Craig briefs for July 18

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— The Craig Chamber of Commerce is hosting its biggest mixer of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber and Moffat County Visitor Center offices, 360 East Victory Way.

Food, drinks and door prizes will be available, and visitors may learn more about what they can find at the Moffat County Visitor Center. KRAI FM & 55 Country, Kidder Transportation and Price Mine Service are sponsoring the event.

For more information, call the Chamber offices at 824-5689.

Dinosaur National Monument plans repair

Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument proposes to repair a slide on the Island Park Road in Uintah County, Utah, according to a news release Thursday. The slide is located along a steep slope on the south side of Island Park Road, about 1,500 feet from the park's western boundary.

An environmental assessment by the National Park Service will determine the possible impacts and alternatives of the repairs. Potential alternatives include regrading the slide, roadway realignment, maintaining existing alignment and raising the grade, a combination of the aforementioned or the no-action alternative.

Any necessary construction will take place in 2009 or 2010.

The NPS will identify the range of issues that needs to be addressed in the assessment, as well as any alternatives to the project.

The public is invited to direct concerns or comments regarding this project to Superintendent Risser online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dino, or by sending an email to dino_superintendent@nps.gov or writing to Dinosaur National Monument, 4545 E. Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724.

Free nicotine patches and gum available

A free four-week supply of nicotine patches and gum are available by calling the QuitLine at 1-800-QUITNOW (784-8669). Free Tobacco-Free Quit Kits are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell Street. For more information, call 824-8233.

DOW seeks opinion on big-game regulations

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is accepting public feedback to help determine the five-year big game season structure for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear and moose. The season structure will provide a framework for hunting regulations during the 2010 through 2014 hunting seasons. The framework takes into account various topics, including the length of big game hunting seasons and proportion of limited and unlimited licenses granted.

Suggestions may be e-mailed to wildlife.bgss@state.co.us. Feedback also may be sent to Big Game Season Structure, c/o Public Involvement Section, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80216. For more information, visit the DOW's Web site at http://wildlife.state.co.us.

DBA seeks vendors of local produce, goods

The Downtown Business Association's Farmers Market is looking for vendors of locally grown produce and handmade items, including honey, eggs, soap, cut flowers, cards, jewelry and goat's milk.

The farmers market runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in Alice Pleasant Park until Sept. 26. There is no fee for setup. Nonprofit organizations, fundraisers, and information booths are invited to set up booths for informational and fundraising purposes. The farmers market also is scheduling musicians and information specialists.

For more information, call 824-5343.

Volunteer teachers wanted for ESL classes

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers to help teach new English as a Second Language classes. No experience is required, and no foreign language skills are needed. Classes will include instruction on reading, speaking and writing English. A volunteer-teacher training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon July 23 at Integrated Community's Craig office, 510 Breeze St. Snacks and beverages will be served. To register or obtain more information, call 824-6424.

Furniture, goods accepted for veterans

As part of an ongoing effort to collect needed items for local veterans, Love INC will be accepting certain furniture and computer parts donations.

The project initially was spearheaded by Janie Withers, 55, a Craig resident.

Anyone with small furniture items, specifically shelving, other vertical stands or computer parts and accessories, is encouraged to call Love INC at 826-4400.

Officials ask that residents call before making donations.

Used book sales at library to happen daily

Starting this week, Moffat County Libraries will host a sale of bags of used books on a daily basis. The sales - originally scheduled for Wednesdays - have been made more frequent because of public interest.

Every weekday, the staff will set up the tables of books outside the library during regular business hours. The books are donated by Friends of the Library, and additional racks of them can be found inside the building.

$1 buys a bag and an assortment of books, the proceeds of which go toward Friends of the Library.

The sales will continue for the rest of the summer, weather permitting, or for as long as the books are in supply. For more information, call 824-5116.

Volunteers needed for Relay for Life

The Rotary Club of Craig is looking for volunteers to help with the activities of Relay for Life.

The group will work on the event's traffic control and registration from 3 to 6 p.m. today. From 6 to 9 p.m., volunteers will help with the setup of luminarias around the Moffat County High School track.

Volunteers also are needed for cleanup duties and additional traffic control from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 19. For more information, call Gene Bilodeau at 824-1103.

Cardiology services to begin Tuesday

Dr. William Baker, cardiologist for Heart Center of the Rockies, will see patients in Craig on Tuesdays beginning July 22. Office visit for general cardiology will be available at Kinder Family Clinic, 595 Russell St. To make an appointment, call 870-1035.

Dr. Baker is part of Heart Center of the Rockies' team of 18 cardiologist, two cardiovascular surgeons and staff, according to a news release from the Heart Center. The institution also conducts advanced cardiac evaluations at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. For more information about the Heart Center of the Rockies, visit www.heartcenteroftherockies.com.

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