Area briefs for May 8

The Moffat County Sheriff's Office is hosting the 20th annual Moffat County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament to award scholarships to deserving Moffat County High School graduates.

The tournament is Saturday, June 2, at the Yampa Valley Golf Course and is a four-man scramble format team event. Contests will be held for long drive, closest to the pin and at a chipping pond.

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Anyone interested is invited to attend and continue the tradition of awarding scholarships, of which $50,000 have been awarded during the years. Entry forms can be picked up at the golf course or the Sheriff's Office. For information call Rick Holford at 826-2308 or K.C. Hume at 826-2310.

Stamp price increases to 41 cents Monday

The cost to send a letter increases Monday. A First-Class letter will cost 41 cents to mail, marking a 2-cent increase.

Post offices currently are selling 41-cent stamps, as well as 1- and 2-cent stamps for those who still have 39-cent stamps.

Postcards will cost 26 cents to mail, and other shipping costs have increased, as well.

For a complete list of new charges, visit www.usps.com.

Agency collects school budget stories, photos

The Colorado School Stories project is coordinating the first effort to collect real stories about the state budget's impact on schools throughout the state.

The agency, comprised of nonprofit organizations Great Education Colorado, Colorado School Finance Project and Children's Voices, is collecting stories on video, written narrative, still photographs and online surveys.

The agency wants specifics -- just how far cuts have gone, who exactly is suffering and how. The agency will create a database of information and video clips that can be searched by subject, location, region and other relevant means.

To see examples, visit http://schoolstories.phanfare.com/album/239561.

To share a story, e-mail allen@greateducation.org.

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