Moffat County briefs for March 16, 2013: Craig resident to celebrate 90th birthday |

Moffat County briefs for March 16, 2013: Craig resident to celebrate 90th birthday

Veda Wyman

A 90th birthday celebration for Veda Wyman is from 2 to 4 p.m. March 23 at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. Although she was born in Hanford, Calif., Veda has lived in Craig since 1937, when she was just 14. She graduated from Craig High School with the Class of 1941. She married Harv Wyman, and they had a sheep and cattle ranch. They had three children, all of whom graduated from Moffat County High School. Veda has been very involved in various clubs and activities over the years.

All her friends are invited to the March 23 open house. Your presence there is your gift to her. For more information, email Laura Brinks at or call 970-219-8636.

Games rescheduled for local sports teams

The Moffat County High School girls soccer team has had its second set of games in as many weeks rescheduled.

The Bulldogs were slated to host Roaring Fork last weekend, and that game has been rescheduled for April 4 in Craig. Now, Moffat County's game today at Basalt has been rescheduled for April 11. The games are slated for 11 a.m. (varsity) and 1 p.m. (JV) in Basalt.

Craig Middle School's wrestling team had scheduled two wrestling meets today but will be heading to only one.

The Bulldogs were going to compete at Soroco High School and Delta High School, but they canceled the trip to Delta. The Soroco meet begins at 9 a.m. today in Oak Creek.

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Freedom Hooves taking applications for spring

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is accepting applications for new students and volunteers for the spring session, which begins April 30.

Freedom Hooves offers therapeutic riding lessons for students 3 and older. Applications can be downloaded at http://www.freedom Call Joan at 970-701-9085 for more information.

VNA selling flowers to raise money for hospice

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association once again is selling daffodils as a fundraiser for its hospice program. The flowers will be for sale Wednesday at the VNA office, City Market, Walgreens, Walmart and Hayden Mercantile. The cost is $5 per bunch, $23 for 5 bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. The daffodils also can be ordered online through March 18 by visiting


For more information, call Dervla Lacy at 970-871-7603 or email

Daniels Fund offering scholarship opportunity

Daniels Fund has announced a scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students seeking admission to select two- and four-year colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship fund has $600,000 to award to non-traditional students who demonstrate financial need. Each college or university may focus on particular populations from a program list that includes adult learners, GED recipients, foster care children, juvenile justice children, returning military members and individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training.

Colleges and universities in Colorado that receiving the scholarship funding include Colorado State University – Global Campus; Community College of Denver; Fort Lewis College; Lamar Community College; Metropolitan State University of Denver; Portmont College at Mount St. Mary's; Regis University; University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Colorado Springs; University of Denver and University of Denver Women's College; and Western State Colorado University.

For a complete list of schools or for more information, visit the Daniels Fund website at

Turkey hunting class to be in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a class on turkey hunting in Grand Junction on Wednesday. The class, called "Turkey Hunting 101," will be a one-night affair taught by veteran turkey hunters about one of the fastest-growing hunting activities in the U.S. during the past couple decades.

According to a release from Parks and Wildlife, turkey license sales have grown each year in recent years, and turkey populations are still growing, making them a popular option for novice hunters. The class will cover local turkey populations, turkey calling basics and field tactics, as well as tips about public land and firearm safety.

The class is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction. Space for the class is limited and must be reserved in advance. For more information or to make a reservation, call 970-255-6100.

Horizons to host Pick A Dish cook-off fundraiser

Horizons Moffat County Adult Services is hosting a Pick A Dish cook-off fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Pavilion.

The cooking contest will feature local restaurants paired with Horizons clients. Each pair will create and prepare a specialty dish, which will then be judged by attendees and a panel of judges. Beer and wine will be served, and there will be live music. The cost to attend is $15 for adults. Children younger than 12 will be admitted for free.

Annual Easter Egg Race to be in new location

The annual Easter Egg Race hosted by the Craig Lions Club will be at a new location this year. The race will take place in the parking lot at the CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive. The race begins at 1 p.m. March 30. Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as 8 minutes.

Humane Society drive under way at business

A donation drive for the Humane Society of Moffat County continues through the end of March at Craig Storage and U-Haul, 1592 W. Victory Way.

Money, pet food, toys and supplies are welcome. For more information, call Lora at 970-824-6464.