News briefs for Aug. 19 |

News briefs for Aug. 19

Downtown Business Association holding Golden Leaf Fest

Craig’s Downtown Business Association is organizing the fifth annual Golden Leaf Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Yampa Valley.

The goal is to have a block of activities with an emphasis on community groups, local vendors and family-oriented events.

This is an opportunity for nonprofit groups to recruit new members or raise awareness about their organizations.

The street will not be closed to traffic, but organizers are working to have no parking during the event. Booth application forms are available at KS Kreations or Neolithics downtown.

Sidewalk spaces are assigned first-come, first-served as fees are received. Participants are responsible for tables, chairs and weather protection.

Fees are $35 a space for commercial and individual use and $25 a space for nonprofit groups. Call Sandi at 824-2151 for more information or to request a form.

Business owners or individual are encouraged to call Jackie Roberts at 824-5702 for information about being an event sponsor.

The Downtown Business Association is sponsoring a Largest Vegetable Contest and a Zucchini Recipe Contest and Tasting. More information about the competitions will be available soon.

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.

Computer recycling

is Saturday at library

How many computers do you own that have become road-kill on the information highway? According to the National Safety Council, 20 million home computers will become obsolete in 2005. Think about 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.

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