Craig briefs: State offices to be closed today for furlough

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State offices closed today for furlough

Many state government executive branch offices will be closed today 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 Trans-portation 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.

Vote on Moffat County’s best

The Craig Daily Press is hosting “The Best of Moffat County” contest and invites residents to vote on their favorite businesses and people.

Residents can cast their votes by visiting www.craigdailypress.com/bestof by Monday.

“The 2010 Best of Moffat County” results will publish in the Craig Daily Press on April 30.

Club to review novel ‘Oxygen’

The Craig Book Club is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Susie Begam-Violette will review Carol Cass-ella’s medical novel “Oxygen.”

Marian Simons will host the meeting.

For more information, call 824-7368.

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