Briefs: Sept. 9

Horse poker run will begin today

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A poker run on horseback will be held today at Freeman Reservoir with proceeds going to benefit the 4-H State-to-State Exchange Group.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and a dinner is included in the $35 entry fee. Riders will pick up cards at three different stations along the route, and additional cards can be purchased for $5 each.

The exchange program is open to all 4-H kids and gives them the opportunity to see other parts of the country with almost no expense to them. Previous programs have sent Craig youth to Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Alaska, while bringing kids from other states here.

The 2.5-mile poker run will wrap up with a rib-eye steak dinner.

To sign up, call Jennifer Stagner at 824-3657 or Lorrae Moon at 824-9568.

Craig Book club

to review 'Angle'

The Craig Book Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.

Audrey Kling will review "Angle of Repose" by Wallace Stegner.

For more information, call Sara at 824-6683.

Conservation group

to clean up rivers

Colorado Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring Colorado's coldwater fisheries, will lead the third annual Great Colorado Rivers Cleanup on Sept. 16.

The cleanup will entail removing trash and debris from river banks and channels throughout the state.

CTU and volunteers will patrol designated river stretches near Aspen, Basalt, Boulder, Denver, Durango, Carbondale, Estes Park, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Golden/Idaho Springs, Granby, Grand Junction, Lake George, Longmont, Montrose, Pueblo, Silverthorne and Salida to remove trash and elevate the health of Colorado's water sources. "Water is one of Colorado's most precious natural resources, and its importance to our daily lives is critical," said David Nickum, executive director of Colorado Trout Unlimited.

"Last year, the Great Colorado Rivers Cleanup attracted hundreds of volunteers. We expect this year to be even bigger. We encourage people to find the event in their local community and get involved."

Sheep Wagon Days

set for next week

The celebration of the importance of sheep to Moffat County is scheduled for Thursday through Sept. 16 this year as the annual Sheep Wagon Days return to Craig.

Located at 2435 E. Victory Way at the Villard Bertique, Sheep Wagon Days include displays of wagons and vendors with wool products and demonstrations.

Elementary school second-graders will take field trips to draw the wagons and learn about the lives of the herders who have roamed the valley for more than 100 years. Any interested vendors or displayers of wool items should call Melody Villard at 824-9773.

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