Briefs for May 24


CNCC event raises $30,000

The CNCC Foundation dinner and dance took place April 14, at the Rangely Campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.


A silent and live auction took place, with all the proceeds going toward student scholarships. Final tallies show the auctions and donations generated approximately $30,000 for student scholarships and program support.

Special Guests included Colorado State Senator Jack Taylor, Colorado Department of Natural Resources Director Harris Sherman and Colorado Department of Local Affairs Director Susan Kirkpatrick. Rio Blanco County Commissioners Forrest Nelson and Ken Parsons were also in attendance; along with Rangely Mayor Ann Brady, Rangely Town Council member Elaine Urie and Craig Town Council member Terry Carwile.

Special recognition was given by the Foundation Board to individuals who contributed in significant ways to the College during the past year. Plaques were presented to Foundation Board member Nancy Sadvar, CNCC Executive Assistant Becky Dubbert, Rangely Assistant Town Manager, Jeff Devere and Tracy Boyd, Sustainable Development Manager, Shell Exploration and Production Comp.

Concert Association seeks membership

What will performers from Germany, New York and Tucson, Ariz., be doing in Craig? Appearing on the 2007-2008 Craig Concert Association series.

Each year the Craig Concert Association has provided world-class entertainment for the Yampa Valley, according to a press release. Membership to the concert association is open to the public, but admission to the series is by purchasing a season ticket.

Season memberships are offered at $30 for adults, $10 for students, or $70 for a family of four. A season ticket gets the purchaser into six performances.

This year, the Craig Concert Association is featuring acts such as the Santa Cruz River Band, scheduled for February. This group from Arizona has a Southwestern flair and will perform a variety of songs from "La Bamba" to "Don't Be Cruel."

Humorist Michel Lauziere performs in March. He has performed on the American Comedy Awards, the Arsenio Hall Show and many half-time shows at NBA games.

There also is a local talent show. The Craig Concert Association holds auditions for this annual event, which showcases your neighbors, from our grade-school violinists to that garage band down the street.

To join, watch Saturday's Craig Daily Press for a membership form, or send your check, made payable to Craig Concert Association to PO Box 364, Craig, CO 81626. You have until May 31 to send in your membership. For more information, call Gail Petch at 824-6654.

Shuttles available

for graduation

In an effort to help parents, family members and community members with a smoother arrival and additional parking space for commencement exercises this year, the Moffat County School District, in cooperation Craig K-Mart, will be offering free shuttles from the K-Mart parking lot on graduation day this Saturday.

Starting at 9 a.m., the MCSD transportation department will begin running shuttles between the high school's front entrance and the K-Mart parking lot. An area for parking will be designated at K-Mart for this event, and shuttles will run every few minutes until the designated parking area is full.

Following commencement exercises, shuttles will run for 30 minutes to take patrons back to their cars.

For information, contact Jim Baptist, transportation director, at 824-5511 or Mike Taylor, maintenance director, at 824-5522.

Tobacco-free quit

kits available

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the VNA office in Steamboat at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 and in Craig at 745 Russell Street.

The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if you are trying to quit on your own. Eight weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $200 value. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or the VNA at 871-7639 for further assistance.

Pianist sought for Church of Christ

Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking a pianist to accompany the choir and to fill in for Sunday services as needed. Call Julie at 276-2027 or the church at 276-3510 for more information.

SHARE Craig registration day on June 6

SHARE Craig, which offers low-cost groceries to residents, has registration day from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 at St. Michael Catholic Church 768 School St.

Every package customers purchase also helps to put food on the table for another family in the community.

To order from SHARE, visit Craig SHARE on 678 School St. in St. Michaels Catholic Church on June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-933-7427 or you can order online at

Clinic offers free sports physicals

The Moffat County Family Clinic is offering free sports physicals for all Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs athletes. Appointments are available until July 31.

For more information, call 824-3252.

Agency collecting school budget stories, photos, clips

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, through written narrative, through still photographs and online surveys.

The agency wants specifics -- just how far have cuts 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

To share a story, e-mail

Caregiver support group forming

Anyone interested in joining a support group for caregivers of people with neurological disorders is asked to call Carol Gordon of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 870-3232.

Graduation 2007: Get online

Graduating seniors and/or parents, do you have thoughts you want to share with the public at large? Do you have photos of your high school experience for others to see?

Then post them online at, under the Graduation 2007 icon.

A forum has been posted for you to put down your thoughts and writings. There is also a spot to view photos.

Photos and quotes may also appear in the paper.

Photos can be submitted either by e-mail,, or dropped off at the paper, 466 Yampa Ave.

Please submit picture information with the photo, including who is in it and what is going on, as well a phone number in case of questions.

Grand Olde West Days parade needs entries

The Craig Noon Lions Club is seeking participants for the 2007 Grand Olde West Days Parade.

The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. May 26, and entries are encouraged to follow the theme "Unbridled Spirit of the Grand Olde West."

Awards will be given in five categories, including classic/street rod, cool trucks, business float or entry, organization float or entry and school float or entry.

The parade will proceed south on Yampa Avenue, west on Victory Way and north on Ledford Street.

For entry forms or more information, call Karen at the Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave., at 824-7898.

Moffat County Public Libraries launch Get a Clue at your library

Super sleuths and daring detectives are invited to join Get a Clue at Your Library at the Moffat County Public Libraries. The 2007 Summer Reading Program will include prize drawings, story hours, a reading club and more. Pre-registration for the program has started. The program and regular registration begins on May 29. For more information, visit one of the Moffat County Libraries today. All programs are free of charge.

Sheriff's Office golf tournament is June 2

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 June 2, at 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.

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 more information, call Rick Holford at 826-2308 or K.C. Hume at 826-2310.

Teacher workshop on archeology on June 14 and 15

The national Project Archeology program is hosting a teacher workshop for upper elementary teachers June 14 and 15 at the Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office at 455 Emerson St. in Craig.

Participants will learn the basics of archeology and investigate data from a rock shelter site. They will explore ethics of archeological research, as well as using the information gained through authentic inquiry.

Project Archeology is a national network of archeologists, educators and citizens working to make archeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through educational materials made possible by funding from Kinder-Morgan Company and El Paso Corporation.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There is no charge for the workshop and college credit is available for a $30 fee.

E-mail Crystal Alegria at or call her at (406) 994-6925 for registration information.

Huck Finn Fun Day is June 2

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and Ladies Auxiliary, co-sponsored by the Department of Wildlife, host the Craig Huck Finn Fun Day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

There are three age groups for youth fishing, 1 to 5, 6 to 10 and 11 to 15. Homemade fishing poles and costume judging contest is from 9 to 9:50 a.m., safety and rules are at 9:50 to 10 a.m. and prize fishing will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

No fishing licenses are required; it is Colorado Free Fishing Day.

For more information, contact Johnny Garcia at 620-4120.

Volunteers for Steamboat Marathon sought

Organizers of the 26th annual Steamboat Marathon seek volunteers for the marathon, half marathon, 10K and Fun Run.

The event is scheduled for June 2 and 3. Those who volunteer receive an official event T-shirt and lunch on race day.

Call Molly at 875-7009 or visit the Visitor's Center at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, to volunteer.

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