Craig briefs for Oct. 22

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Energy Producers dinner Nov. 11

— The Northwest Colorado Energy Producers Association will hold a dinner meeting Nov. 11 at VFW Post No. 4265.

Cocktails will be served before dinner, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the prime rib or baked chicken dinner is at 7 p.m.

A presentation by a representative of Trapper Mine will be held from 8 to 8:45 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 a person.

RSVP by Oct. 30 to Fran Meacham at 970-276-2332.

Flu shots available free for VA patients

Free flu shots for veterans who are registered patients with the Grand Junction VA Medical Center are available on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patients who use the Veterans Affairs medical clinics in Craig and Montrose should call those clinics for details about how flu shots at those locations will be given, according to a news release from the Grand Junction Department of Veterans Affairs.

Community college to host free presentation

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host a free community presentation next week.

Northwest Colorado resident Josephina Kooijman will present "Amsterdam: Resolute, Heroic & Merciful," a presentation on art, culture, architecture and World War II in the Netherlands. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday in Room 201 at the CNCC Belltower.

For more information about the presentation, or CNCC's spring break trip to Holland and Belgium, call Mary Morris, CNCC Craig campus director of community education, at 824-1135.

Humane Society to host open house today

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the fire station, 419 Yampa Ave., in Craig.

Dessert and punch will be served.

Come join in and learn about the proposed new animal shelter that is in the works and the proposed volunteer program. There will be a chance for participants to visit with some of the shelter cats and dogs. Copies of the 2009 Pet Calendar also will be on display.

Early voting now through Oct. 31

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is going on now and lasts through Oct. 31. Registered voters may cast their ballots at the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder's Office inside the County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

The office is open for voters from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Residents also may vote by requesting a mail-in ballot. The Clerk and Recorder's Office will mail a ballot to a voter's address as long as the request is made by Oct. 28. Residents also may pick up a mail ballot in person at the Courthouse through Oct. 31.

The Clerk and Recorder's Office must receive all mail-in ballots by 7 p.m. Nov. 4 or they will not be counted. Ballots that are postmarked by Election Day but are not received will not be counted.

Voters also may vote on Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following vote centers:

• Centennial Mall in Craig, 1111 W. Victory Way

• Maybell Community Center, 103 Ellis

• Dinosaur Town Hall, 333 S. Stegosaurus

Weather Service to honor observers

The National Weather Service is scheduled to present its second-most prestigious award for volunteer weather observers Nov. 1 to a Hayden couple, who has provided more than 36 years of reporting service.

Meteorologist in charge Doug Crowley, of the Grand Junction weather forecast office, will present the John Campanius Holm Award to cooperative weather observers John and Carolyn Sundberg. The Sundbergs have collected daily precipitation, snow and snow depth data for the Weather Service from Hayden since April 1, 1972.

The presentation will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at Hayden City Hall.

Participants will include Weather Service officials, the Sundbergs, immediate family, relatives, friends and local dignitaries, the Weather Service reported in a news release.

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