Briefs for June 6: Bears Ears Tea Party to host debate

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host a public debate with Colorado Senate District 8 candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The forum will include Libertarian candidate Sacha Weis, Colorado House District 57 Rep. Randy Baumgardner and incumbent Jean White.

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions for the candidates.

For more information, email Matt Winey at winey55@hotmail.com.

Chamber mixer Thursday

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, 572 Breeze St.

The event is free to the public.

For more information or to RSVP, call 824-5689 or email office@craig-chamber.com.

Commitment to Excellence meeting Friday

Maximum Commitment to Excellence meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, 100 E. Victory Way.

The group is designed to augment local education.

Wild West Weekend set for Saturday

Wild West Weekend will take place Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

An old-fashioned barbecue is scheduled for 5 p.m. The meal costs $12 per person, and children younger than 5 eat free.

Bronc riding and sheep hooking events take place at 6 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person, and children younger than 5 enter for free.

A dance takes place from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday and features music provided by Train Wreck, a group from Baggs, Wyo. The event costs $5 per person and $8 for couples.

Event passes can be purchased in advance for $15 and are available at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40; Murdoch’s Ranch & Home, 2355 W. Victory Way; and the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way. Event passes cost $18 at the gate.

A portion of the event proceeds go to FFA Alumni and Wyman Museum.

For more information, call Glenda at 824-8621 or visit www.visitmoffatcounty.com/wild_west_weekend.

Adopt-a-thon set for Saturday

“Second-chance Saturday,” a discount adopt-a-thon, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bear Creek Animal Hospital/Craig Animal Shelter, 2430 E. Victory Way.

All shelter animals are $60 to adopt. The regular price is $115.

The cost includes spay and neuter operations, vaccinations and feline leukemia tests.

For more information, call Ann at 620-2014.

Land Use Board meeting postponed

The regularly scheduled Moffat County Land Use Board meeting has been rescheduled for June 18.

The meeting will occur at its regular time and place at 7 p.m. in the main floor conference room of the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Jeff Comstock at 826-3400.

Free weight management program in Craig

“Weigh and Win,” a free community program to help participants achieve a healthy weight, is available at the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center, 745 Russell St.

The program is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 21.

Call Barb Parnell, LiveWell Northwest Colorado community coordinator, at 819-4110, or visit

www.weighandwin.com for more information.

Free meals offered for children

The Moffat County School District Food Service Department will offer free meals to children 18 and younger at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, through Aug. 17.

Lunch will be served from 11:20 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon snack will be available between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.

Free lunch also will be served at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St., on July 30 and Aug. 17. Meals will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. both days.

Funding for the program is provided by Hunger Free Colorado.

For more information, call the Food Service Department at 826-6616.

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