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Craig briefs: Shuttles offered to graduation

Shuttles offered to graduation

— In an effort to help parents, family members and community members with a smoother arrival, and to provide additional parking space for graduates, the Moffat County School District, in cooperation with Kmart, will be offering free shuttles from the Kmart parking lot on graduation day Saturday.

Starting at 9 a.m., the school district transportation department will begin running shuttles between the high school’s front entrance and the Kmart parking lot.

An area for parking will be designated at Kmart for this event, and shuttles will run every few minutes until the designated parking area is full.

Following commencement exercises, shuttles will run for 30 minutes to take patrons back to their cars.

For more information, call transportation director Jim Baptist at 824-5511 or maintenance director Mike Taylor at 824-5522.

No trash service on Memorial Day

The city’s Solid Waste Department will not provide residential trash service Monday.

Trash service will resume Tuesday.

For more information, call Craig City Hall at 826-2005 or the Road and Bridge Department at 824-4463. You also may call 824-3278 and leave a message.

New online bid system for Moffat County vendors

Moffat County is implementing an online bid system.

The new bid system will allow registered vendors to receive electronic notification of all Moffat County bids.

All interested vendors will need to register at the following Web site:,co/buyer/public/home.

Registering is a two-step process that may take one or two days. County officials ask that vendors be registered by June 30.

After you register with Public Purchase, you will receive a conformation e-mail with instructions for registering with Moffat County.

Please be sure and pick all of your company’s classifications codes, as this is how your company is matched with the active bids.

If you have questions, call Moffat County administration at 970-824-9140. The new bid system will be active July 1.

Services available to disabled, elderly

Adult Day Services are available at The Haven Assisting Living Center in Hayden for any disabled person older than 18 or any elderly person who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided.

Services are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available.

For more information or to register, call Diane Girty at 875-1891.

Musicians share talent at Grand Olde West Days

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 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 and Stacey Mathers.

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

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

Church to honor veterans, families

Friendship United Methodist Church will be honoring veterans and the wives and mothers of veterans during worship Sunday.

The service, which begins at 9 a.m., is a special tribute in honor of Memorial Day.

“If you are a veteran or relative of a veteran and would be able to participate, you are welcome to call ahead of time, or notify us before worship,” the church stated in a news release.

Friendship UMC is at 700 Barclay St. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call pastor Karen Gibson at 824-7939.

Suicide prevention group seeks volunteers

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is seeking people interested in volunteering to work on reducing suicide in Moffat County.

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

Friends of the Library meeting set for Tuesday

The Friends of the Library annual meeting is set for noon Tuesday at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

The Friends of the Library reported that it would like to have as many members as possible attend the meeting. The group will use the meeting as a chance to revisit the vision of the Friends group, possibly change meeting dates and times to accommodate members and vote a new vice president into office.

If anyone cannot make the meeting, they are encouraged to drop off written views and suggestions at the Craig branch until Tuesday.

Anyone who would like to be considered for the vice president position should make that known, as well.

Donations accepted for local injured man

Two local families have opened a donation account for Craig resident Ricky Bustad, 37, who was hospitalized after crashing his motorcycle west of Hayden.

Richard and Gayle Kendall and Roger and Betty Miesner, longtime friends of Bustad’s extended family, opened an account at Bank of the West in Craig on his behalf to help with medical costs.

Residents who wish to make a donation can do so by making a deposit in Ricky Bustad’s name at Bank of the West, 139 E. Victory Way.

Cards and well wishes also can be sent to Amy Bustad, c/o Carolyn Moehle, 6853 Moore St., Arvada, CO, 80006.

Free car care clinic scheduled for May 30

A free car care clinic for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at 1150 W. Ninth St.

Volunteers will check all fluids and top them off, if needed; test the anti-freeze; air up tires and check treads; check lights, battery connections, horn and wipers; and arrange for discounted repairs and oil changes, if possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. For more information, call Love INC at 826-4400.

DOW offering ‘cast and blast’ for area youths

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be sponsoring a cast and blast event for youths ages 10 to 17 on May 30. The clinic serves as an introduction to fly fishing and shotgun sports.

Transportation from Craig and Meeker will be provided. Lunch, gear and instruction also will be provided. There is no cost for the event.

Youths need to register in advance to reserve their spot. For registration and details, call Nikki Stout with the DOW at 878-6090.

Date announced for 1st farmers market

The first farmers market of the year is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. June 18 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

The market features regionally homegrown and handmade products for sale.

For more information, call Kay at 620-4917.

Bullriding competition to be Saturday in Moffat

The Lane Frost Challenge Bullriding Competition is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Grandstands & Arena. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Familiy clinic offers free sports exams

Through July 31, Moffat Family Clinic will be offering free sports exams for athletes from the Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs, Wyo., school districts.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 824-3252.

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