Craig briefs: Craig Daily Press hosts Mom & Me contest
Enter a photo of moms with their son(s) or daughter(s), and then tell your friends and family to vote for their favorite. The top three photos with the most votes will win great local prizes sponsored by Carrie Hertzog Photography, Kester’s Jewelry, Shear Bliss Salon and Nails and Intermountain Appliance.
Photos can be submitted until 3 p.m. Thursday, and voting started Sunday, so get your photos submitted. Winners will be announced in the Craig Daily Press on Friday. Enter at http://www.explorecraig.com/momandme.
Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss fracking
The Craig Daily Press will hold its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7 to 7:50 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Cafe. The newspaper’s General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will hold a discussion about fracking, and coffee and pastries will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
Elks 1577 hosts Mother’s Day luncheon Saturday
Join the Elks for their Mother’s Day ritual from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Elks will serve pulled pork sandwiches, potato or macaroni salad, chips, dessert and drinks for $4.25. Also see members recite the Mother’s Day ritual in honor of all mothers. For more information, call 970-824-6131 or 970-620-0874.
Senior Center Action Group to host fundraiser
The Senior Center Action Group will be at the Mother’s Day Bazaar in Centennial Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The group seeks a name for the center and want the community’s help choosing just the right one. Group members will sell votes for $1 each. Choose from four names that the committee picked or suggest a different one.
Meeker to host Carson and Barnes Circus
Ticket sales for the circus will begin in the coming weeks. The event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 in Meeker.
The Carson and Barnes Circus has been on the road for 80 seasons this year. It is the largest tented show in the United States, traveling approximately 230 days a year and playing two shows in each town every day. For more information or to buy tickets, call 970-878-5510.
CPW asks to keep dogs from chasing wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is issuing a warning to people whose dogs chase wildlife: Keep them under control and away from deer, elk and other wild animals, or face the possibility of steep fines and the loss of a beloved pet.
Dogs that chase wild animals can cause them extreme stress and injuries from bites, wildlife officials said.
By late winter, many big game animals that are susceptible to dog harassment are pregnant females. As they run to escape, deer and elk expend crucial energy that can lead to an increase in the mortality rate of the animals or their unborn calves and fawns.
To report any instance of dogs chasing wildlife, the public can call the local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or Colorado State Patrol. In Colorado, the fine for knowingly or negligently allowing a dog to harass wildlife is $274, including surcharges.
Scholarship for high school seniors available
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation now has an online application for its scholarships offered to high school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties.