News briefs for March 25 | CraigDailyPress.com
YOUR AD HERE »

News briefs for March 25

Today is the last day for seniors at Moffat County High School to apply for scholarships from the local Kiwanis Club. Call the high school counseling office at 824-7036.

Girls volleyball camps
scheduled for April
Becky Howlett, Moffat County High School girls volleyball coach, is offering two volleyball camps in April for girls. The camps will be from 4 to 9 p.m. in the MCHS gym
The first session is from April 4 to 9 and is open to any fifth- and sixth-grade girls. The second session is from April 11 to 14 for any seventh- and eighth-grade girls. The cost is $35, and the registration deadline is April 1. Call Howlett at 824-7036.

BLM signing vendors, equipment for fire season
The Bureau of Land Management is signing up vendors and equipment for the upcoming fire season. Individuals and businesses with equipment and an interest in signing emergency equipment rental agreements, and vendors interested in providing meals for firefighters, should contact Scott Wintemute at 826-5027 or swintemu@blm.-gov.



Multiple sclerosis benefit walk set for May 14
The Fight MS group is sponsoring an MS Walk in Glenwood Springs on May 14 starting at the No Name Rest Stop. To register, go to http://www.walkcolorado.org or call 1-800-FIGHTMS.
The Western Slope Office serves the 20 counties on the Western Slope, offering educational programs and monthly support groups. More than 7,300 people live with MS in Colorado.

Habitat for Humanity meets at 7 p.m. Monday
The Moffat County chapter of Habitat for Humanity will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church, 580 Green St. Call 824-3043.



Dinosaur entrance station is open during weekends
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.

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. Call 824-7071. 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 RSVP with Audrey Danner at Yampa Valley Partners at 824-8233 or Audrey@-yampavalleypartners.com.

Chamber orchestra
performs Friday
The Steamboat Chamber Orchestra willperform 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.”

VNA extends office hours for child immunizations
The Visiting Nurse Association is extending office hours for March and April for child immunizations (12 to 24 months). Fees are based on a sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away. Transportation assistance is available. Call the VNA for an appointment.

Buy tickets now for ‘Something’s Afoot’
The Craig Performing Arts Project is selling tickets for the play “Something’s Afoot!” Tick-ets may be purchased at the Moffat County Library through April 6. 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. April 8 and 9 in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Sign up for crop disaster assistance program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that eligible producers can sign up for the Crop Disaster Program at their local USDA service centers. The CDP authorizes crop loss assistance for producers who suffered 2003, 2004 and certain 2005 crop losses from damaging weather. Specific criteria is available at the local USDA office, 356 Ranney St., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling Patricia Moralez at 824-8314.

Pool association
postpones tournament
The American Pool Association League pool tournament scheduled for April 1, 2 and 3 at the Popular Bar has been changed to the following weekend, April 8, 9 and 10. Call Susan at 824-2095.

Volunteers needed for Cinco de Mayo festivities
Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers to help stage a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Craig on May 7.
Organizers are looking for sponsors, food vendors, musicians and traditional Mexican folkloric dancers. The group plans to meet on Sundays until the celebration.
Organizers include Isidro Quezada, Alvaro Landa, Rosa Almaraz, Guadalupe Quezada, Gerardo Sanchez and Cody Reed.Call 846-5521.

Youth Service Awareness Week set for April
April 15 and 16 are National Youth Service Days and the fol
lowing week is Youth Service Awareness Week. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is going to participate by doing a couple of service projects.
On April 15, the club will be cleaning a nearby park. On April 16, members plan to do a small project with another nonprofit group. Club organizers are looking for another project for the following week. If you have a suggestion, let us know by calling 826-0411.

Register now for
Bulldog Youth Baseball
Registration for Bulldog Youth Baseball is open. Registration forms can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, or Craig Physical Therapy, 533 Yampa Ave.
This program provides summer baseball for youths ages 8 to 18. The deadline is April 8.
Call Scott Parker at 824-7036, ext. 1215.

Lettuce Feed You Luncheon set for April 1
The 20th annual Lettuce Feed You Luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the Elks Hall on Victory Way and is sponsored
by the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association.
Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any member or at American Northwest Realty.

Apply now for Grassland Reserve Program
The deadline to apply for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s FY 2005 Grassland Reserve Program is Friday. The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program that helps landowners restore and protect grasslands and rangeland while maintaining the areas as grazing lands. Landowners interested in participating in the GRP should contact the local NRCS office at the USDA office, 356 Ranney St., or call the office at 824-3476.

Children’s health fair
set for end of month
A free children’s health fair sponsored by the Moffat County School District Child Find Team and Early Childhood Center will be March 31 and April 1 at the EDC, 775 Yampa Ave.
The developmental screening is for children younger than 5 years old and includes speech, cognitive and motor skills, hearing, vision and dental screenings. The Lion’s Club will conduct vision screenings, and a nurse will be available to review immunization records.
Appointments are necessary. Call Sarah Hepworth at 824-7457 for more information or to make an appointment.

Philanthropy Days returns in September
Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is coming back to the region for the first time in four years.
This year’s event will be held Sept. 11 through 13 at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby.
Registration begins in April. Call Nicole at 857-9838 and watch http://www.grantfoundation.com in the coming months.

FBI alerts public to recent e-mail scheme
The FBI is warning the public to avoid falling victim to an on-going mass e-mail scheme wherein computer users receive unsolicited e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI.
These scam e-mails tell the recipients that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center and that they have accessed illegal web sites.
These e-mails did not come from the FBI.
Recipients of this or similar solicitations should know that the FBI does not engage in the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner.
Opening e-mail attachments from an unknown sender is a risky endeavor as such attachment frequently contain viruses that can infect the recipient’s computer.
The FBI strongly encourages computer users not to open such attachments.
The FBI takes this matter seriously and is investigating.
Users receiving e-mails of this nature are encouraged to report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center via http://www.ic3.gov.

Philanthropy Days returns in September
Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is coming back to the region for the first time in four years.
This year’s event will be held Sept. 11 through 13 at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby.
Registration begins in April. Call Nicole at 857-9838 and watch http://www.grantfoundation.com in the coming months.

FBI alerts public to recent e-mail scheme
The FBI is warning the public to avoid falling victim to an on-going mass e-mail scheme wherein computer users receive unsolicited e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI.
These scam e-mails tell the recipients that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center and that they have accessed illegal web sites.
These e-mails did not come from the FBI.
Recipients of this or similar solicitations should know that the FBI does not engage in the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner.
Opening e-mail attachments from an unknown sender is a risky endeavor as such attachment frequently contain viruses that can infect the recipient’s computer.
The FBI strongly encourages computer users not to open such attachments.
The FBI takes this matter seriously and is investigating.
Users receiving e-mails of this nature are encouraged to report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center via http://www.ic3.gov.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User