Craig briefs for April 2

City to begin hydrant flushing

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The city of Craig plans to begin flushing fire hydrants Thursday and continue through early May, weather permitting, as part of its annual water distribution system maintenance.

The Water Department plans to start on First Street and work north up Ranney Street and then to Green Street.

Customers may observe temporary discoloration of water, officials said, but allowing water to run for a short time will clear up the problem.

Hydrant flushing removes any accumulated sediment, increases chlorine residuals to the extremities of the system and permits the city to check the hydrant operation and verify flows.

City officials said they apologize to residents for any inconvenience, but hydrant flushing improves overall water quality and piping system integrity.

Bowling scholarship fundraiser in April

The Craig Association of Realtors Annual Scholarship Fundraiser is 8 p.m. April 19 at the Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

Entry fees are $25 per person. Space is limited to the first 16 teams. Call Joyce Miller at 824-3445 or Sari Cobb at 824-4455. The theme this year is '50s Sock Hop.

Bowling association to sponsor tournament

The Northwest Colorado Bowling Association will sponsor an open bowling tournament at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 12 and 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 13 at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

The tournament is open to any member with a valid United States Bowling Congress card. Entries close at 9 p.m. April 11 and may be obtained at the bowling center. For more information, call 824-7974.

Grooming and trail marking season over

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club has announced that the club has ended its grooming and trail-marking season for 2007-08. Snow on the mountain is excellent, but trailhead access is becoming muddy, according to a news release.

Daily Press Editorial Board seeking members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Monday.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper's opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial Board terms are for three months.

To apply, call editor Jerry Raehal at 875-1790, or e-mail jraehal@craigdailypress.com.

Conservation District seedling trees for sale

The Colorado First Soil Conservation District is taking orders for seedling tree sales.

The deadline to order is April 18. Order forms can be picked up at the Colorado State County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., the BLM office or the CRSCD office - both located at 455 Emerson.

Trees will be available for pickup in early May. Call the district office at 824-3476 - extension 108 for Duke, and extension 107 for DeDe.

Salazar taking military academy applications

The Grand Junction Office of U.S. Congressman John T. Salazar is accepting applications for students who are interested in attending a military service academy.

All application materials for the class of 2013 must be received by Oct. 17, 2008, to be considered in the nomination process. For information or to request an application packet, call George Delahanty at (970) 245-7107.

Alcohol Retailer Toolkits available

The Youth Wellness Initiative has created an Alcohol Retailer Toolkit to aid in reducing underage drinking among youths.

The toolkit will automatically be sent to alcohol purveyors as part of their liquor license renewal packet in 2008.

The toolkit includes a copy of Colorado liquor laws, policies and procedures that retailers are encouraged to adopt, a responsible alcohol server agreement for employers to have staff members sign, warning stickers and signs, an ID checking guide and a list of available training resources.

Liquor license holders who do not want to wait until their liquor licenses are renewed to receive an Alcohol Retailer Toolkit are encouraged to call Grand Futures Prevention Coalition at 879-6188.

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