Craig briefs: Auditions to be held for ‘Taming the Wilderness’
Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Craig Middle School auditorium for “Taming the Wilderness,” a play written by Craig resident David Morris.
The play is a tongue-in-cheek, fictional account of how the city of Craig was founded.
The cast calls for at least 10 to 15 people, and parts are available for all ages. No preparation is necessary.
Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for approximately three weeks. The play will be performed in February and all proceeds will go to support the Boys & Girls Club in Craig.
For more information, call David Morris at 970-824-7158.
10,000 acts of kindness challenge announced
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation announced the #StateOfKind Challenge on Thursday. The challenge asks Colorado schools, businesses and individuals to collectively perform 10,000 random acts of kindness, according to a news release from the governor’s office. The six-month challenge kicked off at Hickenlooper’s inauguration Tuesday and culminates at the Biennial of the Americas event in Denver on July 14.
How to get involved
Give, receive or witness an act of kindness: Post your photos, videos and stories using #StateOfKind on Twitter, Vine, Facebook or Instagram, or email them to email@example.com with the subject line: #StateOfKind
Are you a business or school? Visit http://www.stateofkind.co to officially sign on and add your logo to the website. Then post your company’s or school’s acts of kindness on social media using #StateOfKind or email your acts to firstname.lastname@example.org
About RAK: Established in 1995, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is an internationally recognized nonprofit headquartered in Denver, dedicated to inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others. RAK provides free online resources to encourage acts of kindness across the globe, specifically in school communities. Visit http://www.randomactsofkindness.org. for more information.
AAA: Seniors support tougher driving laws
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest report on aging Americans shows that senior drivers strongly support tougher driving laws, from bans on wireless devices to ignitions interlocks for first-time DUI offenders. The senior drivers also overwhelmingly support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers. More than seven out of 10 drivers age 65 and older favor policies that require drivers age 75 and older to renew their license in person and also support requirements that seniors pass a medical screening to remain licensed.
CDP: Community photo submissions welcomed
The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.
Photos must be at lease 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.
If you have questions, call Daily Press Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.
Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary
Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays through the year. As the number of sponsorships grows, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. To sponsor a flag, call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.
Connections 4 Kids to host children’s art show
Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting its fourth annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show from Feb. 12 to 14, according to a news release from the organization.
The show will feature more than 300 pieces of art created by Moffat County youths in preschool through high school. The show will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12; 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, including during downtown Craig’s annual ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14, at The Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave.
At the art show, community members may vote by their monetary donations on their favorite pieces among 20 finalists in preschool through fifth grade. The top vote-getter will be featured on the cover of the 2014-15 Connections 4 Kids calendar, which will feature important dates, activities and ideas for families and will be distributed throughout Moffat County. The next top 12 vote-getters each will be placed on their own month, while the seven runners-up will be featured in a tiled fashion on the final month of the school year calendar.
Prints of the 20 finalist art pieces, on high-quality 11 by 17-inch paper, will be available for sale for $15 each. Ornaments, which double as tabletop art, featuring miniature versions of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 finalist pieces on small easels will be for sale for $5 each.
Sponsorship opportunities for Cherish the Little Things children’s art show are still available at the $500, $350 and $150 levels. Proceeds from art show sponsorships, finalist voting, prints and ornaments will support Connections 4 Kids’ projects in its four areas of focus: health; early learning; social, emotional and mental health; and family support and parent education.
To sponsor Cherish the Little Things art show or for more information, call Betsy Overton at 970-824-1081.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.