Briefs for Sept. 11

Conservation group to clean 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 Saturday.

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."

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.

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.

Go Crew member wins $200 scholarship

A Craig youth has been awarded a scholarship based on her experience as a Kum & Go Go Crew member this summer.

Kum & Go asked Go Crew members to write a thesis on their summer experience with a chance to earn a scholarship. Carissa Taylor, of Craig, won fourth place and a $200 scholarship for her thesis.

"We are very proud of the enthusiasm and service the Go Crew teams provided to the communities over the summer," said Kum & Go CEO Kyle Krause.

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