Craig briefs for Jan. 19

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for large business of the year, small business of the year and businessperson of the year.

Awards will be presented during the Chamber's annual State of the County meeting Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Tickets will be $40 each or two for $70.

Small businesses are those with fewer than 40 employees. Large businesses are those with 41 or more employees.

Nominations may be mailed to 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625 or e-mailed to director@craig-chamber.com. Please include a brief summary of why you are nominating the business or person.

Nominations are due Feb. 1

Diamond 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 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.

We See D.C. seeks

volunteers for trip

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 to 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 press 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.

Conservation district selling seedling trees

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.

Annual Art Walk

set for Feb. 9

The 13th annual Art Walk, co-sponsored by the Downtown Business Association and the Colorado Northwestern Community College pottery program, is from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 in downtown Craig.

"Join hundreds of art lovers for this fun, and sometimes cold, community event," according to a press release.

Local artists will display their work in downtown businesses. Musicians also will perform at some businesses.

The "Taste of Chocolate" competition returns for its second year and will allow 100 ticket buyers to taste and vote for their favorite chocolate concoction.

CNCC pottery students will have their annual "Buy the Soup, Keep the Bowl" fundraiser at the Center of Craig. Students also will have pottery for sale during Art Walk.

The city of Craig Centennial Committee will announce the winner of the Centennial Poster Contest. All entries will be on display at the Center of Craig and for sale through a silent auction. Stop by and vote for your favorite piece.

If you are an artist or would like to participate as a business, call Carol Wilson at Neolithics at 824-4580.

For more information about the Centennial Poster Contest, contact Pam Foster at pamdesigns@hotmail.com or 824-8244.

Applications are available at Pam Designs, Craig Chamber of Commerce and City of Craig offices.

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