Briefs for May 1

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Opera holding production auditions

The Resident Artist Spotlight Series features Leland Miller & Friends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St., Steamboat Springs.

The concert is free and and open to the public.

All donations received at the door fund a scholarship for a graduating senior of Northwest Colorado to continue vocal study at college or university.

For information, call 879-1996 or visit www.emeraldcityopera.org.

The group also is hosting auditions for the Aug. 4 and 6 production of "Letters for Mozart: Life and Lovehrough his Operas."

Auditions are 7 p.m. May 17 at Moffat County High Schoo, 900 Finley Lane, and 7:30 p.m. May 18 at United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St., Steamboat Springs.

Casting for 20 singers includes soprano, mezzo-soprano (alto), tenor and bass parts. Five solo parts will be drawn from chorus.

Singers should be prepared to sing one classical song from memory. Organizaers ask singers not to perform "pop" pieces.

To reserve a guaranteed audition time, call 879-1996.

Partnership brings in economic speaker

The Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership hosts its Business Development Update.

The topics discussed are access to capital, how economies grow with access to capital and understanding sources of money for your business.

Scott Ford of the Small Business Resource Center at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs is the featured speaker.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Participants may have two free drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Everyone is invited.

Ask-A-Lawyer Night is Tuesday at library

Do you need help or information with a civil legal problem?

The Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project and Moffat County Library are sponsoring "Ask-A-Lawyer Night" from 5:50 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

This is a drop-in, first-come-first-served private consultation for 10 to 15 minutes with a member of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association. "Ask-A-Lawyer Night" is a free service for low-income residents.

Attend the event or call Colorado Legal Services at (970) 276-2161or 1-800-526-6968 for more information.

Workforce Center plans talk about labor laws

The Craig Workforce Center presents its first roundtable for 2006.

The topic is Labor Laws and Civil Rights -- Truths, Myths and Legends. The roundtable is set for 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 419 E. Victory Way.

Joseph Herrera will speak on Colorado wage and hour/labor laws and Wendell Pryor will address the division of civil rights.

The event is free and sponsored by the Craig Workforce Center, Craig Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Region Workforce Board.

RSVP by May 1 to the Workforce Center, 480 Barclay St., or 824-3246. RSVPs can also be sent by fax to 824-7108 or e-mail to ldill@cwfc.net.

Maybell plans three events during May

Three events are planned for May in Maybell.

The Sombrero Ranches horse drive is between 9 a.m. and noon Sunday.

Many people gather in Maybell Park to watch cowboys drive hundreds of horses down U.S. Highway 40.

The drive is free to watch. Concessions are available for breakfast and lunch.

Queeda Mantle Walker will sign her book, "The Mantle Ranch," at Maybell Park.

Those who would like to participate in the drive should call Sombrero Ranch at 824-3468 or (303) 442-0258.

The annual Where the Hell is Maybell? bike ride is slated for May 20.

Craig Parks and Recreation Department organizes the 30-mile ride from Northwest Storage at 7 a.m. to Maybell Park.

The ride is free. Breakfast, which starts at 8:30 a.m., is $5, a return ride with bike is $5 and T-shirts are $15.

For information or tickets, call 826-2004.

The North American Dog Agility Council agility trials are May 26 to 29 at Maybell Park.

The event is free to the public. Dogs run courses competitively.

For information, call Lori Visintainer at 824-4159.

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