Craig Briefs: Program for weight loss is available this week

Weigh and Win, a free incentive program to lose weight and make healthier choices, will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through June 13 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Craig office, 745 Russell St. For more information, call 970-819-4110.

County fair is seeking family event sponsors

The Moffat County Fair is seeking activity sponsors for this year’s Family Fun Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. The evening will begin with the Catch a Pig contest and will include other activities for families and children of all ages. There also will be music and strolling entertainment.

Any interested businesses, groups or individuals can call the Moffat County Extension Office at 970-824-9180. Spon-

sorship commitments are due by June 15.

Reading program now available at libraries

Moffat County Libraries recently launched 1,000 Books before Kindergarten, a program intended to prepare children to learn to read upon entering school, according to a news release. Families are asked to sign up before their child enters kindergarten, and the library will provide reading logs to track reading. Children will receive a free book when the family reaches certain reading milestones. Families who read 1,000 books to their child before he or she reaches kindergarten have successfully completed the program.

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 then will display throughout town on 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 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.

Hayden museum to host a Smithsonian exhibit

The Hayden Heritage Center Museum will host a traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Journey Stories from July 19 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. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 4 p.m. July 19 with a Chamber mixer. All are welcome to enjoy.

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