Briefs for April 9, 2011: Bookstore hosting event today with local author |

Briefs for April 9, 2011: Bookstore hosting event today with local author

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

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 project

The Moffat County Fuller Center of Housing, a nonprofit organization designed to provide affordable housing, is hosting a work day at 9 a.m. today 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 today at VFW post

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

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

Landfill vouchers available Monday

Moffat County will start providing vouchers for the Moffat County Landfill on Monday. Vouchers are good for one free day of services at the landfill and are limited to one per resident.

Vouchers are available in the Moffat County Treasurer’s Office inside the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Call 824-911 for more information.

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.

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 e-mail her at

Orchestra deadline set for April 30

Area student vocalists and instrumentalists are eligible to audition for the 2011 Youth Honor Recital.

The recital is sponsored by the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra.

The deadline to apply for audition is April 30.

For more information, visit

Humane Society seeks new members

The Humane Society of Moffat County meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday 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.

Baggs Ball set for today

The first ever Baggs Ball is scheduled for today.

The event is a fundraiser for the Valley Community Center, and will take place at 5 p.m. at the center, 255 W. Osborne, in Baggs, Wyo.

The ball includes a steak dinner, cocktails and live music. The cost is $500 for an eight-seat table. The dress is semi-formal.

For more information, call the center at (307) 383-2166.

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