Briefs for Aug. 1

Chip-and-seal work is scheduled to begin today on U.S. Highway 40 from Craig to Hayden. This work will take four or five days to complete. During this work, one-way traffic will be necessary, and a pilot car will be used to protect the traveling public and the construction crews.

Final fog seal of the chipped roadway is scheduled to take place on Aug. 8 and 9. Final striping of the roadway is scheduled for Aug. 11 and 12.

Observe posted speed limits, as they will help prevent cracked windshields. The Colorado State Patrol will have officers on duty to enforce doubled fines for violation of the posted speed limits.

A weekly update will be available at 824-5336.

Small Business center offers funds workshop

A free two-hour workshop, “Funding Sources for Your Business,” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank of the Rockies, The workshop will provide information about finding money from $1,000 to $2 million. Topics discussed include angel investors, venture capitalists, bank loans and SBA guaranteed loans. Call Willa Jean at 970-824-7078.

Yard sale will benefit scholarship fund

A Scholarship Benefit Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County Courthouse Annex, 200 W. Victory Way. All proceeds will benefit the Jean Nadler Memorial Grant-in-Aid given by the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers organization to a senior girl planning to become a teacher. Great items will be available including furniture, books, household items, and clothing. Call Karol Bullen at 824-8407.

Division of Wildlife offering hunter class

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will sponsor a Hunter Education Class Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 at the Bell Tower Building of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly.

All classes must be attended to obtain your Hunter Education Card. To pre-register, please call 824-3046 or 272-3238.

Those interested in the Internet Study Program should 824-3046.

Medicare training

session is Tuesday

Senior citizens and their families are encouraged to come to an information session on the new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan-Training by Social Security. It is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Independent Life Center Inc. Call 826-0833.

Scholarship Fund Golf tourney is Saturday

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament has been re-scheduled for Saturday. The tournament is a four-person scramble format.

A $2,500 Hole-in-one prize, longest drive and closest to the pin contests will be held and prizes will be awarded. Funds will help send an area graduate to college.

Entry forms are available at the golf course or the Sheriff’s Office.

Meeker church offers programs for kids

The Faith Baptist Church in Meeker offers a Patch the Pirate Club on Wednesday nights for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade that runs from September to the end of May every year.

Faith Baptist Church will also be having a Vacation Bible School Aug. 14 to 17. Events include a penny offering, games, all kinds of door prizes, and a Bible lesson every night from internationally known John Wayne impersonator, Dr. Gene Howard. The Bible school will begin at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Call the church at 878-3139.

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.

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