News briefs for Sept. 23


Last weekend's Yahoo Golf Tournament generated more than $3,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Craig.
During a press conference Wednesday, tournament organizer Tom Knez recognized all the businesses and individuals of Moffat County that supported the tournament with donations, prizes and raffle items.
The families of Tom Knez, Dan Severson and Tim Knez sponsor the tournament each year to celebrate the lives of Ralph Knez and Jim Severson.
The Boys and Girls Club announced a number of upcoming activities. First, this year's special event will be a "Roaring Twenties Costume Cabaret" at the Holiday Inn of Craig on Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale Sept. 29 and will be available from the Boys and Girls Club Special Events Committee members, Chapman's Automotive, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Jackson's Office Supply, New Images and other locations to be announced. Tickets for $50 each will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks, dancing and fun.
Next, the Boys and Girls Club is putting together a hall of fame at the Boys and Girls Club building and would like to recognize two outstanding individuals each year by naming a "Volunteer of the Year" and a "Man/Woman of the Year" at the annual special event. Those selected will have their portraits displayed on the Boys and Girls Club hall of fame in recognition of their accomplishments benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Craig.
The "Volunteer of the Year" will be a local individual who has made a strong impact on the club as a result of dedicated involvement in the club volunteer activities.
The "Man/Woman of the Year" award will recognize an individual who has had an impact on the quality of life for residents of Northwest Colorado and affected the Boys and Girls Club of Craig in a positive way.
Renovation of the Boys and Girls Club building is expected to near completion by the end of October. Club and city officials will delay the addition of a new floor in the gymnasium until the Christmas school vacation to make the building available for the club programs and other community activities as soon as possible. The earliest projected date for moving programs from East Elementary to the building is Oct. 18, and only some unforeseen problem would extend the move-in date past Nov. 1.
There will be a Moffat County School District teacher in-service day on Oct. 11, and the Boys and Girls Club will join with Grand Futures, RAD and 4-H to put together activities for the day for members at Craig Intermediate School from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Pledges and contributions to the Boys and Girls Club can be mailed to P.O. Box 1251, Craig, CO 81626. Pledges may be set up to be remitted monthly. Contributions currently qualify for a 50 percent tax credit toward Colorado individual income taxes. Call Pres Askew at 826-0412.

Community Coat Drive
covers a new season
The Community Coat Drive, sponsored by Love Inc. of Yampa Valley, announces some of the distribution locations, dates and times for used coats collected and cleaned during the drive. Volunteers will be available to assist people as they come in for a coat. Anyone who needs a coat may come to any distribution site and get a free coat regardless of income. The only rule is one coat per person per year. Parents may pick up coats for their children.
The first distribution will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in Hayden at the Congregational Church, 202 E. Jefferson St. Hayden Congregational Church will host more coat distribution days from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 4, 7, 11 and 14.
The second distribution will be hosted by the Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave., in Craig from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Fridays beginning Oct. 18 through Nov. 5, and from 10 a.m. until noon Saturdays.
People who would like to donate a coat for the coat drive can take the coat directly to Lloyd's Cleaners, 552 Breeze St., in Craig anytime until Oct 20. Call Love INC Resource Center at 826-4400 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Music parents meet
at 7 p.m. in choir room
Craig Music Parents will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Moffat County High School choir room. If you have a child in band or choir in the middle school or the high school, please come and support Craig Music parents. Call Shellee Luke at 824-2871.

About 40 colleges
expected at College Fair
The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations will host a college fair this fall in our area. The council coordinates with high schools and colleges to provide the most current information to students and parents. This year the fair will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Moffat County High School with about 40 colleges and universities participating. We encourage high school seniors and juniors considering post secondary education to attend. Call Paula Duzik at 824-7036.

Why workers need unions presentation and dinner
The Militant Labor Forum hosts a dinner, presentation and discussion Friday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Militant Labor Forum Hall and Pathfinder Books, 11 West Victory Way, Suite 205, in Craig. Donation requested for dinner and program is $5 each. Habra Traducción al Español. This week's topic is about the importance and the future of trade unions. Call 824-6380 or e-mail

St. Michael's celebrates patron's Feast Day
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, St. Michael Catholic Church will celebrate its patron's Feast Day beginning with Mass. If you have not attended church recently, join us.
After Mass, we will have a potluck dinner. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the company of old friends and meet new ones.
Beginning the first weekend in October, St. Michael Catholic Church will start its Youth Mass at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. After Mass we will have Religious Education classes and Youth Group.
All junior and senior high students are invited to attend and bring a friend.

