Craig briefs: YVEA community solar grand opening is Wednesday

Yampa Valley Electric Association will host a grand opening celebration for the community-owned solar array.

Energy Collective, a Colorado-based group that aims to provide clean power generation to people regardless of housing ownership status, partnered with YVEA to build a solar garden in Craig.

The garden is an effort between the city of Craig, CEC and YVEA.

Learn more about community solar and meet fellow renewable energy enthusiasts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

City Council candidates bid deadline is Friday

Those wishing to run for Craig City Council or mayor must turn in petitions by Friday. Petitions can be obtained from city hall, and candidates must gain signatures from registered voters in Craig in order to be on the ballot. Completed petitions must be returned to City Clerk Kathy Larson.

All candidates for city council seats must “be United States citizens, at least 25 years of age, residents of the State of Colorado and the City of Craig for at least one-year prior to the election, registered to vote in the City of Craig and not hold any other municipal office or be employed by the City of Craig for which compensation is paid from city funds,” according to the city’s press release.

The election will be an all-mail ballot election on April 7.

A Community Square Dance is set for Friday

A Community Square Dance will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Friday.

Everyone in the community is invited. Pat and Wanda McBride, experienced teacher callers, will visit from Grand Junction to help with the event. Also, Mrs. McCormick’s P.E. classes from Sunset Elementary School will be performing a dance they have learned. For more information, call Betta Boatright at 970-824-2046.

Poker Run to offer fun activity for charity

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club will sponsor its annual Poker Run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead Parking Lot on Saturday.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Card stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for each hand or $25 for three. Proceeds go to the local students scholarship fund.

An awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. at the O.P. Bar & Grill, dinner will be available for purchase and prizes will be awarded at 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 coffee event to talk Elkhead Reservoir

The Craig Daily Press will host its next Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Feb. 4 at The Memorial Hospital.

The topic of conversation will surround the non-native fish issue at Elkhead Reservoir. Publisher Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will moderate the discussion.

The event is open to the public. Free coffee and pasteries will be served. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

Photo submissions are being accepted now

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to

Photos must be at lease 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

If you have questions, call Daily Press Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

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