News briefs for Oct. 20 |

News briefs for Oct. 20

Fifteen technical reports that provide support documentation for Colorado’s draft 2030 Statewide transportation plan, “Moving Colorado: Vision for the Future,” are available for public review and comment.
The reports provide detailed information for the 2030 statewide transportation plan and represent a comprehensive effort to develop a systemwide transportation vision for the state. Hard copies of the summary plan and CDs for the Corridor Visions and Technical Reports are available at the Craig Library, 570 Green St. Reports also can be viewed online at

VFW sponsors national teacher, student contests
Local teachers could win $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a student could win a $10,000 U.S. savings bond in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national awards program this year. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will award the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award 2004-to one outstanding teacher in kindergarten through fifth grades, sixth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades.
Students in sixth through eighth grades can compete in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition by writing a 300 to 400 word essay on the theme “What Service to Our Country Means to Me.” The deadline for entering is Nov. 1. Interested students and teachers should call the local VFW Post at 824-7145 or visiting

Fourth-graders could
win cash for college
CollegeInvest, Colorado’s nonprofit higher education financing resource, is accepting entries for its fourth annual “Who Wants to Be a College Student?” contest.
The organization will give away a record $20,000 in starter account scholarships throughout the contest, which is modeled on the ABC hit game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Questions are designed to reflect the standard fourth-grade curriculum of Colorado history and geography.
Students are invited to enter the contest by submitting an essay, art project or poetry. Fifty children whose entries are selected will win $100 starter account scholarships.
Twenty finalists from across Colorado will meet April 30 at the special game-show-style event at the Denver Zoo, where they will have a chance to win an extra $750 each in cash for college.
Fourth-graders can enter this fun and educational activity by logging on to; click on “Savings Plans” page, go to “News and Events,” then to “In the Community.” Download the Student Entry Form, then complete and mail by Feb. 4. For more information, call 1-800-COLLEGE.
Social Services to
distribute commodities
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed in Craig by the Moffat County Department of Social Services, 595 Breeze St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 27.
All households receiving commodities must be recertified each year. A picture identification, proof of address and income or eligibility is required.
Additional distributions are being held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maybell at the Community Center and from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in Dinosaur at the Dinosaur Social Services building. Call the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282.

Tickets on sale for Roaring Twenties cabaret
Tickets for the Boys and Girls Club’s special event are on sale at various locations throughout Craig. The cabaret will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn.
Tickets are $50 and include food, drinks, dancing and games. Chapman’s Automotive, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Jackson’s Office Supply and New Images are selling tickets.
This is a fund-raiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

Pregnancy Center seeks donations for fund-raiser
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will hold its annual chili supper and silent auction fund-raiser Oct. 29 and is looking for donations to auction at the event. Items could include books, craft items, services, meals, a spay or neuter from the vet or a night at the Deer Park Inn.
The chili supper and silent auction are typically the biggest fund-raisers of the year for the center, and everyone is invited.
The event is at 6 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Call Sandi Billig at 824-5204.

Medals available for vets who landed at Normandy
Commemorative “Jubilee of Liberty” medals are available for WWII veterans who landed at Normandy between June 6 and Aug. 31, 1944. Veterans must submit a copy of their DD 214s. Applicants may seek their local veterans service officer, and Craig residents can call Johnny Garcia at 824-3264.

Program gives veterans high school diplomas
Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam who are older than 60 and did not complete high school can
receive high school diplomas Veterans must complete an application and submit a copy of their honorable discharge.
A diploma can be issued from the high school a veteran attended or the school district in which a veteran currently resides.
Diplomas also can be awarded posthumously.
A graduation ceremony will be on Veterans Day.
Veterans who want to participate in the ceremony should apply for a diploma by Thursday, but veterans can apply for diplomas at any time. Call Johnny Garcia, veterans service officer at the Colorado Workforce, at 824-3264.

Steamboat group seeks artwork for summer 2005
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is soliciting artwork for their summer 2005 events. Events needing artwork are the Steamboat Marathon, Fourth of July Cowboys Roundup Days, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Tour de Steamboat Century Ride and Labor Day Rockin’ Roundup.
Interested artists can submit concepts for any of these events and should include samples of their previous works.
The chamber staff and event committees will choose the design for each event and work with the chosen artist to finalize artwork and souvenir designs. The deadline for artwork submission is Nov. 1.
For more information, call 879-0882, ext. 203 or email

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.


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