Briefs for June 27

Habitat for Humanity of Craig meets the fourth Monday of every month at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. The next meeting is today. Call 824-3470.

Memorial fund set up in memory of Gotwald

A memorial fund has been established at Bank of the West in memory of Kenny Gotwald. Proceeds from the fund will benefit Gotwald's children, Rachel and Mikie. Call Earlita Ross at 824-0365.

Hayden Recreation Board seeking vendors

The Hayden Recreation Board is seeking vendors of arts, crafts, children's items, garden items, etc. for the fourth annual Hayden Valley Summerfest, to be held Saturday.

Vendors must have or apply for a Colorado state Sales Tax License and a Hayden Sales Tax License. If interested, call Lindsay at 276-3741.

Fire protection district taking applications

Craig Rural Fire Protection District is accepting applications for probationary firefighters. Successful applicants must be 18 or older, pass a medical physical, psychological evaluation, department physical agility test, drug screen, criminal background check, possess a valid Colorado driver's license and have a good driving record.

Successful applicants will be required to become state certified Firefighter I and pass all other required fire department training within the first year. All needed training will be provided through Craig Fire/Rescue.

Positions are volunteer/paid-on-call with vested retirement after 10 years of service.

Applications are available at the Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be returned to the fire station no later than 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Call the fire station with questions at 824-5914.

Head Start accepting applications for fall

The Craig Head Start pre-school is currently accepting applications for the 2005-06 program year.

Qualifying children must turn 3 or 4 on or before Aug. 31.

Donations being accepted for yard sale

The Moffat County Humane Society will hold a yard sale as a fund-raiser at 9 a.m. July 9 at 827 Russell St. Donations are being accepted at 827 Russell St. Call Patty at 824-7945.

DOW asking people to report animal sightings

Wildlife watchers in the western half of the state can help the Colorado Division of Wildlife track moose and river otters by reporting any sightings to a local DOW office.

Moose were transplanted in Northern Colorado in the 1970s and in southwest Colorado in 1992. Since then, the population has increased steadily. But because the moose are solitary animals and spread out over wide areas, it is difficult for wildlife managers to track their progress.

If you spot a moose or river otter while you are out hiking, fishing or sightseeing, please make some notes if possible. Wildlife managers need location, GPS coordinates if possible, type of terrain, number of animals, color, sex, and if animals are adults or juveniles.

To report a sighting, call (970) 255-6100; Monte Vista, (719) 587-6900; Gunnison, (970) 641-7060; Montrose, (970) 252-6000; Durango, (970) 247-0855.

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