Briefs for May 2

Baggs man arrested for threats

The Baggs Police Department, assisted by Wyoming Highway State Patrol and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, resolved an incident in Baggs, Wyo., on Monday without injury.

According to a press release, officers were notified of a suicidal person, whose name is being withheld at this time, in an apartment building in Baggs at about 4 p.m. Officers worked to evacuate the building as the subject allegedly threatened to shoot officers or anyone who approached his door.

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After apartment tenants were safely removed, officers set up covert surveillance of the building. At about 7 p.m., the subject was seen leaving the building. He was taken into custody without incident. The subject had sustained an injury to his left hand prior to being taken into custody. The subject was detained on a mental health evaluation.

The Carbon County Attorneys Office is reviewing criminal charges.

Tenants were allowed to return home at about 7:30 p.m., after officers had secured the area.

Motor Vehicle Department closed

The Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Motor Vehicle Department will be closed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday due to training. The Recording Department will be open.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Teachers are some of the hardest working, yet sometimes under-appreciated, professionals in today's workforce.

The Craig Daily Press recognizes area teachers by honoring one each spring with the Teacher of the Year award. Last year's recipient was Amy Pottinger, who teaches and directs theatrical performances at Moffat County High School.

Area residents are invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a nomination of no more than 100 words about why he or she deserves the award. You must include your name for the nomination to be counted.

Nominations may be dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave., emailed to mperry@craigdailypress.com or mailed to Craig Daily Press, Attn: Special Sections Editor Michelle Perry, P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday.

The winner will be decided by the Daily Press editorial board, which includes employees and community members, based on the entries.

The winner will be notified the following week, and the Craig Daily Press will publish a feature story about the 2007 recipient.

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