Craig briefs for Sept. 25 |

Craig briefs for Sept. 25

A 50th class reunion for the class of 1958 in Hayden has been set for 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Hayden City Park.

For more information, call Tonee Gingrich at 826-4712.

Humane Society hosts open house Oct. 22

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the fire station, 419 Yampa Ave., in Craig.

Dessert and punch will be served.

Come join in and learn about the proposed new animal shelter that is in the works and the proposed volunteer program. There will be a chance for participants to visit with some of the shelter cats and dogs. Copies of the 2009 Pet Calendar also will be on display.

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Road closed for culvert replacement

National Forest System Road (NFSR) 263, just off County Road 16/NFSR 270 (Lynx Pass road), will be closed Monday and Tuesday for culvert replacement.

This work is being planned between hunting seasons and after weekend recreation traffic to decrease the impact to forest travelers.

Travel during this time in the Lynx Pass area should be planned accordingly. Once work begins Sept. 29, there will be no egress from NFSR 263. Traffic on other roads in the area will not be affected.

Other road maintenance could affect travel in the south Routt County and eastern Rio Blanco County area, including:

• Resurfacing of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway (Rio Blanco County Road 8) will continue through the Fall as weather permits. Short delays should be expected.

• Rerouting of NFSR 212 will begin Sept. 25. Heavy machinery will be operating in the vicinity of NFSR 206 and 212 for about six weeks. There could be minimal impacts to visitors (heavy equipment noise).

• Fish barrier installation below the Coal Creek culvert on NFSR 906 (Coal Creek Road) will happen between Oct. 6 and Oct. 18. Heavy equipment will be operating on the road. Significant delays should be expected.

For more information, call the Yampa Ranger District office at 970-638-4516.

Daily Press editorial board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three or four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Oct 1.

Editorial board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper’s opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms last three months.

To apply, call Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail

Girl Scouts seeking

volunteers, members

The Girl Scouts of Craig is looking for adult volunteers and girls to be members. If you would like to know more about the Girl Scouts, visit the group’s annual Smore making event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Loudy-Simpson Park.

For more information, call Kandee Dilldine at 824-6314 or Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

Local Talent Concert auditions are Oct. 11

The Craig Concert Association will host tryouts for the Local Talent Concert on Oct. 11.

All local musicians, singers and dancers are welcome to audition for the Jan. 31, 2009, show. The tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moffat County High School Auditorium on a first-come, first-served basis. The tryout should be between three and five minutes long.

If you are unable to attend, submit a tape or CD of your audition before the date.

For more information, call Jim Simpson at 824-4138.

Wyman Museum seeks best pies for contest

The Wyman Museum is looking for the best berry, fruit and cream/custard pies for a contest. The contest will be held in conjunction with Sheep Wagon Days, Oct. 4 and 5.

All recipes will be put into the museum’s “Fall Flavors Recipe Book.” The best pie out of each category will be given a winning basket and be placed as the 2008 “best pie” in this book.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 1.

If you think you have the best pie and would like to enter it in this contest or for more information, call the Wyman Museum at 824-6346.

Love INC sponsoring Community Coat Drive

Love INC is conducting its annual Community Coat Drive from Sept. 15 to Oct. 11.

Last year, the organization distributed more than 500 coats, plus mittens, gloves and hats at sites in Hayden, Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur, Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs and Craig.

“Gently” used coats, hats and gloves or other winter outerwear may be donated at Love INC, 656 School St., during regular office hours, or they can be taken directly to Loyd’s Cleaners, 552 Breeze St., the primary collection point, after Sept. 15.

The coats are donated to “anyone in the Yampa Valley who needs a coat,” a Love INC news release reported.

For more information, call the Love INC Resource Center at 826-440 between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sheep Wagon Days scheduled Oct. 2 to 5

The 10th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days has been scheduled for Oct. 2 to 5, with events happening at the Wyman Museum, east of Craig.

Celebrate the area’s sheep ranching heritage with sheep shearing and working dog demonstrations, hands-on educational booths, tours of sheep wagons, free concerts, food and craft vendors, “Fall Flavors” pie contest, reenactments, flap jack feed and lamb festival lunch both days and more.

For more information, call 824-9302 or visit