Craig briefs for Feb. 13

Daily Press seeking nominations

— The Craig Daily Press is asking for the public's help in identifying some of the area's top professionals younger than 40 years old. The newspaper is seeking nominations, and those professionals selected will be featured in upcoming editions.

Nominations may be e-mailed to the paper at editor@craigdailypress.com or by calling editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031, ext. 204 or assistant editor Joshua Roberts at 824-7031, ext. 210.

Prevent playground injuries

The Colorado Parks & Recreation Association, in accordance with the National Recreation & Park Association, will facilitate the National Playground Safety Institute March 10 to 12 in Greeley.

NPSI is a playground safety inspector certification course and exam open to anyone who owns, operates, installs and overseas playground equipment.

Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate more than 205,000 injuries occur on playgrounds each year. About 15 result in death.

For more information, call the Safety Commission at (303) 231-0943, or visit the Web site at www.cpra-web.org.

Girl Scout cookies for sale this week

The Craig Girl Scouts will be hosting cookie booths at the following locations this week:

Friday:

• Noon to 6 p.m. at Wal-Mart.

• 1 to 7 p.m. at Moffat County High School.

Saturday:

• 9 to 6 p.m. at Moffat County High School.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Safeway parking lot.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at K-Mart

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart.

• 1 to 4 p.m. at City Market.

Students to read tales Saturday

Paige Durbin, a Moffat County fourth-grade student, will read her story, "Kids Now and Then," about her grandmother, Edna, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The story was published in the book, "Relatively Speaking: A Book by Kids, About Family, for Everyone."

Other fourth-grade students from Sunset Elementary will talk about and read oral histories of Craig community members, as part of an oral history project.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Downtown Books at 824-5343.

VNA to begin Hospice fundraiser

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice program is conducting its annual Daffodil fundraiser in the spring.

It is one of two fundraisers the VNA conducts for the Hospice program. Pre-sales are Feb. 12 to March 3. Deliveries are March 18.

The VNA is looking for volunteers to help sell, wrap and deliver the Daffodils. Wrapping takes place March 17.

"If you or your spouse, cousin, uncle, parent, old war buddy, sibling, co-worker, staff member, child, barber, mechanic, accountant, grandma, butcher, doc, lawn boy, aunt, housekeeper, friend, partner or attorney would like to volunteer to assist us with this fundraiser we would greatly appreciate it," said Cole White, VNA director of community care, in a news release.

For more information, call White at 871-7663.

Snowmobile Show Saturday at museum

The 19th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show and X-treme Mountain Racing takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Wyman Museum.

Racing begins at 9 a.m. both days.

Saturday's schedule also includes family activities: cardboard box derby and show, chili cook-off, professional ice carving demonstrations, sledding and games for children. A newly groomed cross country skiing trail also is available for use.

Sunday's activities include professional ice carving, kids' games, and guide and outfitter's cook-off.

For more information, call 824-6346.

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