Briefs for April 1


The Moffat and Routt counties farm bureaus are having a motor carrier safety and regulatory seminar at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Colorado State University Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.

The purpose of this open forum is to talk about issues relating to the federal and state motor carrier safety regulations, agricultural requirements and exemptions and safety regulations concerning reflectors and load limits, as well as Colorado Department of Transportation regulations and port of entry regulations for agricultural haulers.

Safety materials will be available at a reduced price.

Sgt. Mark Savage of the Colorado motor carrier safety division of Colorado State Patrol will present.

For information, call Shirley Lawton at 824-3338, or Richard Connell at (970) 242-5590 or (970) 216-2041, or e-mail him at

Colorado Cruisers meeting Sunday

Colorado Cruisers Car Club will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Tin Cup. All street rod, custom, collector and vintage car enthusiasts are welcome. The clubs will be discussing final plans for its upcoming car show.

For information, call George at 824-8342 or Harvey at 824-3962.

Farm Bureau offering student scholarships

The Moffat County Farm Bureau Board of Directors is offering two scholarships to area students. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who meets qualifications for the award. The second scholarship for $500 will be awarded to a continuing college student who meets the same scholarship criteria. Scholarship applications are available at the Moffat County High School counseling office, 900 Finley Lane, or at the county Farm Bureau Insurance Office, 469 Yampa Ave. Applications are due back at either the counseling or bureau offices by May 1.

Immigration law class planned for April 25

Comunidad Integrada is offering a workshop to discuss immigration law. An immigration lawyer will be available to answer questions.

The workshop is at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at The Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The workshop is open to the public.

For information, call Comunidad Integrada at 846-5521 or e-mail the group at

Cinco de Mayo festival set for May 6

A local organization whose mission is to promote and support the successful integration of the immigrant and local Routt and Moffat counties communities will host its annual festival in May.

Communidad Integrada's second annual Northwest Colorado Cinco De Mayo festival is scheduled for May 6 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. at the picnic area.

The goal of the celebration is "to bring together community members from various backgrounds in a fun, family setting while fostering the appreciation of the Mexican culture," according to press release.

Communidad Integrada is seeking participation from area businesses, youth groups, organizations and individuals during the festival.

For $100, businesses can set up booths to sell food, games and products; the cost for families, church groups and nonprofits is $50.

Businesses and community members also may help sponsor the festival.

For information, call Communidad Integrada at 846-5521.

Rotary Club sponsoring leadership training

The Craig Rotary Club is offering two all-expense-paid five-day leadership training sessions this summer for Craig youths. These programs help build confidence and leadership skills.

The Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp is July 30 to Aug. 4 at the Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur. This camp is for current seventh-graders who are interested in making new friends and want to become leaders.

The Rotary Youth Leader--ship Awards camp is July 16 to 21 at the YMCA Conference Center in Estes Park. This conference is for current 10th- or 11th-graders who want to participate in activities including team building, motivational speakers, exchange of ideas and leadership development.

For information and applications, visit or call Kathy Bockelman at Craig Middle School at 824-3289, Paula Duzik at Moffat County High School at 824-7036 or Rotarian Marilyn Bouldin at 824-5459. The deadline to apply is April 28.

Elks Lodge craft show

set for today

The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, will be holding a craft sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. About 15 tables of craft items will be on sale and the snack bar will be open. The cost is $10 and includes table rental and cleanup and a biscuit and gravy breakfast for exhibitors.

Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.

Deadline is April 8 for Easter bonnet contest

Get creative for a cause. That's what promoters behind an upcoming contest are asking of the Craig community.

Proceeds from the Down--town Business Association's Easter bonnet contest will go to the Interfaith Food Bank.

There is no entry fee for the contest. The public will vote for their favorite bonnet by donating cash, and votes will be collected for one week.

Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. April 15 at Serendipity Coffee Shop during the Easter bonnet parade Bonnet entries are to be drop--ped off at KS Kreations, 543 Yampa Ave., by April 8.

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