News briefs for April 20 |

News briefs for April 20

The Independent Life Center will submit an application for funds to the Colorado Division of Housing.
Before the application is submitted to the Division of Housing, the center invites all interested people to attend a public hearing from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Meeker Town Hall.
The application is to request $27,400 to provide emergency housing vouchers for families made homeless as a result of the fire at Carstens Apartments.
The proposed housing vouchers will increase the availability of affordable housing in Meeker.
The request of funding from the Division of Housing is to benefit people with low and moderate incomes.
It is not the intent to cause displacement from any existing housing.
However, if people are displaced from their existing residences reasonable housing alternatives will be offered.
Written comments should be mailed to P.O. Box 612, Craig, CO 81626-0612 and will be forwarded to the Division of Housing for consideration during the application process.
If special accommodations are needed for people attending the public hearing, let the ILC know in advance.

Cyclists, register now for Courage Classic
Registration is open for The Children’s Hospital’s 16th annual Courage Classic cycling event. Known as one of Colorado’s premiere cycling events, the Courage Classic offers something for nearly everyone with a variety of options.
There’s the traditional three-day, 157-mile cycling adventure, a new century option on the tour’s second day and, in its second year, the one-day, Frontier Airlines’ A Taste of Courage option.
No matter which option you pick, you’ll get to enjoy quiet backcountry roads, challenging mountain climbs and picturesque views of Colorado’s high country.
You also will be supporting one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, The Children’s Hospital of Denver.
Registration is easy and can be done online at or by calling 303-456-9704. For 2005, registration for the traditional, three-day ride is $105 (which includes a short-sleeved shirt) or $110 (which includes a long-sleeved shirt).
Additionally, all participants must raise a minimum of $250 in donations that directly support patients at The Children’s Hospital.
Registration for the one-day, Frontier Airlines’ A Taste of Courage is $25 for adults and $15 for children (Option A includes a T-shirt, lunch, aid stations, support, entertainment and more) or $40 adults and $20 for children (Option B includes everything in Option A, plus a Sunday breakfast and Sunday night dinner at Copper Mountain Resort).
These riders must also raise a minimum of $150 (adults) or $75 (child) in donations.
Since its inception, and thanks to thousands of generous participants and supporters, the Courage Classic has raised more than $13 million in support of The Children’s Hospital.
Students may attendparty when prom ends
Just because the dance ends doesn’t mean the fun does. A group of parents has been working to plan an after-prom party that no student will want to miss.
There will be blackjack and Texas Hold-‘Em poker, Xbox competitions and foosball games as well as breakfast donated by Pat’s Roosterante and prizes throughout the night.
The after-prom party runs from 12:30 to 3:30 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and is free to Moffat County High School juniors and seniors and their dates.
“We just want to get kids off the streets and give them a fun, safe activity,” parent Denise McDonald said.
Students can use the casino winnings at the “store” to buy gifts donated by area businesses.
Those who stay the entire time will be eligible to win grand prizes including Apple iPod Shuffles, two foosball tables, two air hockey tables, an Xbox, a television, a car stereo, a gas grill and a DVD player.

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