News briefs for Nov. 30 |

News briefs for Nov. 30

Moffat County Search and Rescue is offering a winter survival and snow machine safety class at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the basement at the CSU extension office, 539 Barclay St.
The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call Moffat County Search and Rescue at 629-1092.

Register now
for youth hockey class
Craig Youth Hockey is taking registrations for the night league program at Craig Parks and Recreation through Dec. 10. The cost is $79 and includes protective gear. Practices begin in January and will be either Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings, depending on age.
This program is open to players ages 7 to 12. Call Wendy Otis and 826-0700 or Mike Boatright at 824-2046.

Elks host national
hoop shoot for youths
The Elks National Hoop Shoot is Dec. 11 at the Craig Middle School campus.
Children ages 8 to 13 as of April 1, 2005, can participate and must bring a birth certificate for proof of age. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. and the shoot begins at 9 a.m. Certificates will be issued to all contestants, and trophies awarded to first- through third-place winners. Winners in each age category will move on to the county finals.
Those interested in registering early can call Dora at 824-2251. Call Jody or Dora at 824-2251.

Learn how to prepare healthy holiday meals
The Moffat County Healthy People 2010 initiative invites those interested in learning to prepare more healthful meals to participate in the Healthy Lunch program from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.
Participants will help prepare eight holiday recipes, receive a recipe booklet and learn more about nutritious eating. The cost is $2 a person.
The program is at the CSU extension office, 529 Barclay St. Participants need to pre-register by today by calling 824-9180.

BLM dedicates new
building at open house
The Bureau of Land Management, Little Snake Field Office and Northwest Fire Center invites all area residents to an open house Thursday to celebrate the dedication of the new administration building, 455 Emerson St.
The open house begins at 4:30 p.m. with a formal dedication. Refreshments will be served, and activities will include slide shows, a display of BLM firefighting equipment and tours of the building. RSVP by today by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689.
Parenting class offers
tips about consistency
The Parent’s Toolbox — How to Enjoy Being a Parent is a free parent education and support group for parents of preschool- through elementary school-aged children.
Its upcoming meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the Moffat County Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave.
The topic is consistency and how to be respected by your children.
To register for the class or for more information, call Jennifer Langley at 826-4249.

Ski club hosts
mandatory meeting
There will be a mandatory Ski Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Craig Middle School auditorium. Every member that has enrolled must attend this meeting. Children younger than 19 must attend with a parent.
Members who do not attend the meeting will be refunded their $10 enrollment fees and dropped from the club.
Questions can be directed to the Craig Parks and Recreation Department at 826-2029.

IRS looking for residents
who are owed refunds
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 1,713 Coloradans whose income tax refund checks were returned from the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. Nine of those taxpayers are in Craig: Nicole Cromer, Joel and Jacqueline Harry, Mary Paulson, Justin Pankey, Alma Cerna, Glenda Ehlers, Kenneth Nielson and Ruben Hernandez.
Taxpayers can go to the IRS Web site at and click on “Where’s my refund check?” An address change form can also be accessed on the site.
Those without Internet access can call the toll free assistance line at 1-800-829-1040.
Downtown merchants welcome shoppers
Craig Downtown merchants have holiday events planned.
Sunday is the annual Shop Tax Free Day. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the tax for purchases will be paid by the merchants.
On Dec. 12, the downtown merchants are having a holiday open house. Visit all the stores downtown, and play the gingerbread word search game. The open house is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BLM office prepares
management plan
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office has published a Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Snake Field Area. The NOI initiates the formal public scooping period, which will run through Jan. 31. The RMP will provide a framework for management of 1.3 million acres of BLM public land and 1.1 million acres of subsurface mineral estate.
In preparing the RMP, the BLM will consider a range of alternatives for management of activities ranging from oil and gas to range and recreation management.
Public scoping meetings will be in January in Maybell, Craig and Steamboat Springs. For additional information on the RMP/EIS call Jeremy Casterson at 970-826-5071 at the Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., in Craig.

Pancake breakfast
benefits drug prevention
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is hosting a pancake breakfast fund-raiser to benefit scholarships, after school programs and DARE. The event will be from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 11 at the McDonald’s in Craig. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased from Moffat County School District students who are in third through sixth grades or from the Craig Police Department. For more information, call 826-2360.

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