Area briefs for March 16

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Research shows healthy diet is effective against cancer

Screening for polyps is an effective tool in the fight against colon cancer, but health officials said a health diet also is important. March is colorectal cancer month and, in addition to getting screened, people also should be aware that dietary choices can reduce the risk of cancer.

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Research has shown that people who regularly eat red or processed meat are up to 50 percent more likely to develop colon cancer than those who avoid meat, contends Jennifer K. Reilly, a senior nutritionist with the Washington D.C.-based group, The Cancer Project.

But, studies also have shown a vegetarian diet can play a protective role by repairing damaged DNA and decreasing the amount of time that cancer-causing compounds stay in the colon.

Colorectal cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screenings have helped lower colon cancer rates.

Big game applications due to DOW by April 3

The Colorado Division of Wildlife reminds big game hunters who are interested in applying for an elk, deer, pronghorn, moose or bear license for the 2007 big game season that applications must be postmarked by April 3.

The option for banking preference points will not be available in 2007. Preference point banking was a one-time option that took place last year. It allowed hunters to keep any excess preference points that were not required to draw the license they applied for. This year, any first choice license that is received will use all of the hunter's preference points for that species.

Big game brochures are available at www.wildlife.state.co.us.

MCHS warns against product advertisement

An out-of-town company is selling advertisements in the name of Moffat County High School, principal Jane Krogman reported Friday.

The high school recently became aware that the unnamed company is looking to produce a towel with business sponsors printed on the item.

The project, Krogman said, is not an approved Moffat County School District fundraiser.

Krogman said all businesses are discouraged from purchasing any advertising for products unless they verify the project is authorized by the high school.

For more information, call the high school at 824-7036.

Orchestra, dessert event is March 23

The Steamboat Springs Orchestra will perform in Craig on March 23, following a dessert and beverage reception.

Dessert and beverages will be served beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the commons area of Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. The concert follows at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The Craig Concert Association and the Boys & Girls Club of Craig are co-sponsoring the event.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, KS Kreations, Serendipity Coffee Shop and the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

Want to join Daily Press editorial board?

Do you want to have a public voice on city issues on a weekly basis?

The Craig Daily Press is taking applications for members to be on its next editorial board. The new editorial board begins in April and will meet once a week on Mondays at noon to discuss what will appear in the Wednesday and Saturday Craig Daily Press editorials.

The editorial board is made up of three Daily Press staff members and preferably three to four residents of Craig. The term for residents on the board is three months, as to give more members of the community a voice.

For more information or to apply to be on the board, contact Daily Press editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031, ext. 204, or email jraehal@craigdailypress.com.

Special Olympians host fundraiser breakfast

Local Special Olympics athletes will host an "all you can eat" pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on March 17 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Tickets may be purchased at the west Kum & Go or by calling Cheryl at 824-6687, or Bonnie at 824-0222. Athletes also will be selling tickets.

Tickets cost $3 for children 3 to 10 years old and $5 for children 11 years old and older.

Boy Scout Pinewood Derby is April 7

Craig Cub Scout Pack No. 166 is holding its Pinewood Derby at 10 a.m. April 7th at the Centennial Mall.

There is an open division in addition to the Cub Scout divisions that anyone is welcome to participate in. You must use an official BSA Pinewood Derby kit to make your car, and it cannot weigh more than 5 ounces.

Weigh-ins will be at the mall from 6 to 10 p.m. April 6th. There will be a secondary weigh-in at 8 a.m. Saturday morning if needed.

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