Briefs for Oct. 8

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The Moffatt County High School swimming pool will open for public swimming starting Monday.

Lap swimming will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Open swim will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and students. Season passes and punch passes are available and may be purchased at the high school athletic office or at the pool. Call 824-7036.

Russell George to speak on state water issues

The Community Networking Group in Rangely is hosting a presentation by Russell George, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

This meeting is at Colorado Northwestern Community College from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The meeting is in the Weiss Center Colorado Room on the Rangely campus.

George will discuss topics related to water issues affecting Colorado and specifically, users of the Yampa and White River water basin.

A sandwich buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $10 per person, payable at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday to Becky Dubbert at (970) 675-3202 or by e-mail at becky.dubbert@cncc.edu.

Nickelodeon Play Day scheduled for Monday

The Boys and Girls Club of Craig, along with Grand Futures, the CSU Extension office, Partners, and the Craig Police Department, is hosting a Play Day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Craig Intermediate School

Children in first through sixth grades are welcome to attend, provided registration has been completed.

A morning and afternoon snack will be provided, but lunches are the responsibility of the parents. Registrations will not be accepted the day of the event.

Play Day is free to all members of the Boys and Girls Club and is $10 for non-members.

To register for the Nickelodeon Play Day, or to become a member of the Boys and Girls Club, come by the Boys and Girls Club building at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m Monday through Friday, or stop in at East Elementary from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registrations must be received by Friday, Oct. 8.

For additional information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 826-0411.

Foundation will give 10 trees to new members

Ten classic autumn trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during October.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit Trees for America campaign, and will ship between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions.

The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

The set will include two sugar maples, two red maples, a scarlet oak, sweetgum, red oak, silver maple, white dogwood and Washington hawthorn.

To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 31. New members also can join online at arborday.org.

Love INC seeking

volunteers to take calls

Love INC is looking for church volunteers to answer phone calls from people in need twice each month. Shifts are from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Love INC Clearinghouse. Training and supervision will be provided. For more information and location, call the business office at 526-4400 or 826-0234.

Special Olympics sets group recipe fund-raiser

Send in your favorite recipes to appear in a book that should be available for Christmas. The deadline is Oct. 18.

Cookbooks, which will be priced between $8 and $10, will be available for sale during the craft fair in December and at local grocery stores.

Enter as few or as many recipes as desired. Send hard copies (preferred) to Bonnie Dalton, 405 Hawthorn, Craig, 81625 or Cheryl Chase, 630 Hockett Circle, Craig, 81625. E-mail recipes to bdaltongang@yahoo.com or granno56@yahoo.com.

Businesses interested in helping to sell the cookbooks are encouraged to contact Bonnie at 824-0222. Call 824-0222 or 824-2258.

Defensive driving class being offered by CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College is taking registrations now for a course that will be held Dec. 8 and 9.

This course will consist of two, four-hour evening classes at the Center of Craig, 600 Yampa Ave. No actual driving will be conducted in class. Instructor, Keith Antonson, a certified defensive driving instructor, will cover subjects such as being prepared to drive defensively keeping in mind the possibility that other motorists may be drunk or asleep at the wheel.

Defensive driving techniques with animals on the road will be covered. State Patrol reports as many as 68 percent of accidents in Northwest Colorado involve animals. The course also will review winter driving techniques and maneuvering in icy situations.

The course carries a half credit and Moffat County residents will receive the resident discount; however, there is an additional $11 fee for materials provided. Register through the college or call 824-1135.

Youth hockey hosting introduction to skating

Introduction to hockey is great for beginners and novice players. The program includes basic instructions on how to skate and play hockey. All ages, including adults, are welcome. The fee for the Introduction to Skating and Hockey program will be $25 and includes protective equipment. Skates will be available for $1 per session. Adult protective equipment is limited. Register at the Craig Parks and Recreation Department, 300 W. Fourth St., or call Mike Boatright at 824-2046 or Loni Cleverly at 824-8324.

English Riding Seminar scheduled in Hayden

The Hayden Recreation Department is sponsoring an English Riding Seminar through the Downvalley Pony Club. The seminar will give riders exposure to english riding technique and style Saturday mornings on October 16, 23 and 30 at the indoor area in the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.

Cost is $86 a person. Multiple child discounts and scholarships are available. Riders may bring their own ponies or use gentle, experienced ponies available. Helmets are provided. Class times are scheduled according to age group. Call Becky Thayer at 824-0311 to register.

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