Craig briefs for Aug. 26

Mack gets grant for Mt. Harris stories

The Colorado Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Chuck Mack, lifetime Yampa Valley resident and retired coal miner, a $1,000 research grant to collect and complete his stories of the Mount Harris community. This will be the first book published about the Mt. Harris area since Ruth Douglas Johnson published "Mr. Harris Echoes" in 1979.

The award year is from June 2008 to April 2009, at which time Mack will have a completed manuscript ready for publication. He recently gave a brownbag lecture on the subject of Mount Harris at the Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs. Earlier this year, he gave a presentation talk about Mount Harris to Preserving the Last Frontier and at a Lions Club luncheon.

Chuck Mack is available to talk about the book and his adventures of 45.5 years in area coal mines. For more information, call Chuck Mack at 824-5454.

Christian school to host open house today

Eagle's Wings Christian School is scheduled to host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today at its new location, 11 E. Victory Way, formerly occupied by Mountain West Insurance & Financial Services, LLC. The school is accepting applications for full- and part-time teachers and teachers' aids. For more information, call Betty Ann Duzik at 824-4268.

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