Craig briefs: Love INC Coat Drive is currently underway
Love INC’s annual coat drive started this week and runs through Friday. The organization seeks donated coats for those in need of warmth this winter. Last winter, Love INC distributed roughly 365 coats in addition to mittens, gloves and hats. If you have gently used coats (no sweaters or jackets), consider giving them to someone in need.
Winter coats can be dropped off anytime at the following locations: Love INC resource center at 656 School St., Calvary Baptist Church at 1050 Yampa Ave., The Journey First Baptist Church at 1150 W. Ninth St. or Hayden Congregational Church at 202 Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. For more information, call 970-826-4400.
Fall Fest kicks off at Clarion Inn & Suites
Fall Fest will open its doors to the public from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn & Suites. Vendors and crafters from all over will be on hand. For more information, call 520-241-9986.
Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots to host forum
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host a forum about what’s happening on America’s southern boarder at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites. A documentary on the subject will be shown. For more information, call George Durham at 970-824-9792.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.