Craig briefs for June 28

No residential trash service Friday

The city of Craig solid waste department is not providing residential trash service July 4. To accommodate residential customers during the week, trash service will be as follows:

• Monday through Wednesday trash will be picked up on its regular trash schedule.

• Friday's trash will be picked up Thursday.

If you have any questions or concerns, call City Hall at 826-2005 or the Road and Bridge Department at 824-4463, or leave a message at 824-3278.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Anyone interested in becoming a member of a renewed chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in the Craig area should call Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518. Free assistance is available to help women trace family lines to their revolutionary patriots.

The DAR is a national organization dedicated to patriotism and education.

Senator scheduled for Craig appearance

U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., is scheduled to appear from 2 to 3 p.m. July 3 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The senator will spend some of the time discussing the recently passed Farm Bill including conservation, nutrition, commodity and renewable energy titles. The event is open to the public.

Quit kits available at VNA offices

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the VNA offices in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, and in Craig, 745 Russell St.

The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows people are seven times more likely to end a tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if trying to quit on his or her own.

Four weeks of free nicotine patches are available. Nicotine gum is also available.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). For more information, call the VNA at 871-7664.

Colorado's 10th annual Colorado Cares Day

Gov. Bill Ritter announced the 10th annual Colorado Cares Day will take place Saturday. Community service projects will take place in locations throughout Colorado.

Colorado Cares Day will be on the day before Colorado Statehood day and promotes the Governor's "Colorado Promise."

"Fulfilling the Colorado Promise happens in many ways, shapes and forms, and there is no better way for us to mark statehood than by participating in volunteer community activities," Gov. Ritter said in a news release.

Colorado Cares Day is a statewide day of service that promotes the enrichment of communities through volunteer action. Coloradans are all encouraged to take part in Colorado's statewide event.

The great strength of Colorado is found in the hearts and souls of its residents. Volunteering at community service projects is a vital part of what makes Colorado a great place to live.

"Through outreach and service, we not only raise awareness about community needs, but we better serve our fellow Coloradans by aiding in their projects," the governor said in the release.

Last year's Colorado Cares Day saw Gov. Ritter and Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien get involved in service projects such as cleaning up Cherry Creek State Park and restoring the washed out road at Gore Range Trail. In all, there were 38 total service projects that took place across the state.

This year's event is expected to surpass the previous years' as the state celebrates the 10th anniversary of the day. Projects are being planned in counties and cities throughout the Front Range and mountain communities, and record turn out is expected.

For information about Colorado Cares Day 2008, volunteer activities or project sites contact the Governor's Commission on Community Service at (303) 866-6426 or visit www.colorado.gov/coloradocares/.

Daily Press editorial board seeks 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 jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

Humane Society fundraiser today

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

Tickets are $30 per person, $55 per 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.

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