Sheriff's department awards scholarships

The Moffat County Sheriff's Department announced the names of this year's scholarship recipients. Shannon Bird and Amanda Overton both received $1,000 scholarships and Rebecca Chadwick received a $500 scholarship from the Sheriff's Office, along with a $500 scholarship from County Sheriff's of Colorado.

A committee made up of community members made the selections from approximately 20 different applicants.

"This entire process for the Sheriff's Department scholarships is a great program for our community,"

Sheriff Buddy Grinstead said. "From the golf tournament and archery tournament, to the citizen committee that selects the recipients, it's just a great program."

The Sheriff's Department golf tournament is scheduled for June 3 and the archery 3-d shoot is scheduled for June 16.

The Moffat County Sheriff's Department is selling bricks that can be engraved as a fund-raising project for the Scholarship fund. Up to $10,000 from the brick sales will go to the scholarship program and the remaining money will help purchase equipment for the weight room at the new Public Safety Center. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please call the Sheriff's Office, 824-4495.

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