Craig briefs for Jan. 16

Diamonds and Spurs tickets on sale


— Tickets are on sale for the Craig Rotary Club's annual Diamond and Spurs Dinner Dance, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 26.

Tickets are $60 each and available from any Rotary member or at the Elk Run Inn. Call Randy at 826-4444 for more information.

Bad to the Bone is providing the dinner, serving prime rib and Cajun salmon.

Hors d'oeuvres start at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing follows the dinner with Kip Stream providing the music.

There also is a raffle for a diamond necklace donated by Kester Jewelry and a signed copy of Rod Hanna's book "Seasons of Light."

Proceeds go to benefit the Rotary youth projects in Craig, including high school and nursing scholarships, the second-grade book buddy program, the third-grade dictionary program and Rotary youth leadership camps.

Movie: 'Three Faiths, One God'

First Congregational United Church of Christ hosts a free movie night at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 16 at the church. The movie is "Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam."

"The movie compares similarities and differences in religious beliefs and practices that Islam has with Christianity and Judaism," according to a press release. "It illustrates how people in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts, yet remain dedicated to facilitating understanding and respect. 'Three Faiths, One God' captures a broad range of voices and ideas of ordinary people and respected scholars in the interfaith field."

We See D.C. seeks volunteers

Do you and your significant other want to help with the annual trip to Washington D.C., and the Williamsburg, Va., area for We See D.C. - an educational project that sends area youths the nation's capital?

Spots still are available. Student cost is $1,735. Adult cost is $1,960 per person with no chaperone responsibilities.

"We know it's expensive, but everything is paid," a news release states. "All ground and air transportation, meals, hotels for five nights, admission costs, and a terrific driver and tour guide."

Departure time is around 11 p.m. June 7, and participants will return sometime in the early hours of June 14.

There is an informational meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Serendipity Coffee Shop. If you cannot make that meeting, contact Courtney Jenison at 970-620-0753.

Sage-Grouse research starting

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Questar Corporation are partnering to conduct research designed to document Greater Sage-Grouse seasonal habitat use and movements in the Hiawatha Development Area in northwest Colorado and south-central Wyoming.

Questar, a Salt Lake City based energy company active in the area since the 1920s, has provided funding for the research and will be partnering with the DOW on the project. Additional funding and support has been provided by the southwest Wyoming sage-grouse local working group. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is also cooperating on the research along with the Bureau of Land Management.

The project builds upon research DOW researcher Dr. Tony Apa and University of Idaho researcher Tom Thompson have conducted in the area since 2005. DOW researcher Dr. Brett Walker will join the team to help identify and delineate important seasonal habitats for sage-grouse on a much larger, landscape scale. In the Hiawatha area, Greater Sage-Grouse generally spend the spring and summer in the high country, but move to lower elevations to winter.

"Questar's voluntary support of the project is part of its long-term responsible management strategy for operations in the Hiawatha region," according to a press release.

"Wildlife experts, managers, industry, and ultimately Greater Sage-Grouse, will benefit from this research to create a strong alliance between those interested in sage-grouse conservation within the Hiawatha Field. "

For more news about Division of Wildlife, go to:

Radon classes coming

Two radon education programs will be offered at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. The first class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 17. A light meal and short-term radon test kit will be provided free to participants. Registration is required by calling Elisa at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office at 824-9180.

MCHS to host financial aid seminars

College grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships are subjects that will be discussed at the seniors Financial Aid seminar at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Moffat County High School.

"Since the financial aid process requires forms and tax returns as well as patience, we will help you get the process underway," according to a press release.

High school seniors should plan to attend either night.

Direct any questions before the workshop to Paula Duzik at the high school at 824-7036.

Seedling trees for sale

The Colorado First Soil Conservation District is taking orders for seedling tree sales.

The deadline to order is April 18. Order forms can be picked up at the Colorado State County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., the BLM office, or the CRSCD office - both located at 455 Emerson.

Trees will be available for pick up in early May.

Call the district office at 824-3476 - extension 108 for Duke, and extension 107 for DeDe.

Snowmobile ride for scheduled in February

A snowmobile ride to honor military personnel, veterans and those currently serving, is scheduled for Feb. 2.

A Soldiers' Snowmobile Ride is free to military personnel and their spouses, and will be conducted in the Craig area. Elkhorn Winter Adventures will provide free-guided tours and snowmobiles, and the Craig Snowmobile Club is providing lunch.

Call Stan Fox at 970-326-7160 to sign-up. Deadline to register for the event is Jan. 20, and participants will be selected on a first come basis.


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