Craig briefs: Parks and Rec seeks grant money for park

Dave Pike, director of Craig Parks and Recreation, is working on a project that drastically would change the look of Breeze Park. Pike wants to bring in new handicap-accessible play equipment, a gazebo and overall beautification. The project would cost about $330,000, and about $215,000 would need to come from grant money. The Craig City Council opted to support Pike through the Great Outdoors Colorado grant process. Pike has applied twice for a GOCO grant for the park, but was turned down. One of the reasons he was denied was because there hadn’t been enough community support, he said. This time around, he feels confident. “Third time’s the charm,” Pike said.

First National Bank in Craig gets new manager

Traci Day, bank manager of the Hayden office of First National Bank of the Rockies, recently was named manager of the bank’s Craig office, as well, according to a news release.

Day is a native of Hayden and has worked in the banking industry since 1998. She began her career with First National Bank of the Rockies in 2004. In 2009, she was promoted to the position of bank manager.

“At First National Bank of the Rockies, we know our customers and understand their needs in a way that allows us to serve them in a uniquely personal manner,” Day said in the release. “Every community is different and every customer is different. FNBR understands this and empowers us to provide our customers with the service they need. No one is a stranger to us, and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Hayden adult activity, care program offered

The Haven Assisted Living center will offer the Adult Activity and Care Program in Hayden at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane. The program provides a place for older adults to enjoy a fun and relaxing day outside the home. Activities include: music, presentations, exercise, art, social events and health and wellness services. The promotion is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays in March for $50 per day. Free van transportation will be provided from Craig to Hayden. Pickup is at 8:30 a.m., and drop-off is at 3:30 p.m. at the parking lot at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office located at 745 Russell St. in Craig. Reserve a spot one week before participating. Private pay only; Medicaid will not be accepted for the promotion. For more information and to register, call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.

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