Craig briefs: Donation drive goes through end of March
A donation drive for the Humane Society of Moffat County continues through the end of March at Craig Storage and U-Haul, 1592 W. Victory Way. Money, pet food, toys and supplies are welcome. For more information, call Lora at 970-824-6464.
Lions Club Easter Egg Race set for Saturday
The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Race will be held in its original location at the north end of City Park. This year’s race previously had been planned for the CNCC Bell Tower parking lot.
The egg race is at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Lions Club recently decided to keep the event where it has been held for years, as recent warm temperatures will allow the area north of the swimming complex to be clear of snow in time for Easter.
Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as eight minutes.
InfantSEE eye exams available for children
March is National Vision Month, and free InfantSEE eye assessments are available for children 6 to 12 months old with a participating optometrist. In Craig, call EyeCare Specialties at 970-824-3488. In Steamboat Springs, call EyeCare Specialties at 970-879-2020, Mountain Eyeworks at 970-879-2595 or Steamboat Vision Clinic at 970-879-4266. Many eye conditions have no symptoms that can be identified by a parent or in a well-baby exam. For more information, call Beth Watson at 970-871-7619.
Seedling trees and shrubs are available
The Colorado First Conservation District is accepting orders for trees and shrubs. The average cost of each tree is less than $1, with a wide variety of species available to plant this spring. The trees will arrive the last week of April. Residents must own an acre or more of land to participate. Order forms are available at the Bureau of Land Management, the Colorado State University Extension Office, and the Colorado First Conservation District office at 145 Commerce St. For more information, call 970-824-3476, ext. 101.
Hayden Congregational Church selling donuts
Hayden Congregational Church is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts as a fundraiser for an upcoming youth mission trip to Venezuela. Orders can be placed through April 1, and the doughnuts will be available for pickup April 6 in Craig and Steamboat. Call 970-276-3510 to place an order.
Grand Futures asking parents to take survey
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is collecting data on parents’ beliefs and perceptions about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by their children. The survey results will help to inform youth substance use prevention efforts in Northwest Colorado. Parents who have a child in middle school or high school are eligible to take the survey. Your two cents matters, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. To take the Moffat County survey, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/parentsurveymoffat.
Freedom Hooves now is taking applications
Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is accepting applications for new students and volunteers for the spring session, which begins on April 30. Freedom Hooves offers therapeutic riding lessons for students 3 and older.
Applications can be downloaded at http://www.freedomhooves.org. Call Joan at 970-701-9085.
Hargadines start Antlers for Orphans
Kremmling residents Kelsey and Thadd Hargadine have started Antlers for Orphans, a program to help fund the Kremmling-based Rural Orphans & Widows AIDS Network, which serves orphans and widows in more than 30 rural villages in Eastern Uganda, according to a news release.
As part of the new program, the Hargadines are asking residents to collect and donate found antlers, the proceeds of which will go toward scholarships and health care for orphans in the program.
For more information, visit http://www.antlersfororphans.com.
Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday the hiring of Dan Prenzlow as the new director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, according to a news release from CPW and Colorado Department of Natural Resources.