Briefs for April 13: Book drive ends today

Book drive ends today

Today is the final day to donate used books to the Friends of Moffat County Education’s 13-3 Book Project.

The project is designed to gather 13,000 books to give away to local preschool through fifth-grade students.

Books can be dropped off at East Elementary School, 600 Texas Ave; Ridgeview Elementary School, 600 Westridge Road; Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.; Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.; Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.; or Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Cash donations also are accepted and can be sent to Friends of Moffat County Education, P.O. Box 985, Craig, 81626.

School board retreat today at CNCC

The Moffat County School Board will conduct a board retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in room 255 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

The board will discuss the board’s mission and vision, overall district planning, and developing district policies.

The event is open to the public. For more information, call 824-3268.

Adopt-a-thon set for Saturday

“Second Chance Saturday,” a discount adopt-a-thon, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Craig Animal Shelter, 2430 E. Victory Way.

All shelter animals are $60 to adopt. The regular adoption price is $115.

The discounted cost includes spay and neuter operations, vaccinations and feline leukemia tests.

Call Ann at 620-2014 for more information.

Fuller Center workdays scheduled for this weekend

The Moffat County Fuller Center For Housing will host workdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fuller Center For Housing site, 731 Yampa Ave.

The organization is seeking volunteers to tear out the remainder of the main floor of the old Simmons Rooming House and to remove nails from reclaimable boards.

Participants are asked to bring hammers and pry bars if they have them.

Lunch and drinks will be provided, and hard hats and gloves will be furnished.

No open-toed shoes or shorts allowed.

For more information, call Neil Folks at 326-8726.

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