Craig briefs: Clear snow, ice from mailboxes


With the arrival of snow, ice and difficult weather conditions, the Craig post office is asking postal customers to always clear a safe, accessible path to mailboxes.

Post office requests include:

• Make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow and ice.

• Make sure mailboxes are safely accessible for letter carriers.

• Clear the mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first and are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations considered too difficult or unsafe to access.

For more information, call the Craig post office at 824-8506.

CNCC open house for new mannequin today

The Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing program hosts an open house to introduce the new SimMan Simulator from 5 to 7 p.m. today on the second floor of the school administration building, 785 Yampa Ave. Demonstrations will be given at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.

SimMan is a computerized mannequin that can be programmed to have various symptoms, which students can assess and treat. SimMan, which breathes and talks, is more advanced than Noelle, a birthing mannequin for the obstetrics class that the college has had for about one year.

For more information about SimMan or the open house, call 824-1104.

Counselors to discuss MCHS registration today

Moffat County High School counselors will talk to parents Monday during the Craig Middle School Parent Advisory Committee meeting about the eighth-grade registration process for high school.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school library.

All CMS parents are encouraged to attend.

County Democrats to elect new officers

The Moffat County Democratic Party is slated to elect new officers for the next two years during a meeting next week.

The re-organization meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. All democrats are welcome to attend the meeting.

New quilt guild seeks votes for new name

A newly formed quilt guild is seeking votes for its new name. Guild members have suggested names that residents can vote on Saturday during the Art Walk in downtown Craig.

Ballots are 50 cents each, with all proceeds being used as seed money for the new group. All those voting for their favorite quilt guild name will go into a drawing for an MP3 player and other prizes.

Guild members will have a table at the Center of Craig during Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday Visit the guild's table to buy a ballot, learn more about the Guild, purchase a guild membership, view quilts and purchase items for sale by local quilt makers.

The name receiving the most votes will earn the nominating quilter the reward of a tabletop quilt made by Irene Beard and quilted by Sharon Lausin.

Library announces February story-times

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., hosts story-times at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the children's room.

Library staff asks attendees to arrive 10 minutes before the start of story-time to avoid distracting other attendees.

The following story-times are scheduled:

• Thursday - Valentine's Day

• Feb. 19 - Presidents Day/Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday

• February 26 - Responsible Pet Owner Month

The library also will host a fifth-grade and older craft night from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at the library. A variety of art materials will be supplied for children to create unique valentines.


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