Bank hosts barbecue to celebrate 100th birthday
On Oct. 1, First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig is hosting a birthday barbecue. Food and fun will be served from 11 a.m. until the homecoming parade begins at the FNBR office, 600 Yampa Ave. The community is welcome to attend.
For more information about the barbecue or First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig, call Dave Fleming at 824-6533.

Help in voting for people with disabilities
Do you want to vote in the presidential election this year? Are you registered? Have you not voted because you can't get to the polling place, because you can't read the ballot and are embarrassed to ask for help; because you don't know where or how to register or where or how to vote?
Voting is our most fundamental right as Americans. Don't miss your chance to vote. The Independent Life Center can help you register and help you vote. We remove the barriers to voting. If you want help with voting or needed information call Dave at 826-0833. We can help in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
Faith Gross of the Legal Center for People with Disabilities will give a presentation on the voting rights of people with disabilities from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the conference room of the Independent Living Center, 483 Yampa Ave., in Craig. Our van will transport people in the Craig area who wish to attend. County clerks, elected officials and anyone else interested in knowing more about voting rights are invited. There is no charge for this presentation. Call 826-0833 to schedule van transportation.
Green Tomato Recipe Contest to be held at Golden Leaf Festival
Hosted by the Serendipity Coffee Shop for the Golden Leaf Festival in historic downtown Craig Saturday, Sept. 25. For an entry fee of $5 you can bring your entry and recipe to the Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Tables, chairs and shade will be provided. Electricity is available if you need to heat or fry your entry. The entry must contain green tomatoes. Please provide enough to allow 100 people to taste one tablespoon. The tasters will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tasting cups can be purchased for $1. Each taster will be allowed to sample the entries and then cast one vote for their favorite Green Tomato Recipe. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. in the music tent. First prize will be $50 and second prize will be a $25 gift certificate to Serendipity. For more information contact 824-5846.
The Biggest Green Tomato Contest
Bring your biggest green tomato to the Kitchen Shop, 577 Yampa Ave., Saturday, Sept. 25, between 10 a.m. and noon. It will be officially weighed and the winner will be announced in the music tent at 1 p.m. First prize will be $25. For more information contact Nadine, at the Kitchen Shop 824-8148.

