Briefs for June 21, 2011: Fourth of July parade, picnic planned |

Briefs for June 21, 2011: Fourth of July parade, picnic planned

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 is planning a Fourth of July parade and community barbecue to celebrate Independence Day.

The parade begins at noon July 4 at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way. The parade will travel west on Victory Way, north on Yampa Avenue, and east on Sixth Street to Craig City Park.

The theme is red, white and blue, and parade registration is free. Line-up begins at 11 a.m. There will be prizes for children who ride decorated bicycles in the parade.

A free community barbecue will follow the parade at the south end of City Park, 605 Washington St. There will be activities for children.

For more information, call Johnny Garcia at 824-2627 or 629-3345.

School hosting community garage sale

Calvary Baptist School is hosting a fundraising community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call 824-3111.

Humane Society to host pet voting this week

The Humane Society of Moffat County will be at the following locations for voting on the Pet Mates Calendar contest:

• 4 to 7 p.m. today at Kmart, 1198 W. Victory Way

• 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart, 2000 W. Victory Way

• 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Farmer’s Market at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig

• 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, 2355 W. Victory Way

Checks may also be mailed to the Humane Society of Moffat County, P.O. Box 1587, Craig 81625. Be sure to include the pet’s name you are voting for.

For more information, email

Bonfils to host blood drive today

A Bonfils blood drive is scheduled for 12:30 to 6 p.m. today in the conference room at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

Organizers ask that those donating eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-365-0006, option 2.

Newspaper seeking hunting stories, photos

The Craig Daily Press is seeking photos of hunting adventures and story suggestions from area hunters for inclusion in its annual “Colorado Hunter” publication.

Story ideas range from features about generations of hunters to new equipment that is changing the world of hunting, and anything in between. Photos need to be at least 300 dpi and clear for publication. The Daily Press would need digital .jpg files.

Call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or email him at, or sports reporter Joshua Gordon at 875-1795 or e-mail at with suggestions or questions.

To see last year’s “Colorado Hunter,” visit

CNCC seeking artwork for new campus

Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking art for purchase to include its new campus buildings in Craig.

Artists in Moffat County, Rio Blanco County, Hayden and Oak Creek are eligible to present their art for consideration.

Entries must be postmarked by July 13.

Find the application and guidelines, visit

For more information, call Pam at 824-8244 or Barb at 871-4615.

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