Parks and Rec. gets ready for summer


This week, the spring and summer brochure for Craig Parks and Recreation should be arriving in mailboxes throughout Moffat County.

In the brochure are several new programs available to the community this summer.

"We were able to provide some activities for seniors, a weeklong clinic for acting, and we brought back a popular fly fishing clinic," said Pam Brethauer, recreation facilitator. "So we hope that those will be popular programs in addition to our traditional ones."

The senior program is for anyone 55 years of age and older.

There are 14 trips available staring May 5 and ending Dec. 8.

The program is in cooperation with the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation program and has limited spots.

Trips include a drive to Central City and Blackhawk casinos, a Colorado Rockies baseball game and a Trapper's Lake overnight.

For children who are interested in drama, there will be a summer camp program offered for ages five to 14. The actors will rehearse for a week and then put on the play "Jack and the Beanstalk" at the end of the week. The Art in You Summer Camp program is taught by Bob Woolsey, an acting teacher from Boulder.

Beginning fly fishing is a program Parks and Rec has hosted before, but it's been a couple of years since the last program, Brethauer said.

The basics of knot-tying, casting, presentation and what equipment is needed will be offered by Steamboat Fishing Company Saturday, May 8.

Director Dave Pike wanted to remind people that sign-ups for softball, coach pitch, tee ball and Little League end April 9.

Also, the department always needs scorekeepers, gym supervisors, pool aides, lifeguards and summer parks maintenance. Referees and umpires are also in demand.

For more information, to register for a program, or to notify Parks and Rec that your brochure didn't come, call 826-2004 or stop by Craig City Hall.

David Pressgrove can be reached at 970-824- 7031 ext. 211 or at

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