Craig briefs: MCHS Class of 1983 mixer set for Friday

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Members of the Moffat County High School Class of 1983 are invited to a mixer opener at the Sports Page bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig at 6 p.m. Friday. Class members and family are invited to a potluck dinner and get-together at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Smithsonian traveling exhibit now in Hayden

The Hayden Heritage Center Museum is hosting a traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Journey Stories. The exhibit was put on display Friday and will run through Aug. 24. The museum also is working with Hayden schools and the West Routt County Reading Program with projects that also will be on exhibit.

4-week social media course is available

The Moffat County Tourism Association and Colorado Northwestern Community College have teamed up to offer a social media course from noon to 1 p.m. throughout the next four Fridays. Each session is $10. The course is free for those 62 and older if they complete the senior scholarship application. Students need to pre-register. The instructor is Melody Villard, director of Moffat County Tourism Association. Classes will be held in the CNCC new campus in the computer lab room 115.

■ Friday — What else is there? Pages, open and private groups and events.

■ Aug. 2 — What’s in it for me? Keeping in touch, sharing and marketing.

For more information, contact Melody Villard at 970-824-2335 or visit https://www.facebook.com/visitmoffatcounty/events

Meeker offers a hunter education opportunity

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novice hunters a final opportunity to take their required hunter education class from an agency instructor before this fall’s big game hunting seasons. The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Meeker Recreation Center. The live fire portion of the class will take place at the Meeker Sportsmen’s Club.
Hunter education became a requirement in Colorado in 1971 after numerous hunting accidents resulted in injuries and deaths in the previous decade. Since the course became a requirement, the number of fatalities and hunting-related injuries have fallen dramatically. Today, hunting is considered one of the safest of all outdoor activities.

There are no age requirements for the two-day class, but students must be able to read, write, understand the material, handle a firearm safely and attend both days to pass the class. Participants are asked to leave all personal firearms at home. On Aug. 10, participants may purchase a lunch for $5.50.
The fee for the course is $10, payable the day of the class. The class is limited to the first 30 that reserve their spot. To register, call the Meeker Recreation Center at 970-878-3403. One mentor per participant will be allowed. For more information about Hunter Education in Colorado, visit www.bit.ly/huntereducation.

Reading program is at Moffat County Library

Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program continues through Aug. 3. This year’s program is called “Dig Into Reading” and is open to everyone from infants to adults. The program includes prize drawings, story hours and a youth club.

The Youth Club, for children 8 and older, meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The club offers crafts and other children’s activities, and it is for reading program participants only.

Story-times are held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the library.

Interested residents can sign up for the program at any time. For more information, call 970-824-7550.

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