Briefs for April 7, 2011: Second Amendment focus of today’s tea party meeting |

Briefs for April 7, 2011: Second Amendment focus of today’s tea party meeting

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. today at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The meeting will include a presentation on the Second Amendment. Speakers include Steve Sloan, Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz and Bob McConnell, who will discuss the amendment, concealed weapons, the law and military.

For more information, call Billie Jacobs at 824-0339.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year.

This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.

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Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier and John Bolton.

To nominate a teacher, visit or pick up a nomination form at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. April 29.

For more information, call Michelle Balleck at (970) 875-1790 or email her at

Audition deadline April 30 for Steamboat Symphony Orchestra

Area student vocalists and instrumentalists are eligible to audition for the 2011 Youth Honor Recital, sponsored by the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. The deadline to apply for audition is April 30.

For more information, visit

Bookstore hosting meet-and-greet with local author Saturday

Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., will host a meet-and-greet with local author Demetri Glimidakis at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Glimidakis will discuss and sign copies of his new Christian fiction/fantasy book, "The Crimson Knight."

For more information, call Downtown Books at 824-5343 or Glimidakis at 620-3899.

Fuller Center seeking volunteers for Saturday work day

The Moffat County Fuller Center of Housing, a nonprofit organization designed to provide affordable housing, is hosting a work day at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Simmons House.

The organization needs volunteers to help with demolition of the abandoned building, which will be rebuilt into a four-unit apartment complex that will provide families with affordable housing.

Lunch will be provided.

To volunteer, call Odella McAndrew at 734-5701 or Neil Folks at 824-0312.

DAR meeting Saturday

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

Humane Society of Moffat County seeking new members

The next Humane Society of Moffat County meeting will take place at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. The organization is "actively seeking new members," according to a news release, and welcomes the attendance of anyone with an interest in membership or who would like to know more.

For more information, call Ann Anderson at 826-2717.

VNA, Newborn Network offering parenting program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Community Health Center is partnering with the Newborn Network to bring Colorado Bright Beginnings to Moffat County families.

The first class is scheduled for April 13 at the VNA's Craig office, 745 Russell St. The first class is at 10 a.m. and is for children 1 to 2 years old; the second is at 11 a.m. for newborns to 1 year olds; and a third will take place at noon for 2 year olds to 36-month-olds.

The class is a free service program that offers families and children with materials and information about parenting, child development and community resources.

For more information, call program manager Sharon Butler at 879-7330.