Briefs for Sept. 9

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office will be capturing wild and free-roaming horses from public lands south of Moffat County Road 4 and north of Colorado Highway 318 in and adjacent to the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area within the Little Snake Field Office.

Any branded or domestic horses that are captured will be impounded in accordance with Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, 4150.4-1.

This impoundment will be in effect between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, 2005. Branded or domestic horses captured from public lands during this period will be impounded and held until all removal costs incurred and all trespass charges have been properly settled with the United States.

Children's after school ministry begins

Quest, the children's after school ministry, will start again at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at 630 Green St. All children kindergarten through fourth grade are welcome. Quest meets every Wednesday afternoon during the school year until 4 p.m. Immediately following Quest, all interested youth are invited to sing with the youths choir until 5 p.m. All ages are welcome. Quest is sponsored by the First Congregational Church, Lutheran Church of Grace and St. Mark's Episcopal Church. For more information, call 824-2308.

Firewood permits available at BLM office

A Forest Service representative will be at the Bureau of Land Management office from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning today at the BLM office in Craig, 455 Emerson St.

"Although the Forest Service no longer has an office in Craig, we really want to be able to provide this customer service to folks in Craig, so we don't have to drive all the way to Steamboat Springs for firewood permits," said Wendy Holden, Visitor Information Services Supervisor.

Firewood permits are $10 a cord, with a minimum of 2 cords for $20. Permits also can be purchased at the Forest Service office in Steamboat Springs, 925 Weiss Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Yampa Ranger District Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about firewood permits, call 879-1870.

Home school group hosts potluck

Northwest Colorado Home School Association is having their annual "get to know us" potluck at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Loudy-Simpson Park. Members and anyone interested in homeschooling are invited to come. Bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert. Table settings and drinks are provided. For more information, call Hailey at 824-9644.

Worforce Development Month in Colorado

In celebration of Labor Day, Gov. Owens has proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. The Craig Workforce Center will be hosting special events in honor of this proclamation.

Work force development goes beyond finding a job; it's about developing a strategy to help train job seekers in those positions that will help local businesses be competitive. Part of this process involves getting economic development agencies, education and businesses working together to meet the needs of our community.

The Craig Workforce Center provides employment training services to employers and job seekers to support a skilled and flexible work force vital to our local businesses.

At the Craig Workforce Center, job seekers can get assistance from career counselors, build skills through workshops and seminars, use resource rooms and gain access to training dollars.

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