Craig briefs for Jan. 9

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— The Yampa Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International is planning its annual show for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Moffat County High School. The show title is "Craig Idol" and is a localized version of the television show, American Idol.

Auditions for show contestants took place earlier this year; anyone in the Craig area 16 years and older was invited to participate. The five contestants selected by a panel from Yampa Valley Chorus are Monika Baron, Jacob Chason, Ashley Cordova, Irene Losolla and Tanya Rinehart. The performers will compete for the most votes from the audience.

Along with the contestants, special guest performers will be Girlsberry Jam, Hometown Harmony, Dejà Vu quartets and the Yampa Valley Chorus. Beth Gilchrist and Bill Ronis will host the show.

Tickets are $8 and $5 for seniors/students and can be purchased from any Sweet Adeline or at the door. Come and vote for your favorite Craig Idol.

Preserving cultural history presentation

Archaeologist and published author Jerry Spangler will make a presentation Thursday at the Center of Craig. He will discuss his struggle to develop a balanced approach toward preserving the cultural history of places such as Range Creek, Vermillion Basin and other amazing places on the Colorado Plateau.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Spangler's work has been featured in archaeology and science magazines, and he has co-authored the book, "Horned Snakes and Axle Grease." Signed copies of the book will be available Thursday at Downtown Books.

The Colorado Environmental Coalition and Friends of Northwest Colorado are sponsoring the presentation. For more information, call 824-5241 or e-mail at sasha@cecenviro.org.

Notice to commission stakeholders of review

Notice to all stakeholders from the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: The first review of the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program rules by the Colorado Department of Human Services State Board is at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman St., Room 4A/B, in Denver.

This is a public session. Sign language interpreters and CART will be provided.

Meeting notices also are posted on the Department's Web site at www.cdhs.state.co.us/stateboard/

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