News briefs for Jan. 20

Crews respond to two car accidents

A 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after a car accident in the 1700 block of West Victory Way on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident occurred at about 4:50 p.m., after the teenager tried to make a turn from the frontage road onto West Victory Way, Craig Police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said.

The teenager failed to yield at a stop sign, police said. A car traveling west hit the driver's side of the teenager's car, Forgay said.

The teenager's car came to rest in the eastbound lane of West Victory Way.

Police cited the teenager, who was taken by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital, for failure to yield, Forgay said.

The driver of the other car was neither cited nor injured, Forgay said.

In another accident at about 6 a.m. Thursday, a Chevy Blazer traveling south on Colorado Highway 13 wound up in a ditch just north of the entrance to Trapper Mine, Fire/Rescue Chief Chris Nichols said.

The man driving the Chevy Blazer swerved to avoid hitting an elk and drove off the west side of the road, landing the vehicle on its wheels facing north, Nichols said.

The driver was not injured.

Power out for three minutes in Craig

Craig residents lost power for three minutes early Thursday morning.

The electricity went out for 8,000 customers between Hayden and Elk Springs and Hamilton and Baggs, Wyo.

Power went out at 5:52 a.m. and returned at 5:55 a.m.

The cause of the outage is still unknown, said Yampa Valley Electric Association spokesman Jim Chappell.

Kiwanis play tickets to go on sale Feb. 3

It's almost time to stand in line.

Tickets for the 60th anniversary of the Craig Kiwanis Play go on sale Feb. 3 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 419 E. Victory Way.

The doors at the VFW hall open at 5 p.m. Ticket sales begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets, which are $15 each or $180 a table, must be paid for in full at the time of the sale.

The play is famous for poking fun of everyone in town, and tickets always are in demand. Residents make it a party to stand in line all day for tickets.

The Kiwanis also will sell commemorative T-shirts. The T-shirts are $15 each.

Proceeds of the sale support the Kiwanis scholarship program.

Students to perform in honor choirs

Several students in the Moffat County High School Choral Music Department have been selected to perform in Honor Choirs for the winter/spring 2006 season.

Laurel Luke, David McClellan and Robert McClellan will represent Moffat County High School at the annual Colorado All-State honor choir from Feb. 5 to 7 in Fort Collins.

Luke will perform in the mixed choir, and David and Robert McClellan will perform in the men's choir. Thousands of juniors and seniors from across Colorado auditioned for the 600 spots.

From March 5 to 7, 12 Moffat County High School students will perform in the Western Slope Honor Choir in Gunnison.

Kadi Cattoor, Amanda Cutler, Holly Firestone, Deidra Gray, Emily Hepworth, Luke, Robert McClellan, Wyatt Pacheco, Tanya Rinehart, William Schneegas, Paige Terry and Katie Zwernik were selected to perform in the choir.

The students will join others from more than 30 Colorado high schools for two days of practice with nationally renowned directors. They will perform in a concert March 7.

Victim support program seeking volunteers

The Moffat County Victim Assistance Program of Advocates Crisis Support Services has openings for volunteers to serve as on-call victim advocates.

Volunteers work with area law enforcement and emergency personnel to provide assistance to victims and survivors of crime and trauma. Volunteers offer crisis intervention, emotional support, resources and referrals.

Volunteers are required to complete at least 20 hours of advocacy training, beginning in February.

Call Anngela Jenkins with the Moffat County Victim Assistance Program at 826-2329.

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