Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper will talk fracking May 7 |

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper will talk fracking May 7

The Craig Daily Press will hold its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7 to 7:50 a.m. May 7 at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Cafe where the newspaper’s General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will hold a discussion about fracking. Coffee and pastries will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

Pioneer Picnic to take place May 25 in Hayden

The Annual Routt County Pioneer Picnic will be held in Hayden and hosted by the Hayden Heritage Center museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25. It will feature a potluck lunch, which starts at noon. Guests are asked to bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share; main dish, lemonade and ice tea will be provided. The guest speaker for the event will be local historian and author Paul Bonnifield. The Museum and gift shop will be open with a number of new exhibits. For kids, there will be sidewalk chalk art to do (chalk provided), as well as face painting. This is a free event.

For more information, contact Laurel Watson at 970-276-4380 or or visit the Web page at

Fire Board elections to take place on May 6

The Craig Fire/Rescue Board elections are coming up in May and will determine which candidates will run the board.

Four people are running for three four-year terms, and one candidate, Rodney Kowach, is running uncontested for a two-year term.

John Forgay, Tony Maneotis and Chris Nichols are current board members fighting to keep their seats. The only outside contester is Bruce Trimberg.

Candidates will be selected by majority vote. The person who gets the least amount of votes will not make it onto the board.

The May 6 election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and take place at the Craig Fire Department. For more information, call Ashley Ellis, designated election official, at 970-824-5914.

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