Briefs for 10-27


Wake-Up Craig breakfast is Tuesday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts the second of its revived quarterly Wake-Up Craig breakfasts from 6:47 to 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 419 E. Victory Way.

The host is Colorado Northwestern Community College. Representatives of the college will discuss its mill levy request on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Pioneer Natural Resources is the event's sponsor.

"You'll really get a picture of how they do what they do. and what impact they have on the environment and the community," said Christina Currie, executive director of the Chamber.

The event is open to the public. The breakfast is $5.

Since the event is on Halloween, those who attend are welcome to dress in costume, but it is not required.

The Chamber requests those interested in attending RSVP by Monday by calling 824-5689.

Bereavement support group meets Nov. 7

The bereavement support group will begin meeting again at 6 p.m. Nov. 7, and meet every Tuesday through Christmas.

This group will focus on handling the holidays after a death of a loved one.

Anyone interested in attending should call Katy Thiel at 871-7628 prior to attending the first meeting.

Airport hosts job fair on Nov. 4

The Yampa Valley Regional Airport is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the airport, east of Hayden of U.S. Highway 40.

Positions available include airline passenger service agents and ramp service clerks, car rental agents and detailers, maintenance equipment operators, restaurant and tavern workers, passenger service representatives, gift shop, spectrum jet center and janitors.

For more information, call 276-5001.

Disaster help available for small businesses

Small, non-farm businesses in Moffat County and Carbon County, Wyo., as well as many others, may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

These disaster loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues to farmers and ranchers caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds and wildfires that occurred in many Wyoming counties.

Small businesses may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $1.5 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses, which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. The loans have an interest rate of 4 percent and a maximum term of 30 years.

The deadline to apply for the loans is June 12, 2007.

For more information, call 1-800-659-2955 or visit

Grand Junction Postal Inspection office open

Denver Division Inspector In Charge Kathleen Roberts announced this week the opening of a Postal Inspection Service office in Grand Junction.

This office opened on Oct. 2. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service serves as the primary law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service.

The Grand Junction Inspection Service office will be staffed by Postal Inspector Gerard E. Kavanagh. The Grand Junction Postal Inspector's Office will be located at the Grand Junction Main Post Office, located at 241 N. Fourth St., Room 204, Grand Junction.

Kavanagh will support the Western Slope area of Colorado, eastern Utah, and southwestern Wyoming for postal law enforcement.

Postal Inspectors work with federal, state and local authorities in the investigation and prosecution of over 200 postal-related crimes. These include mail theft and identity theft, child pornography and exploitation, shipping illegal narcotics and controlled substances, robbery, assault, money laundering, bogus lotteries and money order fraud, and other serious offenses.

Western Slope area residents may call Kavanagh at the Postal Inspection Service office at (970) 241-3119. The Denver Division can be reached at (303) 313-5320 to report postal crimes and information.

Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Nov. 18

The 26th annual Ducks Unlimited banquet is scheduled for Nov. 18 at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Cocktails begin at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and the auction is at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person, $70 for a couple or $500 for a corporate table sponsor. Organizers advise those who wish to attend to purchase tickets in advance. Those who purchase tickets by Nov. 1 are entered into the early bird drawing.

To purchase tickets, send payment, along with name, address and phone number, to P.O. Box 372, Craig, CO 81626.

For more information, call 824-8252.

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