Craig Briefs: Grand Olde West Days kicks off this weekend |

Craig Briefs: Grand Olde West Days kicks off this weekend

Grand Olde West Days will take place Memorial Day weekend, bringing the community together for food, live entertainment and more along the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

Saturday’s events

■ 9a.m. — Antique Tractor Pull at Moffat County Fairgrounds

■ 9a.m. to 5 p.m. — Bears Ears Sportsman Club shooting match called Where the Old West Stayed Young, located on Moffat County Road 7 near Cedar Mountain. (Participants from all across the country come to Craig for the competition).

■ 3 p.m. — Parade downtown with free root beer floats after the parade

■ 8 p.m. to midnight — $10 concert, featuring Michael Aldridge

Sunday’s events

■ 8:30 a.m. — Cowboy Church

■ 8:30 a.m. — Bears Ears Sportsman Club shooting match called Where the Old West Stayed Young, located on Moffat County Road 7 near Cedar Mountain.

■ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Antique Tractor Pull at Moffat County Fairgrounds

Monday’s events

■ 7 a.m. — Car show in downtown Craig

■ 7 a.m. — Pancake breakfast in downtown Craig

■ 7:30 a.m. — 5K run/walk in downtown Craig

■ 11 a.m. — Memorial Day service at Craig Cemetery

■ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Downtown activities, including craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, live music, a beer garden and more.

For more information, call 970-824-2151 or visit

DUI enforcement upped for holiday weekend

For many, Memorial Day weekend means time-off from work and celebrating the unofficial start of summer. For the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state, Memorial Day marks a rise in impaired driving and a need for increased DUI enforcement.

With this in mind, law enforcement will saturate Colorado’s roadways from Friday through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, a 100-plus day summer enforcement period. Checkpoint Colorado runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with participating law enforcement agencies conducting three DUI checkpoints during the period.

Earlier in May, CDOT and law enforcement ended their six-week long Spring Events DUI enforcement period that ran from April 4 through May 17. During this period, 55 agencies reported 1,421 arrests for DUI, compared to the 2014 enforcement period in which 73 agencies reported 1,804 arrests for DUI.

Cast, Blast event slated for 8 a.m. on June 13

GRAND JUNCTION — Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cast and Blast clinic in Collbran.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 13.

The two-part class is designed for novices interested in learning about popular outdoor activities and is open to women from across the state, however, space is limited.

“Many ladies want to hunt or fish, but they don’t have a mentor,” Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement. “This class is perfect for them because it teaches the fundamentals of fly fishing and the safe use of shotguns in a comfortable environment.”

Tadvick said that no experience or equipment is required and suggests to anyone planning to attend bring a friend.

Cast and Blast, and similar programs are offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach program, including workshops, clinics, seminars and educational hunts that focus on teaching the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting to novice youth and women.

For questions or to register for the Cast and Blast, call Tadvick at 970-255-6181.

Summer reading kicks off at Hayden library

It’s time for Summer Reading 2015 at the Hayden Public Library, and the theme this year is “Every Hero Has A Story!”

Join Hayden Library staff in June and July for their annual summer program to celebrate reading. Children will be able to play games, do Crafts and engage in various activities and contests.

The programs are for all ages. Registration begins Tuesday and continues all summer. If you sign up, you’ll receive a reading bag, reading logs and other fun items.

■ Programs for preschoolers will be at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday starting June 9

■ Programs for kids ages 5 and up will be at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday starting June 4

■ Each Fruday, bingo and Cooking will be at 11 a.m. starting June 5

Paper welcomes reader photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to

Photos must be at least one megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

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