Briefs for April 8, 2013: Seedling trees, shrubs available to landowners

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The Colorado First Conservation District is accepting orders for trees and shrubs. The average cost of each tree is less than $1, with a wide variety of species available to plant this spring. The trees will arrive the last week of April. Residents must own an acre or more of land to participate. Order forms are available at the Bureau of Land Management, the Colorado State University Extension Office, and the Colorado First Conservation District office at 145 Commerce St. For more information, call 970-824-3476, ext. 101.

Horizons set to host Pick A Dish fundraiser

Horizons Moffat County Adult Services is hosting a Pick A Dish cook-off fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pavilion. The cooking contest will feature local restaurants paired with Horizons clients. Each pair will create and prepare a specialty dish, which will then be judged by attendees and a panel of judges. Beer and wine will be served, and there will be live music. The cost to attend is $15 for adults. Children younger than 12 will be admitted for free.

Rotary Club sponsoring American flag project

The Rotary Club of Craig once again is sponsoring the American flag project to encourage community support for Craig and the United States of America. Interested businesses and community members are asked to sponsor flags that the Rotary Club will then display throughout town on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Patriots Day (Sept. 11), Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

The flags are placed on light poles on both sides of Yampa Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. On Victory Way, the flags are placed on both sides of the street starting at Lincoln and then every 90 feet heading west. The number of flags that will be posted will depend on the number of sponsors. Last year, the Rotary Club placed 107 flags on both Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. 

The Rotary Club said the flags are a great way to impress visitors driving through the area. The cost to purchase a flag and take part in the program is $75 per flag, per year. All sponsors will be recognized in the Craig Daily Press at the beginning and end of the flag year.

For more information or to sign up as a flag sponsor, call Randy Looper at 970-826-4444 or email elkruninn@yahoo.com.

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