Craig Briefs: Horizons seeking volunteer mentors
Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work one-on-one with developmentally disabled clients, the organization reported in a news release.
For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466.
Saturday’s historical meeting postponed
The Preserving the Last Frontier meeting scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.
The organization, along with the Vermillion Archeology Chapter and Museum of Northwest Colorado, were slated to host Clifford Duncan, a Native American Ute elder whose ancestors lived in Moffat County.
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However, Duncan will not be available Saturday.
The meeting and Duncan’s appearance is being rescheduled.
DOW hunter ed course scheduled for Oct. 22
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring an Internet completion Hunter Education Course on Oct. 22.
The class will begin at 7 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m., and will take place at the Maybell Community Center.
The Internet course must be completed before attending the class.
For more information or to pre-register, call 272 3238. Class size is limited.
Baggs photo club set to host exhibit
The Snake River Shutterbugs Photography Club is hosting its first Baggs Photography Show later this month.
The photo gallery, with 12 exhibitors, will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Little Snake River Valley School, 333 N. Main St., in Baggs, Wyo.
Visitors can view a variety of photographic themes, participate in a photo raffle and pre-order the first Snake River Valley Photo Book.
CMS library set to host book fair
The Craig Middle School library, 915 Yampa Ave., will host a scholastic book fair later this month that’s open to the public.
The book fair will be open from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22, and Oct. 25 to 28.
The fair will also be open during parent/teacher conferences from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28.
Proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase books for the library.
Two local authors will also attend the book fair to discuss writing, publishing and their books, which will be available for purchase and signing.
RaeAnne Hadley, author of “With Love; Now and Forever” and “Mechanics of Murder,” will be on hand from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
Daphne Stroh, author of “Life’s Other Realm,” will attend from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28.
For more information, call the CMS library at 826-6332.
Deposit deadline for Italy trip is today
The deposit deadline for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s life-long learning spring break trip to Italy is today.
From March 10 to 19, 2011, students will stay in Rome and visit Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. The cost is $2,500, and the deposit is $600.
For information about the college trip, call Mary Morris at 824-1100, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Yampa Valley Pageant slated
The Miss Yampa Valley Pageant is this weekend.
The “natural” pageant — girls ages 12 and younger are not allowed to wear makeup — is open to girls ages 3 to 18. The day begins at 9 a.m. for contestants, and the final judging and crowning is at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
Admission costs at least one can of food for a drive pageant organizers are hosting.
For more information, call Stephanie Pearce at 620-0235, or visit http://www.visitmoffatcounty.com/missyampavalley.
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