Briefs for Feb. 9 |

Briefs for Feb. 9

Brownie sundaes will be the featured dish at the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center’s fourth annual Dessert Extravaganza on Friday evening at the Center of Craig.

“We just want to thank all the people that have helped us over the years.” Director Sandi Billig said. “This is not a fundraiser, it’s just a big thank-you.”

The public is welcome to attend the free event, which is expected to run from 7 p.m. to about 9 p.m.

Punch and coffee will be available, and entertainment will include an ensemble of six musicians from Moffat County High School.

“We always try to include high school students in our events,” said Billig. “If (the students) need us, we want them to know we are here.”

On Feb. 24, the pregnancy center will hold a fundraiser at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig billed as a Bunko Beach Party.

“That’s from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m., and I’m excited to see what Bunko is all about,” Billig said.

For information about the Dessert Extravaganza, call 824-5204.

Free Valentine’s Day dinner at church

First Christian Church of Craig will host an evening of food and entertainment for Craig residents. Attendees will dine on Mexican food and listen to live music by the Cedar Mountain Ensemble. Donations will be accepted to help finance the high school spring break mission trip to the Gulf Coast to provide hurricane relief.

Free child care will beprovided for Artwalk

First Christian Church of Craig will offer free child care from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church so parents can enjoy Artwalk. Parents should bring snacks for their children and must provide contact information. Children may be dropped off or picked up between 5 and 9 p.m.

For more information, or to reserve a space for your child, call 824-6024.

New lawyer for suspected counterfeiter

The lawyer for a Craig teenager who police say was involved in a rash of counterfeit $100 bills last year has withdrawn because of a conflict of interest.

Raymond Siqueiros, 19, of Craig, was scheduled for an arraignment on counterfeiting charges in 14th Judicial District Court on Wednesday.

But during the hearing, Siqueiros’ attorney, public defender Sheryl Uhlmann, told Siqueiros she was withdrawing as his attorney.

Chief Judge Michael O’Hara said he would appoint another attorney to Siqueiros’ case.

Siqueiros was one of three people arrested in December on counterfeiting charges.

Since his arrest, Siqueiros has been in Moffat County Jail. His bond is $80,000.

Siqueiros is charged with forgery and committing a fraudulent financial transaction.

Private pesticide applicator training offered

The Annual Private Pesticide Applicator Training is from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the CSU Extension Office. There is no fee for the training.

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