News briefs for Dec. 10 |

News briefs for Dec. 10

The Boys and Girls Club of Craig and The Memorial Hospital are hosting a tea party for children ages 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Boys and Girls Club. The tea party is free to all Craig youths and will feature an etiquette lesson, dance and visit from Santa Claus. Those interested in attending need to RSVP to the Boys and Girls Club at 826-0411 by Wednesday to reserve a space.These organizations, along with Young Life and Grand Futures, are also sponsoring a formal dance for seventh- and eighth-graders from 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 18. A professional disc jockey will play, drinks are provided and pizza will be available for purchase. Admission to the dance is $5 a person or $8 a pair.

Elks National Hoop Shoot is this weekend
The Elks are holding their National Hoop Shoot for ages 8 to 13 at the Craig Middle School west campus this Saturday. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m., but children can be pre-registered by calling Dora at 824-2251. Children must bring copies of their birth certificates that show they are between 8 and 13 years old as of April 1, 2005. The shoot starts at 9 a.m. Call Jodi or Dora at 824-2251.

Landowners encouraged to apply for EQIP funding
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for its 2005 Environmental Quality Incentive Program. Applications received through Dec. 17 will be considered for enrollment in the 2005 Environmental Quality Incentives Program while applications received after Dec. 17 will be considered during subsequent enrollment periods later in 2005 or early 2006.
EQIP is a cost-share program that provides financial assistance for conservation systems such as animal waste management facilities, irrigation system efficiency improvement, fencing and water supply development for improved grazing management, riparian protection and wildlife habitat and management.
Interested applicants may apply at the NRCS field office that services their county. Moffat County residents can apply at the USDA Service Center, 356 Ranney St. Applications can be completed in person or downloaded from the NRCS Web site at and submitted by fax or mailed to a local NRCS office.

TMH Board of Trustees seeks residents’ input
The Board of Trustees of The Memorial Hospital is requesting that interested people join them in the evaluation of the remaining sites under consideration for the construction of the new partial replacement hospital building. Sites being evaluated are the Wilson property, Kloos property and CNCC property. The board is forming an advisory group of 12 to 15 residents to provide a recommendation to the board.
The next meeting for discussion of this topic will be during the Craig City Council Meeting with the Hospital Board at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A final advisory group meeting to determine the final recommendation will be held at a date to be determined; those interested in participating in the Advisory Board or want to voice their opinions on the relocation should call Pam Thompson, Community Relations Director of TMH, at 826-3109. Residents also can send an email to

Landowners: Emergency planning meetings set
Fire and emergency planning meetings will be held for landowners for several communities. Bakers Peak and Wilderness Ranch will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.; Knez Divide Community will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse; Greystone Community’s meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Maybell Community Center. Call Dale Thompson at 824-4117.

Next two weekends mark last coat drives of year
Community coat drives are scheduled for Saturday and Dec. 18; these are the last two dates for the distribution. The drive Saturday will be at Ridgeview West Apartments, 615 Riford Road, Apt. 2-E, from 2 to 5 p.m. The last drive is Dec. 18 at Columbine Apartments, 655 Wickes Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who needs a coat may come to the drives; one coat a person a year. Parents can pick up coats for their children. If you need a coat after the final distribution, call the Love INC Resource Center at 826-4400.

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