Briefs for February 13: CNCC hosting Black History event today

CNCC hosting Black History event today

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host “Black History Live” in honor of Black History Month at 1 p.m. today at the Rangely campus’ Weiss Center.

The event features Hasan Davis, a Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, youth advocate, and Chautauquan, a portrayer of legendary and historical characters, the college reported in a news release.

“Davis portrays Angus Augustus Burleigh, a 19th-century ex-slave, soldier and scholar who went on to become an acclaimed black educator and minister,” according to the release. “Davis' electrifying portrayal of Burleigh incorporates his vast knowledge of Burleigh and African-American history with his uncanny ability to connect and engage audiences.”

Transportation from Craig will be provided for free. The shuttle leaves at 10 a.m. from the Craig Campus’ west parking lot, 2801 W. Ninth St.

For more information or to be added to the passenger list, call Mary Morris at 824-1135.

Habitat Partnership meeting Tuesday

The Northwestern Colorado Habitat Partnership Program committee will conduct its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 824-0347.

“Not-So-Winter Festival” set for Saturday

Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, will host a “Not-So-Winter Festival” beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

The event includes an antique snowmobile show, a pond puck ice hockey tournament, and a chili cook-off. The festival also will include a cardboard box derby and a fishing derby, with prizes awarded for both events.

Food and vendors will be available at the festival.

For more information, call 824-6346.

Daily Press accepting Teacher of the Year nominations

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2011-12 Teacher of the Year award.

This is the seventh year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.

Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier, John Bolton and Cheryl Arnett.

To nominate a teacher, visit www.craigdailypress.com/submit/teacher.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. April 27.

For more information, call Bridget Manley at (970) 875-1793 or email her at bmanley@craigdailypress.com.

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