Briefs for August 20: County Democrats to meet

The Moffat County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The meeting will take place outside, so those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Blood drive slated for Tuesday

Bonfils Blood Center will host a community blood drive Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, 750 Hospital Loop.

To make an appointment call the Bonfils Appointment Center at (303) 363-2300 or (800) 365-0006, opt. 2. Appointments also can be made online at by using the group No. 0183.

Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Participants are asked to eat a full meal and drink a lot of water before donating, which should take about an hour.

For more information, call Kristine Cooper at (970) 826-2270 or email her at

CNCC barbeque set for Wednesday

Colorado Northwest Community College’s Craig Campus Community Barbeque will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday on the patio on the east end of the academic building, 2801 West Ninth St. — north of Memorial Hospital.

Community members are invited to join CNCC in a celebration of the first anniversary of the new Craig campus and enjoy the college’s art collection, located indoors and outside the campus buildings.

Complimentary drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and cookies will be served.

For information, call 824-1109 or email

BLM’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council meeting Thursday

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, 700 Sulphur Road, in Meeker.

The meeting is open to the public. Public comment periods are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Agenda topics include: BLM White River oil and gas resource management plan amendment; wild horse management resolution; Colorado River Valley RAC RMP subgroup recommendations; Northwest Sage Grouse EIS update; BLM coal permitting process; and field manager updates,

For more information, visit

MCHS to host open house

Moffat County High School will host an open house for freshmen and new students from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Students may pick up their schedules and locker assignments in the second floor commons beginning at 3:30 p.m. There will be a short presentation for freshman parents in the auditorium at 5:30.

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Duzik at 826-6610 or Mrs. Moore at 826-6611.

Story-time cancelled this week

The Craig Branch of the Moffat County Libraries will not have Story-Time this Thursday, Aug. 23.

For more information, call the library at 824-7550.

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