Craig briefs for Nov. 22
City Market to hold open house
Craig — City Market invites the community to its third annual Christmas open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4. There will be free pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, a place to decorate your own cookie and make a reindeer candy cane, and free gift wrapping on any gift item purchased.
Orchestra to perform Nov. 30 at high school
Steamboat Springs Orchestra, including five members from Craig, presents Tchaikovsky’s entire Nutcracker Suite No. 1 and his Variations on a Rococo Theme – featuring John Sant’ Ambrogio, former principal cellist with the St. Louis Symphony – at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Moffat County High School.
Some 50 musicians will also perform Sleigh Ride and Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson as well as other holiday favorites made famous by Mannheim Steamroller. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Advance tickets can purchased at the Craig Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
Aging Well offers free memory screening
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
The Aging Well program is collaborating with local physicians to offer free memory screenings from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Craig at the Kinder Family Clinic, 595 Russell St., and in Steamboat Springs at Yampa Valley Medical Associates at 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 100.
For more information on memory screenings, call the Aging Well program at 871-7676. For more information on Alzheimer’s, call the Alzheimer’s Association toll-free at 1-800-272-3900.
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 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.
Sportsmen’s Advisory Group to meet Nov. 26
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.”
Legion indoor pool reopening to public
The Craig American Legion will open the indoor pool at the post headquarters, 1055 County Road 7, for public use, American Legion commander Mel Shockley said.
The pool will be open to the public from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
In an effort to make coal more competitive against natural gas and renewable energy sources, two of the nation’s largest coal companies, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, have announced that they plan to combine assets in Colorado and Wyoming. Routt County’s Twentymile Mine would be managed under the new joint venture.