Craig briefs for Aug. 27

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City refills trench dug for water line repair

On Tuesday, city of Craig Road and Bridge Department employees refilled a trench near the intersection of Yampa Avenue and Fourth Street, which was dug this weekend to repair a leaking water line.

The crew refilled the area in the northbound lane of Yampa Avenue using road base not available when the leak was patched Sunday, said Troy Hampton, Road and Bridge crew supervisor.

Crews paved the section, and the lane was scheduled to re-open Tuesday evening.

City of Craig Water Department employees finished work on the water line at about 9 p.m. Sunday night. Water service, which had been shut off for the 300 and 400 blocks of Yampa Avenue, was resumed at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Volunteers needed for Wild West Air Fest

Volunteers are needed Saturday and Sunday for the 2008 Wild West Air Fest, part of the Steamboat Springs Labor Day Weekend Celebration. All volunteers will receive a free plane ride and a complimentary T-shirt for their efforts.

Come enjoy classic cars, vintage planes and flight simulators. There will be something for everyone.

For information or to sign up, call Kristi at 875-7006 or stop by the Visitor Center at 125 Anglers Drive.

Alumni Association accepting aid

The Browns Park School Alumni Association is planning to refurbish the Browns Park School building, located about 90 miles west of Craig on Highway 318. Upcoming projects include painting the outside of the building. For more information or to get involved, call 970-365-3655.

City taking applications for 2008-09 Head Start

Craig Head Start is accepting applications for the 2008-09 program year. Children who turn age 3 or 4 before Aug. 31 are eligible.

Call 824-9307 for more information.

Salazar accepting

students for academy

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 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.

First dog competition slated for September

Craig's first Disc Dog competition will take place Sept. 27. Honey Rock Dogs will host the event, and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Moffat County.

The competition is open to any owner or dog team in a variety of classes.

"Whether you have a champion disc catcher or just a casual fetcher, plan to join the fun," Honey Rock Dogs reported in a news release. Two free throwing/catching clinics will be offered this spring and summer to help prepare contestants.

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