Craig briefs for Jan. 5

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The 2009 Winter Reading Program begins today and ends March 27 at Moffat County Public Libraries. The program is available to all ages, and people may come in any time between those dates to register and pick up a reading log and packet.

During the three months of the Winter Reading Program, craft activities will be offered geared toward fifth-graders and older as well as family game nights. The craft activities are scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 and March 12 at the Craig branch. Family game nights will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and March 23, also at the Craig library branch.

DOW Hunter Safety Class starts Jan. 26

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will sponsor a week-long Hunter Safety Class starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. The class will take place at St. Michael Catholic Church Hall, located at Seventh and Barclay streets in Craig.

Online course completion can be arranged during this time. For more information or to reserve a seat in the class, call 824-3628.

REPS offering suicide intervention training

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is scheduled to host intervention training sessions today and Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church, in the Steamboat Springs area.

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is designed to "give participants knowledge and skills that will help them know how to intervene when they fear someone might be at risk for suicide and/or suffering from depression," according to a REPS news release.

Participants will learn to:

• Link people with community resources.

• Apply a model for intervention.

• Reach out and offer support.

• Recognize opportunities to help.

• Recognize the warning signs of depression and/or suicide.

The workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Snacks and lunch are provided.

There is no cost, though donations are welcome.

For more information, call Lisa Foley, REPS suicide prevention coordinator, at 879-2141.

Post Office: Please clear snow 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.

Wildlife photographs on display at museum

The Tracks and Trails Museum, 129 E. Main Street in Oak Creek, is featuring Daniel Ellertson's wildlife photographs on display on the Artist's Wall. Call 736-8245.

Grand Futures offering TIPS training Jan. 22

Grand Futures will offer a TIPS training class Jan. 22. Registration is limited to 15 people, and the deadline to register is Thursday.

To register or for more information, call Matt Beckett at the Grand Futures office at 824-5752 or 629-3020.

CSU seeking poetry submissions for prize

The Center for Literary Publishing on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins is accepting submissions for the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry through Jan. 12.

The Center is looking for book-length collections of poems. The winner will be awarded a $1500 honorarium and have their book published through the Center. Anyone may submit their work and should include a $25 reading fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review. For guidelines and questions, please go to http://coloradoprize.colostate.edu or call 970-491-5449.

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