Craig briefs: 1st Rubber Ducky Race, party set for Saturday | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs: 1st Rubber Ducky Race, party set for Saturday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is holding the first annual Craig Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser Saturday.

The race begins at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge, where Craig Fire Rescue firefighters will dump hundreds of duckies into the Yampa River. The race ends at Loudy-Simpson Park with a celebration.

Ticket holders of the first 10 ducks that cross the finish line win $1,000 in cash prizes, including a $500 grand prize. You don't need to be present to win. The post-race party will include live music and food vendors, a bouncy house, face painting and visits from a Classic Air Medical helicopter and a Craig Fire Rescue fire truck.

Everyone is welcome at the celebration. Tickets for the race are $10, and proceeds benefit VNA's Hospice and Palliative Care program. Tickets can be purchased at the VNA, 745 Russell St or Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane through Friday. Tickets also are available at the race. For more information, call 970-871-7609.

Many state offices to be closed for Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, many state offices will be closed Monday.

State driver's license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment's vital records office and executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Monday.

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All of Colorado's state parks will be open and staffed, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife administrative offices and wildlife service centers will be closed. State troopers will be patrolling the highways and Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Paper welcomes reader photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child's birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.

Photos must be at least one megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo, along with the date and place it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

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