The Veterans Corp., a federally funded, nonprofit organization, will host the Veterans Entrepreneurial Training program Saturday at the University of Denver to help Rocky Mountain veterans and members of the active duty military, National Guard and Reserve start and expand small businesses.
The VET Program is a 40-hour comprehensive training program that offers two education tracks: New Venture, which is for individuals contemplating a business venture or starting a new company, and Planning, which is for individuals who have been in business for awhile. Both courses are sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is a philanthropy devoted to entrepreneurship. Upon successful course completion, Veteran graduates receive $675 in Gateway gift cards.
The Veterans Corporation provides the nation's 24 million veterans and service veterans with disabilities the tools needed to start and expand small businesses with access to training, business markets, financial capital, service and networking. For more information, call (303) 909-8440 or visit or
Boys and Girls Club resumes activities 9-20
After a successful summer program, the Boys and Girls Club of Craig will resume activities and programs for children ages 6 to 12 today. Because of the renovations that are under way at the Boys and Girls Club building, programs will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at East Elementary School.
Parents are asked to arrange transportation for children to and from East Elementary. An after-school snack will be provided for the children.
"We're looking forward to working with our existing members and adding new members," Executive Director Jonathan Godes said. Because the club will be serving just first- through fourth-graders, Godes urged parents of fifth- and sixth-graders to take advantage of the RAD after-school program offered at Craig Intermediate School. RAD is scheduled to begin Sept. 27.
Godes said that the renovations on the Boys and Girls Club building would be completed by early November. "Once we're in our building, we will serve children ages 6 through 18," he said.
Families of members can expect to receive information from the club by the end of this week. Families interested in information about club memberships may e-mail or call 826-0411. The annual membership fee is $10 a child, and scholarships are available through the Chapman Automotive Scholarship Fund. New member parents need to attend a club orientation within one month of registration, and all parents of current members need to attend an orientation before Oct. 20. Orientations will be at the Boys and Girls Club building,1324 E. Highway 40, at 6 p.m. every Tuesday.
Crisis Support Services seeks on-call volunteers
Advocates -- Crisis Support Services is looking for on-call hotline volunteers for the domestic violence and sexual assault program. Forty hours of training are required and will start Oct. 4.
If you want to make a difference, call Karen at 824-9709.
Sunrise Kids offers free lead posioning workshop
Sunrise Kids LLC Preschool and Child Care is hosting a free workshop to address the dangers and prevention of childhood lead poisoning from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at 700 School St. David Willer, environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will speak about the symptoms of lead poisoning, its effects and prevention measures.
Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning than adults, and it is estimated that as many as one in every classroom has elevated blood lead levels.
Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. At very high levels, seizures, comas and even death can result. There is evidence that effects may persist beyond childhood.
The good news is lead poisoning is entirely preventable. To learn how to prevent lead poisoning, attend the workshop. Call 824-9307.
Craig Gun and Sport Show scheduled Oct. 2, 3
The Craig Gun and Sport Show is Oct. 2 and 3 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 702 E. Victory Way.
The event is sponsored by the Bears Ears Sportsman Club of Craig and will feature expanded exhibits on guns and ammunition, cowboy and American Indian items, military items, coins, knives, holsters and cases and more.
Admission is $2. Children younger than 12 aget in free if accompanied by parents. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3.
For table reservations or information call Jake Garcia at 824-8376, Chuck Woods at 824-1777 or Kevin Schnider at 826-2665.
Craig Rotary Club seeks homes for holiday tour
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 from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Home Tour homes should have unique, elaborate or otherwise appealing decorations in the holiday spirit. This is a chance for 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 who will ensure that visiting guests leave their shoes at the door and treat the homes with care.
Call Penny Krump at 824-6130.
Church offers 'Secrets of the Vine' video series
Have you ever wanted to know what "good works" or "gifts" are? First Congregational Church announcees that they will begin offering "The Secrets of the Vine" and "The Life God Rewards" video series by Bruce Wilkinson, author of "The Prayer of Jabez."
The "Secrets of the Vine" series will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and "The Life God Rewards" will begin at 6 p.m. Oct 12 These are eight-week courses.
Call 824-6836 or 824-4266 to sign up for the classes.
Funds available for
mammograms, treatment
The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.
Arbor Day Foundation gives trees to members
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 are the American redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, birch, silver maple, redoak and Colorado blue spruce.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10 with planting instructions.
The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the foundation's colorful bimonthly publication, "Arbor Day," and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Sept. 30 or join online at
Churches offer weekly Awana club sessions
Awana is a nondenominational ministry reaching children and teens with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to offer them training. First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St., in Craig, hosts Awana for children ages 3 years through sixth grade at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Seventh- and eighth-graders meet at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings. Call Pastor Brian Haynes at 824-5926.
Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. in Craig, hosts Awana clubs for children ages 3 years to 12th grade at 5 p.m. Sundays. Call Pastor Rod Compton at 824-5222.
The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15). Awana is a nondenominational ministry reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to offer them training. Weekly Awana club sessions feature three segments: Game Time, Handbook Time and Council Time. During Game Time, boys and girls play games on the unique Awana Game Square. In Handbook Time, children work through age-appropriate handbooks memorizing Bible verses and going activities ranging from patriotism to community service. They earn awards based on their work. The final segment, Council Time, consists of singing, puppets, Bible stories and lessons based on Christian principles.
First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St in Craig, hosts Awana for children ages 3 years through sixth grade on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Seventh- and eighth-grades meet Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. You may call Pastor Brian Haynes at 824-5926 for more information.
Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. in Craig, hosts Awana clubs for children ages 3 years through 12th grade on Sundays at 5 p.m. starting Sept. 12. Kickoff, registration and "Meet the Parents Night" begins at 5 p.m. Children and parents are welcome to join in a family pizza party. For more information please contact pastor Rod Compton at 824-5222.
Hockey league
offers many options
Craig Youth Hockey League is organized into two separate youth leagues and an introductory program. The Introduction to Skating and Hockey "ITSH" program will start Nov. 9. This program is designed to introduce the student to skating and hockey without the cost of joining a league. This program is total of five one-hour practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Protective gear and stick will be provided and skates are available for $1 per practice. This class is for all ages, including adults, for the registration fee of $25.
The "House League" is a night recreational league that plays games mostly in Craig. This is a non-check league and practices twice a week for one hour starting at 5 p.m. Ages 9 years old and up practice Monday and Wednesday. Ages 5-8 practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Protective gear and jerseys are provided. This program starts the first week in January and continues through March. League fees will be $79.
The "Traveling League" is a more competitive league that plays in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League. This program practices twice a week for one hour and will travel to play in such towns as Eagle, Vernal, Kremmling, and Vail. The jersey is provided but, players must provide protective gear. This program starts Oct 25. and continues through March 2005. League fees are $375.
Practices and games will be held at location will be the Moffat County Ice Rink located at the Loudy Simpson Park. For more information call Mike Boatright at 824-2046 or Mark Bangs at 824-8211.

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