Briefs for April 24


'What a veteran means to me'

The Craig Daily Press is sponsoring a poetry contest for local youths for May 19 as part of the Hometown Heroes picnic.


The theme for the poems is "What a veteran means to me."

Poems should be limited to 30 lines.

Six winners will be chosen -- one boy and one girl from the grades kindergarten through fourth grade, one boy and one girl from grades fifth through eighth, and one boy and one girl from grades ninth through 12th.

The deadline is 5 p.m. May 9.

Poems may be submitted in person at the Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., attn. Drew Turner, or e-mailed to

The format may either be freestyle or rhymed.

Information needed is: name, grade and phone number.

If you have any questions, e-mail Drew Turner at or call 824-7031, ext 211.

Group for caregiver's of people with disorders

Anyone interested in joining a support group for caregiver's of people with Neurological Disorders is asked to call Carol Gordon of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 870-3232.

Colorado Rock Art meeting in May

The Colorado Rock Art Association will have its annual meeting in May in Craig.

James Keyser, who has a PhD from the University of Oregon, will be the keynote speaker.

Previously a professor of anthropology and archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service, the retired Keyser has published more than 100 archaeological books and papers.

He will present the keynote address on Bear Gulch and the Origin of Narrative Art at the annual banquet May 18 to 20. Keyser also will lead a field trip to visit rock art sites on May 20.

COMA to host

liabilities seminar

Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse will present a free seminar on the liabilities of hiring a former drug user on May 1.

The seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. It will last about two hours.

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