Craig briefs: Today last day to enter parade

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Today is the deadline to turn in parade entry forms for Friday's 2009 Moffat County Homecoming Parade.

Nonschool floats or activities cost $30, and school floats and activities are $25.

The theme for this year is "Bulldog Mardi Gras."

Applications should be turned into the second floor office at Moffat County High School.

The Homecoming Parade will take place at 2 p.m. Friday.

Line-up begins at 1 p.m. at the new starting location at Craig City Park.

Participants should line up facing south toward Victory Way.

The parade will proceed down Victory Way and end in the Safeway parking lot.

For more information or applications, call Moffat County High School at 824-7036.

Bird causes 2 YVEA malfunctions

About 2,600 homes and businesses in Craig were without power for about an hour Saturday afternoon, Yampa Valley Electric Association reported in a news release.

The electrical outage occurred about 1:20 p.m., when a bird made contact between an energized circuit and a ground wire, causing two regulators to malfunction at the Norman Substation, in the back of the YVEA office.

Local homes and businesses were without power until 2:35 p.m., when a work crew rerouted the electric feed and restored power.

Crews worked until 6 p.m. to replace the defective equipment and put the distribution grid back to normal operation.

Club focuses on Laura Ingalls Wilder

In October, the Page Turners book club will be reading "The Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Anyone can participate in the book club by reading their favorite book from the series and sharing in a discussion on why it is their favorite at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.

Breakfast will be served.

Books can be borrowed from the Moffat County Libraries or purchased at Downtown Books in Craig.

For more information, call Caroline Dotson at 824-5343.

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