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Craig briefs: Entries sought for Parade of Lights event

Entries sought for Parade of Lights eventEntries sought for Parade of Lights event

Entries sought for Parade of Lights event

Parade of Light entries are now being accepted at the Community Budget Center. Pick up/drop off registration forms at The Community Budget Center. There is no cost to enter, and prizes will be given for a variety of categories. The parade will be Nov. 28.

Gas prices continue to fall across ColoradoGas prices continue to fall across Colorado

Gas prices continue to fall across Colorado

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.12 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. This compares with the national average, which has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.18 per gallon, according to gasoline price website gasbuddy.com.

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Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Thursday were 92.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 28.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 10.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 79 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

For a complete listing of current averages and other fuel price data, visit media.gasbuddy.com. For fuel news and alerts, follow @gasbuddynews on Twitter.

CPW offers free park admission for veteransCPW offers free park admission for veterans

CPW offers free park admission for veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado's state parks on Veterans Day on Wednesday.

To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) and their families must show identification

250 arrested for DUI over Halloween weekend250 arrested for DUI over Halloween weekend

250 arrested for DUI over Halloween weekend

As trick-or-treaters hit the streets during Halloween weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation joined forces with the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to saturate Colorado's roadways with DUI patrols, arresting 250 drivers for impaired driving, according to a news release.

The increased DUI enforcement period, part of CDOT's The Heat Is On campaign, ran from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

The number of arrests were down from Halloween 2014, when 329 drivers were arrested for DUI.

Craig Daily Press seeks veterans for featureCraig Daily Press seeks veterans for feature

Craig Daily Press seeks veterans for feature

The Craig Daily Press staff is looking for veterans to highlight in the newspaper for Veteran's Day on Wednesday. Veterans, and those who know veterans, who would like recognition in Craig's local paper, are asked to send names and phone numbers to veterans@CraigDailyPress.com, or call 970-875-1790.

St. Michael Community Kitchen in need of helpSt. Michael Community Kitchen in need of help

St. Michael Community Kitchen in need of help

The St. Michael Community Kitchen is seeking volunteers to help prepare, serve and deliver meals Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

The Community Kitchen serves about 150 people each day free of charge, including meals delivered to homebound residents. Volunteers also collect food donations throughout the week from Walmart, City Market, The Memorial Hospital and Village Inn to be served with the meal or made available for people to take home. 

Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Volunteers are especially needed Thursdays to help serve and clean up during and after the meal, from about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A weekly commitment is not required; individuals are welcome to volunteer once per month.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, call Robin Schiffbauer at 970-824-7148 or 970-629-8042.

Paper welcomes reader photo submissionsPaper welcomes reader photo submissions

Paper welcomes reader photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. Anyone having cool photos taken on vacation, camping or hunting or even photos of a child's birthday party, is invited 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.

Community Interfaith Choir seeks participantsCommunity Interfaith Choir seeks participants

Community Interfaith Choir seeks participants

The Community Interfaith Christmas Choir will practice for its Christmas Choir Concert at 6 p.m. every Sunday until Dec. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All are welcome, and the group is seeking participants.

The free community concert is at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is located at Ninth Street and Finley Lane in Craig.

AAA offers tips to avoid animal collisionsAAA offers tips to avoid animal collisions

AAA offers tips to avoid animal collisions

Collisions with animals can be both dangerous and costly.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, animal collisions result in about 200 human fatalities per year. Last year, AAA Insurance policyholders in Colorado involved in animal-related collisions had an average automobile insurance claim of $4,662. October, November and December are the worst months for animal collisions.

October and November are especially dangerous during deer mating season.

As the days get shorter, drivers are more likely to be on the road at dawn and dusk, which are times of high animal activity.

Animals may be more difficult to see as it gets darker earlier.

Indoor pickleball space available to local seniorsIndoor pickleball space available to local seniors

Indoor pickleball space available to local seniors

The Senior Social Center now has an indoor place to play pickleball for the winter. Pickleball is now being played from 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. Ask at the front desk. For more information, email Sue Eschen at ssn

eschen@yahoo.com.

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