Briefs for May 10

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Boys & Girls Club adds shuttle

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will soon add a new service.

The organization purchased a 14-passenger mini-bus a month ago that will shuttle youths to and from the club this summer. Body and vinyl work are being done to the bus and decals are being added.

"This is a completely brand new service," said Mike Fraher, unit director at the Boys & Girls Club. "We just see this as a service we could provide to make things more convenient."

Beginning June 12, the bus will pick up youths at each of the three elementary schools. Youths will be picked up at 7 a.m. from East, 7:30 a.m. from Sunset and 8 a.m. from Ridgeview. They will be dropped off at the schools at 11:45 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m., respectively.

Youths may also be dropped off at the Craig Swimming Complex at 12:15 and 12:30 p.m.

Bus rides cost 50 cents each. Cards are available for $10 and are good for 25 rides. A package for the entire summer is $35.

Summer hours at the Boys & Girls Club are 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. These hours are free of charge.

Extended hours, which cost $10 a day, are 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Concert to pay tribute to America

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School choirs will present the concert, "A Tribute to America," at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Veterans and graduating seniors will be recognized during the performance. The public is invited. For more information, call vocal instructor Noelle Winn or accompanist Julia Foster at 824-7036, ext. 1130.

Post office helps with food drive Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, is collecting non-perishable food items Saturday as part of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Food donations can be placed in bags by mailboxes on Saturday before the letter carrier arrives. The donations will be taken to the post office and then delivered to local food banks.

The association asks for items such as canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice. The association asks that community members do not donate items that have expired or are in glass containers.

For more information, visit www.stampouthunger2006.com.

State post offices score above national average

If you live in Colorado or Wyoming and you mail a First Class letter, bill payment or postcard locally, there's a better than 96 percent chance it will be delivered the next day.

The two states recently scored 96 percent in on-time delivery of local First Class mail, one point above the national average. That score tied with a number of other postal geographic districts for the second highest on-time score among 80 districts nationwide.

It was the 11th straight quarter Colorado/Wyoming post offices scored 96 percent or above in on-time local First Class mail delivery and above the national average. The score covered the quarterly period of Jan. 1 to March 31.

Colorado and Wyoming post offices have ranked as the best in the nation for overall mail service and performance for the past two years.

Bull riding competition set for May 27

The Grand Olde West Days Bull Riding Competition, a Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour event, hits Moffat County Fairgrounds Arena on May 27.

Tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Neolithics and Under the Aspen Tree.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

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