Parade cacelled due to lack of entries
August 4, 2005
The Moffat County Fair parade has been canceled because of a lack of participants.
“This year we only had four participants,” Downtown Business Association President Karen Brown said.
Since there were only four participants, Brown said it wouldn’t make sense to hold a parade. “At this point it’s not very cost effective for the city to shut the streets down,” she said.
The Lions Club sponsors the parade and provides the parade insurance. The club needs to know the number of entrants in advance before the parade can go on.
Brown said the cancellation disappoints her, but there is nothing that can be done at this point. “It’s just sad that we can’t get enough local participation,” she said. “I am very disappointed, but we can’t have a parade on just four people.”
This year the parade was moved to the beginning of the fair instead of the end, so that it could act as the kick-off to the event.
Rally for a Cure
tournament is Aug. 10
The Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association is holding its sixth annual Rally for a Cure breast cancer benefit golf tournament, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.
All community women are invited to participate in the event, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Moffat County Cancer Society. Organizer Susan Utzinger said many members of the golf association have been affected by the disease, so the cause is close to their hearts.
“Rally for a Cure is a worldwide foundation, really, and they have golf tournaments for the Susan B. Komen Foundation all over the country,” she said.
The event is a four-lady scramble, and participants are asked to wear pink.
This year’s theme is an ice cream social. Ladies do not have to belong to the golf association, and do not have to have a handicap.
“Any lady who plays is welcome to join us,” Utzinger said.
Last year, a record 40 ladies played in the tournament, and she’s hoping even more will attend this year’s event.
The entry fee is $35, which includes lunch and prizes, but does not include green fees and cart rental. Call Utzinger at 824-9656.
DOW asks people to report animal sightings
Wildlife watchers in the western half of the state can help the Colorado Division of Wildlife track moose and river otters by reporting any sightings to a local DOW office.
Moose were transplanted in Northern Colorado in the 1970s and in southwest Colorado in 1992. Since then, the population has increased steadily. But because the moose are solitary animals and spread out over wide areas, it is difficult for wildlife managers to track their progress.
If you spot a moose or river otter while you are out hiking, fishing or sightseeing please make some notes if possible. Wildlife managers need location, GPS coordinates if possible, type of terrain, number of animals, color, sex, and if animals are adults or juveniles.
To report a sighting, call (970) 255-6100; Monte Vista, (719) 587-6900; Gunnison, (970) 641-7060; Montrose, (970) 252-6000; Durango, (970) 247-0855.
Craig club organizes fantasy football league
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is organizing a fantasy football league this fall.
The winner will receive a copy of Madden 2006, a video game for whichever system the winner chooses.
Teams need to be signed up by Aug. 19. For details or to sign up, call Mike Fraher, AmeriCorps volunteer, at 826-0411, or stop by the club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.
Craig Fire/Rescue is seeking applications for the position of probationary firefighter. This position is volunteer/paid per call, with vested retirement after 10 years and will require a physical, drug screen, psychological test and physical fitness test.
To apply, pick up an application at the fire station between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Return applications no later than Sept. 1.