News briefs for Jan. 22

On Friday, the Boys and Girls Club will host a Club Buck auction in the gym at the club until 5 p.m.
Members who earned Club Bucks can bid on toys, games and other items. The auction will be conducted by a professional auctioneer, and parents are invited to participate. Members earn Club Bucks for kind deeds, completing homework assignments and engaging in educational activities. The items to be auctioned this time were left over from Christmas for Kids.

Snowmobilers invited
to poker run Feb. 5
On Feb. 5, the Craig Snowmobile Club is hosting a poker run. The poker run starts at the Freemen Trailhead parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at Beef & Peppers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.
Entry fees are $10 a hand. Poker run profits go to a Craig charity or for a college scholarship. Details are available at local snowmobile dealers and merchant poster displays, and also will be available at the Freemen Trailhead.

Talent Concert tryouts scheduled for Jan. 29
The Craig Concert Association invites all musicians, singers and dancers to audition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 for The Local Talent Concert, which will be at the Moffat County High School auditorium. Tryouts are on a first-come, first-served basis and should be between three and six minutes. Submit a tape or CD of your audition before the date if you are unable to attend. The Local Talent Concert will be March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Moffat County High School Auditorium. For more information call Jim Simpson 824-4138.

DBA needs participants for Art Walk on Feb. 12
The Downtown Business Association is planning the 10th annual Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 and is looking for participants. The Art Walk has become a tradition for artists and businesses to draw attention to themselves and provide the public with a wintertime diversion. Registration is $25 and must be received by Feb. 5. For more information, call Carol Wilson at 824-4580.
EBay workshop
scheduled March 3
A workshop on how to sell on eBay is being offered by Small Business Development Center in Craig at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.
Learn how to incorporate eBay into day-to-day business to encourage customers to buy locally. The workshop, instructed by an eBay certified instructor, includes using eBay as a marketing tool to attract new customers, sell old inventory, and look for great deals in equipment or supplies.
The workshop applies to a diverse range of business operations, including those featuring home-based arts and crafts. Computer skills are not required for this workshop. The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CNCC classroom at the Center of Craig in the lower level. The class fee of $55 includes the book and handouts. Call SBDC at 1-800-621-8559, ext. 8522, for reservations.

Workshops offers advice on business financing
The Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Northwest Loan Fund will host an informational workshop about business financing options.
The meeting will be at the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Johnson Building Banquet Room, 500 Kennedy Drive, in Rangely from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Community Block grant meeting set for Tuesday
A public hearing previously scheduled Jan.18 concerning the 2005-06 Community Services Block Grant has been changed to Tuesday in the Board of County Commissioners chambers of the Moffat County Courthouse.
For more information, call 824-8282.

Western riding lessons offered for children
The Hayden Recreation Board is sponsoring Western Riding Lessons for children Friday and Feb. 25 at the indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds. The cost is $20 a child. Multiple child discounts are available.
Emphasis will be on safety and proper riding technique.
To register and reserve ride time, please call Karen Montieth at 276-3088.

Church youth group
searching for projects
The Youth Group of the First Christian Church is seeking requests for service projects for the elderly, needy, or others in connection with the 30-hour famine outreach project. The labor is free, and materials will be provided by the project hosts.
Projects will be evaluated by Pastor John Graler and his staff.
If you have a project or work that you would like considered, please provide a description of the project and a contact name and phone number. Requests must be received by Feb.15. Notification of project selections will be made by Feb. 20. The projects will commence on Feb. 27. Requests can be made by e-mail at craigfcc@craigfcc.org or by calling 824-6024.

Community Indicators Report available
Yampa Valley Partners Community Indicators Report 2005 2006 is now available. This community information that reflects input from agencies, organizations and residents in Routt and Moffat Counties. The purpose of the 2005/06 Report is to track several key social, environmental, civic and economic conditions.
Through our Community Indicator Report usage, we will have a picture of our progress towards meeting our community goals.
"Indicators are a unique form of education that can show interconnections of the health of our people, environment and economy, which is essential for conscientious community decision making," said Audrey Danner, executive director of Yampa Valley Partners.
This report is being distributed to more than 11,000 readers by our local newspapers, the Steamboat Pilot, the Hayden Valley Press and Craig Daily Press.
"We appreciate the partnership to put this information in the hands of citizens, decision makers, nonprofit organizations and business leaders for use in understanding our community," Danner said.

Boys and Girls Club
offer play day Feb. 21
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig will offer a play day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The day is free to members, and nonmembers can attend for $10.
Snacks will be provided, but lunches and transportation are the responsibility of parents. Call 826-0411 for more information.

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