Craig Briefs: Concert association to kick off season

In its first concert of the 2010-11 season, the Craig Concert Association presents Redhead Express this weekend.

The concert is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

The Walker family, from Alaska, performs a range of music including hits of the 1950s and 1960s, country, originals, traditional, bluegrass and old-time music.

RedHead Express has performed around the country and in Branson, Mo., for the past two years.

The show is free with a season membership, which is $35 for adults, $10 for students or $80 for a family. The show is $20 at the door for those without memberships.

For a list of this season’s shows, visit www.craigconcerts.org. Call Julie Dempster at 756-9553 for more information.

OP Bar & Grill to host fundraiser

The OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way, will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, complete with a car show, silent auction and spaghetti dinner.

The price of the meal is $7. All proceeds go to Maria Ellis to aid in her recovery following a car accident.

For more information on the event or how to donate items for the auction, call Diane at 824-8918, or Karen at 824-8342.

Youths to collect food for needy

The youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be going door-to-door today at neighborhoods in Craig asking for donations of non-perishable food items.

The items will be given to Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley.

The youths will be knocking on doors and collecting food between 6 and 8 p.m. in the areas of Sandrock, Finley Lane, Columbine Street, Villa View and Ledford Street.

For more information, call Tony St. John at 824-2882.

Food distributions slated for today

United States Department of Agriculture food supplement distributions are scheduled for today in Craig.

Distribution will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at 595 Breeze St., at the northeast alley entrance.

For more information, call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11.

Elkhead to remain open on weekends

Due to “overwhelming” public response from residents in Moffat and Routt counties, Colorado State Parks has decided to keep Elkhead Reservoir open on the weekends — weather permitting — through October, according to a news release from state parks.

Elkhead will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The lake will also remain open for hand-launched vessels through the end of the season.

For more information, call the park office at 276-2061.

Daily Press seeking editorial board members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three or four people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins Oct. 4.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for its Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Board terms last three months.

A wide variety of candidates for board positions are desired.

For more information, or to submit letters of interest, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or e-mail editor@craigdailypress.com.

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