Craig briefs: Golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for June 8 |

Craig briefs: Golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for June 8

The annual Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for college scholarships for local students, is June 8 at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Register at the Moffat County Public Safety Center or at the golf course.

The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All player fees go the scholarship fund. The cost is $40 per player and $160 per four-person team. Nonmember greens fees are $25 per person, and cart fees are $18 per person. There will be door prize drawings as well as payoffs for net and gross score winners. The tournament is limited to the first 36 teams to register.

Students can apply to work at Dinosaur

The Student Conservation Association, in partnership with Shell Oil and Dinosaur National Monument, is offering a summer conservation work experience for high school students 15 to 19. The three- to four-week job includes trail work, habitat restoration and other projects in the national park. Crew members will camp, cook and work together during the entire program. Priority will be given to applicants from Moffat, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Routt counties.

The two work sessions offered this ear will take place in June and July. Participants will be given $500 living allowances, and camping equipment and food will be provided. For more information or to apply online, visit, or call 603-543-1700, ext. 1499.

Reading programs available at library

■ Moffat County Libraries recently launched 1,000 Books before Kindergarten, a program intended to prepare children to learn to read upon entering school, according to a news release. Families are asked to sign up before their child enters kindergarten, and the library will provide reading logs to track reading. Children will receive a free book when the family reaches certain reading milestones. Families who read 1,000 books to their child before he or she reaches kindergarten have completed the program successfully.

■ A similar program, Ready-Set-Read, is designed to encourage and track reading for elementary school children. Reading logs were sent home through the schools during the first week in March. Children have until May 31 to bring in the completed log to receive a free book. Children who did not receive reading logs can pick one up at the library.

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