Craig briefs: Relay For Life meeting tonight |

Craig briefs: Relay For Life meeting tonight

Craig Relay For Life is hosting a committee member meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane. For more information, visit, or e-mail

Cheri Race battling breast cancer again

Cheri Race, wife of Carl Race, a former area Schwan’s man, has been diagnosed with breast cancer again.

She was known as “Grandma Cheri” by students, parents and teachers at Ridgeview Elementary where her grandchildren attend school.

Cheri will be leaving Wednesday for Colorado Springs to begin treatment.

The couple has lost health insurance as a result of Carl losing his job. An account has been set up by friends in Cheri Race’s name at First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig, in order to help pay for medical bills, transportation and other expenses.

Any donations will be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.

Advocates to provide women’s support group

After several delays, Advocates-Crisis Support Services will be providing a women’s support group for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, beginning July 7.

From that day on, a survivor’s group for Spanish speakers will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Meetings for the English-speaking group will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

The meeting location is given out after prospective participants go through a screening process over the telephone.

For more information, call Karen Aragon, interim director for the English-speaking group, or Patty, Latina outreach coordinator for the Spanish-speaking group, at 824-9709.

Craig Editorial Board seeking new members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Editorial Board terms last three months.

If anyone is interested, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or email him at

TMH Foundation tournament Friday

The ninth annual The Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament, a four-man team scramble format, benefits TMH Foundation. Teams may buy mulligans, and the mulligan tickets will be used in a drawing for prizes.

The price of the tournament is $50 per person or $200 per team. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart, all-you-can-eat burgers and a chance to win cash prizes. Prizes include Colorado Rockies tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more.

There will be a chipping pond and contests for straightest drive, closest to the pin and to land tee shots on the seventh green.

For more information, call the Yampa Valley Golf Course at 824-3673 or Eva Peroulis with The Memorial Hospital Foundation at 826-2424.

Moffat County Fair has new Web site running

The Moffat County Fair is up and running on a new Web site,

The 2009 Moffat County Fair runs from Aug. 1 to 8.

The Wes Hertzog Memorial Bronc Match kicks off the fair Aug. 1. Other special events include a demo derby Aug. 7 and mini-bull riding for young people weighing less than 120 pounds Aug. 8.

The Web site has schedules of events, entry forms, history and photos of past fairs.

The fair board hopes that residents will use the new Web site to get information and get inspired to participate in the fair.

For more information, call the extension office at 824-9180, or e-mail

Grad diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma

A benefit fund has been established at a local bank for a Craig native who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Cory Pike, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate and a Colorado State University student, was diagnosed June 10 with Burkitt’s lymphoma. He worked at the city of Craig swimming pool for two years while in high school and then worked construction at Craig Middle School.

Cory is the son of Dave and JJ Pike.

The benefit fund, which will go toward medical costs, is at Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane.

Anyone wishing to send cards may mail them to Poudre Valley Hospital, 1023 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524 or to Cory’s grandmother’s house, 403 E. Pitkin, Fort Collins, CO 80421.

Family friends said there will be a benefit auction or fundraiser on Cory’s behalf at a later date.

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