News briefs for Aug. 18 |

News briefs for Aug. 18

Yahoo Golf Tournament sign-ups available

Sign-ups are available for The Yahoo Golf Tournament, scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Men’s format is an 18-hole Chapman, and women’s format is a two-lady scramble. Entry fees are $100 per men’s team, and women’s fees are $25 per player. Golfers or the public can purchase golf balls that will be dropped from an airplane for $10 each. The person who purchases a ball that lands closest to the center of a target will win a big screen TV valued at $1,500.

Entry forms are available at the Yampa Valley Pro Shop.

Sign up deadline is Sept. 12

All proceeds go to assisting low-income patients of the Northwest Colorado Dental Care clinic.

Call Tom or Helen Knez at 824-4227 or Dan Severson at 824-3668 or 824-9481.

Humane Society

seeking cute pets

The Humane Society of Moffat County is looking for the cutest pets in the county to be featured in the 2006 Pet Mates Calendar.

Pet owners should submit photos of their pets by 5 p.m. Sept. 1. Entries may be digital or high-quality prints. Digital files must be in .jpg format (at least 200 dpi and 6 inches wide). Prints or CDs may be dropped off to the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. Digital files may also be e-mailed to

The contest is free and is not limited to cats and dogs, but the animal should live in your home within Moffat County. Include the pets’ and owners’ names, addresses, phone numbers and pets’ ages.

Local veterinarians will choose the top 24 pets. Pictures of the finalists will be displayed at the Golden Leaf Festival on Sept. 24 in downtown Craig. Community members will vote for the 12 winners by placing money in jars for their favorites. Also, pet owners may place their pets’ birth or adoption dates on a calendar square for $3 each.

The 12 Pet Mates selected then will be photographed by Craig Daily Press photographer Michelle Perry in themes matching their calendar months. Calendars are expected to go on sale Dec. 1.

For more information, call Michelle Perry at 824-7031 or Sandy Feeney at 824-4360.

Computer recycling

is Saturday at library

How many computers do you own that have become road-kill on the information highway? Are they stacked in closets, hidden in basements, stuffed behind couches or sitting on garage shelves?

According to the National Safety Council, 20 million home computers will become obsolete in 2005. Think of how much landfill space they could take up.

Computer monitors contain five to nine pounds of lead. Other hazardous contaminants in computers include cadmium, zinc, copper, chromium, mercury, manganese, antimony, arsenic, nickel, tricloroethan and polychorlinated biphenyls.

Solutions Oriented Systems will host a computer equipment recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County Library parking lot at 570 Green St. There will be a nominal recycling charge.

Items that can be recycled include personal computers, printers, copiers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, cell phones, computer mice, scanners, all-in-one personal computers, all-in-one printer/copier/scanners and TV sets as big as 27 inches.

For questions or more information, call Solutions Oriented Systems at (970) 824-7414.

Prescribed burn

at Ryegrass Draw

The Bureau of Land Management began a prescribed burn Monday in Ryegrass Draw about one mile west of Greystone near County Road 56. The burn started about one week earlier than planned because of current favorable weather conditions. The burn is a continuation of a project that began in 2003.

The project area is about 800 acres of private and BLM public lands. The purpose of the burn, in conjunction with mechanical treatments previously completed in the area, is to provide protection to the community of Greystone from wildland fires. The reduction of fuels also will aid firefighters in future suppression actions.

Smoke will be visible from Highway 318. All required permits have been obtained. Burning will be conducted under good to better smoke dispersion, which should loft most of the smoke over Greystone and minimize smoke effects.

VNA receives funding from Hayden businesses

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has received significant financial support from organizations in Hayden, bolstering their public campaign for the acquisition of The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden.

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