Briefly for May 20


A group of community advocates that make up the Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) group hosts its first training seminar of the year in June.

The training seminars will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15 and 16 at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

The seminars are free and anyone 16 and older is encouraged to attend.

Sara Ross, emergency services coordinator for Steamboat Medical Center and the suicide prevention coordinator for the Yampa Valley, said the prevention class offers information everyone should have.

"It's about how to help someone who is suicidal and we believe everyone encounters someone who is suicidal," Ross said.

REPS will host two seminars in the fall in Steamboat Springs and Craig.

For more information, call Ross at 879-2141.

Lightning warning in effect for Northwest

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Friday for dry lightning in Northwest Colorado.

The warning was in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Friday.

Dry lighting occurs when lightning strikes without rain and can cause wildfires.

"Dry lightning will aggravate the existing combination low relative humidity and warm temperatures to create explosive fire growth potential," the weather service said in its warning.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.

College reduces

out-of-state tuition

On May 10, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education authorized Colorado Northwestern Community College to lower its out-of-state tuition by more than $100 a credit hour.

Out-of-state tuition is currently $276.10 a credit hour and will drop to $160.55 per credit hour.

CNCC president John Boyd hailed the lower tuition as a positive change for out-of-state students' enrollment.

"With this dramatic reduction, we will be more competitive in attracting students to our niche programs," CNCC President John Boyd said.

"Vocational programs such as dental hygiene and nursing, along with two new programs in power plant technology and petroleum technology, will hopefully attract more students to Colorado Northwestern."

Farm Bureau to host

a free chili dinner

Moffat County Farm Bureau hosts a free chili dinner at 7 p.m. Monday inside the cafeteria at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Use the south entrance.

The public is invited to the dinner to learn more about benefits offered to Farm Bureau members and discounts offered for merchandise.

For more information, call 824-3338 or 826-9773.

Landfill cost remains the same this weekend

Employees from the Moffat County Landfill remind residents that costs to dump trash this weekend will remain the same.

The annual Craig Clean-up is today and Sunday. Residents may dump appliances and tires off the rim without being charged a fee from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Craig City Park.

Residents may also dump old tires at the landfill for free but may not dump appliances.

Property owners may dump items for free at the landfill by picking up a voucher from the assessor's office. Property owners are allowed one free voucher per year.

Association hosts workshop, youth camp

The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts is hosting a workshop for teachers and a camp for youths.

The teacher workshop is called "Conservation on Fire: Legends of the land" and runs from June 12 to 15 in Cortez. The cost is $250, which includes meals, lodging and workshop fees. Teachers who complete the course may receive two credits from Mesa State College.

The camp is offered to 14- to 19-year-olds and runs from July 9 to 15, north of Colorado Springs near Divide. The cost is $250, which is all-inclusive.

For information about the workshop or camp, call (970) 248-0070 or e-mail

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