News briefs for Jan. 25

Accident leads to gridlock in downtown Craig on Monday

A traffic accident shut down one of the busiest intersections in Craig for about 30 minutes Monday afternoon.

Police cited the drivers of both vehicles involved in the accident, one for causing the accident and the other for driving without insurance.

Police officers redirected traffic at the intersection for about 30 minutes while they waited for a tow truck to remove the vehicles.

At about 2:50 p.m., a Mazda truck traveling west on Victory Way ran the red light at Yampa Avenue, colliding with a Chevrolet Suburban that was traveling north on Yampa Avenue, police said.

The driver of the Mazda, Joanna Suber-Bowser, 36, of Craig, was cited for running a red light, Craig police Officer Alvin Luker said.

Jackie Welch, 35, of Craig, the driver of the Suburban, was cited for driving without insurance and registration, Luker said.

Emergency medical technicians examined the drivers. Both drivers refused to go to the hospital, Luker said.

The Memorial Hospital names new administrator

Wyoming resident George Rohrich has accepted an offer to become the next administrator at The Memorial Hospital.

Rohrich begins work March 27.

Randy Phelps, former administrator, resigned in July after 18 years with the hospital.

The hospital's board of trustees on Wednesday directed Quorum Health Care to begin negotiations with Rohrich after interim administrator Susan McGough declined the position.

McGough will remain at The Memorial Hospital until mid-April.

Rohrich has worked in hospital administration since 1977 and has spent most of his career in rural hospitals.

Board Chairwoman Sue Lyster said Rohrich is good with people, energetic and straightforward. He last worked at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyo.

County planning and zoning group to meet at city hall

The Moffat County Planning and Zoning Commission has changed venues. The commission will meet at Craig City Hall, not the Moffat County Courthouse.

The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month to discuss zoning regulations and issue permits for special uses of property.

The new meeting place is more suitable for meetings, Moffat County Planner Ben Crippen said.

At the courthouse, members of the commission sat around a table with residents who attended the meetings. By meeting at City Hall, the commissioners are able to sit together and residents will sit in the audience.

The commission will meet for one hour before every meeting to discuss zoning regulations, and the meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., Crippen said.

Downtown businesses prepare for Art Walk

Artists will show their work in downtown Craig businesses from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the 11th Annual Downtown Craig Art Walk.

The event includes food and live music.

Art Walk organizers ask that businesses and artists who want to participate in the event contribute $30. The deadline to sign up for the event is Feb. 8. Call Karen Brown at 824-7898.

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