Craig briefs: Local musicians share talents |

Craig briefs: Local musicians share talents

Music is a tonic. Get yourself a good dose by attending this year’s Grand Olde West Days Street Festival on Monday in downtown Craig.

Two blocks of Yampa Avenue will be closed to traffic and open for food, crafts, a car show, fun activities and live music.

Several local favorites and newcomers are scheduled to appear either at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, Alice Pleasant Park or the 400 block of downtown during GOWD.

Musical acts are:

• Yampa Valley Boys

• 1340 Band

• John Wayne Band

• Bob LaFord

• Stacey Mathers

And introducing: Snow Blind, Tara Hess and Ernie Thiel.

Returning performers from out of state include: Prickly Pair and the Cactus Chorale, of Wyoming, and T.J. Casey and Jim Reader, of Montana.

A lineup schedule with locations and times will be posted on the Grand Olde West Days Web site,, as soon as it is finalized.

Mosquito spraying begins Wednesday

Moffat County Pest Management, which conducts mosquito larva control daily April through October, is scheduled to begin spraying for adult mosquitoes Wednesday in Craig and surrounding county areas.

Spraying times will be on a weather permitting basis and in the early morning or early evening.

County crews treat Yampa Valley Golf Course from 9 p.m. to midnight Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Loudy-Simpson Park is treated from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Adult and larva work is conducted at Shadow Mountain, Sherman Youth Camp and Maybell, as needed.

“While the department tries to treat Loudy-Simpson and the golf course during times when there aren’t people present, if you do notice the department spraying in the area, avoid coming in contact with the spray,” said Gary Brannan, Moffat County Pest Management manager, in a news release.

He also reported that “special events and circumstances” sometimes alter spray schedules.

Suicide prevention group seeks volunteers

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide currently is seeking people interested in volunteering to work on reducing suicide in Moffat County. REPS will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Craig Mental Health for anyone interested.

For more information, call Anngie Sparks at 826-2329.

Bright STARTS meets at 8:50 a.m. Thursday

Bright STARTS, or Sales Techniques and Retail Trade Strategies, meets at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at Serendipity, 576 Yampa Ave.

The discussion group is for anyone who owns a retail business, sells any product or service or works with the public.

Topics are tailored to the needs of participants.

The group will help participants and their employees bolster sales techniques, promotional materials and retail displays. It is limited to no more than 12 people.

For more information, e-mail, or call 824-5689.

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