Briefs for Nov. 24

'Cowboy Christmas' tickets available

Tickets still are available for the Boys & Girls Club fundraiser "A Cowboy Christmas."

The event is 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Boys & Girls Club building, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The fundraiser includes dinner, dancing and games. The group also plans to present its annual awards.

Award categories are Youth of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year and Man and Woman 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. For information, call 826-0411.

Officials concerned about mineral policy

Moffat County commissioners say they are concerned about a new state policy that could mean less state money for local governments.

A recent opinion from the Attorney General says some money the Department of Local affairs gives to local governments for mineral extraction should be doled out based on the number of people who work in an industry, not on the amount of minerals the industry produces.

In Moffat County and Rio Blanco, where there are few people, but plenty of mineral production, the move could mean less state money for local governments, said Commissioner Darryl Steele.

Commissioners will meet with a representative from local affairs next week to discuss the change.

Businesses closing for Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving holiday schedules for the following organizations are:

Craig Driver's License is closed until Monday.

The Moffat County Library Craig Branch is closed today and Saturday.

The Moffat County Clerk and Recorder's Office will be closed today and Friday.

Craig City Hall will be closed today and Friday.

Nomination sought for Wild Horse board

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill three vacancies on the national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The vacancies the board intends to fill represent humane advocacy, livestock management and wildlife management.

The board advises managers for the bureau and the Forest Service on the management, protection and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands.

Board members serve three-year terms, on a staggered-term basis, with one-third of the board subject to appointment each year.

Send nomination letters with resumes to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV. 89520-0006. The resumes should be sent to the attention of Ramona Delorme. Contact Delorme by phone at (775) 861-6583 or fax at (775) 861-6711.

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