Briefs for Oct. 7, 2011: Hunter sight-ins scheduled for October, November |

Briefs for Oct. 7, 2011: Hunter sight-ins scheduled for October, November

Hunter sight-ins are scheduled for October and November at the Bears Ears Sportsman Club Cedar Mountain Range, on Moffat County Road 7 about five miles north of Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply.

Sight-ins are set for Thursday and Oct. 14 (first season), Oct. 20 and 21 (second season), Nov. 3 and 4 (third season), and Nov. 14 and 15 (fourth season).

The range opens at 9 a.m.

Targets are out to 400 yards.

For more information, call Howdy at 824-6109 or 629-8550 or Andy at 824-8407.

Many state offices closed Monday

In observance of Columbus Day, many state offices will be closed Monday.

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State driver's license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment's vital records office, Division of Wildlife service centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Monday.

State troopers will be patrolling the highways, and the Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Love INC hosting Community Coat Drive

Love in the Name of Christ is now distributing winter coats and is seeking donations to the Community Coat Drive.

Distributions are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Oct. 19, at Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ, 202 E. Jefferson St., Hayden; and Oct. 24 through 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Anyone in need of a winter coat may pick up one for themselves and their children. The limit is one coat per person per year.

Donations of gently used coats, gloves and other accessories are accepted at Love INC, 656 School St., or Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

For more information about the Community Coat Drive, call Love INC at 826-4400.

Cortners to give away pumpkins

Red and Linda Cortner will again give pumpkins to area youths next week.

In Craig, youths may get a free pumpkin beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 at Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St. Last year, pumpkins were all distributed by about 11:30 a.m., Red said.

In Baggs, Wyo., children may get a pumpkin at Little Snake River Valley School on Oct. 13.

In Meeker, pumpkins are available in the afternoon on the Rio Blanco County Courthouse lawn.

Red said he likes to give youths an opportunity to get a free pumpkin and put a smile on their faces.

"Halloween's the greatest holiday in the year," Red said. "A couple pieces of candy and a pumpkin, and the kids are happy."

For more information, call 826-2706.

VNA offering drop-in flu clinics in Craig

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering drop-in flu clinics throughout October and November.

Adult flu shot injections cost $22, or $25 for adult intra-nasal flu mist vaccinations. Flu shots and intra-nasal flu mists cost $14 or less for children.

Medicare, Medicaid and CHP+ are accepted, and participants must present a Medicare or Medicaid card at the clinic.

A parent or guardian must accompany children younger than age 18.

For a complete schedule of flu clinics or for more information, visit or call 871-7624.

Annual Crabfest slated for Oct. 29

The Craig Chamber of Commerce's ninth annual Crabfest is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.Entertainment, including a comedian and a presentation by the Moffat County High School theater students, begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of eight are also available.

The Chamber is seeking donations for the event live and silent auctions.

For more information, to donate, or to buy tickets, visit or 360 E. Victory Way or call 824-5689.

Fuller Center to host workdays

Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will host workdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 731 Yampa Ave.

Volunteers will receive lunch. Hard hats are provided. Take gloves and tools.

For more information, call Neil Folks at 326-8726.

Soup supper set for Oct. 14

A soup supper with dessert is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St.

The cost is $6.

For more information, call Jan at 824-4136.

Humane Society to meet Monday

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Ann at 826-2717.

American Legion bingo on Saturday

American Legion Post 62 will host bingo Saturday evening at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way.

The drawing for the rifle is this week.

The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and games begin at 5:45 p.m.

Hens and Chicks to meet today

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, a chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

The meeting includes a potluck lunch. Take a pumpkin recipe to share.

For more information, call Susan Domer at 824-6436.

DAR to meet Saturday afternoon

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

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