Briefs for July 13 |

Briefs for July 13

Two male juveniles, ages 17 and 14, were arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of arson and criminal mischief.

Craig Police Department Capt. Jerry DeLong said officers received a call from a witness at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday about suspicious activity at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

When officers arrived, they found the juveniles had lit a picnic table on fire.

DeLong said the fire was not big enough to call Craig Fire/Rescue.

Charges have been sent to the District Attorney’s Office.

Churches pitching in

to help Habitat home

A Colorado Cares project at Moffat County’s first Habitat for Humanity home restoration at 745 Yampa Ave. will be July 15 and 22.

The project is sponsored by the Craig Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Luther Church of Grace and First Congregational Church of Craig. Other community members are welcome to help with the project.

The churches will be cleaning from 4 to 9 p.m. July 15 and 22. Bring a main dish, dessert, hammers, crowbars, brooms and garbage bags. Drinks will be provided.

Call Melinda Bobo at 826-2679 or Susan Croteau at 824-7377.

Vacation Bible School at Christian church

Vacation Bible School/Summer Ministries program takes place daily at First Christian Church from Monday to July 21. The church will be turned into a construction zone that will teach “Building Character Like Jesus.”

The week of activities will include lessons, games, creative crafts and appearances by guest missionaries Andrew and Johana Stringer and family who are serving in Colombia. Classes are available for students from kindergarteners (age 5 by Sept. 1) through adults. Child care is provided for nursery and preschool-age children of anyone attending the adult class.

Sign up in the church foyer beginning at 8 a.m. Monday or call the church office at 824-6024.

Division of Wildlife seeks input on plan

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking public input on its Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.

The strategy will guide how DOW works with other agencies and approach species conservation.

A copy of the draft and more information on the program can be found at

There will be a series of public meetings throughout the state later this month:

July 25 in Denver at the Holiday Inn, 4849 Bannock St., south of DOW headquarters.

July 26 in Colorado Springs in the DOW classroom at 4255 Sinton Road

July 27 in Grand Junction in the DOW office at 711 Independent Ave.

July 28 in Durango in the Quality Inn (4 Seasons Room) at 455 South Camino Del Rio.

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for about two hours.

Public comment also will be accepted by e-mail at

Sweet Adelines chapter seeking new members

The Yampa Valley chapter of Sweet Adelines is looking for new members.

The singing group is a great way to meet new friends and have fun performing. The group is learning music for its next show. For information, call Ivy Davis at 824-5746.

On Thursday, the Sweet Adelines and the Yampa Valley Chorus will host Barbershop Music Appreciation Day at the Village Inn on Victory Way. The mass sing, in honor of the Sweet Adelines International’s 60th birthday, is free and begins at 8 p.m.

SPLASH Party planned for July 26 and 27

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Craig City Pool will host their annual SPLASH Party July 26 and 27 at the swimming pool.

The event will feature prizes, pizza and music. The party will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 26 for fifth- and sixth-graders and from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 27 for seventh-and eighth-graders. Admission is $5 a person. Call 824-5752 with questions.

Church invites children to Serengeti Trek

St. Michael’s Catholic Church will host Serengeti Trek Vacation Bible School July 18 through July 22. The Bible School will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. The Serengeti Trek program will provide fun, memorable Bible-learning activities for children ages 4 to sixth-grade. Each day, children will sing songs, play teamwork-building games, enjoy snacks, experience Bible adventures and other activities.

Call Debra Frazier at 824-2124.

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