News briefs for Sept. 2

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Police to conduct sobriety checks

The Craig Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office will partner this weekend to conduct a sobriety checkpoint.

The checkpoint is part of the "Heat is on Campaign," and will be conducted on Saturday evening.

The campaign is designed to discourage people from drinking and driving and to raise awareness to the problem, said Larry Mullen, a sergeant with the Craig Police Department.

He added that more sobriety checkpoints are being planned for the future.

Dinosaur announces fall visitor center hours

Beginning Sept. 5, 2006, fall operating hours for park visitor center in Jensen, Utah, will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Fall operating hours for the park visitor center in Dinosaur will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

With the cooler temperatures, fall is an excellent time to visit Dinosaur National Monument. Hiking trails lead visitors to scenic overlooks, rock art, dinosaur fossil fragments, and other interesting features. Drive one of the park's two auto tour routes and discover the magnificent canyon area of the park, Fremont rock art, and a historical homestead site.

For more information, contact the park visitor center in Jensen, Utah at (435) 781-7717 or the park visitor center in Dinosaur at (970) 374-3000.

Ordinance check finds compliance

The Craig Police Department, at the request of a local methamphetamine advocacy group, conducted a compliance check of local retail stores that sell ephedrine-based products to determine if the stores were complying with a city ordinance governing the storage of these products.

All nine stores checked were in compliance with the ordinance.

Officer Laurie Schulze completed the checks from Aug. 23 to Aug. 28. Stores that were checked and found to be in compliance with the ordinance were: Loaf 'N Jug, three Kum & Go stores, Safeway, City Market, Kmart, Robb's Grocery and Gofer Foods.

Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse requested police conduct the compliance check.

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