News briefs for May 11 |

News briefs for May 11

Maybell bike ride will be May 21

The 19th annual “Where the Hell is Maybell” bike ride departs at 7 a.m. from Northwest Storage, 4295 U.S. Highway 40, or at 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls subdivision May 21. The race is free. There will be a breakfast served in Maybell for riders, with a cost of $5 per person. Call 826-2029.

Districts holding joint board meeting

A joint board meeting of the Rangely Junior College District and the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 in the Johnson Banquet Room on the CNCC campus in Rangely.

The boards will discuss the November 2005 board election and the tuition buy-down for differential tuition.

Museum hosting

energy-boom exhibit

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an exhibit highlighting the challenges of a small town facing the energy boom of the 1970s, featuring photos from Craig photographer Keith Gillam. Admission is free. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 824-6360.

Letter carriers’ food drive is Saturday

Postal customers are asked, “to help the hungry” and donate to the annual letter carriers’ food drive Saturday. All the food collected goes to community food banks, which provide meals for the needy.

Customers who want to donate food items should put them in a plastic bag and leave the bag of food items by your mailbox before mail delivery Saturday.

Food items should be nonperishable, such as dried, canned and packaged products. Items most needed by food banks are canned meats, soup, fruits and vegetables; and packaged nonperishables with protein and carbohydrates, such as pasta, cereal, powdered milk and vegetables.

Every 1.3 pounds of food donated equals one meal. The post office also will have a food drive bin set up in its lobby so customers can drop off items.

More than 10,000 communities and post offices in all 50 states are participating this year.

Last year’s postal food drive collected nearly 71 million pounds of food nationwide. This is the 13th year of the annual drive, which started in 1993. More than half a billion pounds of food have been collected during the years to feed America’s hungry.

June deadline for

hay directory listing

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2005 Colorado Hay Directory. This popular publication helps market Colorado hay to buyers in the state and across the country.

“Hay continues to be Colorado’s leading crop in terms of value of production,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “This directory is the primary method of marketing hay for many producers.”

The listing fee is $20 per submission, and the deadline is June 17. Forms are available at Colorado State University Cooperative Extension offices or by contacting the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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