On the Record for May 31, 2011
As the end of May rolls around each year, Carol Wilson looks forward to the Memorial Day weekend celebration Grand Olde West Days. However, one thing she doesn’t long for is the unpredictable weather that comes with the late spring and early summer in Northwest Colorado. But, Wilson was not the only one who was apprehensive about the weather conditions. She estimated that GOWD’s Monday street festival in downtown Craig had a turnout of about 1,500 people throughout the day, considerably less than the average amount the planning committee sees each year.
As the wind picked up Monday morning, the flag Al Shepherd was holding flapped mightily. But, he held his ground along with the rest of the color guard overseeing ceremonies at the Craig Cemetery. The breezy weather was nothing he and his comrades couldn’t handle in doing something as important as honoring the people who served in the military. “It’s a great honor to be part of Memorial Day, which I have done all my life,” he said.
Visitors to the Craig Swimming Complex will notice a few subtle changes when the complex opens for the season today. This biggest improvement, aquatics manager Sylvia Griffiths said, is one that has been in the making for years. “This season, we will have over five different wave patterns in our wave pool,” she said. “Before, we only had one, but in the wave pool’s 31st year of existence, we wanted to change things up.”
6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.
State Sen. Jean White will speak during the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots’ monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. White will discuss state legislation currently under consideration and will answer questions from the public. The organization’s July 7 meeting will feature a program on emergency preparedness — both personal and community.
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