Craig Briefs: Blood drive set for today |

Craig Briefs: Blood drive set for today

The Craig Community Blood Drive is scheduled from 12:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Donors are needed, organizers said, citing a statistic that donations dropped by 20 percent in the spring, “yet the need for blood remains the same.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Michelle Moore at 826-2274, or e-mail her at

Quilting pro to present at meeting

The Yampa Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Jean Roesler, of Palisade, will be the featured speaker.

Roesler has owned two quilt shops in Palisade, has a quilting book to her credit, “Rectangular Quilt Blocks,” and is a founding member of the Colorado Quilting Council.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Janice Hunsaker at 824-7931.

Today’s chat focuses on economy

The Craig Daily Press and Cook Chevrolet, Subaru are hosting an online chat with two area economic experts from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today.

Darcy Trask, director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, and Scott Ford, director of the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative and a regional economist, will answer community questions regarding Moffat County and the Yampa Valley’s economic state and what they forecast for the future.

Participants may submit questions before the start of the chat or during the chat itself.

A full transcript of the chat will be available after the chat has closed.

To participate in the online chat, visit http://www.crai

Local Cinco de Mayo celebration planned

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to help with its sixth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Set up will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 30.

The organization also is looking for vendors to participate. Spaces are available for $25, or $12.50 for non-profit groups.

For more information, call Eveline Bacon at 824-6424.

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