Craig briefs: Lodging tax committee to meet

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A group aimed at educating and supporting the proposed Craig lodging tax will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Yampa Valley Bank boardroom, 435 N. Mack Lane.

Governor orders flags lowered today

To commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy, and in accordance with Congressional Joint Resolution 107-89, which was approved Dec. 18, 2001, Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff today — Patriot Day — until sundown.

“Sept. 11, 2001, is a day that forever changed the face of this nation and globe,” Ritter said in a news release. “Nine years ago, we lost thousands of innocent lives. Jeannie (Ritter) and I ask that Coloradans across the state and elsewhere join us in praying for the victims and their families.

“We also ask that as you see the flags at half-staff, you remember those in our Armed Forces who are currently serving in foreign theaters, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedoms we hold so dear.”

CNCC set to host chili cook-off

The Student Government of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus is hosting a fundraising chili cook-off later this month.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in room 202 at CNCC, 50 College Drive.

Contestants need to provide two gallons of chili. Prizes will be awarded to the best in each class.

The cost is $15 to enter chili and taste others’ chili or $7 only to sample contestants’ chili.

Visit the college for cook-off sign-up forms.

Community drive to benefit newborns

The Moffat County High School Student Council is hosting a community drive to collect necessary items for newborns. The drive begins Sunday and will continue until Oct. 8.

The student council is asking the community to donate diapers and onesies (for preemies and full-term babies), receiving blankets, caps and bottles. Drop-off boxes are located in Walgreens, 750 W. Victory Way, and Kmart, 1198 W. Victory Way.

After the items are collected Oct. 8, the student council will deliver them to The Memorial Hospital for distribution to newly discharged babies and families.

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