Craig briefs for Jan. 28

Citizens Police Academy to start


The Craig Police Department currently is accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The anticipated start date is Feb. 28. The academy will take place one night a week for about 11 weeks. Applications may be picked up at the Police Department counter in the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

For more information, call Sergeant John Forgay at 826-2366.

City selling anniversary memorabilia

The city of Craig is selling commemorative coins and hats to celebrate the city's 100-year anniversary this year. Hats are $13, and coins are $8. Both can be purchased at City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. The items may also be purchased at the Craig Chamber of Commerce or the Museum of Northwest Colorado. For more information, call 826-2029.

Ski Club arranging trip to Glenwood Springs

Craig Community Ski Club will be taking an overnight trip to Glenwood Springs. The club will ski the first day at Snowmass and the second day at Sunlight.

The trip is planned for Feb. 23 and 24. Itineraries and sign-up sheets are available at the Craig Parks and Recreation Department, Craig Middle School office and Moffat County High School athletic office.

Registrations must be turned in by Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The cost is $130 and includes travel, motel, two lift tickets, a ticket to the hot springs, one dinner and one breakfast.

Ski Club membership still is open and costs $10. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 826-2029.

Chamber accepting business nominations

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for large business of the year, small business of the year and businessperson of the year.

Awards will be presented during the Chamber's annual State of the County meeting Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Tickets will be $40 each or two for $70.

Small businesses are those with fewer than 40 employees. Large businesses are those with 41 or more employees.

Nominations may be mailed to 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625 or e-mailed to Please include a brief summary of why you are nominating the business or person.

Nominations are due Feb. 1.

Santa Cruz River Band performs Feb. 2

The Santa Cruz River Band is scheduled to play in Craig at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Moffat County High School auditorium as part of the Craig Concert Association series.

Tickets cost $15 at the door, or call Julie at 824-5251.

Police seeking public's help on vandalism

Incidents of vandalism, including graffiti and other markings being placed on private property in downtown Craig and along West 10th Street have been reported to the Craig Police Department the past few months.

Anyone with information about these incidents is to call CrimeStoppers at 824-3535.

Callers may remain anonymous. Callers with information leading to apprehension and prosecution of those involved may be eligible for a cash reward.

Post office: Keep mailbox area clear

The Craig Post Office reminds postal customers to leave a safe, accessible path to mailboxes as winter weather conditions continue.

In a press release, the Post Office reminds customers:

• To make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow and ice.

• To make sure the mailbox is safely accessible for Post Office letter carriers.

• To make sure to clear the mailbox area of snow, sleet, ice and debris.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety first.

"Letter carriers are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations they consider having access too difficult or unsafe," the release states.


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