Craig Briefs: Partners set to host networking event

Yampa Valley Partners is launching its 5:05 Drinks program tonight.

At 5:05 p.m., the organization offers free food and drinks, networking and a presentation by Chad Feagler of Mountain Energy Inc. about how to save money at home through rebates and home energy audits.

The event is at the OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Call Yampa Valley Partners at 824-1133 for more information.

We See D.C. meeting slated for today

An informational meeting for the annual We See D.C. trip is set for 6:30 p.m. today in the library at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Any student in sixth to ninth grades, parents, grandparents and community members are welcome to go on the trip.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting, or who need more information, should call Courtney Jenison at 824-5651.

Golden Cavvy to raise money for kids

The Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave., is hosting a fundraiser for Christmas for Kids on Friday.

The event will feature community members as “celebrity servers” during the business’ hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

All tips collected will be donated to Christmas for Kids.

Call the Golden Cavvy at 824-6038 for more information.

Miss Yampa Valley Pageant slated

The Miss Yampa Valley Pageant is this weekend.

The “natural” pageant — girls ages 12 and younger are not allowed to wear makeup — is open to girls ages 3 to 18. The day begins at 9 a.m. for contestants, and the final judging and crowning is at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Admission costs at least one can of food for a drive pageant organizers are hosting.

For more information, call Stephanie Pearce at 620-0235, or visit www.visitmoffatcounty.com/missyampavalley.

Saturday’s Preserving the Last Frontier meeting postponed

The Preserving the Last Frontier meeting scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

The organization, along with the Vermillion Archeology Chapter and the Museum of Northwest Colorado, were slated to host Clifford Duncan, a Native American Ute elder whose ancestors lived in Moffat County. However, Duncan will not be available Saturday.

The meeting and Duncan’s appearance are being rescheduled.

Book club scheduled

to meet today

The Craig Book Club is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

Susie Begam-Violette will review Stieg Larsson’s trilogy, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girls Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”

Susan Domer is the hostess.

Call 824-6436 for more information.

Baggs photo club set

to host exhibit

The Snake River Shutterbugs Photography Club is hosting its first Baggs Photography Show later this month.

The photo gallery, with 12 exhibitors, will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Little Snake River Valley School, 333 N. Main St., in Baggs, Wyo.

Visitors can view a variety of photographic themes, participate in a photo raffle and pre-order the first Snake River Valley Photo Book.

Horizons seeking volunteer mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work one-on-one with developmentally disabled clients, the organization reported in a news release.

For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466.

CMS library scheduled to host book fair

The Craig Middle School library, 915 Yampa Ave., will host a Scholastic book fair that’s open to the public later this month.

The book fair will be open from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22, and Oct. 25 to 28. The fair will also be open during parent/teacher conferences from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28.

Proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase books for the library.

Two local authors will also attend the book fair to discuss writing, publishing and their books, which will be available for purchase and signing.

RaeAnne Hadley, author of “With Love; Now and Forever” and “Mechanics of Murder,” will be on hand from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Daphne Stroh, author of “Life’s Other Realm,” will attend from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28.

For more information, call the CMS library at 826-6332.

Local resident to discuss ballot measures

The local tea party will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Bob McConnell, a Steamboat Springs resident and former candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, will be a featured speaker.

Moffat County resident Rick Barnes will also discuss Amendments 60 and 61, and Proposition 101 during the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Billie Jacobs at 824-0339.

Sunset fundraiser set for today

Sunset Elementary School is teaming up with Pizza Hut for a fundraiser today.

All day today, a portion of sales — between 10 and 20 percent — will be donated to the school, as long as customers indicate that they would like to contribute to the fundraiser.

The offer is valid on dine-in carryout or delivery from the Craig Pizza Hut, 1070 W. Victory Way. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Call Pizza Hut at 824-6531 for more information or to order.

Deposit deadline for Italy trip Friday

The deposit deadline for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s life-long learning spring break trip to Italy from March 10 to 19, 2011, is due this week.

Students will stay in Rome with visits to Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. The cost is $2,500, and a $600 deposit is due by Friday. 

For information about the college trip, call Mary Morris at 824-1100, or e-mail her at mary.morris@cncc.edu.

DOW hunter ed course scheduled for Oct. 22

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring an Internet completion Hunter Education Course on Oct. 22.

The class will begin at 7 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m., and will take place at the Maybell Community Center.

The Internet course must be completed before the class.

For more information or to pre-register, call 272 3238. Class size is limited.

Fund established for medical expenses

A fund has been established for Rob and Natalie Satterwhite for medical expenses surrounding complications with Natalie’s pregnancy.

Both Natalie and the Satterwhites’ unborn baby boy are under physicians’ care in the Denver area. The family reports that doctors will likely induce labor within the month, delivering the baby about six weeks early.

The family expects the baby to undergo open heart surgery shortly after birth.

Donations can be made to Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane in Craig, in care of Natalie Satterwhite, medical expense account.

The Satterwhites thank friends and family for their prayers and donations.

Library taking ‘Project Soldier’ donations

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries is now accepting donated items for “Project Soldier” through the end of the year.

Collected items will be sent in care packages to soldiers. Suggested donations include notes and cards; nonperishable snacks such as cookies, jerky, energy bars or canned soup; seasonings and sauces; paperback books, DVDs, CDs and current magazines; AT&T global phone cards; hand sanitizer, sunscreen and Visine; sewing kits; and notebooks, pens, and other writing supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the library, 570 Green St.

Call the library at 824-5116 for more information.

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