Craig briefs for March 10

The Moffat County High School Class of 1988 is looking for the following classmates: Lorne Barr, Jammie Beall, Belinda Blair, Tracy Bradbury, Cathy Castine, Bill Craig, Tony Bang, Bob Crossman, Shane Ekstrom, Clint Farrington, Francine Gallegos, Brent Woodward, Jimmy Gupton, Tony Decker, Mindy Elliott, Leah Fugate, Paul Grimes, Shelly Espinola, Kristy Furniss, Troy Gerber, Ester Harned, Karen Hilthon, Brad Humphries, Ron Jensen, Robert Keith, Pat Keith, Tammy Herndon, Christy Thompson, Sean Houck, Corinne Hoefer, Jeff Loomis, Todd Tipotsch, Junior Martinez, Kenny Nyberg, Christy Peterson, Barbra Rice, DeDe Mauser, Roberto Montoya, Kristie Price, Willie Rivers, Tim Maddox, Brandy McHan, Troy Merritt, Tim Pobirk, Abel Quintana, Lyle Robertson, Wesley Robinson, Mindy Rutter, Dwayne Taylor, Lyla Valora, Rita Ward, Renee Scott, Tonya Tipotsch, Virginia Sanchez, and Dag Thompson.

Contact Paula Duzik at 824-4839 if you have any information.

'Herald' in fundraiser for Hospice

This is the 15th year of Hospice care in the Yampa Valley. Hospice began in 1993 with a gift from the John Ritter family. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care has been caring for the terminally ill ever since.

Those who wish to ensure this service remains on-going can do so by donating with your purchase of daffodils on March 18. The daffodils, called "Heralds of Hope," have been a hallmark of Hospice for eight years.

You can purchase Hospice daffodils at Alpine Floral, City Market, Safeway, Bamboo Market, Clark Store and the Visiting Nurse Association. In Hayden they will be available at the Mercantile. In Craig they will be at the City Market, Safeway, The Flower Mine and the Visiting Nurse Association.

Call the VNA at 879-1632 for more information.

Volunteers needed for quilting

Volunteers are needed to sew or donate fabric for National Quilting Day, which is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Anyone seeking to make pink quilts for local cancer victims should meet at the Extension Office basement, 539 Barclay St. Call Linda Pinnt at 824-5219 or 871-7689.

EDP seminar on taxes Wednesday

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership and the Moffat County Assessor's Office will host a free seminar Wednesday on "understanding your business property taxes."

The seminar is set for 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. inside the second-floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 201 Victory Way. Admission is free.

"Learn the difference between assessed value and actual value, understand the Gallagher Amendment and answer the question, 'why are business property taxes three to four times higher than residential taxes?'" the EDP reported in a news release.

The seminar also will give visitors a clearer picture of what the mill levy is, "how it works and where your tax dollars are put to use in the community."

For more information, call EDP executive specialist Darcy Trask at 826-2039 or 846-1663.

DOW sponsoring hunter safety class

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a hunter's education course from March 17 to 21.

Classes will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Community College Bell Tower Building. All five sessions must be attended and tests passed to earn a hunter safety card.

For more information on an online hunter education program or to register for the regular class, call 272-3238.

Hayden museum seeks 'unique' collections

The Hayden Heritage Museum has an opening for an exhibit this summer for anyone with an "outstanding or unique vintage collection," the museum reported in a press release.

"Whether it is baby bottles or vintage aprons, pocket knives or mining tools, call the museum to see if your special collection could earn you 'bragging rights' this summer," curator Mary Pat Dunn wrote.

The featured collection will be on display from mid-May through the end of September and will be the museum's highlighted exhibit for the season.

Applications for the display space are due by March 31. For more information, call 276-4380.

CSU professor to host workshop

Colorado State University professor Jay Parsons, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, offers a one-day workshop to provide sheep producers with an overview of the new pilot insurance products available in Colorado, including LRP-Lamb, AGR-Lite and vegetation index insurance.

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay.

Pre-registration was required by March 6. Call the CSU Moffat County Extension Office at 824-9180 or e-mail Elisa Shackelton at eshackel@ext.colostate.edu.

Salazar accepting academy applications

The Grand Junction Office of U.S. Congressman John T. Salazar is accepting applications for students who are interested in attending a military service academy.

All application materials for the class of 2013 must be received by Oct. 17, 2008, to be considered in the nomination process. For information, or to request an application packet, call George Delahanty at (970) 245-7107.

Prevent playground injuries

The Colorado Parks & Recreation Association, in accordance with the National Recreation & Park Association, will facilitate the National Playground Safety Institute today to Wednesday in Greeley.

NPSI is a playground safety inspector certification course and exam open to anyone who owns, operates, installs and overseas playground equipment.

Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate more than 205,000 injuries occur on playgrounds each year. About 15 result in death.

For more information, call the Safety Commission at 303-231-0943, or visit the Web site at www.cpra-web.org.

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