Craig briefs: Community Easter egg hunt is April 19
April 11, 2014
New Creation Church in Craig will hold a community Easter Egg hunt April 19.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the hunt will start at 11 a.m. A host of activities also will be on hand, including face painting, a bouncy house, petting zoo and photo booth.
Toddlers through fifth-graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden, and 16 new bikes will be given away to children. The church is at 520 Westridge Road.
Forest Service seeks committee members
The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens' Resource Advisory Committee, according to a news release. The RAC reviews and recommends projects that benefit natural resources on the National Forests in five counties.
The committee was established in 2009 to serve Jackson and Routt counties in Colorado, as well as Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming. In 2011, the RAC volunteered to assist Rio Blanco County (White River National Forest) to solicit and select projects so that a separate RAC did not need to be formed.
The Medicine Bow-Routt RAC has slots for 15 members representative of a variety of interests and expertise. There are several open positions for both voting members and alternate members. Nominees will be recommended by the U.S. Forest Service and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.
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Applicants must live in Colorado or Wyoming. Members will serve a four-year term without compensation except possible travel expenses. For an application, please email email@example.com, or call RAC Coordinator Aaron Voos at 307-745-2323. Applications will be accepted immediately.
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 sponsorships grow, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. Call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.
Train group to focus on Craig at symposium
Jim Jordan, president of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Heritage Society, wants to save the Craig Train Depot from destruction. He's been working diligently to raise awareness and money for the historical structure to save it. He needs to raise between $250,000 and $450,000 to move the structure.
To fuel his efforts, Jordan is hosting a symposium Saturday and Sunday in Englewood that will educate attendees on depots across the state, and particularly Craig's depot. The symposium will bring train lovers from all over Colorado to Englewood to celebrate the state's railroad history. The grand prize at the symposium will be a two-day trip to Craig with a tour of the depot.