Craig Briefs for March 30, 2013: ‘Parenting the Love and Logic Way’ class slated

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A six-week course about “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from April 9 to May 14 at the Moffat County Department of Social Services. The class is free and is open to all parents and educators of children of all ages. Snacks and child care will be provided. Class attendees also will be able to receive continuing education hours.

The Love and Logic philosophy was founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline and provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages raise responsible children, have more fun in their role, and easily and immediately change their children’s behavior, according to a news release from Moffat County and Connections 4 Kids.

The course is being offered by the Moffat County Department of Social Services and Conn-

ections 4 Kids, which is the early childhood council that serves Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Charity Reiser and Michelle Balleck will facilitate the class. For more information or to register by Monday, call Balleck at 970-824-8282, ext. 47, or email mballeck@moffatcounty.net.

Colorado Highway 13 project starts Monday

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 begins Monday on a stretch of the highway south of Meeker and north of Rifle. The work will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22. The project will widen the road’s shoulders to 8 feet, add guardrails and new drainage pipes, and increase sight distance for motorists, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of October. No detours are planned, and motorists can expect to encounter alternating lanes of traffic and delays as many as 15 minutes. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone, and loads of more than 14 feet won’t be allowed.

The $6.7 million project is funded by the state’s FASTER legislation. The contractor on the project is Old Castle United Companies. For more information, call the project hotline at 970-878-7107 or email SH13meeker@publicinfoteam.com.

MCHS Class of 1978 reunion coming up

Plans are being made to celebrate the 35th reunion of Moffat County High School’s Class of 1978. The reunion will take place June 14 and 15. Nearly half of the class has been contacted, but many may not be aware of the festivities for a variety of reasons. Please contact Sharine Powell Endersen at sharine@acendersen.com or 623-393-2015, or Reneta Kawcak at 110 West 12th St., Craig, CO 81625 or 970-824-7245 with contact information for the following classmates:

Dan Akins, Chris Allan, Matt Archuleta, Mike Atchley, David Bachman, Mary Lynn Behrman, Randy Bergman, Rusty Brady, Cherryl Brown, Richard Crabtree, Vic Dell, Kathy Ditges, Kenneth Ditges, Phil Douglas, Kenny Flies, Jack Ford, Abel Garcia, Brett Gardner, Colleen Gardner, Argy Georgeou, Joni Grandbouche, Becky Grimm, Dennis Harper, Viola Henson, Dean Hunter, Davis Hutchins, Kevin M Johnson, Tony Johnson, Marty Jones, Greg Knez, Stacy Leander, Shirley McMinn, Teresa Miles, Doug Moore, Rita Moore, Pam Orr, Brenda Pickett, Pam Poirier, Colleen Rowley, Jerri Rutherford, Debbie Spicer, Ruth Stewart, Mike Stewart, Bucky Taylor, Dannielle Urbanski, Debra Vanoy, Annette Vigil, Steve Wilkinson, Sandie Young and David Young.

Seedling trees, shrubs offered to land owners

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.

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