Craig briefs: Relay for Life kickoff set for Wednesday

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The Relay for Life of Craig's kickoff rally is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of KRAI at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

The kickoff is open to anyone - families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools and companies - get together to kick off the annual Relay for Life activities.

The Relay for Life, set for July 17 and 18 in Craig, is an American Cancer Society event that invites individuals and teams to camp our, barbecue, dance and take turns walking around a track overnight to raise funds to fight cancer.

For more information about Craig's Relay for Life, visit www.craigrelayforlife.com.

Hospice hosts daffodil fundraiser March 17

The annual Daffodils for Hospice fundraiser is scheduled for March 17. Sales begin at 9 a.m.

Daffodils will be on sale for $5 a bunch at City Market, Safeway and the VNA offices in Craig and Steamboat Springs. They also will be available at Alpine Floral, The Clark Store, Bamboo Market and The Hayden Mercantile.

Funds raised through the sale help to provide hospice care for terminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.

For more information or to volunteer, call the Visiting Nurse Association at 824-8233 in Craig or 879-1632 in Steamboat.

Quit Kits, gum, nicotine patches now available

Quit Kits are available at the Craig and Steamboat Springs Visiting Nurse Association locations. To get one, call Barb in Craig at 871-7691 or Liz in Steamboat at 875-1882.

Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 or visiting www.coquitline.org.

Nomination petitions for city office due today

Residents wishing to run for city office in the April 7 election must return their nomination petitions to Craig City Clerk Shirley Seely by 5 p.m. today.

Petitions are available until the deadline. Residents must return 25 signatures of registered Craig voters to qualify as candidates on the municipal election ballot.

Seely said she has certified seven residents so far.

Craig City Council incumbents Terry Carwile, Byron Willems and Gene Bilodeau are running for re-election.

Residents Francisco Reina, Joe Bird and Jennifer Riley also will run for office.

There are four council seats available, as term limits prevent Councilor Bill Johnston from seeking re-election.

Mayor Don Jones also plans to seek another term. He submitted a complete nomination packet last week and is the only person nominated for mayor so far.

Seely said she gave one other resident a nomination packet, but it has not been returned.

Residents must register to vote by Monday to participate in the election.

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