Craig briefs: Senate candidate won't appear today

U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton will not appear this morning in Craig as was originally planned.

Deputy Campaign Manager Cinamon Watson said Norton canceled because of news there would be a winter storm in the area.

Watson added that Norton plans to reschedule and appear in Craig at a later date.

Norton will run as a Republican in the 2010 election against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

Dr. McCandless to speak at gathering

The Preserving the Last Frontier organization will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor conference room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

The meeting's program will consist of stories of local history told by Dr. Neil McCandless.

The meeting is open to the public.

Chamber selling firewood permits

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will be selling Forest Service firewood permits this fall.

The permits are $10 per cord, with a minimum purchase of two cords. Instructions and locations will be provided when the firewood permit is purchased.

The Bureau of Land Management in Craig sold the permits for the past several years but will not be selling Forest Service firewood permits this year. BLM firewood permits are available at 455 Emerson Street.

"We heard from folks in Craig that it's important to have a local place to purchase firewood permits, rather than driving to Steamboat Springs or Yampa," District Ranger Jamie Kingsbury said in a news release. "This partnership with the Craig Chamber of Commerce meets those community needs."

Chamber executive director Christina Currie said the organization always is seeking new ways to serve its businesses and community, and selling firewood permits helps meet those goals.

The Chamber, 360 Victory Way, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the rifle hunting seasons.

For more information, call the Chamber at 824-5689.

Love INC giving out winter coats

Today, Love INC will distribute cleaned, used coats to anyone in need this winter.

Coats will be available for free from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

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