Craig briefs for Sept. 27 |

Craig briefs for Sept. 27

Crabfest scheduled for Oct. 24

— The Craig Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Crabfest. Dinner is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The meal features a generous serving of king crab legs, buttery potatoes, corn on the cob, herbed biscuits and a dessert buffet.

Entertainment will be provided by Summit Comedy comedian Huck Flyn, who performed at Crabfest in 2006.

There will be silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are available online at; click on “register online,” and pay by credit card. Get yours today, because this event sells out every year.

For information, call the Craig Chamber at 824-5689 or

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

Scholarship, financial aid meetings at MCHS

There will be two Senior Parent Meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Moffat County High School Library.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend for discussion on the post-secondary admissions process and financial aid and scholarships.

For information, call Paula Duzik at 824-7036.

Craig Fire/Rescue holds open house Thursday

After three unsuccessful attempts, taxpayers approved a mill levy increase for capital purchases for the local fire district, and two new engines have been purchased. These two wildland/urban interface engines are the first two capital replacement items, and the fire department would like to invite the public to view these new engines at the fire station. The department will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and pop. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Downtown Books hosts mystery author signing

Colorado firefighter and fire information officer Sandi Ault, author of Berkley Prime Crime’s “Wild” Mystery Series, will come to Craig from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, to sign, discuss and read from her latest release, “Wild Inferno,” at Downtown Books.

Ault has been acclaimed by media, peers (including Tony Hillerman and C.J. Box) and fans alike for her “Wild” mystery series, including the Edgar-nominated bestseller “Wild Indigo” and the newly released and critically-acclaimed “Wild Inferno.”

Ault, a wildland firefighter in Pinewood Springs and a Colorado Resource officer, has written her series’ protagonist onto a wildfire in her new page-turner, dubbed “A Wildfire of a Mystery.”

Safeway offering flu vaccines in stores

Safeway offers flu vaccines in stores

Safeway is offering flu vaccines in all Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and New Mexico stores.

Now through February 2009, or while supplies last, flu vaccines will be administered at stores with pharmacies.

In the U.S., Medicare Plan B participants not enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will receive the flu vaccines at no charge.

Most stores will give vaccines on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies, while a few will conduct scheduled flu vaccine clinics.

While anyone wishing to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that people in the following categories get vaccinated each year:

• Everyone from 6 months to 19 years old

• Pregnant women

• People ages 50 and older

• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions

• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu.