Craig briefs for Feb. 6

Taste of Chocolate set for Saturday

— Chocolate temptations will be featured at various downtown businesses in conjunction with the Art Walk.

Competitors will prepare 100 small servings of their creation. This could be hot chocolate, cakes, cookies and candy - as long as the featured flavor is chocolate. Entry forms are available at The Kitchen Shop. Contestants need to be present to hand out samples.

The samples are to go to ticket holders only.

Ticket holders will be voting for their favorite chocolate. The winner will be announced Monday and will receive $100 in Downtown Bucks.

There is no entry fee. The competitor collecting the most votes will win $100.

Chocolate tasters will need to purchase a ticket at The Kitchen Shop and other downtown businesses. The tickets cost $10 and entitle you to a sample of each chocolate creation. The ticket also is your ballot. Ballot boxes will be located along the route. Candy boxes will be provided to ticket holders. Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Applications accepted for Police Academy

The Craig Police Department currently is accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The anticipated start date is Feb. 28. The academy will take place one night a week for about 11 weeks. Applications may be picked up at the Police Department counter in the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

For more information, call Sergeant John Forgay at 826-2366.

Ski Club arranging trip to Glenwood Springs

Craig Community Ski Club will go on an overnight trip to Glenwood Springs. The club will ski the first day at Snowmass and the second day at Sunlight.

The trip is planned for Feb. 23 and 24. Itineraries and sign-up sheets are available at the Craig Parks and Recreation Department, Craig Middle School office and Moffat County High School athletic office.

Registrations must be turned in by today.

The cost is $130 and includes travel, motel, two lift tickets, a ticket to the hot springs, one dinner and one breakfast.

Ski Club membership is still open and costs $10. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 826-2029.

Rotary Club seeking scholarship applicants

The Craig Rotary Club is taking applications for an Ambassadorial Scholarship, which enables a student to study abroad for one year while supporting the vision of Rotary International to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.

During the study period, scholars are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country through numerous public appearances, according to a press release. After studying, scholars share their experience with people in their home country.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins. Applicants must be legal residents of Moffat County, and have no Rotary familial connections.

The scholarship is for one academic year's study abroad at an institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees. It provides a flat grant of $23,000. Club-endorsed candidates will complete at the district level, and one scholarship will be awarded.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Craig Rotary Club no later than March 15. Successful applicants at the club level must attend in an interview April 12 and 13 in Cheyenne, Wyo. To request an application and obtain further information, call Bill Muldoon at 970-824-7100.

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