Briefs for Jan. 20, 2011: Literacy Carnival set for today |

Briefs for Jan. 20, 2011: Literacy Carnival set for today

The ninth annual Literacy Carnival for all elementary school-aged children is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St.

The event includes games involving reading and writing plus prizes. Children can take a book or two to trade.

The carnival is open to children in preschool through fifth grade accompanied by an adult.

The carnival is sponsored by the Sagebrush Reading Council, Colorado Northwestern Community College and a Moffat County School District Literacy grant.

For more information, call Sunset Elementary School at 824-5762.

Next Craig Concert Association performance today at MCHS

The Craig Concert Association presents a performance by guitarist Edgar Cruz at 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. The cost is $20 at the door, or free with an association membership.

For more information, visit

School Board retreat Friday at administrative building

The Moffat County School Board is scheduled to host a retreat from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

The retreat agenda is listed below:

• Review retreat norms and school district vision

— Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis

• Swimming pool task force update and report

• District evaluation council: Implications of SB-191

— Teacher evaluation

— Administrator evaluation

• Lunch

• Unified improvement plans (luncheon presentations)

— District narrative

— Invited guests: Mayor Don Jones, Jim Ferree, Jennifer Riley and Terry Carwile

• School year 2011-12 budget projections

• Board to participate in Friday collaborations (to be assigned)

MCHS announces revised Friday schedule

Starting Friday, classes at Moffat County High School will end at 2:15 p.m.

To better accommodate lunchtime, passing periods and bus supervision, the Friday schedule will run five minutes longer, according to a news release. Lunch will now be a full 30 minutes on Fridays.

American Legion bingo set for Saturday night

American Legion Post 62 is hosting bingo Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6:15 p.m. The games are open to anyone.

For more information, call the American Legion at 824-3625.

Annual Poker Run scheduled for Sunday

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its 10th annual Poke Run from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place at the OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Proceeds raised from the event benefit a local student scholarship fund.

For more information, call Ron Albert at 846-8516 or visit

Museum organizing second Western Heritage Quilt Show

The second Western Heritage Quilt Show is set for this summer at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. The deadline to enter the show in May and June is April 30, according to a news release from the museum.

For more information, visit, or call Deb at 846-1949.

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