Briefs for Jan. 31

Small fire at Daily Press office

Craig Fire/Rescue crews responded to a small electrical fire at the Craig Daily Press office Sunday afternoon.

The fire started in an electrical outlet in the office's newsroom at about 3 p.m.

An electrical plug had melted into the outlet and flames flared up behind the outlet.

Employees called 911, and fire crews removed the plug.

The office was not damaged in the fire, and publication of the paper was not interrupted.

Program aimed at farm, ranch families

The Colorado State University will host AgrAbility and Managing Arthritis, a program for farm and ranch families who are challenged with arthritis, hearing loss, back problems, heart or breathing or other health problems that could threaten the economic stability of the family.

The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.

Participants will learn about arthritis and how it can be managed through exercise and diet and also how to use the Rocky Mountain Arthritis Foundation. The session also will offer sessions about how to continue farming and ranching with arthritis using equipment modifications and new equipment designs.

The workshop is free.

There also will be a session for Northwest Colorado health professionals from 1 to 5 p.m. A free lunch will be provided to those who register by Feb. 17. Call Elisa Shackelton at 824-9180 for information.

Downtown businesses prepare for Art Walk

Artists will show their work in downtown Craig businesses from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the 11th Annual Downtown Craig Art Walk.

The event includes food and live music.

Art Walk organizers ask that businesses and artists who want to participate in the event contribute $30. The deadline to sign up for the event is Feb. 8. Call Karen Brown at 824-7898.

Victim support program seeking volunteers

The Moffat County Victim Assistance Program of Advocates Crisis Support Services has openings for volunteers to serve as on-call victim advocates.

Volunteers work with area law enforcement and emergency personnel to provide assistance to victims and survivors of crime and trauma. Volunteers offer crisis intervention, emotional support, resources and referrals.

Volunteers are required to complete at least 20 hours of advocacy training, beginning in February.

Call Anngela Jenkins with the Moffat County Victim Assistance Program at 826-2329.

Here comes the 2006 Bridal Faire on Sunday

On Sunday, 22 vendors will gather in one place for the 2006 Bridal Faire in Craig.

The event, at the Holiday Inn, is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call Magic Carpet Travel at 824-1951 for information.

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