Craig briefs: Flags lowered to honor Kennedy

— In accordance with Wednesday's presidential proclamation ordering U.S. flags lowered to half-staff on all federal facilities through Sunday to honor U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, Gov. Bill Ritter also has directed that U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state facilities through sunset Sunday.

Ritter issued a statement praising Kennedy for his many decades of tireless public service.

"Today, Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy, a tireless advocate for those who live on the margins," the governor said. "His unparalleled dedication to improve civil rights, health care and the plight of working families has left an indelible mark on the country and Colorado. As one of America's most eloquent, determined and intelligent leaders, Sen. Kennedy was an inspiration to public servants everywhere.

"I will forever be inspired by the words he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Colorado on Aug. 25, 2008, exactly one year before his death: 'The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on.'"

Information available to high school parents

A meeting for parents of Moffat County High School freshmen will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in Room 308. Parents will receive information about the high school, as well as the freshmen mentoring program.

Parents also will have the opportunity to meet with administrators and teachers.

Sign-up for conservation program has begun

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Services authorized a new program to encourage environmental stewardship on the part of agricultural and forestry producers.

The Conservation Stewardship Program is voluntary and applicants have to be a USDA registered producer.

Participants will be encouraged to adopt new conservation practices and manage existing ones.

For more information about the new CSP, visit nrcs.usda.gov/new_csp or call the USDA Craig Field Office at 824-3476.

Parents, students can tour elementary school

Sandrock Elementary is offering self-guided tours from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday for parents and students. Students will be able to find their classrooms and meet teachers.

MCHS offering open house for new students

Moffat County High School is hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday for new students to the district and incoming freshmen.

Students will be able to pick up schedules, tour the building and meet teachers.

For more information, call the high school at 824-7036.

Informational Cub Scout meeting Sept. 3

Cub Scout Pack No. 166 has scheduled an informational meeting for anyone with boys in the first through fourth grades. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. For more information, call Randy and Cindy Looper at 826-4444 or e-mail at elkruninn@yahoo.com.

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