Craig Briefs: Volunteers needed to plan 2011 Relay for Life |

Craig Briefs: Volunteers needed to plan 2011 Relay for Life

Moffat County Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to serve on the planning committee for the 2011 event, scheduled for July 15 and 16.

Anyone interested in being on the planning committee should contact Ken Prescott at 620-3292, or e-mail him at

The first planning meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Road.

Financial aid topic of upcoming MCHS meetings

There will be two senior parent financial aid meetings this week at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the high school library.

The financial aid process and local scholarships will be discussed.

For more information, call Paula Duzik at 826-6610.

Avalanche awareness sessions slated for Friday at MCHS

Colorado State Parks, in conjunction with the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club, will host free avalanche awareness sessions Friday in the auditorium at Moffat County High School.

The sessions are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m.

A field session will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 8 at Black Mountain, and will leave from the Freeman Reservoir parking lot. Courtesy sound checks on snowmobiles will take place at the Freeman parking lot that morning.

For more information, call Yampa River State Park at 276-2061.

Culture Night coming to Craig library branch

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries will be hosting Culture Night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month, the library announced in a news release. The next Culture Night is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the library, 570 Green St, and will feature harpist Charleah Firestone.

Local residents are encouraged to bring their families for the hour of entertainment provided by local artists.

Honor Flight seeking veterans for fourth trip

The Western Slope Honor Flight is actively seeking World War II veterans and guardians for the fourth flight to Washington, D.C. on May 4 and 5, 2011.

Applications for both veterans and guardians can be accessed at, or by calling Kris Baugh at (970) 434-2916.

Applications can be mailed to Western Slope Honor Flight, P.O. Box 3950, Grand Junction 81502. The trip is free to veterans, but guardians are asked to pay $950 to accompany a veteran and provide care.

The mission of the Honor Flight is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated in their honor.

“The goal of the Honor Flight is to make the dream a reality for the members of the ‘The Greatest Generation,’ who have waited for this once in a lifetime opportunity,” according to a news release. “The program’s top priority is to transport our nation’s most senior heroes and terminally ill veterans of all conflicts.

Receptions set for outgoing CNCC president

The upcoming departure of Colorado Northwestern Community College President John Boyd will be marked by two farewell receptions, with one in Craig and another in Rangely.

On Nov. 19, Boyd announced he would leave CNCC to become president at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, N.C.

Boyd assumes his new position Jan. 10.

The Craig reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive. The Rangely reception will take place at noon at the Weiss Center Bronco Café, 500 Kennedy Dr.

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