News briefs for May 14
May 13, 2005
Lions Club sponsoring parade
The Craig Lions Club is sponsoring the Grand Olde West Days Parade on May 28 and is soliciting entries. The theme this year is “Ramblin’ and Gamblin.'” Groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Line up begins at 12:15 p.m. The parade route travels south on Yampa Avenue, proceeds west at Victory Way, turns north at Ledford and continues past Sunset Meadows and Sandrock Ridge Care Facility. People interested can go to http://www.grandoldewestdays.com. Stop by the Community Budget Center or call 824-7898.
New this year: A flat is being built for the graduating seniors at Moffat County High School.
“Since the graduation ceremony takes place Saturday morning, we thought it would be a fun addition to the parade if the graduates would hope onto the float all decked out in cap and gown and just flaunt their senior superiority along the parade route,” said GOWD committee member Karen Brown.
looking for sheep
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The Ride ‘n’ Tie Rodeo committee is looking for sheep for the mutton busting contest during the rodeo July 15 and 16 at the Moffat County Fair grounds. The sheep should not be sheared. Anyone who has sheep and is interested in helping, or anyone interested in sponsoring an event should call Amanda at 824-7031, 824-5657 or Belinda at 824-7777.
Battle of the bands
to be held May 27
There will be a battle of the bands during Grand Olde West Days Memorial Weekend. The event starts a 6 p.m. May 27 in “The Barn” at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5. There will be a variety of bands, including jazz, pop, rock and punk, competing for cash and prizes. The band, “Midnight to Twelve,” will headline the event and act as the judges for the participants.
Wilderness network sponsoring slide show
The Colorado Wilderness Network is sponsoring a slide presentation at 7 p.m. Monday at the Center of Craig. “Wild Utah: America’s Redrocks Wilderness” will be presented by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance’s Outreach Coordinator Bob Brister. It’s a multimedia slide show featuring stunning images by noted wilderness photographers and the voice of Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner.
Sheriff’s office hosting golf tournament
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office wil1 be hosting the 18th annual Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. Each year, the department hosts the tournament to raise funds to award scholarships to Moffat County High School graduates.
The golf tournament will be held June 4 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. The golf tournament will be a four-man scramble format team event. Other events will be long-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests and a chipping pond. Other surprises may await participants.
Anyone interested playing golf is invited to attend. No golf handicap is required, and an ability to play golf is not even necessary (as proven by some past participants.)
Interested competitors can call Rick Holford at 826-2308, K.C. Hume at 826-2310 or Jerry Hoberg at 826-2306. Entry forms can be picked up at the golf course or the Sheriff’s Office. More than $48,000 in scholarships has been awarded.
Everyone is invited join in this fun event. All proceeds from the fund-raiser go to the scholarship fund.
Bowhunter’s group hosting class May 21
The Colorado Bowhunters Association is hosting a Bowhunter Education Class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 at The Visiting Nurse Association office in the Medical Office Building at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Testing will be held at 8 a.m. May 22. Preregistration is $10. Call Darren Ebaugh at 736-0220, Bill Kuehl at 824-7133 or Garry Peters at 875-1010.
Annual Maybell bike ride will be May 21
The 19th annual “Where the Hell is Maybell?” bike ride departs at 7 a.m. from Northwest Storage, 4295 U.S. Highway 40, or at 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls subdivision May 21. The race is free. There will be a breakfast served in Maybell for riders, with a cost of $5 per person. Call 826-2029.
Districts holding joint board meeting
A joint board meeting of the Rangely Junior College District and the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Banquet Room on the CNCC campus in Rangely.
The boards will discuss the November 2005 board election and the tuition buy-down for differential tuition.
The Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an exhibit highlighting the challenges of a small town facing the energy boom of the 1970s, featuring photos from Craig photographer Keith Gillam. Admission is free. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 824-6360.
Letter carriers’ food drive is today
Postal customers are asked to help the hungry and donate to the annual letter carriers’ food drive Saturday. All the food collected goes to community food banks, which provide meals for the needy.
Customers who want to donate food items should put them in plastic bags and leave the bags by their mailboxes before mail delivery Saturday.
Food items should be nonperishable, such as dried, canned and packaged products.