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Craig briefs: NWS issues red flag warning for today

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red flag warning for today and a fire weather watch for Sunday due to high temperatures, low relative humidity and wind gusts exceeding 35 miles per hour.

Any ignition within the warning area, which includes western Colorado, eastern Utah, and southwest/south central Wyoming, will experience rapid fire growth, according to the weather service.

The weather service considers the fire danger "extreme," and advised area residents to refrain from igniting any outdoor fires this weekend.

CNCC set to host chili cook-off

The Student Government of Colorado Northwestern Community College's Craig campus is hosting a fundraising chili cook-off today.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. in room 202 at CNCC, 50 College Drive.

The cost is $15 to enter chili and taste others' chili or $7 only to sample contestants' chili.

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Food distributions later this month

The United States Department of Agriculture food supplement distributions have been scheduled for later this month.

The Moffat County Department of Social Services will distribute food on the following dates:

• 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maybell Community Center,

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the county office in Dinosaur and

• 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at 595 Breeze St., at the northeast alley entrance only.

Lions Club's third annual duck race

The Craig Lions Club will host the third annual Ducky Race today at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The ducks will be released more than a mile up river at noon to race to the finish line at the canoe launch parking lot.

To purchase a duck, contact any member of Craig Lions, drop by Shepherd & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning or call 824-5814.

The raffle supports the Lions' eyeglasses program.

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