News briefs for May 25 |

News briefs for May 25

Items stolen from Loudy-Simpson Park concession stand

A box of crab legs and some power tools were reported stolen from a concession stand at Loudy-Simpson Park, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The items were valued at about $200, Moffat County Sheriff Sgt. Tim Jantz said.

The theft occurred during the 24 hours after 3 p.m. Sunday, Jantz said.

“It’s very specific,” he said about the stolen goods. “It’s unusual that nothing else was taken.”

Jantz said deputies have no suspects in the case. The concession stand is leased to a private company.

American Legion

taking worn-out flags

The Sons of the American Legion Post 62 is trying to meet a goal of 50 American Flags that need to be retired by Oct. 10, 2005.

The group is asking people with worn-out flags to bring them to the Memorial Day Parade on Saturday. Any flags that are torn, ripped, shredded, faded, or stained are considered flags in need of retirement. Please have them out and ready by the curb. Members will be walking by to gather them. The group also will be at the VFW Post 4265 parking lot to collect flags.

Retiring flags involves the flags being folded properly and being placed in an incinerator for cremation. While the flag is being retired, participants render a military salute. Afterward, they bury the ashes of the flag. Although many people think burning flags in any manner is a crime, this is the one exception to that law in flag etiquette, and is very much encouraged for worn out flags.

To buy a new flag, t he American Legion has a large selection of sizes and materials for flags. To order a new flag from the American Legion, visit or call 1-888-4LEGION.

Flags also will be accepted at any time at Solutions Oriented Systems at 10 West Victory Way, during regular business hours.

Summer reading

program to be held

Join the library for its summer reading program, “The Library Is Your Castle!”

Registration for all ages will be at the Craig Branch, 570 Green St., beginning June 13. Participants may sign up any day during the program.

Participants will receive a reading log upon registering and will record their progress in the log. Prizes will be awarded for the first three levels achieved.

Each week, there will be new activities, including an incentive game. On June 29, organizers will be hosting Survivior, Dragon Island. Teams can compete for fun and prizes. The summer program finale will be a Medieval Festival on August 11.

June story-times are 10 and 11 a.m.


June 2: Frogs

June 9: Crowns

June 16: Father’s Day Card

June 23: Shoe Painting

June 30: Dragon Art

Story Time Tips:

1. Because of space limitations in our children’s room, a maximum of 20 children may attend each story time. Be on time to avoid disappointment.

2. If you arrive late, and a story is in progress, please wait until we have finished the story before you enter.

3. A crying or fussy child can make it difficult for everyone to enjoy their experience. It’s OK to leave early and try again another day.

Ice cream fund-raiser will be Thursday

An ice cream fund-raiser, “Weigh in for Kortney,” will be held on Thursday for Kortney Lake, a former standout wrestler for Moffat County High School.

Lake, who has been inducted in the Colorado Wrestling Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with cancer. He recently got married and resides with his wife in Farmington, N.M.

The ice cream fund-raiser will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Craig, located at Ninth and Finley Lane. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Supporters can weigh in and pay 3 cents a pound or pay $5 for a bowl of ice cream with all the toppings.

All donations will be sent to Lake. Other donations can be sent to Joe Ence, 2306 County Road 31, Craig CO 81625.

Memorial Day services will be held Sunday

Memorial Day services will be held at 10:30 a.m Sunday at the Reader Cemetery, two miles east of Savery, Wyo.

After the services, the Little Snake River Museum will host a free hamburger fry at 11 a.m. at the museum building in Savery.

Organizers will provide meat, drinks and table service. Everyone is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

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