Datebook for July 4, 2011

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Independence Day.

Noon. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 hosts a Fourth of July parade and community barbecue to celebrate Independence Day. The parade begins at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way, and travels west on Victory Way, north on Yampa Avenue, and east on Sixth Street to Craig City Park. A free community barbecue will follow the parade at the south end of City Park, 605 Washington St. Call Johnny Garcia at 824-2627 or 629-3345.

Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

7 p.m. Fellowship Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 657 Green St. Study of the Big Book takes place at 8 p.m. Call 326-6646.

9 p.m. Craig Fire/Rescue presents a Fourth of July fireworks display from Moffat County High School.

Tuesday, July 5

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

8:30 a.m. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A free hot lunch is served at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. The church is looking for volunteers to help set up and cook and drivers to help deliver meals. Call 826-2895.

Noon. The Red Hat Society potluck takes place at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. Call Peggie at 824-2338.

Noon. The Craig Lions Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome. The Lions Club is an international organization that provides the community with vision projects and eye screenings for area children. Call Al Shepherd at 824-6697.

5 p.m. Weight Watchers meets at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. The weigh-in begins at 5 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Call Susie Violette at 824-1956.

6:30 p.m. The Moffat County Planning & Zoning Commission meets in the Council Chambers of Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. Call 824-9148.

8 p.m. A closed meeting of Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Closed meetings are only for people with a desire to stop drinking. Call Bud at 824-1793.

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Comments

craigcitizen43 2 years, 9 months ago

I just wanted to say that i was very pleased with the Fourth of July Parade. I look forward to many more. My only complaint would be that i noticed there was a registered sex offender driving in it pulling a trailer with young kids in the back ( and another registered sex offender in the trailer throwing candy to the kids). Who thought it was appropriate to inlist a registered sex offender with multiple convictions to represent Craig in its parade? Am i the only parent in Craig that feels that this is inappropriate?

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lonelyone 2 years, 9 months ago

No I am sure your not the only one. I don't know who these people are, so I would have been just as upset as you are. Now my question is why did the Police not pay attention to this? Or are there different types of offenders that allow for this to happen. Such as the crime was against an adult, so its ok to be around children??

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btyjo77 2 years, 9 months ago

It's not like they were trying to lure kids into their cars with the candy... These people are humans and need to have a life just like you and I. Perhaps their conviction was years ago, perhaps they were wrongly accused, you don't know the story behind the title and perhaps you should be more interested in keeping an eye on your kids rather than an eye on these people who are just trying to get their lives back in order. Just my opinion.

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Reaver 2 years, 9 months ago

There are multiple convictions that lead to an individual registering as a sex offender. If their convictions were children-based, yeah, that was probably inappropriate to throw candy to children. However, I applaud them for helping out in this event regardless.

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