Craig Briefs: Reunion being planned for MCHS Class of 1949

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The Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon July 13 at the Center of Craig. The highlight of the gathering will be the honoring of former teachers Miss Rose Elnor Hamman and Mrs. Stella Hall. Any of their friends or past students are welcome to attend. For reservations, call Benna Haughey at 970-824-2771.

Eagle Lake Day Camp slated for June 24 to 28

The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Day Camp from June 24 through June 28. The five-day program includes activities like a eurobungy, archery, slip ’n’ slide, arts and crafts and a climbing wall.

Counselors will lead campers through the activities, along with Bible studies and worship. The cost is $150 a camper, and scholarships are available in an effort to make the camp affordable to everyone. For more information, visit www.thejourneyatfb.org or call 970-824-5926.

Humane Society lowers adult pet adoption cost

The Humane Society of Moffat County has lowered its animal adoption cost to $75, which includes spay or neuter, vaccinations and a feline leukemia test. The cost to adopt kittens and puppies remains $115.

Construction project for Highway 13 underway

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 south of Meeker and north of Rifle 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 up to 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 W. 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.

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 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 says 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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