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Downtown Business Association debate dues

There has been a lively discussion at the past few Downtown Business Association meetings as to whether DBA should have membership dues. As it stands, there are no dues, and fees are collected for each event from the businesses that choose to participate. DBA would like to hear from more businesses, especially those that are not retail. Meetings are scheduled for 8 a.m. every Wednesday in the back room of Serendipity. For more information, call Nadine at 824-8148.

Downtown Business Association Grant OK’d

The Economic Development Partnership has received a $50,000 grant from the USDA. This money is to be spent on technical assistance to improve local businesses. The Downtown Business Association’s request has been approved, and the group will meet with a marketing consultant this summer.

Vendors needed for

Olde West street festival

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Vendors are needed for the Grand Olde West Days street festival May 31 in downtown Craig. Food vendors should call J’Lea at 824-5846. Craft vendors may call Pam at 824-8244 or download forms at

Street entertainers or buskers may call Pam at 824-8244. The deadline for registration is today.

Hot lunches available

for senior citizens

Sunset Meadows provides a hot lunch to senior citizens 62 or older. The lunches can be delivered or people can come to the dining room and eat lunch with other seniors from the community. The lunch is $2.50 if delivered or $2.25 if eaten in the dining room of Sunset Meadows 1. Call 824-3911 for more information.

Volunteers needed for Steamboat Marathon

The Steamboat Marathon is scheduled for June 5 and 6. Volunteers will receive an official event T-shirt and lunch on race day. To volunteer, call 879-0882, ext. 203, or stop by the Chamber Resort Association at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs.

Craig Rotary Club

seeking host families

The Craig Rotary Club is seeking qualified host families for a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ecuador. Host families will be asked to provide a home for the student for a three-month period specified by the host family and the Rotary liaison.

The student will arrive in Craig in August and will depart in the summer of 2005. Host families will be asked to provide a safe and supervised environment, and to include the exchange student in as many activities and family plans as possible. Students will have their own monthly spending allowance but will depend on the host family for some basic daily needs.

To be a part of this unique and rewarding experience or for more information, call youth exchange coordinator Bob Johnson at 824-3258.

Youth football camp

registration is Monday

The Big Blue Football Camp for boys and girls, grades K-8, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Moffat County High School. The cost is $30, and campers will receive a free camp T-shirt. Registration will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the football field. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of registration. Call 824-9586 for more information.

Bulldog Ball Brawl

fund-raiser Monday

The Ball Brawl is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School. Come and watch the most exciting volleyball match of the year. Best three out of five games to 25 will determine the winner. The cost is $2 at the door. People 10 years old and younger are admitted free. Funds raised at the door will go to the Bulldog football and volleyball programs. Call Becky Howlett at 824-7036, ext. 1120 for more information.

Preschool scholarship applications available

Moffat County School District is distributing and accepting applications for preschool scholarships. The Colorado Preschool Program pays tuition for children who turn 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31.

Children who qualify must attend the equivalent of four half-days of preschool at one of the school district’s preschools, Early Childhood Center, St. Mark’s Preschool or Sunrise Kids Preschool and Childcare Center. Applications are due by June 15 and can be picked up at any of these three preschools, as well as Northwest VNA, Craig Mental Health, the Colorado Workforce Center or Social Services. For more information, call 824-7457, ext. 24.

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