Craig briefs for Dec. 5

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Jarvie Christmas Fest is Saturday

The Jarvie Christmas Fest takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the John Jarvie Ranch in Browns Park, Utah. Free activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, rope-making demonstrations and children's games. A chili meal also will be provided for $5.

To reach the ranch, take U.S. Highway 40 to Maybell, then travel east on Colorado Highway 318 for 70 miles of paved road and eight miles of gravel road, then follow the Jarvie Ranch/Browns Park signs.

Commissioner vacancy deadline is 5 p.m. today

The Moffat County Republican Party Vacancy Committee is seeking residents interested in filling the vacancy for Moffat County District 2 commissioner.

Any person to be considered for this vacancy must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Moffat County District 2 and a registered Republican, as noted by the voter registration book of the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder.

The Vacancy Committee is charged with appointing a replacement for this position no later than 10 days from the date of the vacancy.

Persons interested in submitting their names for consideration to fill the vacancy must submit a written letter with accompanying resume to a member of the Vacancy Committee by 5 p.m. today.

For information about the position, contact one of the following Vacancy Committee members:

• K.C. Hume: 800 W. First Ave., Craig. 629-9048

• Nikki McLeslie: Precision Auto, 1294 West Fourth St., Craig. 826-6557

• Stacy Razzano: Bank of the West, 139 E. Victory Way, Craig. 824-9431

• Ron Danner: Eyecare Specialities, 1111 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig. 824-6636.

Gingerbread house deadline is 4 p.m. today

The deadline to enter the Gingerbread House Contest is today. All entries must be dropped off at the Museum of Northwest Colorado by 4 p.m.

The contest is an annual event sponsored by the Downtown Business Association in Craig.

"It sounds like it's going to be bigger and better this year," said Jan Gerber, of the Museum of Northwest Colorado. She said this observation was based on the number of boards requested upon which people build the houses.

Contest rules are as follows:

• Houses must be constructed on the boards provided with entry fee.

• The entire house must be made of edible products. No lights, cardboard, supporting structures or artificial display materials are to be used. Candies must be unwrapped.

• The cost to enter is $6, with the board included. The entry fee is $2 for anyone using a board from a previous year.

• There are three divisions: Adults, children ages 11 to 17 and children 10 and younger.

Entries will be judged today, and results will be posted Saturday. Entries will remain on display through Dec. 20. A first-place and second-place prize will be awarded in each category.

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