Craig briefs: Moffat County employees get extra day off Monday
County employees get an extra day off this month after Moffat County Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the Fourth of July holiday to include Monday, giving staff a four-day weekend.
The resolution, which commissioners approved in a special meeting Thursday, notes the additional day is “good for the morale of Moffat County employees.”
“It’s one thing to tell an employee they’re doing a good job and I think a lot of times actions speaks louder than words,” said Commissioner Ray Beck. “It’s our way to say thanks to all our county employees for the great job that they’re doing.”
The courthouse will be closed for most regular county functions Monday. County employees who can’t skip work Monday will be allowed to take the extra holiday later in the month.
The move comes in the midst of an ongoing budget crunch, and commissioners are already beginning work on where to make cuts in next year’s budget.
“Going forward, we have a lot of budget challenges and it’s probably going to be a situation … that we’re going to have less people doing more work, so we wanted to recognize people and appreciate them,” Commissioner Frank Moe said.
The extra day gives county employees a total of 11 observed holidays for 2017.
7th annual Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday
Get those patriotic floats ready.
Craig’s annual Fourth of July Parade is set for 11 a.m. July 4. The parade lineup begins at 10 a.m.
The parade route starts at the Veterans of Foreign War and ends on Ledford Street.
All floats are welcome, according to organizers. Judging will be done before the parade, and first, second and third place award will be given at the VFW Hall after the parade.
Other activities include games for children, a money pit and a picnic at noon. The picnic includes hamburgers, hot dogs, water and soda. Bring a dessert to share.
Donations are welcome.
For more information, contact Johnny Garcia, 970-629-3345.
Landfill changes hours; closes in strong winds
The hours at the Moffat County Landfill have changed. The new hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The landfill is closed to loose trash when the wind blows.
Newspaper will honor birthday wishes for all
Do you have loved ones you’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to publicly? Send them birthday wishes through the newspaper.
“We would like to honor your friend/family members by celebrating their special day dedicated only to them,” said Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell. “We hope this will be a fun new addition in the Craig Daily Press and to our community.”
The paper would like to honor all age groups. Please send a photo, the date of birth and a special message to submissions to email@example.com. Word limit is 15 words. This is a free service to our community members.
The Shed Fire was reported as 80% contained in a Facebook post by Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Monday, July 22.