Craig briefs: Pancake breakfast to raise funds


The American Legion Post 62 hosts a Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast on Saturday.

The fundraising breakfast runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the post, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

The cost is $5 a person, which includes pancakes, bacon, eggs and coffee.

For more information, call 824-3625.

DOW to host a youth fishing day Saturday

It would be nice to do something for the kids around Moffat County, said Mike Swaro, Colorado Division of Wildlife district wildlife manager.

For that reason, the DOW plans to host a youth fishing day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Little Rascal Pond behind the Moffat County Public Safety Center on First Street.

The DOW will provide all fishing equipment, such as rods, bait and tackle. Raffle prizes will be given at the end.

There's no need to register ahead of time, Swaro said, but he encouraged those interested to call the DOW Meeker Office at 970-878-6090 so officials can gauge how big the event may get. Residents also can call that line for any more information.

MCHS pool closed for repairs until Monday

The Moffat County High School pool is closed for repairs until Monday.

Open swimming scheduled for Saturday is canceled.

Post office: Clear snow, ice from your 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.

VNA support group open to grieving adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is hosting a Grief and Mourning Support & Education Group at noon every Tuesday at the Craig VNA office, 745 Russell St.

The group, which has begun meeting, is open to any adult grieving the death of a loved one.

For more information, call Neil Folks at 871-7660.

Democrats to sponsor chili fundraiser Feb. 28

The Moffat County Democratic Party is sponsoring a chili supper fundraiser Feb. 28 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Proceeds from the event, which runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., go to the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

The suggested donation for adults is $5. There is no cost for children younger than 12.

Times and locations for Girl Scouts cookie sales

The Craig Girl Scouts will have cookie sales booths at the following locations in February and March:

• Today: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wal-Mart and 4 to 7 p.m. at City Market

• Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Market and 2 to 5 p.m. at Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply

• Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Market and 1 to 5 p.m. at Kmart

• Monday: 4 to 6 p.m. at City Market

• Wednesday: 4 to 6 p.m. at City Market

• Feb. 27: 3:30 to 6 p.m. at City Market and Wal-Mart

• Feb. 28: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wal-Mart and 2 to 5 p.m. at Kmart

• March 1: 1 to 5 p.m. at Kmart

• March 2: 4 to 6 p.m. at City Market and Walgreens

• March 4: 4 to 6 p.m. at City Market

• March 6: 4 to 7 p.m. at City Market

For more information, call Becky at 824-2624.

TMH meeting to focus on hospital finances

The Memorial Hospital is hosting a public meeting Monday about hospital finances, TMH announced in a news release.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Platinum Room located in the basement of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell St.

"The purpose of the meeting will be to provide a general basic overview of hospital finance and how hospital accounting works," according to the news release. "In addition, attendees will hear a brief presentation about Medicare changes on the horizon and how they may or may not impact TMH."

A question-and-answer session will follow.

Attendees should ask any questions they have. If a question cannot immediately be answered, it will be researched and will be answers provided publicly, the hospital reported.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Samantha Johnston, TMH service excellence officer, at 826-3109 or e-mail her at

Bookmark contest to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss' (Theodor Geisel's) birthday is March 2.

When he was 50 years old, he created his first and maybe most famous book - "The Cat in the Hat" - after a publisher challenged Dr. Seuss to use 250 of the most important words for children to learn.

Dr. Seuss used 220 of those words in "The Cat in the Hat," which was an instant success.

Now, 55 years after the first publication of the "The Cat in the Hat," children and adults still love to hear the fun rhythm of Dr. Seuss' jaunty stories.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' contribution to children's literature, Downtown Books and The Print Shop invite all Moffat County elementary students (kindergarten through fourth grade) to create a new Dr. Seuss character.

Students should submit their original artwork and words that reflect all the silly, funny and fun things they love about Dr. Seuss and his books.

The first-place winner will receive $25, the second-place winner will receive $15, and the third-place winner will receive $10 (all in Craig Spree Bucks).

Each elementary student may enter once. Applications are available at Ridgeview, Sunset and East elementary school libraries, the Boys & Girls Club, Downtown Books, The Print Shop and the Moffat County Library.

Winners will be honored at a special Dr. Seuss party at 4 p.m. March 9 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call 824-5343.


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