News briefs for Oct. 11 |

News briefs for Oct. 11

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a ballot issue forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday at the Town Hall in Hayden.
The Routt County clerk, Kay Weinland, will answer any election or voting-related questions. Mark Fischer will moderate and review the ballot issues and will attempt to answer any questions that voters may have. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate.
Call 276-3737.

Expert George to speak on state water issues
The Community Networking Group in Rangely is hosting a presentation by Russell George, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
This meeting will be at Colorado Northwestern Community College from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Weiss Center Colorado Room on the Rangely campus.
George will speak about topics relative to water issues affecting all of Colorado and specifically for users of the Yampa and White River water basin.
A sandwich buffet lunch will be served at a cost of $10 a person and is payable at the door. RSVP by Tuesday to Becky Dubbert at 675-3202 or by e-mail a

Nickelodeon play day scheduled for today
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig, along with Grand Futures, the CSU Extension office, Partners and the Craig Police Department, is hosting a Play Day at Craig Intermediate School from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Children in first through sixth grades are welcome to attend, provided registration has been completed. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided, but lunches are the responsibility of the parents. Registrations will not be accepted today. Play Day is free to all members of the Boys and Girls Club and $10 for nonmembers.
Call the Boys and Girls Club at 826-0411.

Foundation will give 10 trees to new members
Ten autumn classics trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Trees for America campaign, and will be shipped between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. The set will include two sugar maples, two red maples, a scarlet oak, sweetgum, red oak, silver maple, white dogwood and Washington hawthorn.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 31. You can also join online at
VNA receives funds to help Medicare patients
The Visiting Nurse Association was awarded funds this week to assist Craig-area Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes. Beneficiaries can enroll in the new Medicare-approved prescription drug discount card program and $600 prescription drug credit. This award is part of an unprecedented outreach effort launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with hundreds of organizations across the nation.
VNA provides a wide range of services including prenatal care, women’s wellness exams, immunizations, homecare, hospice and the WIC Nutrition Program. The VNA plans to conduct outreach activities during the next few months including presentations to the resident councils at Sunset Meadows and at the VFW dinner in November. Call Debby Henkens, director of community care, at 824-8233.

Love INC looking for church volunteers
Love INC is looking for church volunteers to answer phone calls from people in need twice each month. Shifts are from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Love INC Clearinghouse. Training and supervision will be provided. Call the business office at 526-4400 or 826-0234.

Special Olympics group recipe fund-raiser
Send in your favorite recipes to appear in a book that should be available for Christmas. Deadline is Oct. 18. Cookbooks, which will be priced between $8 and $10, will be for sale during the craft fair in December and at local grocery stores. Enter as few or as many recipes you wish. Send hard copies (preferred) to Bonnie Dalton, 405 Hawthorn, Craig, 81625 or Cheryl Chase, 630 Hockett Circle, Craig, 81625.
You can also e-mail recipes to or Businesses interested in helping to sell the cookbooks are encouraged to contact Bonnie at 824-0222. For more information, call 824-0222 or 824-2258.

Defensive driving class offered by CNCC
Colorado Northwestern Community College is taking registrations now for a course that will be held Dec. 8 and 9. This course will consist of two, four-hour evening classes at the Center of Craig, 600 Yampa Ave.
No driving will be conducted in class. Instructor Keith Antonson, a certified Defensive Driving Instructor, will cover subjects such as being prepared to defensively drive, considering the other guy on the road who is possibly drunk or falling asleep at the wheel. Defensive driving techniques with animals on the road will be covered. State Patrol reports as many as 68 percent of accidents in our area are caused by animals. The course also will review winter driving techniques and maneuvering in icy situations.
The course carries a half credit and Moffat County residents will receive the resident discount. However, there is an additional $11 fee for materials provided.
Register through the college or call for more information 824-1135.
Youth hockey hosts
intro to skating program
For beginners or novice players, this program will teach the basic instructions on how to skate and play hockey. The fee for the Introduction to Skating and Hockey program is $25 and includes protective equipment. Skates will be available for $1 a session. Adult protective equipment is limited.
Register at the Craig Parks and Recreation Department, 300 W. Fourth St., or call Mike Boatright at 824-2046 or Loni Cleverly at 824-8324.
Hayden Rec sponsors English riding seminar
The Hayden Recreation Department is sponsoring an English riding seminar through the Downvalley Pony Club. The seminar will be Oct. 16, 23 and 30 at the indoor area in the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The cost is $86 a person. Discounts and scholarships are available. Riders may bring their own ponies or ride our gentle, experienced ponies. Helmets are provided. Class times are scheduled according to age group. Call Becky Thayer at 824-0311.

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