Craig briefs for Nov. 16 | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs for Nov. 16

— The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has pledged support to the Institute for Environmental Solutions for its work on The Tree Project, an effort to identify how trees can be used to optimize energy and water conservation while also promoting carbon emissions sequestration and mitigation.

Based in Denver, IES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing complex environmental challenges and advancing objective, integrated solutions to the region’s most pressing environmental concerns, such as air and water quality.

Strategically planting trees and other vegetation is often suggested to achieve multiple benefits. Ultimately, The Tree Project’s objectives are to reduce air emissions, outdoor water consumption, infrastructure costs and energy usage.

Tri-State’s financial support in the amount of $5,000 was matched 50 cents on the dollar by GivingFirst, a local nonprofit, philanthropic foundation – increasing the total commitment to $7,500.

St. Michael holiday bazaar is Saturday

The St. Michael annual holiday craft bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 678 School St.

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A drawing includes lamb with processing, a homemade quilt, golf lessons, a bicycle, chef for a night and gift certificates.

Coffee and pastries are available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a homemade chicken and dumpling lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trash service changed for Thanksgiving week

The city of Craig Solid Waste Department is not providing residential trash service on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23.

In order to accommodate residential customers during the Thanksgiving week, trash service is a follows:

• Trash normally picked up on Monday and Tuesday will be picked up Monday.

• Trash normally picked up Wednesday and Thursday will be picked up Tuesday.

• Trash normally picked up Friday will be picked up Wednesday.

Questions and concerns can be directed to City Hall at 826-2005 or the Road and Bridge Department at 824-4463, or leave a message on the machine at 824-3278.

Sportsmen’s Advisory Group to meet

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a meeting of the northwest Sportsmen’s Advisory Group. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. at the DOW Northwest Region Service Center Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

Sportsmen’s Advisory Group meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for attendees to bring up any issues that they want the DOW to address.

“We don’t head into these meetings with a set agenda,” said Ron Velarde, DOW Northwest Regional Manager, in a press release. “The goal is to let the public bring topics to us. We want to hear their concerns, comments and questions.”

Fitness clinic to help overcome addictions

Trapper Fitness Center, in conjunction with Colorado Northwestern Community College, presents “Changing Playmates, Playgrounds and Playthings” – a Sober and Clean Clinic to aid in the recovery of alcoholism and drug addiction.

The free clinic is from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and will be repeated at the same time Dec. 1 at the Trapper Fitness Center, 261 Commerce St.

The club will be open to only these participants. Participant anonymity will be protected.

The topic will be lifestyle coaching and fitness for a sober and clean life. Participants can attend one or both clinics. Call 824-6932

SHARE distribution day Saturday at Legion post

SHARE Craig Distribution Day is Saturday at the American Legion Building, formerly known as Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, on County Road 7. Orders may be picked up from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Karen at 824-7939 or Ginny at 326-3003.

Church: Don’t be

alone for the holiday

First Congregational Church will host a special Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, the church recently announced.

Anyone who will be spending Thanksgiving alone or without family is invited to the dinner, which will begin at 11:30 a.m., or immediately after church service, at the church at 630 Green St.

The dinner is open to individuals and families.

CNCC sponsoring ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Colorado Northwestern Community College is sponsoring a viewing of Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” at 6:30 p.m. today in Craig Campus Bell Tower building, Room 201. There is no charge. Call 824-1135.

MCHS students present ‘Oklahoma!’ musical

Moffat County High School is presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” with performances at 7 p.m. today and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Ticket price is $5 for general admission. MCHS students are admitted free with student ID.