News briefs for April 6 |

News briefs for April 6

Students, faculty, and staff from Steamboat Springs, Craig, Meeker, Hayden, Rangely, Oak Creek, Walden, Yampa, and Maybell are invited to enjoy free skiing Saturday and Sunday, the final weekend of skiing in Steamboat Springs.
Students, faculty and school employees check in at the Main Ticket Office to pick up their tickets. Proof of enrollment is required, so students need to bring copies of their report cards or other appropriate enrollment documentation. Additionally, proof of employment is required for faculty and school employees.
In addition, for family members who wish to join their students, tickets will be available at the Main Ticket Office for $19 a day. Students and family members must pick up their tickets at the same time.

Homemakers club
hosting open house
The Browns Hole homemakers club is hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. April 16 at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. A turkey and ham dinner will be served. Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.

‘Wildlands’ slideshow Friday at Center of Craig
The Colorado Wilderness Network and the Trappers Lake Sierra Club will present a slideshow on “Wildlands at Risk” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Center of Craig.
The presentation explores special public lands worthy of protection and how current policies threaten their beauty.
The presentation is free. Call Luke at 824-5241.

Sunset Meadows seniors prepare for yard sale
Sunset Meadows seniors are preparing for their annual yard sale in mid-May and are looking for donations. Call Bev Lovelady at 824-5811.

Mormons, pregnancy center seek baby items
The Craig 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center are sponsoring a drive for baby items. Items can be new, homemade or store bought and anything that pertains to babies.
Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to April 16 at Kmart, City Market and Safeway.

Planning for after-prom party begins today
There will be after-prom party planning meetings at 7 p.m. today and April 13, 20 and 27 at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.
All parents of juniors are encouraged to attend.
Be artful dodgers,
join dodge-ball league
Anyone interested in becoming part of dodge-ball league for high school students should contact Mike Fraher at the Boys & Girls Club at 826-0411 or by e-mail at
Meetings and practices will be at the club and will start next month.

Learn how to eat well
on five bucks a day
Registration is now being accepted for the Eating Well on $5 a Day class. The class is once a week, starts in mid-April and is open to anyone who would like to learn ways to eat healthier for less. The six-week class focuses on how to eat and shop healthfully, on $5 a day. This is a free class offered through the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office. To register, call 824-9180.

Buy tickets now for ‘Something’s Afoot’
The Craig Performing Arts Project is selling tickets for the play “Something’s Afoot!” Tickets may be purchased at the Moffat County Library through today. Tickets for seniors and children are $5, and adults are $8. Tickets also may be purchased at the play. The performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Channel 9 Health Fair
is April 16 at Sunset school
The Channel 9 Health Fair is from 8 a.m. to noon April 16 at Sunset Elementary School. Blood draws, glucose finger sticks and hearing and vision screenings are available. Pre-draw for people 65 and older only is April 14 at Sunset Meadows II in the morning.

Library gearing up
for summer reading
“The Library is your Castle” 2005 Summer Reading Program at the Moffat County Libraries runs from June 13 to July 22. The program will feature dragons, dreams and daring deeds of all kinds.
Participants can read books and magazines or listen to books on tape. The program ends with a medieval festival Aug. 11.

Meeting about disc golf course is today
There will be a meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the CSU Corporative Extension Office for anyone interested in becoming part of a steering committee to work on a disc (Frisbee) golf course at Loudy-Simpson Park. The committee will help design and build the course with a target opening date of May 30. The group has received $3,000 for construction from Moffat County Healthy People. Call 824-9180.

Huck Finn Fun Day is June 4 at Loudy-Simpson
Huck Finn Fun Day, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Ladies Auxiliary and the DOW, is June 4 at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Events include fishing pole and costume judging, safety and rules with the Colorado Game and Fish and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, and prize fishing for those 15 and younger.
No license is required, and there is a limit of four fish.
The fishing poles for the contest must be homemade.
The costumes must replicate Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions: ages 1 to 8 and 9 to 15.

VNA extends hours
for children’s DtaP shots
Because of the importance of protecting children, the VNA is extending hours for parents to bring in their children for their DtaP shots.
If you don’t know whether your children have received these immunizations and want your records evaluated, call the VNA.
The fourth DtaP shot is given to children 12 to 24 months old.
The cost for the shot is on a sliding scale, and no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.
Transportation assistance available; call 824-8233.
Must bring child’s immunization records.

Reclamation board schedules April meetings
The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board’s April meetings are at 10 a.m. April 13 and 14 at 1313 Sherman St., room 318. The board will hold several public hearings on mining operations in Colorado. Specific agenda items can be addressed by contacting the Division of Minerals and Geology at 303-866-3567.

Backpacking course for women begins April 14
The Women’s Wilderness Institute is sponsoring a four-day “spring cleaning for the soul” desert-backpacking course for women to Moab, Utah, on April 14 to 17. Tuition for the trip is $490, which includes all gear, food, instruction and necessities. The Women’s Wilderness Institute is a nonprofit organization utilizes the outdoors to encourage courage, confidence and self-esteem.

Marketing, sales
workshop is April 20
The Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop in marketing and sales skills improvements from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at 601 Yampa Ave.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and the Progressive Business Development Network.
To register, call 824-7078.
Participants can learn the basic principles of marketing, including product, price, place and promotion. The training will help businesses determine the most effective method of reaching customers, learn how customers are motivated and learn how to get the most from a selling opportunity.
The cost is $40

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