News briefs for March 23
Beginning Friday, the entrance station near the Dinosaur Quarry Visitors Center will be open on weekends. The entrance fee is $10 a vehicle and $5 for bicycle or motorcycle and is good for seven days. A monument park pass is $20 and is good for one year.
In addition, the Green River Campground and boater dump station also will be open through the spring and summer season. The camping fee is $12 a day. The Split Mountain group campground will be open and taking reservations at 435-781-7759.
Harper Corner Road will remain closed becuse of snowdrifts until possibly early April. Currently, the first five miles of the road is open up to the Plug Hat picnic area, including the nature trail.
Order MCHS yearbooks at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Moffat County High School yearbook staff will be selling yearbooks during parent teacher conferences starting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Yearbooks with engraved names are $45; books without engraving are $43.
The staff will accept only checks or money orders.
Main Street expert
in Craig at 7 p.m. today
John Schler from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs is in Craig today to explain possible revitalization options for the core business district, one of which is the National Historic Trust’s Main Street Program.
The Main Street Program is a strategy tailored to meet local needs and opportunities, working in four distinct areas — design, economic restructuring, promotion and organization.
It is an effective tool for community-based grass-roots revitalization efforts and has been successful in many communities.
Schler will be at the Holiday Inn at 7 p.m. All business owners, property owners, community leaders and interested parties are invited to attend.
This free forum is sponsored by the city of Craig, the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association.
dinner dance is April 2
Colorado Northwest Community College Foundation is hosting its annual dinner and dance April 2 in Rangely.
The purpose of this event is to collect additional scholarship funds. Last year, the event collected and awarded $6,200, as well as a $15,000 scholarship donation from Encana for the school’s natural resources program. Tickets are $30 a person or $175 a table and can be purchased from any foundation member or from Robin at the CNCC Craig campus.
Entertainment will be provided with an auction.
Leadership training workshop is March 30
A special leadership training workshop is scheduled March 30 in Craig.
The workshop is designed to focus on cultural heritage tourism.
Each of the 10 communities partnering in CHT will send three members to the training.
Participants must R.S.V.P. with Audrey Danner at Yampa Valley Partners at 824-8233 or Audrey@yampavalleypartners.com.
The Steamboat Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Moffat County High School.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and seniors and children younger 12 are free.
This concert is a lively blend of classical music that includes Mozart and Handel along with feature music from “The Phantom of the Opera, Dances with Wolves,” and a great fiddle “hoe down.”
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There is a chill in the air, and snow covers the ground outside a farmhouse west of Hayden as Noah Price and Sydney Ellbogen talk about the operations of Mountain Bluebird Farm.