Briefs for Nov. 17

Craig Performing Arts Project participants have a new play in the works.

Actors in February waill put on a show with the Yampa Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International.

Auditions are 6 p.m. today and Friday at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

The show is, "Way Way Off Broadway," and scenes will alternate with musical numbers by the Sweet Adelines.

"They picked their music and they thought it'd be fun to do the melodrama with it," Linda Putnam, play director, said.

She describes the short piece as a rags-to-riches melodrama, which involves the interactions of poor and wealthy families and one girl's quest to become a star.

The cast calls for six men, six women and five extra roles, to be played by actors of either gender.

An audition for callbacks and for those who couldn't make the first two auditions is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

"What we're really looking for are people with a lot of stage presence," Putnam said. "They have to be willing to be a little larger than life. It's a melodrama and it's just going to take actors that want to have fun and aren't afraid to be up there on stage."

This is the second production of the Craig Performing Arts Project. The show is set for Feb. 4, and will include afternoon and evening performances.

For information, call Putnam or Cindy Chotvacs at 824-5116, or visit the library to borrow a copy of the script.

Boys & Girls Club hosts 'Cowboy Christmas'

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host "A Cowboy Christmas" at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at its building, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The fundraiser includes dinner, dancing and games. The group also plans to present its annual awards. Categories are Youth of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year and Man and Woman of the Year.

Each year, the group selects a Man or Woman of the Year.

But this year's committee selected two recipients --Samantha Johnston, publisher of the Craig Daily Press and Frank Hanel, owner of radio station KRAI. The group bestows the honor on men and women who show interest and involvement in the organization and who also make contributions to the community.

The three awards based on involvement and support of the Boys & Girls Club during 2005 go to: Imelda Hernandez, Youth of the Year; Susan Domer, Volunteer of the Year; and McDonald's/Chris Nichols, "Business of the Year."

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at the Boys & Girls Club building, the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Medical Specialists, Jackson's Office Supply, KS Kreations or at Samuelson's True Value Hardware.

BLM seeks comment

on proposed treatment

The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment about proposed vegetation treatments on the bureau's 700 million acres of public land.

The treatments are designed to combat the spread of noxious weeds and invasive plants and to reduce fire fuels including dead and down trees.

The proposed plans can be found at www.blm.gov.

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