Craig briefs: State offices to be closed Friday

— Many state government executive branch offices will be closed Friday for a mandatory furlough day.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office, state history museums, Division of Wildlife Service Centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed, with about 15,500 executive branch employees on unpaid furlough.

Colorado State Parks will be open Friday, except for visitor centers. State troopers will be patrolling the highways.

Department of transportation snowplows and maintenance crews will be working as necessary, and the Traffic Operations Center will be running. The state unemployment benefits office, state nursing homes, hospitals and care centers also will be open.

The state Legislature, Judicial Branch and courts, Attorney General’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and Secretary of State’s Office will be open, as well.

Friday will be the seventh government closure day in fiscal year 2009-10, with one remaining closure day scheduled for May 28.

The eight furlough days will save taxpayers $27.2 million.

School district to combine meetings

The Moffat County School District will combine Parent Advisory Committee meetings of several schools next week.

On Monday, Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School parents will meet at 6 p.m. at the high school, 900 Finley Lane.

On Tuesday, Sunset and Ridgeview elementary schools will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset, 800 W. Seventh Ave.

On Wednesday, East and Sandrock elementary schools will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Sandrock, 201 E. Ninth St.

Final census testing day set for April 10

For anyone interested in employment with Census 2010, the final day for pre-employment testing and application is April 10.

The Census still needs workers for the Moffat County area.

Hours are flexible, and pay is $12.50 per hour and 50 cents per mile.

For more information and test days and times, please call 1-866-861-2010.

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