Briefs for April 23

The Moffat County Libraries' 2007 Summer Reading Program will run from May 29 to July 27.

Pre-registration begins May 1.

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To pre-register, residents must have a current library card and no fines. To be eligible for a card, patrons must provide a driver's license with a current Moffat County address. If a patron is under 18 and does not have a library card or driver's license, a parent or guardian must be present for registration.

Regular registration begins May 29. All participants can pick up their reading packets on May 29.

For more information about the reading program or other events at Moffat County Libraries, call

the Craig Branch at 824-5116.

Elkhead Reservoir reached full capacity

The Elkhead Reservoir reached capacity level on Friday for the first time since the dam was raised 25 feet in a $31 million expansion project.

Water from Elkhead Creek on the reservoir's north end began to flow over the dam's spillway and down the Elkhead River, marking a major milestone.

The reservoir has been closed to the public since December 2004, when the water was lowered to prepare for construction.

The city of Craig has plans to open the reservoir to the public on Tuesday for boating and fishing. Parking lots, restrooms and boat ramps will be open, with beaches and campgrounds to follow later in the summer.

An official grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 11 by the city of

Craig, Colorado State Parks and the Colorado River Water Conservation District.

National crime victims' rights week

If you are a victim of crime, help is available. If you'd like to volunteer to help victims, opportunities are available. For more information about crime victims' rights and services in Moffat County or to volunteer to help, call 826-2329.

Computer equipment recycling event

The Moffat County Library is offering computer equipment recycling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 570 Green Street.

Because of the expenses involved with recycling and fuel costs for the trucks, there will be a nominal recycling charge. Unlike recycling cans, newspapers where the recycler pays you for these items, computer recycling costs money because of the hazardous waste elements.

The types of equipment that can be recycled include computers, printers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, cell phones, mice, scanners, all-in-one computers and all-in-one desktop printer/copier/scanners. Working cell phones will be donated to Advocates for use as emergency 911 phones.

For questions or additional information, contact Solutions Orientated Systems at 824-7414.

Weather spotter training class

The National Weather Service will be conducting training for weather spotters from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The training is free and no pre-registration is required. Anyone with an interest in severe weather or who would like to enhance his or her education and become a weather spotter for the National Weather Service is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Jim Pringle at 243-7007, ext. 726.

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