Craig briefs for Jan. 15

— The Colorado State Patrol ticketed Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputy Ryan Hess this weekend for careless driving, Capt. Brett Williams said Monday afternoon.

Hess was driving a Sheriff's Office vehicle, a Ford Expedition, on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on the Colorado Highway 13 bypass, about a mile west of Colorado 13.

The vehicle rolled over and landed near a Jeep Liberty, which also had rolled over, minutes before. The driver of the Jeep Liberty also received a careless driving ticket.

"They both did the identical thing so it just made sense they receive the same ticket," Williams said.

Williams said a careless driving ticket is a standard traffic offense and warrants a $65 fine.

The State Patrol trooper who conducted the investigation and made the final ticketing determination was unavailable for comment Monday.

Wide load to move through Moffat County

Contractors Cargo Company has been contracted to move an oversize/overweight load from the Meeker Gas Plant project.

Transport of the load will require movement along the following route:

Rio Blanco County Road 5 to State Route 13 to State Route 7 to Moffat County Road 183 to State Route 13 to the Colorado/Wyoming state line.

The travel date is today.

Load dimensions are 139 feet long by 20 feet wide by 13.5 inches high. Gross vehicle weight is approximately 127,000 pounds.

A traffic control detail will be traveling with the load. Due to its width, Contractors Cargo Company reports, brief lane closures may be required.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will move through as expediently as is possible," the company reported.

MCHS to host financial aid seminars

College grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships are subjects that will be discussed at the seniors Financial Aid seminar at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17 at Moffat County High School.

"Since the financial aid process requires forms and tax returns as well as patience, we will help you get the process underway," according to a press release.

High school seniors should plan to attend either night.

Direct any questions before the workshop to Paula Duzik at the high school at 824-7036.

Radon classes held today and Thursday

Two radon education programs will be offered at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. The first class is from 6 to 7 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. A light meal and short-term radon test kit will be provided free to participants. Registration is required by contacting Elisa at the CSU Moffat County Extension Office at 824-9180.

"Craig Idol" contest at 7:30 p.m.

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International is planning its annual show for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Moffat County High School. The show title is "Craig Idol" and is a localizer version of the television show, American Idol.

Auditions for show contestants took place earlier this year; anyone in the Craig area ages 16 years old and older was invited to participate. The five contestants selected by a panel from Yampa Valley Chorus are Monika Baron, Jacob Chason, Ashley Cordova, Irene Losolla and Tanya Rinehart. The performers will be competing for the most votes from the audience.

Along with the contestants, special guest performers will be Girlsberry Jam, Hometown Harmony, Dejà Vu quartets and the Yampa Valley Chorus. Beth Gilchrist and Bill Ronis will be hosting the show.

Tickets are $8 and $5 for seniors/students and can be purchased from any Sweet Adeline or at the door. Come and vote for your favorite Craig Idol.

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