Craig briefs for May 13

Help sought for Colowyo reunion

— Colowyo employees from the W.R. grace era who are interested in helping organize the second annual Colowyo reunion, call Judi at 824-9400 or 326-5437.

Tentative plans are to have the reunion at Loudy-Simpson Park perhaps during the first or second weekend in August. Help is needed with set up, food, reserving a place for the reunion and contacting Colowyo employees. Needed are contact names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails.

CDOT to start Highway 13 project

The Colorado Department of Transportation expects to begin improvement projects May 21 on state Highway 13 north of Craig.

CDOT will widen and resurface Highway 13 from the Wyoming border south for five miles, from mile marker 128 to 123.

Crews also will install safety improvements on the highway for another 12 miles south from there, from mile marker 111 to 123. These include widening shoulders and installing new, taller guardrails.

The project was awarded to Simon Contractors of Cheyenne, Wyo., for $4.5 million.

Local contracting company Elam Construction submitted the highest of six bids, at about $5.3 million. No other Moffat County-based business offered a bid to CDOT.

The project is scheduled to last until mid-October, weather permitting.

Motorists can expect traffic delays of up to 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday while CDOT crews work on the project.

The speed limit will be lowered to 35 miles per hour through the work zone during working hours. No work is scheduled on weekends or holidays.

Craig resident departs for Taiwan mission trip

Craig resident Jennifer Elisabeth Pressley, 21, has been called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. Pressley will serve for 18 months in the LDS mission in Taipei, Taiwan, where she will complete various types of service work. She will depart for Taiwan today. Pressley is a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate and is a daughter of David and Mary Pressley of Craig.

GOWD looking for street festival vendors

Grand Olde West Days is looking for vendors for the GOWD Street Festival on May 26. Call Nicki at the Wyman Museum at 824-6346.

Choir concert scheduled for today

Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School choirs are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. today at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. Entry is free. For more information, call 824-7036 and ask for Sean Teets.

Ice cream social tickets for sale

Tickets for an ice cream social to celebrate Craig's Centennial are on sale at Wal-Mart and City Market.

"Happy Birthday, Craig! Centennial Ice Cream Social" is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 in the cafeteria at Craig Intermediate School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Tickets cost $3. The event is sponsored by the Humane Society of Moffat County.

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