Craig briefs for June 19


Editorial Board seeking members

— The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins July 1.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper's opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial Board terms last three months.

To apply, call interim Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1790, or e-mail

See a blacksmith work at Wyman Museum

Beginning Friday, the public will have an opportunity to see a blacksmith at work at the Wyman Museum, 94350 E. Highway 40. Visitors can see the blacksmith make tools, fix a broken wheel, make a dinner bell, and work on other projects.

For more information on times of demonstrations, call the museum at 824-6346.

Free community barbecue scheduled

The Yampa Valley Electric Association is scheduled to host a free community barbecue from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds picnic pavilion in honor of Craig's Centennial Celebration. The event will feature live entertainment including Washboard Annie and 1340 Band. Door prizes also will be awarded. Residents from Craig, Maybell, Hayden, Phippsburg, Steamboat Springs, Baggs, Yampa and Toponas are invited to attend. Large numbers are expected and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more information, call 824-6593.

New Craig USDA Service Center Opens

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Thursday the opening of the new Craig USDA Service Center located at 145 Commerce St. The new building is home to the Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Colorado First Conservation District Office.

These USDA agencies provide a variety of services to farmers, landowners and rural communities.

Seminar to highlight drug use at workplace

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Education Series and Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse are scheduled to present a seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The event will present ways to spot drug users during the interview process and on the job, as well as how businesses can remain drug free. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. Registration can be made at For more information, call 824-5689.

Community blood drive scheduled Tuesday

A community blood drive is scheduled from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Donors will receive a Bonfils Blood Center T-shirt.

According to the Blood Center, blood donations drop by 20 percent during the summer months, although the demand for donated blood remains the same.

Donors are recommended to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call The Memorial Hospital at 824-9411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Railroad history remembered

The Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado will sponsor "Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow," an evening of memories and stories about the Moffat Rail Line, at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Railroad memorabilia will be on display and event organizers will show a Channel 4 video featuring the Craig Depot. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 824-8244.

Humane Society fundraiser June 28

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host its first annual Bone Appetit Barbecue Dinner/Dance on June 28 at the O.P. Bar and Grill. The dinner/dance begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 a person, $55 a couple and $10 for children younger than 12. They are available at the O.P. and from Humane Society members.

There will be a silent auction and door prizes donated by local merchants.

The event is a fundraiser for the needs of animals in Moffat County.

For more information or tickets, call Carol Scott at 824-2103 or Pat Pearce at 824-3324.

TMH tournament set for June 27

The Eighth Annual The Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 27 at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Starting time is 2 p.m.

The tournament, a four-man team scramble format, benefits the Hospital Foundation. Teams may buy mulligans and the mulligan tickets will be used in a drawing for prizes.

The price of the tournament, $50 a person or $200 a team, includes 18 holes of golf, cart, all you can eat burgers and a chance to win cash prizes. Prizes include Rockies tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more.

"Look for the chipping pond to see just how good you really are," the foundation reported in a news release. "And if you can get your tee shot on the seventh green, you'll be rewarded with golf balls. A straightest drive contest and closest to the pin contest will be there.

"This annual tournament is lots of fun and laughs with some good - and some really bad - golf thrown in for good measure."

For information, call the Yampa Valley Golf course at 824-3673 or Eva Peroulis with The Memorial Hospital Foundation at 826-2424.

Healthier Living class begins Tuesday

If anyone in the community is affected by a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, emphysema or cancer, he or she is encouraged to participate in an upcoming class designed for better living.

The free, six-session Healthier Living class starts Tuesday and will take place Tuesdays through July 29 at Sunset Meadows II, 633 Ledford St. The class lasts from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call Cathy Vanatta at Aging Well at 629-0141. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Anyone interested also may call Colorado Northwestern Community College at 824-1135.


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