will be available at the door.

MCHS sponsors
volleyball clinic
The 2004 Bulldog Volleyball Clinic will be offered to Craig Middle School students from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1 at the Moffat County High School gymnasium. The clinic is aimed at teaching basic fundamentals to the beginning volleyball player. MCHS volleyball players and coaches will teach passing, setting, serving, hitting, blocking and defensive skills. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Make checks payable to MCHS Volleyball. Participants need to bring gym shoes, knee pads and a water bottle and should wear comfortable active apparel.

Scholarships available from CollegeInvest
CollegeInvest, Colorado's nonprofit higher education financing resource, encourages high school seniors and college students in the state to register online for one of 60 scholarships totaling $200,000.
The scholarship registration deadline is Monday, April 5. Students can apply by visiting and clicking on the "Apply for Our Scholarships" link. Winners will be randomly drawn and finalists will be announced in May.

Craig herd recognized
by Angus Association
JK Angus of Craig, Colo., has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association's 2004 Pathfinder Report.
Only 2,099 of the more than 34,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year's report, according to John Crouch, executive vice president of the Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo.
The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.

United Way to honor
volunteer of the year
The Moffat County United Way Board of Directors will honor a 2003 Volunteer of the Year during National Volunteer Month in April. Since volunteerism is the backbone of all local nonprofit organizations, the Moffat County United Way Board of Directors would like to publicly acknowledge those unselfish individuals who work so diligently to make our community a better place to live.
Only one nomination will be accepted from each local organization, service club, or civic group. If you would like more information or if you have someone you would like to nominate for this honor, call M.C.U.W. Executive Director Corrie Scott at 824-6222. Application forms will be available beginning March 25 and completed applications will be accepted for consideration at the United Way office until Friday, April 23.

BLM to conduct
prescribed burn
The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn over the next few days if weather conditions are favorable. The burn area is in Upper Browns Draw located about two miles south of the Greystone community near Browns Park.
Smoke may be visible from Highway 318 with no anticipated visual impacts. All required permits have been obtained. Fire crews will be working in this area the rest of the week.

Rotary Club seeks
scholarship applicants
The Craig Rotary Club is soliciting applicants for the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar-ship. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year of study abroad and is designed to increase self-awareness and respect for cultural diversity and, above all, instills the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self."
Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college courses or must have a secondary school education and have two years of employment in a recognized vocation. Candidates are expected to be proficient in the language of the host country.
Rotarians and children/spouses are not eligible.
For more information or an application, contact Rich at 826-5173 (work) or 824-5173 (home) or Sam at 824-7031.

Partners holding fourth annual 'Silly Supper'
Moffat County Partners presents its fourth annual "Silly Supper" (a fun family event), which will be held at the Fairgrounds Pavilion from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. Tickets are available now and at the door. Prices are $6 for ages 13 and over, $4 for children 12 and under, or $25 for a family of 5 or more. What is a silly supper? Come and find out. For more information or for tickets, please call 826-4261 or 826-4244. All proceeds to provide recreational opportunities for youth at Moffat County Partners.

Registration deadline nearing for clinic
The registration deadline for the 12-year-old Triple Crown Baseball Clinic and Try-outs is April 7. Players from Craig, Meeker, Hayden and Steamboat Springs are eligible. Players must be 12 by Aug. 1 and travel is required for some tournaments. A nonrefundable $75 fee is required and includes a clinic on baseball mechanics. Anyone in the correct age group may attend a half-day mini-clinic for $25, but all participants wishing to try out must attend both the clinic and the try-out. Contact Rich Sadvar for more information at 826-1552 or 824-9203 or stop by Craig Physical Therapy, 535 Yampa Ave., for a registration form.

Outfitters association
selling raffle tickets
Members of the Colorado Outfitters Association are selling raffle tickets for a 2004 Polaris ATV 4-by-4 Sportsman 500. There are only 200 tickets. You can contact any association member or call 824-5812 for more information.

Partners sponsors
egg-ceptional fund-raiser
Moffat County Partners is selling paper Easter eggs in participating Craig businesses for the annual "Our Kids are Egg-ceptional" fund-raiser. Pastel eggs are $1, silver eggs are $5 and gold eggs are $10. All funds raised are used to provide alternative recreational activities for Craig youth. For more information, please call Moffat County partners at 826-4261.

Girl Scouts host
health and fitness fair
Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council is collaborating with Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department to host the "Girl Scouts on the Move Health and Fitness Fair." This event is open to all girls, ages 5 to 17, in Routt and Moffat counties, from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 3 in Steamboat Springs. There is a $5 fee for participants and lunch will be provided.
Girls will have an opportunity to go to a variety of stations throughout the day to learn and experience activities related to sports, injury prevention, and other health-related topics that pertain to girls. Interested participants must call to pre-register for the event at 800-288-0463 or 970-242-4461 Ext. 315.
Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council serves 2,750 girls in 13 counties across the Western Slope.

Grief education classes available in April
A grief education class will be offered on Thursday afternoons in April from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St. in Craig.
This class is free of charge and open to the community.

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