Craig briefs for Nov. 20 | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs for Nov. 20

Students earn prizes for safety

The Craig Police Department recently awarded 18 Moffat County High School students with prizes as part of an annual safety belt program.

The students were stopped by Craig Police Department officers and credited for wearing seat belts, the Police Department reported.

The students and the prizes they were awarded are:

• Cassie Campbell – key ring from Kester’s Jewelry

• Jonathan Hume – $20 worth of gas from Conoco

• Ryan Just – automatic car wash from High Performance Car Wash

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• Amber Luker – combo meal from Wendy’s

• Sam Leonard – key ring from Kester’s Jewelry

• Jesus Loya – lube, oil and filter from Victory Motors

• Nick Marchbanks – value meal from McDonald’s

• Alicia Nelston – breakfast for one from Backwoods Diner

• Paul Nelson – three-bud vase from Flower Mine

• Mike Peters – value meal from McDonald’s

• Jake Steele – one-day pool pass from Craig Parks and Rec

• Jory Steele – movie rental from Movie Gallery

• Andi Teeter – three-bud vase from Flower Mine

• Courtney Teeter – $50 savings bond from Bank of Colorado

• Spencer Waymon – key ring from Kester’s Jewelry

• Joel Weyand – key ring from Kester’s Jewelry

• Chantelle Wilson – value meal from McDonald’s

• Michael Wright – large unlimited pizza and 20 ounce Coke from Domino’s

The students’ names will be entered into a drawing in coming weeks. Prizes donated by local businesses will be given away, police said.

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 Ave. 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.”

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/or families.

Association supports The Tree Project

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 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.