Craig briefs for Nov. 14 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 14

Jim Steinberg, a local photographer and co-creator of “Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road,” will visit Craig on Nov. 21.

He will talk about his book from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

Steinberg and writer Susan J. Tweit traveled across Colorado, across the old roads and byways through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country.

Colorado identified its first scenic or historic byway in 1989, and there are now 25 official Scenic and Historic Byways, each chosen for its outstanding archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.

“Colorado Scenic Byways” is a two-volume travel guide that provides readers with a variety of scenic photographs coupled with travel plans across Colorado.

Those routes and roads are further illuminated through the book by Tweit’s essays. Tweit writes of the connections that shape these Colorado roads.

Gov. Bill Ritter selected “Colorado Scenic Byways” to give as gifts to visiting governors during the Democratic National Convention, and it will be used for the Colorado Historical Society 2009 membership drive.

Jim Steinberg lives in Steamboat Springs. Everyone is invited to come visit with Steinberg.

For more information, call Downtown Books at 824-5343.

Integrated Community celebration Nov. 20

A celebration for Integrated Community volunteers is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at Real Living Professional Group, 1755 Central Park Dr., Suite 121, in Steamboat Springs. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. Volunteers and people associated with Integrated Community are invited to attend. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call 824-6424.

MCHS swimming pool open to public

The Moffat County High School swimming pool is now open for public swimming. Lap swimming takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Recreational swimming will immediately follow lap swimming. The pool closes at 8:15 p.m. weeknights and at 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 826-6557.

Pet therapy meetings start in December

Yampa Valley Canine Connection pet therapy group meetings are scheduled to begin Dec. 1. Meetings are intended to help dog/handler teams prepare for Delta Pet Partners evaluation. To find out more about becoming a volunteer or for information about Yampa Valley Canine Connection, call 824-6364.

Church holds Emergency Preparedness Fair today

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the church at Ninth and Finley streets.

The fair will include displays and demonstrations of what someone needs for food storage, earthquake kits, water storage, breadmaking, 72-hour kits and much more.

The fair is free, and everyone is welcome to join in getting prepared for a disaster.

Ducks Unlimited to host annual banquet

The Craig Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited will host its 28th annual banquet Nov. 15. Mike and Mardi Anson are the co-chairpeople this year.

The evening event will start at 5 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The auction will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $75 for a couple, $50.00 for a single, $25 a child and $500 for a corporate table of 10.

For tickets or information, call Mike or Mardi Anson at 824-0382.

U.S.D.A. commodities distribution Tuesday

U.S.D.A. commodities will be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services in Craig from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at 595 Breeze St., (northeast alley entrance only). Distribution takes place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center.

Distribution in Dinosaur takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dinosaur Social Services building.

All households that receive commodities must be recertified each year. A picture ID, proof of address and income or current eligibility is required.

For more information, call Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282.