Craig briefs for Aug. 30

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The annual Mud Run event, scheduled for Sept. 13, has been canceled, due largely to soccer field construction at Loudy-Simpson Park.

CrimeStoppers seeking info on armed robbery

A suspect thought to be male robbed the Loaf-N-Jug convenience store, 2441 W. Victory Way, at gunpoint about midnight Thursday, the Craig Police Department reported. The suspect, who was wearing a mask with a hooded sweatshirt, demanded money from the night clerk and left with an undisclosed amount.

Anyone with information about the crime that leads to the apprehension and prosecution of those involved is to call CrimeStoppers at 824-3535. Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

Inaugural gala

takes place Aug. 6

Marlin Briscoe, former Denver Bronco and the NFL's first African-American quarterback is scheduled to speak at the Moffat County High School inaugural gala at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the ice rink at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event is a fundraiser for multiple MCHS clubs and will feature an auction with donations from local businesses and will include autographed items from Denver Nuggets' Allen Iverson, Olympic Champion Mark Spitz and players from the Baltimore Orioles and the Denver Outlaws.

Tickets cost $40 per person and can be purchased at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., or at Moffat County High School Room 102.

Event organizers also are accepting auction donations. To donate, call Beckey Grabowski at 620-4109.

For more information about the gala, call Schenck at 629-5506 or David Grabowski at 620-4109.

Grand Junction VA ER open Labor Day

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Emergency Room will be open Labor Day for registered patients.

All other VA clinics are closed.

During the Holiday weekend, Veterans Affairs patients who need nonemergency medical advice can call the medical center's front desk at 970-242-0731. The operator will direct the call as needed. This line is for nonemergency use only, for medical emergencies - any threat to life, limb or eyesight - dial 911.

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