Craig briefs: Paint Town Pink day Oct. 12; display pink | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs: Paint Town Pink day Oct. 12; display pink

In an effort to support breast cancer awareness, Craig Daily Press and The Memorial Hospital are asking residents and businesses to "Paint the Town Pink" by wearing pink, displaying a pink ribbon, a pink flag or a pink flower Oct. 12.

Oct. 12 was proclaimed "Paint the Town Pink" by Craig City Council and Moffat County Commissioners.

Many state offices closed Oct. 12; parks still openMany state offices closed Oct. 12; parks still open

Many state offices closed Oct. 12; parks still open

In observance of Columbus Day, many state offices will be closed Oct. 12, according to a news release from Gov. John Hickenlooper's office.

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 Oct. 12.

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History Colorado and most of Colorado's state parks will be open and staffed, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife administrative offices and visitor centers will be closed.

State troopers will be patrolling the highways and Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Maybell seniors to host annual chili supperMaybell seniors to host annual chili supper

Maybell seniors to host annual chili supper

Maybell seniors will host their annual chili supper for hunters at 5 p.m. Friday at the Maybell Community Center. Homemade chili, crackers, beverages and homemade pie will be served. Participants can eat in or take out for $7 per person.

For the past 17 years, the seniors have hosted a chili dinner for the hunters coming to the Maybell area for the two big combined hunting seasons.

The suppers are held on the Friday evening before the opening day. Large roasters full of homemade chili, big pots of coffee, pitchers of iced tea and a multitude of delicious homemade pies await the hungry hunters and their families. It has become a tradition for many of the out-of-state hunters who camp in the Maybell area. Many locals enjoy the suppers as well. This year the suppers will be held this Friday and Oct. 30. The event begins at 5 p.m. and lasts as long as people are present.

Interfaith Choir seeks participants for concertInterfaith Choir seeks participants for concert

Interfaith Choir seeks participants for concert

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 LDS church is located at Ninth Street and Finley Lane.

BLM opens new area of Emerald Mountain trailBLM opens new area of Emerald Mountain trail

BLM opens new area of Emerald Mountain trail

The Ridge/Beall Trailhead is now open at the Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area located in Steamboat Springs, according to a news release.

The trailhead, which is located one mile off Routt County Road 33 on Routt County Road 45, was built through a partnership with the city of Steamboat Springs and the 2A Trails Committee Accommodations Tax to provide parking, kiosk and a vault toilet.

The vault toilet was destroyed by documented vandalism Sept. 10 leaving no toilet facilities on site until a replacement is built. 

For more information on the trail systems visit blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/lsfo/programs/recreation/mtn_biking.htmlblm.gov/co/st/en/fo/lsfo/programs/recreation/mtn_biking.html..

blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/lsfo/programs/recreation/mtn_biking.html.

Telephone scam targets Craig YVEA customersTelephone scam targets Craig YVEA customers

Telephone scam targets Craig YVEA customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning its customers in Northwest Colorado about a phone scam that has targeted some customers in Craig.

Someone posing as the electric cooperative has reportedly called customers in Craig and demanded they provide a credit card number to pay their electric bill within 30 minutes, or their service would be shut off.

YVEA spokeswoman Tammi McKenzie said the electric cooperative does not make calls of this nature, and members should not give out their credit card information on the phone.

McKenzie said most of the calls associated with the scam have originated in Craig, but YVEA is advising all of its customers about the calls in the event the scam spreads.

This isn't the first time scammers have tried to pose as YVEA to get money from customers.

In 2013, scammers contacted residents and businesses and threatened to disrupt their electric service if they did not buy a MoneyPak prepaid card.

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