Briefs for June 7

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts membership tea

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a membership tea on Saturday. The meeting will be at the VFW post, 419 E. Victory Way, between 1 and 3 p.m.

The auxiliary would like to welcome members who have not attended in a while and invite new members to join the organization.

Penny Nelson, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, said the point of the meeting is to attract new members and have inactive members return to the group.

Nelson added that of the group's 60 members, only 20 are active.

"We want to get some new members," Nelson said.

Applications for membership will be available at the meeting.

For more information about the Ladies Auxiliary, call Nelson at 824-1793.

Conservation meeting is Saturday morning

The Colorado First Conservation District is holding its annual meeting and luncheon at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wyman Living History Ranch and Museum.

All cooperators of the district and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are invited to attend the meeting, luncheon and tour of the museum. The NRCS staff and Moffat County Weed program will provide information.

Meat and drinks are provided. The board asks attendees to take a side dish, table service and lawn chairs.

To RSVP, call 824-3476.

Cops and Kids Fishing Day is next week

The annual Cops and Kids Fishing Day is scheduled for next week.

The fishing day, which is a chance for local children to enjoy a day of fishing with local law enforcement, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. June 14.

The event is at the Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

The pond, at which volunteers recently built a new cement walkway, is on south side of the Public Safety Center.

Humane Society taking calendar contest entries

The Humane Society of Moffat County is accepting entries for the 2007 PetMates Calendar contest. Twelve winning pets will be featured in the calendar.

Local veterinarians will choose the top 24 pets from all the entries. Pictures of the finalists will be displayed at the Moffat County Fair from Aug. 7 to 12. Community members will vote for the 12 winners by placing money in jars for their favorites.

Pet owners also may place their pets' birth or adoption dates on a calendar square for $2 each, or add a memorial date to Rainbow Bridge page, also $2 for each listing.

The 12 Pet Mates selected will be photographed by Craig Daily Press Editor Michelle Perry.

The rules for the contest are:

  • Pet owners must submit photos of their pets by 5 p.m. July 14. Entries may be digital or high-quality prints. Digital files must be in .jpg format (at least 200 dpi and 6 inches wide). Prints must be at least 4-by-6 inches and no larger than 5-by-7 inches. Digital pictures should be e-mailed to HSMC2007@yahoo.com. Prints should be mailed to HSMC, P.O. Box 1587, Craig, CO 81626.
  • Pictures must have been taken in the last year, and pets must be alive.
  • No more than two entries per family.
  • The contest is free and is not limited to cats and dogs, but should be an animal that lives in the home.
  • Include the pet's and owner's names, address, phone number and pet's age.

Calendars are expected to go on sale by Oct. 1.

For more information, call Sandy Feeney at 824-4360 or Patty Peters at 824-7945.

Board receives money for mapping program

The Colorado Water Conservation Board, a cooperating technical partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced Friday that it will receive about $500,000 of additional federal funding for this year's Floodplain Map Modernization Program.

Each year, FEMA allocates funding for Colorado's Map Modernization Program.

Colorado is the largest populated state within FEMA Region VIII and has received the most funding to date. Last year, six Colorado counties started the map modernization process. This year, three counties will start.

Currently, 18 counties have completed maps or are developing maps.

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