Craig briefs for Jan. 23: Dinner to benefit students' trip

A benefit dinner will take place Jan. 30 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

Proceeds from the dinner will help pay for local middle school students' "We See D.C." trip. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12 years old.

For more information, call Kandee at 824-2151.

Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate on Feb. 14

The 14th Annual Art Walk and Third Annual Taste of Chocolate competition is scheduled for Feb. 14 in downtown Craig. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information or to request an entry form, call Carol Wilson, of the Craig Downtown Business Association, at 824-4580.

The deadline to enter is Feb. 6.

Yampa River State Park holds open house Feb. 7

The fourth annual Yampa River State Park Ski and Skate Open House happens from 1 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7, at the park on Highway 40.

Refreshments will be served while supplies last, and there will be a big sale on books, T-shirts and other gifts from the park gift shop.

For information, call 276-2061.

United Way accepting funding applications

The Youth United Way/Key Club is accepting applications for funding. The students have $5,500.00 to give out to agencies in Moffat County. The requesting agency must provide services that meet the mission statement of the students: "The students of Moffat County High School will provide funding to agencies that provide services or programs in one of the following areas; educational, youth and/or family services provided in Moffat County."

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 27.

The applications are available online at www.unitedwaymoffat.org or call 824-6222 for more information.

'Heavenly Hollywood' on stage Jan. 29, 30

The Northwest Colorado Home School Drama Club will present presents "Heavenly Hollywood" at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

Tickets cost $2.50 a person, or $10 a family.

For information or tickets, call Stacie Ossen at 826-0150.

VNA now offering free

respiratory screenings

Northwest Colorado VNA is offering free screenings for patients who have been experiencing breathing problems or have been diagnosed with asthma, COPD or other related respiratory illnesses in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications and disease management are available at a reduced charge based on income.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call Victoria Barron, RN, community health educator, at 970-875-1883.

Post office asks to 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.

Page Turners to discuss 'Screwtape Letters'

Page Turners book club will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., in Craig, to discuss "Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. Light refreshments will be served.

"Screwtape Letters" is a short book about the temptation from one view to another, where Christianity is concerned. C.S. Lewis also is the author of the "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Newcomers are welcome, as is anyone who has read the book at some point in his or her life and those who only want to come to this book club discussion.

Integrated Community seeking volunteers

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers for the Cinco de Mayo committee. To volunteer or for more information, call Eveline at 824-6424 or e-mail learn@ciiccolorado.org.

USS Maddox Destroyer Association to hold reunion Sept. 9 to 13

The USS Maddox Destroyer Association will hold a reunion from Sept. 9 to 13 in Phoenix. All old shipmates (DD-168, DD-622, DD731) are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450, or e-mail cwgilles45@aol.com.

Local group to unveil diorama for project

The High Plains Mustang Club is scheduled to unveil a diorama depicting statues planned for its proposed Colorado Wild Horse Monument and Interpretive Center at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley National Bank, 435 Mack Lane.

The Mustang Club plans to install the park near U.S. Highway 40 west of Craig. The diorama shows a scaled-down version of eight life-size bronze statues of wild horses included in park plans.

Local artist Curtis Zabel will complete the statues.

The Mustang Club also plans to install a handicap-accessible trail on the site, as well as picnic tables and kiosks with photographs of wild horse herds in Northwest Colorado and a map for visitors who would like to see them.

The Mustang Club plans to complete the park within two years.

The project is estimated to cost about $1.5 million. For more information, visit www.highplainsmustangs.com or call 824-0105.

January is Colorado Radon Action Month

January is Colorado Radon Action Month, and Moffat County residents are urged to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas responsible for about 1,400 Colorado cancer deaths each year. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas enters homes through cracks in the floor or spaces around utility pipes and accumulates unless properly vented. Long-term radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers.

For a free, three-day Radon testing kit, call Moffat County Cooperative Extension office at 824-9180, or Routt County Cooperative Extension office at 879-0825.

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