Craig briefs: Preserving The Last Frontier meets today
Preserving The Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The program, about the Robert family who lived along Deception Creek near Maybell, will be given by Norma Buffham and Pat Pierce. For more information, call 970-824-6761.
Local, state police up patrols for Halloween
Through Nov. 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation , Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state will increase DUI enforcement as part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, aiming to eliminate drunken driving-related injuries and fatalities. A total of 100 law enforcement agencies will participate in the crackdown.
“The consequences of a DUI goes beyond the financial repercussions,” Darrell Lingk, director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT, said in a statement. “Drivers can lose their license, face time in jail and be summoned to community service, not to mention the possibility of killing yourself or someone else in a drunk driving crash. It is not worth the risk when driving impaired is entirely preventable.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nationally, 45 percent of all traffic fatalities on Halloween between 2011 and 15 involved a drunken driving-related crash, while 23 percent of all pedestrian fatalities on Halloween involved a drunken driver.
Community Impact Program receives grant
Moffat County United Way announced its Community Impact Program received the Right on the Money Award through Consumers United Association, an organization that helps and educates members and advocates for consumers to ensure better financial futures for all. The Right On the Money Awards are given each year to organizations that provide excellent financial education programs to people of all ages, with a special emphasis on unique populations and tailored programs.
Amanda Arnold, executive director of Moffat County United Way, said, “Receiving this award for the work we are doing is such an honor. We are privileged to work with and support low-income families to help them better their lives. The best part is that we learn just as much from them as they learn from us.”
Those interested in participating in a bridges training, who know someone who would benefit from taking the Getting Ahead class or who have questions about the Community Impact Program are invited to contact Community Impact Coordinator Kristen Olson at 970-326-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee, newspaper to discuss election results
The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper the day after the election, at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of discussion will surround the results of the election. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
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