Craig briefs for Oct. 6

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Handel's "Messiah" will again grace the stage in Craig this December, and singers for the choir and soloists are needed. This show is not just for students. Community members are welcome to join in.

Anyone interested in participating should call John Bolton at Moffat County High School at 826-6598, or Dan Mullens at 826-6604.

Prairie dog plan discussion extended

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has extended the time period for submitting comments on the "Colorado Gunnison's and White-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Plan." Comments from the public will be accepted through Jan. 5, 2009.

The conservation plan, when final, will be used as a guide to maintain these two species on native range in Colorado. The plan can be viewed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife Web site at: http://wildlife.state.co.us/.

The public is invited to make comments on the DOW plan. Send comments to Amy.Seglund@state.co.us. by Jan. 5. Comments via e-mail are preferred. For those who do not have access to the Internet, send comments to Seglund at 2300 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO, 81401.

MCHS Parents Advisory Committee meets today

The Moffat County High School Parents Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the MCHS Library. Parents attending should enter from the north parking lot.

This committee plays an important function in advising the administrators and teachers on concerns and issues. It serves as a clearinghouse for general education information, such as CSAP, ACT, college/vocational preparation and secondary education thoughts/philosophy. Parents are encouraged to attend.

This committee meets on the first Monday of every month during the school year.

For more information, call Principal Thom Schnellinger at 824-7036.

Football team dinner to be held Thursday

The Craig community is invited to help support and cheer on the Bulldogs this week, which is Moffat County High School's Homecoming Week.

One of the homecoming events will be a Community Tail Gate Football Team Dinner. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $5 for a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, fruit salad, baked beans, potato salad, desserts and drinks.

DOW hunter education classes in Maybell

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will present two Hunter Education crash courses in Maybell. They will be held Friday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 31, at the Maybell Community Center. The classes will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. There will be no late admittance.

These classes will earn attendees a Temporary Hunter Ed Card good until Dec. 31. To get a Permanent Hunter Ed Card, people can take the Internet Home Study Course and complete it at one of the above classes.

For more information on the Internet Home Study Course or to register for either class in Maybell, call 272-3238.

Teen Read Week kicks off Oct. 13 in Craig

The Craig Branch of Moffat County Libraries will join thousands of other libraries in celebrating Teen Read Week from Oct. 13 to 17. This year's theme is Books with Bite @ Your Library.

Moffat County Library staff hopes to increase teen literacy by offering a series of programs during Teen Read Week. Teens are encouraged to invite a friend to join them and attend the following programs in Craig:

• Monday through Friday - Write and display your own book review;

• Monday, Oct. 13 - From 5 to 6:30 p.m., challenge your family to a board game of your choice;

• Wednesday, Oct. 15 - At 4 p.m., meet and listen to local writer David Pressgrove as he shares his thoughts, experiences and stories.

Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home, too.

Free Car Care Clinic happening Saturday

A free Car Care Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1150 W. Ninth St. in Craig for single mothers, seniors and the disabled. This is the Fist Baptist small group project.

At the clinic, cars will have their fluids checked and topped off, anti-freeze tested, tired aired up and treads checked, along with lights, battery connections, horns and wipers. Discounted oil changes and auto repairs may able be arranged as possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. Call Love INC at 826-4400.

Final hunter education course Saturday, Sunday

Because of the overwhelming response to the last hunter education class offered, one last class will be offered Saturday and Sunday at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.

The class will begin at 9 a.m. each day and attendance is required both days. The fee will be $10. Students must pick-up the manual for class prior to the start of class. Student enrollment is limited to 30 students. Register by call CMC at 870-4444.

For more information, call 871-4238 or in the evening after 7 p.m. at 276-2193, and ask for Fran.

Trapper Fitness Center offers fitness program

A Silver Sneakers fitness program is available at Trapper Fitness Center to those who are Medicare elligble and who are AARP and Humana insured. This class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 824-6932.

Entry applications available for parade

The annual Moffat County High School Homecoming Parade will be held Friday on Yampa Avenue and Victory Way.

The parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church and end at Safeway parking lot. Parade line-up begins at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

Anyone who wishes to enter a float in the parade can pick up an application at Moffat County High School second-floor office, 900 Finley Lane, or call DeLaine Brown at 826-6555 or Heather Sweet at 826-6589. All entries must follow the theme of "Bulldog Olympics." The applications deadline is Tuesday. Entry costs $25 for school organizations and $30 for other groups.

A reminder: It is in violation of Craig City Ordinance to throw candy.

Crabfest scheduled for Oct. 24 at Pavilion

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Crabfest. Dinner is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The meal features a generous serving of king crab legs, buttery potatoes, corn on the cob, herbed biscuits and a dessert buffet.

Entertainment will be provided by Summit Comedy comedian Huck Flyn, who also performed at Crabfest in 2006.

There also will be silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are available online at www.craig-chamber.com; click on "register online" and pay by credit card.

For information, call the Craig Chamber at 824-5689 or director@craig-chamber.com.

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