Briefs for Dec. 1, 2004

There will be a mandatory meeting for all members of the Craig Community Ski Club and parents of children in the club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Craig Middle School auditorium. The Ski Club will take registrations until Dec. 10, but only those who have been in the program before may register after Dec. 2. Registration is $10 and lift tickets are offered at a discount price. There are several ski trips planned through March; the number of trips planned depends on the number of parents who can help with trips. For more information, call 826-2029.

Nursing Students offer health presentations
Colorado Northwestern Community College second-year nursing students are providing health presentations for children enrolled in after school sessions at Craig Boys and Girls Club. Topics include safety in relationships, preventing obesity, smoking prevention and violence prevention/bullying. The final presentations will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, at the Boys and Girls Club. Call 824-1132 for more information.

High school football
banquet is next week
A banquet for all Moffat County High School football players and their families will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the high school. Players and their families must respond by Friday, Dec. 3 to attend. Please call Lorraine at 824-7941 or Kathy at 824-2706 to reserve seats.

High school presents speech tournament
The Moffat County High School Speech and Debate team is hosting a speech tournament at the high school on Saturday, Dec 4. The tournament is a collaboration of students who will be giving performances of interpretations, humorous and dramatic speeches, poetry and debates on national and international topics. Competing students will be representing other Colorado schools. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and will run throughout the day.

John Jarvie Ranch Winter Fest is this weekend
The Bureau of Land Management Vernal field office is holding the annual John Jarvie Ranch Winter Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Everyone is welcome to attend. The free event will highlight the sights and sounds of holidays gone by with live bluegrass music, cowboy poetry, Christmas carols, wagon rides, kids' crafts and lunch from the Browns Park Homemaker's Club. The ranch is in Browns Park. For directions or more information, call the Vernal office at 435-781-4400.

Boys and Girls Club hosts tea party for youth
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig and The Memorial Hospital are hosting a tea party for children ages 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Boys and Girls Club. The tea party is free to all Craig youth and will feature an etiquette lesson, dance and visit from Santa Claus. Reservations must be made by Dec. 15 by calling 826-0411.

Search and Rescue team offers survival class
Moffat County Search and Rescue is offering a winter survival and snow machine safety class at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the basement at the CSU Extension Office located at 539 Barclay St. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call Moffat County Search and Rescue at 629-1092.

Youth hockey class
taking registrations
Craig Youth Hockey is taking registrations for the night league program at Craig Parks and Recreation through Dec. 10. The cost is $79 and includes protective gear. Practices begin in January and will be either Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings, depending on age. This program is open to players ages 7 to 12. For more information, call Wendy Otis at 826-0700 or Mike Boatright at 824-2046.

Elks Club hosting
national hoop shoot
The Elks National Hoop Shoot is Dec. 11 at the Craig Middle School campus. Children ages 8 to 13 as of April 1, 2005 can participate and must bring a birth certificate for proof of age. Sign in will begin at 8 a.m. and the shoot begins at 9 a.m. Certificates will be issued to all contestants, and trophies awarded to first- through third-place winners. Winners in each age category will move on to the county finals. Those interested in registering early can call Dora at 824-2251. For more information call Jody or Dora at 824-2251.

Program shows how holiday meals can be healthy
The Moffat County Healthy People 2010 initiative invites those interested in learning to prepare more healthful meals to participate in the Healthy Lunch program from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. Participants will help prepare eight holiday recipes, receive a recipe booklet and learn more about nutritious eating. Cost is $2 per person. The program is held at the CSU Extension Office at 529 Barclay St. Participants will need to pre-register by Nov. 30 by calling 824-9180.

BLM will dedicate new building at open house
The Bureau of Land Management, Little Snake Field Office and Northwest Fire Center invites all area residents to an Open House on Thursday, Dec. 2 to celebrate the dedication of the new administration building at 455 Emerson St. The open house begins at 4:30 p.m. with a formal dedication. Refreshments will be served, and activities will include slide shows, a display of BLM firefighting equipment and tours of the building. Please RSVP by Nov. 30 by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689.

Parenting class offers
tips on consistency
The Parent's Toolbox -- How to Enjoy Being a Parent is a free parent education and support group for parents of preschool through elementary school children. The upcoming meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the board room of the Moffat County Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave.

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