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Craig Briefs: Humane Society extending reduced pet adoptions

The Humane Society of Moffat County is continuing the animal shelter discount adoption fee through Monday.

Any dog or cat can be adopted for $60 each. The fee includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Visit to see what animals the shelter has available.

Fair set for Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr., will host a holiday craft fair, which includes fall and Christmas items, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The fair is presented by the Knit-Wits Craft Club and Sandrock Ridge.

Anyone is welcome to visit the fair.

For more information, call Mary Gillingham at 826-4100.

Rehab Services hosting cancer support group

A cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rehabilitation Services of Craig, 473 Yampa Ave.

The meeting is informal, and offers cancer survivors a chance to meet and talk.

For more information, call Kim Dilldine at 824-8421.

Great American Smokeout slated

The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing the risk of cancer. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. If you are ready to quit, call the Colorado Quitline at 1-800-Quit-Now.

Intro to archaeology class scheduled

The Vermillion Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society has scheduled a Professional Avocational Archaeology Class for Nov. 20 and 21. The course is the beginning course entitled Introduction to Archaeology, CAS & PAAC.

The course is designed to give new and prospective CAS members having limited or no familiarity with archaeology a brief introduction to the profession, common terms and preservation issues.

To participate, call Robyn Morris by Nov. 14 at 824-1703.

CNCC meeting to focus on licensure degree

An orientation for community members interested in earning an elementary licensure degree at Colorado Northwestern Community College, in partnership with Mesa State College, will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at CNCC’s Craig Campus, 50 College Drive, Room 304.

Individual appointments will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. and a general advising session takes place from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information and to schedule an advising session, contact Sandra Murray at 248-1438, or

Governor orders flags lowered

Gov. Bill Ritter ordered flags be lowered to half staff today on all state and federal buildings in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Pearson, 21, of Arvada.

Pearson was killed Nov. 4 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His funeral service is scheduled for today in Arvada.

Holiday Craft Show continues today

The Holiday Craft Show enters its second day today and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

The craft show features more than 80 vendors selling jewelry, food, candles, bath products, toys and many more gift items.

For more information, call 824-7011 or visit

DAR meeting today at museum

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. today in the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

Visitors are always welcome.

For more information, call regent Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

Trap club hosts turkey shoot

The Craig Trap Club is hosting a turkey shoot at 10 a.m. Sunday at the club, two miles west of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Shotguns only. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Dick King at 824-6544 or 824-3924.

Daily Press seeks thankfulness pieces

In honor of Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25, the Craig Daily Press is soliciting written pieces about why you’re thankful this holiday season.

Entries should be 150 words or fewer and should be e-mailed to Michelle Balleck at or dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.

Include the full name of the author, phone number and ages for those ages 18 and younger.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 18. All accepted entries will be published in the Nov. 25 edition of the Craig Daily Press.

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