Craig briefs for Aug. 25 |

Craig briefs for Aug. 25

Concert Sunday in Hayden

A benefit concert is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hayden High School auditorium. The group Legacy is playing, and donations for the concert go toward medical expenses for 7-year-old Taylen Zabel’s ongoing battle against brain cancer. For more information, go to

Draft Horse Classic returning to Rifle

Preparations are under way for the Sixth Annual Colorado Draft Horse Classic and Regional Shire Show, scheduled to begin later this month at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

The show begins Aug. 31 and runs to Sept. 2.

The Draft Horse Classic is one of the most renowned shows west of the Rocky Mountains, organizers said, and promises to be a fun exhibition for families and horse enthusiasts.

Admission is free. For more information, call show manager Nila Parrington at (970) 379-3814 or visit the Web site,

History meeting at Sunset Meadows

Preserving the Last Frontier, Craig’s historical society, meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. in the second floor recreation room. Anyone interested in the local history is invited to attend. Call 824-5343 or 824-3108.

Do teens text and drive?

In a recent national survey conducted by AAA, 46 percent of teens admitted to text messaging while driving, and 51 percent admitted to talking on their cell phone while driving.

But what about Colorado?

AAA Colorado hopes to find out with a new anonymous online survey that it is sponsoring with the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

“The more teen drivers who take this survey, the more accurate a picture we will get of teen driving behaviors,” said Wave Dreher, AAA Colorado’s traffic safety specialist. “This will help teen advocates better fashion more targeted, effective educational messages about driving safety.”

Survey participants who register can win a new Dell XPS laptop computer and 100 registered survey participants will randomly be chosen to receive a $10 gift certificate provided by Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza.

The online survey can be found at until Sept. 21. Visit the same site for more information.

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