News briefs for Sept. 9


Do you know someone who spares no details when it comes to decorating their home for the holidays?
The Craig Rotary Club is looking for five homes to be showcased during the annual Holiday Home Tour fund-raiser. This year's tour will be Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. Home Tour Homes should have unique, elaborate or otherwise appealing decorations in the holiday spirit. This is an opportunity for members of the community to view your home, get ideas for their homes and see what others are doing for the holidays.
Participating homes will have a Rotary member host/hostess who will be sure that visiting guests leave their shoes at the door and treat your home with care.
Call Penny Krump at 824-6130.

Tickets still available
for political debates
Almost 600 tickets have been sold for the first debate between contenders for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District and U.S. Senate seats. Club 20 is hosting the debates Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The debates start at 6 p.m. with the candidates for 3rd Congressional District, Republican Greg Walcher and Democrat John Salazar. The U.S. Senate debate between Democrat Ken Salazar and Republican Pete Coors begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door, but Club 20 staff advises interested individuals to purchase and pick up tickets in advance. "We expect to sell every one of the 1100 seats available for this event," said Reeves Brown.
Tickets are $10 each and include both debates. They can be purchased by downloading a Fall Meeting Registration form from Club 20's Web site Indicate the number of tickets desired (maximum four per person) and fax the form to Club 20 at 245-8300; the staff will reserve your ticket(s) for pick up at the event. Arrive by 5:15 p.m. as crowds will be heavy. Call the Club 20 office at 242-3264 with questions.

Craig Sheep Wagon Days set for Sept. 16 to 18
Craig's sixth annual Sheep Wagon Days will be held Sept. 16 to 18 in Craig's Historic Downtown Park and Museum of Northwest Colorado. This community event, started in 1999, is a partnership between Colorado Northwestern Community College and Museum of Northwest Colorado celebrating Western history and culture. Individuals and groups are invited to take a first-hand look at wagons used as homes on wheels by early settlers and sheep herders. Many of these renovated wagons are still used by local ranchers to house sheepherders from early spring to late fall. Spinning and wool carding, and old-time handiwork will help school children, community members and visitors to the area learn about ways our ancestors survived and the arts they incorporated into their day-to-day lives.
Visitors are encouraged to schedule time to explore Museum of Northwestern Colorado's world renown Gunfighter's Collection, antique fire engine and other turn of the century displays and current "Blast From the Past 1964 View of Craig and Moffat County" exhibit. The museum is located on the corner of 6th and Yampa north of the park. Call 824-6360 or 824-1135.
On Sept. 18, CNCC's nursing program students are ready to cap off Sheep Wagon Days by serving guests at their Western Barbecue fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join the fun-filled evening of barbecue by Wild West Bar-B-Q and music under a western sky. Proceeds will go toward scholarships and equipment for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Nursing Program. Barbecue tickets for $10 can be purchased from any nursing student, Craig Physical Therapy (downtown Craig, 826-1552) or the Memorial Hospital (824-9411).

Gun and Sport Show scheduled for October
Bring the whole family to this year's Craig Gun and Sport Show at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 702 E. Victory Way, in Craig, sponsored by the Bears Ears Sportsman club of Craig.
The Oct. 2 and 3 weekend will feature expanded exhibits on guns and ammo, cowboy and Indian stuff, military items, coins, knives, holsters and cases, reloading supplies and much more. Admission will be $2 and children younger than 12 will be free with parents. The Oct. 2 event will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Oct 3 event will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Setup starts at 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 and lasts until 9 p.m. Twenty-four hour security will be provided and all federal, state and local laws will be followed. All firearm transfers will only be made with a background check. Any irregularities will be reported to show officials.
For table reservations, call Jake Garcia at 824-8376, Chuck Woods at 824-1777 or Kevin Schnider at 826-2665.
Join Arbor Day group, receive 10 free trees
Ten free trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during September. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees include the American redbud, sugar maple and Colorado blue spruce. Members also receive a subscription to the foundation's colorful bimonthly publication.
To receive the trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Sept. 30 or join online at

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