Craig briefs: Free dinner set for today in downtown Craig |

Craig briefs: Free dinner set for today in downtown Craig

— Yampa Valley Young Professionals has partnered with the Downtown Business Association to offer a free Yampa Valley Community Dinner to residents from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. Music and a cash-only beer garden also will be available until 9 p.m. The event is part of DBA’s Friday Fest, which will feature a farmers market each Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

Yampa River State Park to host weekend events

Yampa River State Park has events planned for today, Saturday and Sunday at Yampa River State Park, located at 6185 U.S. Highway 40 in Hayden.

■ 8 p.m./dusk today: An interpretive ranger will fill the evening with tall tales, campfire stories, s’mores and a warm fire. Bring a camp chair.

■ All day Saturday: Spend the morning at Hayden’s town park and learn to fish at Huck Finn Days. Then, learn how to become a junior ranger.

■ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday: Learn about animal tracks. How big is a bear track? What does a porcupine track look like? Join Yampa River State Park’s interpretive ranger and learn what animals footprints look like and create your own.

Storm-spotter training set for Monday, Tuesday

Are you interested in severe thunderstorms, lightning and tornadoes? Then come to the free storm-spotter training at the Steamboat Today building in Steamboat Springs on Monday or at the Moffat County Courthouse in Craig on Tuesday. These two-hour basic storm-spotter classes will start at 6 p.m. In Steamboat Springs, the training will be followed by an optional advanced class from 8 to 9 p.m. For more information, call the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, 970-243-7007, or visit

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