Jennifer Riley, a Craig City Council member and chief of organizational excellence for The Memorial Hospital in Craig, speaks to a group of eighth-grade girls Thursday during the Girls to Women career conference at the Holiday Inn of Craig. She and other presenters described the path that led them to their current careers and what skills they needed to succeed in them.
Participants at Thursday’s Girls to Women career conference came dressed in high heels, slacks, skirts and other professional attire.
Paige Willis, 13, uses a demo voting machine with the help of Stephanie Beckett, Moffat County Elections supervisor, on Thursday during the Girls to Women career conference at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
Hannah Dove, 14, a Craig Middle School eighth-grader, listens to a presentation by Craig City Council member Jennifer Riley during the Girls to Women career conference Thursday at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The event also included sessions about careers in finance, education and energy operations, among others.
Jennifer Bugay, Yampa Valley Bank vice-president and operations officer, speaks to a group of about 10 eighth-grade girls Thursday during the annual Girls to Women career conference at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig hosts the event with help from a committee of women from the community.
Kayanna Klimper, 14, left, learns how to hold a fork during a lesson on table etiquette Thursday during the annual Girls to Women career conference at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The day’s schedule of events also included workshop presentations by local career women, a leadership game and a “Dress for Success” program.
A firefighter douses flames Thursday in a wooded area in north Loudy-Simpson Park. Craig Fire/Rescue received the call at 11:48 a.m. and responded with 15 firefighters, three engines and one tender, Fire Chief Bill Johnston said. As of Thursday afternoon, the blaze had consumed 5 acres. There were no injuries, and no structures were threatened.
Jan Roth, left, of the Sundance Research Institute, explains to Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Nick Vaughan how to identify the different types of fossilized plants discovered in rocks excavated from a potential Columbian Mammoth site in Craig. The first day of the dig did not yield any mammoth remains, but Roth was encouraged by plant fossils and another discovery of what could be a hearth.
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