Craig briefs: Young Professionals to host social July 15
Join Yampa Valley Young Pros for its monthly social from 6 to 9 p.m. at Elkhead Reservoir at the east beach. Those wishing to carpool are asked to meet at KMart at 5:30 p.m. Young Pros will be barbecuing hot dogs. Bring a side dish and drinks. No glass containers are allowed at the reservoir. The cost is $7 per vehicle for a park pass. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.
CSP, local authorities step up enforcement
Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol will be out this weekend looking for drivers operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, according to a news release. Several large events will be in the area, including a rodeo, jazz festival and triathlon, which tend to draw large crowds to Colorado high country vacation spots.
Troop 4B, which includes the counties of Grand, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt, has investigated numerous fatal and serious bodily-injury crashes related to impaired driving in 2015. As of the middle of July, there had been more than 260 fatalities in the state since January.
The Colorado State Patrol reminds drivers to enjoy the vacation season responsibly, drive safely and always wear a safety belt. Slow down and enjoy the scenic drives Colorado has to offer. Report any suspected impaired driver by dialing CSP (277) from you cellular phone; the life you could be saving might be your own. Follow Troop 4B troopers on Twitter @CSP_Craig.
July 4 DUI enforcement nets 312 driver citations
Law enforcement across Colorado were on heightened alert for impaired drivers through the Fourth of July weekend, citing 312 drivers during the latest The Heat Is On enforcement, according to a news release.
The 312 citations shows an increase from the 271 issued during last year’s enforcement.
To date, 2,983 impaired drivers have been arrested in the five The Heat Is On enforcement periods this year. The next enforcement period is the Labor Day crackdown, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 6. There are a total of 12 enforcement periods throughout the year.
To access Colorado Department of Transportation’s The Heat Is On arrest database visit bit.ly/hioarrests. Arrest data can be sorted based on law enforcement agency, county and enforcement period.
Coffee and Newspaper welcomes superintendent
The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The August gathering will welcome new Moffat County School District superintendent David Ulrich, who will give updates about what’s next for the school district under his leadership. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
Application period open for artisan market
Applications are being accepted for the seventh annual Holiday Artisan Market, according to a news release. The event will be held Dec. 2 and 3 at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. Deadline for the applications is Oct. 7. Email email@example.com for an application and more information.
Letter to editor policy changes at newspaper
Craig Daily Press has changed its letter to the editor policy. Those who want to thank community members and businesses through letters to the editor are only allowed to thank six entities or people per letter. If a person or organization wants to thank more than six people or entities, they’re welcome to purchase an advertisement. The newspaper encourages readers to call the advertising department at 970-824-7031 if they want to purchase an advertisement.
For more information or questions, call editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.
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