Craig briefs: Freedom Hooves set to host fundraiser Saturday |

Craig briefs: Freedom Hooves set to host fundraiser Saturday

— Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Craig Christian Church on Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5 p.m. Music, silent and Chinese auctions and desserts will be on hand. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for children age 3 to 18 and children younger than 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is located at 960 W. Victory Way.

Road work to continue at Yampa River Bridge

Road work will continue to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday next week on the Yampa River Bridge on Colorado Highway 13 in southeast Craig. Speeds will be reduced to 35 mile per hour in the area. On Tuesday, there is potential for a single lane closure upon arrival of work trucks. Flaggers will be in place to guide traffic.

County social services forum set for Wednesday

Moffat County Department of Social Services will host a community forum from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Room 175. A guest speaker from the Colorado Department of Human Services will present information about how residential treatment facilities impact families and youth of Moffat County.

Lauren Rising, with Moffat County Social Services, will give an update on the county’s foster parent program. Snacks will be provided at this free event.

Young professionals to meet 6 pm Thursday

The month meeting for Yampa Valley Young Professionals is held the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites. The next meeting is set for Thursday. The Yampa Valley Young Professionals work to include people between the age of 20 and 40 in the community. The monthly meeting helps foster planning and friendship. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

Temporary lane in place on Colorado Highway 9

According to a news release, a temporary lane will be in place detouring traffic on Colorado Highway 9 between mile markers 127 and 128, beginning today. This temporary detour lane is necessary while Colorado Department of Transportation crews install a wildlife underpass structure and will remain in place as until underpass construction is complete. Speeds will be reduced to 25 miles per hour through the temporary lane. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving through the construction zone, as large trucks and equipment will be moving across the highway. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic.

Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet through the construction area.

Motorists, cyclists and bikers should exercise extreme caution and follow reduced posted speed limits and flaggers’ instructions. Workers are asking drivers to adhere to the 35 or 45 mile per hour speed limits posted.

For more information related to this project, email the Public Information Team at or call 970-724-4724.

Group calls for artists at Whittle Wood event

The Yampa Valley Artisans will host an art show called Galleria at the Park during the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, June 16 through 18 at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig.

The group is looking for art submissions from artists across Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The show will be juried by an independent group looking for quality artwork. All mediums will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through May 16. To request an application or for more information, email yampa

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