Craig briefs for Sept. 30


The annual Moffat County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, 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." Applications deadline is Oct. 7. Entry costs $25 for school organizations and $30 for other groups.

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

Daily Press editorial board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three or four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Oct 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 Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail

Meetings about college for seniors, parents

There will be two Senior Parent Meetings, one today and the other Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Moffat County High School Library.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend for discussion on the post-secondary admissions process and financial aid and scholarships.

For information, call Paula Duzik at 824-7036.

Craig Fire/Rescue holds open house Oct. 2

After three unsuccessful attempts, taxpayers approved a mill levy increase for capital purchases for the local fire district, and two new engines have been purchased. These two wildland/urban interface engines are the first two capital replacement items, and the fire department would like to invite the public to view these new engines at the fire station. The department will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and pop. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Fire burns about 15 acres north of Hayden

A wildfire about five miles north of Hayden on Routt County Road 76 burned about 15 acres between four homes, but was brought under control before it damaged any structures, Routt County Emergency Management Director Chuck Vale said Monday.

Officials think a prescribed burn that got out of control Sunday was the cause of Monday's fire. The fire, which burned in oak brush and sagebrush, reignited.

"Obviously there was some hot spots in it, and the wind took it (Monday)," Vale said.

Vale said the West Routt Fire Protection District will check the area again today.

Vale said Routt County contributed a dozer and grader to the effort.

Humane Society hosts open house Oct. 22

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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.

Girl Scouts seeking

volunteers, members

The Girl Scouts of Craig is looking for adult volunteers and girls to be members. If you would like to know more about the Girl Scouts, visit the group's annual Smore making event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Loudy-Simpson Park.

For more information, call Kandee Dilldine at 824-6314 or Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

Local Talent Concert auditions are Oct. 11

The Craig Concert Association will host tryouts for the Local Talent Concert on Oct. 11.

All local musicians, singers and dancers are welcome to audition for the Jan. 31, 2009, show. The tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moffat County High School Auditorium on a first-come, first-served basis. The tryout should be between three and five minutes long.

If you are unable to attend, submit a tape or CD of your audition before the date.

For more information, call Jim Simpson at 824-4138.


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