Craig briefs: Craig Rotary offers trees left at reduced price
Craig Rotary still has a few Christmas trees left. All trees now are priced at a reduced rate of $30. Rotary will be selling them in the lot next to McDonald’s until Sunday or until all the trees are sold, whichever comes first. If you have questions please call Randy Looper at 970-629-0654.
Ring in the new year with First Day Hikes
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will once again sponsor guided hikes in 27 of its 42 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.
First Day Hikes was created to offer everyone an opportunity to begin the new year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors at a state park close to home.
“We are excited to host First Day Hikes as part of this national effort to get people outdoors and into state parks,” CPW Director Bob Broscheid said in a statement. “First Day Hikes are a great way to cure cabin fever and burn off those extra holiday calories by starting off the new year with an invigorating walk or hike in one of our beautiful state parks.”
Wellness Wednesday includes lunch, clinic
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts Wellness Wednesday at The Journey Baptist Church.
A CNCC Memoir Writing class is from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m., followed by Foot Care from 8:30 to 11 a.m. (appointment required) and Senior Wellness Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Exercise classes for all levels are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch and a presentation begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by Pinochle. Donations are appreciated. Fees apply for Foot Care and lunch. Call 970-871-7676 for more information.
AAA forecasts record breaking traveling
AAA Colorado projects 1.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 3.2 percent increase over last year.
This upward trend marks the highest forecast growth rate for the year-end holiday season since 2009 and the highest travel volume for the holiday period since AAA began recording data in 2001.
The year-end holiday period is defined as Dec. 23 to Jan. 4. The calendar is having a positive effect on the number of travelers expected this year. This year the holidays land on a Thursday, creating a holiday travel season that is one day longer than last year’s and the longest since 2008, offering travelers more options for departures and return trips. This flexibility makes it possible for more people to fit holiday travel into their schedules.
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.
After four days of competition at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, Lincoln, Nebraska’s Nate Hall can count himself a seasoned competitor in one of Northwest Colorado’s premier events as he embarks on an ongoing career in the field of wood sculpture.