Craig briefs for April 7

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On April 3, the park visitor center in Dinosaur opened on a limited schedule. Hours of operation will be Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call the park at (435) 781-7700

Rural Development office to be relocated

Beginning Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development office in Craig temporarily will be relocated to the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The office will be at this location until April 30, 2008.

Customers can call 800-424-2915, ext. 2915.

Class of 1978 to hold organizational meeting

The Class of 1978 has an organizational meeting for its 25th reunion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Firehouse. Call Dennis Jones at 824-3532.

Poetry month celebrated in April

April is National Poetry Month, established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as a month-long national celebration designed to increase public awareness of the art of poetry.

To help celebrate National Poetry Month, Downtown Books is sponsoring a Cowboy Poetry Contest. Send in your best cowboy (or western themed) poems to Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., Craig, 81625. by April 21.

Only two entries per person. Poems must be original work. Poems should not exceed 50 lines. Open to all residents of the Yampa River Valley and the Little Snake River area. Prizes will be awarded: $20 for first place; $10 for second and store gift certificates for three runners-up. Winners will be invited to read their work on Saturday April 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Downtown Books.

Call 824-5343 for more information.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Teachers are some of the hardest working, yet sometimes under-appreciated, professionals in today's workforce.

The Craig Daily Press recognizes area teachers by honoring one each spring with the Teacher of the Year award. Last year's recipient was Rosemary Crosthwaite, who was St. Mark's Preschool director for a quarter century.

Area residents are invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a nomination of no more than 100 words about why he or she deserves the award. You must include your name for the nomination to be counted.

Nominations may be dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave., emailed to jraehal@craigdailypress.com or mailed to Craig Daily Press, Attn: Jerry Raehal, P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. May 2.

The winner will be decided by the Daily Press Editorial Board, which includes employees and community members, based on the entries.

The winner will be notified the following week, and the Craig Daily Press will publish a feature story about the 2008 recipient.

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