Craig briefs for Feb. 29

Museum seeks 'unique' collections

The Hayden Heritage Museum has an opening for an exhibit this summer for anyone with an "outstanding or unique vintage collection," the museum reported in a news release.

"Whether it is baby bottles or vintage aprons, pocket knives or mining tools, call the museum to see if your special collection could earn you 'bragging rights' this summer," curator Mary Pat Dunn wrote.

The featured collection will be on display from mid-May through the end of September and will be the museum's highlighted exhibit for the season.

Applications for the display space are due by March 31. For more information, call 276-4380.

CSU professor to host workshop

Colorado State University professor Jay Parsons, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, offers a one-day workshop next month to provide sheep producers with an overview of the new pilot insurance products available in Colorado, including LRP-Lamb, AGR-Lite and vegetation index insurance.

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 10 at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay.

The pre-registration deadline is March 6. Call the CSU Moffat County Extension Office at 824-9180 or e-mail Elisa Shackelton at eshackel@ext.colostate.edu.

Company transporting oversized load

Contractors Cargo Company will be bringing an oversize load from Colorado to Wyoming today. The load is 20 feet wide and may require brief lane closures along the route. The company reported the load will leave Baggs, Wyo., at 8 a.m. and travel SR 13 south to Rio Blanco County Road 5.

Moffat County budget online

Moffat County's final 2008 budget hit the county's Web site and can be found under the Administration Department.

The budget totals $56,889,718, including The Memorial Hospital and the Moffat County Housing Authority, which runs Sunset Meadows I and II.

The budget reflects some dollars for the hospital's new construction plan, Budget Analyst Tinneal Gerber said, but $8 million is for capital outlay, which likely refers to different infrastructure projects.

To view the county's 2008 budget and its more than 30 departments, go to www.co.moffat.co.us/administration/default/htm and follow the link for the 2008 budget.

MCHS parent group to meet Monday

The Moffat County High School Parent Accountability Committee is scheduled to meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. The meeting is open to the public.

Meetings begin with a "let's listen" session for parents to voice their concerns and commendations to the group. Whenever needed, additional time and research are devoted to the concerns.

Parent Accountability meetings serve as an advisory for the High School principal Jane Harmon, and a sounding board for new ideas, materials, concepts and concerns from the community. Revisions in high school policies are reviewed, and recommendations are made to the principal.

Packets to help fight underage drinking

An informational packet designed to help parents learn about the dangers of youth alcohol use is now available through the Youth Wellness Initiative.

The took kit includes tips on how to engage teens in conversations about drinking and gives suggestions about how parents can increase monitoring of teens' activities in order to decrease access to alcohol.

Strategies are given for building a healthy support structure for children to better enable them to withstand peer pressure and make good choices.

Parents can request a kit by calling Grand Futures Prevention Coalition at 879-6188.

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