Craig Briefs: Middle school PAC meeting today

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The Craig Middle School Parent Advisory Committee will host its May meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the CMS library, 915 Yampa Ave. All CMS parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Bill Toovey at 824-3289.

Humane Society takes contest entries

The Humane Society of Moffat County’s 2011 Pet Mates Calendar Contest has begun.

The contest is free. Enter by submitting your digital photos to hsmc2011@yahoo.com by May 17.

Photos must be horizontal, in .jpg format and at least 200 dpi and 6 inches wide. Email the photo as an attachment and do not reduce in order to email. Include the following information: Pet name and age; owner’s name and email address.

The photo must have been taken in the last year, and the pet must be alive and live in the home. There is a limit of two entries per family.

The photos will be judged by local business owners and representatives to narrow the field to 24.

For more information, call Carol Scott at 824-2103.

Horizons in need of more volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volunteers spend at least three hours per month with Horizons clients.

Activities include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing and walks, among others.

If anyone is interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111.

Habitat Partnership meeting May 11

The Northwest Colorado Habitat Partnership Program committee is hosting its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

For more information, call 824-0347.

Serendipity hosts Open Mic Night

Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave., is hosting an Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visitors will hear local musicians and poets, as well as fiddle and banjo bluegrass by two special guests, Marla and Teresa, of Homer, Alaska.

Musicians and poets may sign up at 6:30 p.m.

‘Blast ‘n Cast’ registration open

The Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colowyo Coal Company, Safari Club International and the Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a family event, “Cast ‘n Blast,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Axial Basin area between Meeker and Craig.

The free event is open to the public. It includes shotgun and rifle shooting, archery, bait fishing, and fly-fishing. Training is provided and no previous experience is needed.

The event also includes a free lunch.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. All equipment, including firearms and fishing equipment, are provided but families are allowed to bring their own fishing equipment, if desired.

Families are recommended to bring layers of clothing and sunscreen.

Participants 16 and older need to have a current fishing license.

For more information, or to sign-up, call the Division of Wildlife’s Meeker office at 878-6090.

Huck Finn fishing event slated for June 5

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and Ladies Auxiliary, local law enforcement agencies and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are partnering to offer the 57th annual Huck Finn Cops and Kids Fishing Day on June 5 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The event is open to children up to 12 years old.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m.

There will be a fishing pole and costume judging contest from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m., and then a 10-minute presentation on fishing safety and rules, presented by Colorado Game & Fish and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

Prize fishing will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

A fishing license is not required; the event date corresponds with Colorado Free Fishing Day. There is a four-fish per person limit.

For more information, call Don Offutt at 824-8927 or Mark Wick at 326-6998.

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