Craig briefs for July 26


Craig Police Department investigators are trying to determine the identity of a male customer who was in the east Kum & Go convenience store on Victory Way early Monday morning.

The customer was in the store at the time of an attempted robbery, the Police Department reported in a news release Monday.

Police reported that between 3:30 and 3:45 a.m. a male suspect entered the store wearing a bandana across his face and threatened the store clerk with a knife. The clerk did not comply with the suspect's demands to open the cash register and give the suspect money.

The suspect then left the store on foot, walking north on Legion Street. Officers and investigators responded to the scene and conducted an investigation into the incident.

The customer is asked to call the Police Department's Investigations Unit at 826-2367 or 826-2366. The investigation into the attempted robbery is ongoing.

Youth Wellness Initiative to meet

Parents and community members are invited to attend a meeting next month about youth access to alcohol.

The Youth Wellness Initiative meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7, at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell St. For more information, call Diane Miller at 871-7609.

Ultimate Fighting event canceled

The Moffat County Fair Board announced Thursday the cancellation of the Ultimate Cage Fighting event promoted by Steve Gatorwolf. The event had been scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fair.

DA candidate to speak at upcoming meeting

Elizabeth Oldham, the Republican candidate for 14th Judicial District Attorney, is scheduled to be the featured speaker during an upcoming Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 824-5123.

Donations to aid local resident with cancer

Donations for longtime Hayden/Craig resident Kimble Frentress will be accepted at any First National Bank of the Rockies. Proceeds will be used to help with ongoing cancer treatment and travel expenses. For more information, call the bank at 824-6533 or Dollie Frentress at 629-1350.

Final story-time for summer at fairgrounds

Today is the Moffat County Libraries' final summer story-time at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It will take place at 11 a.m. at the Fairgrounds' covered patio area.

Bring a lunch, a drink, sunscreen, a hat and bug spray. All story times are weather permitting, so call 824-5116 to confirm the event.

Regular weekly story-times will start again at 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 31 in the library's children's room. Chapter hour, for ages 8 and older, still is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Teen Corner, and the book for July is E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web."

DOW seeks public opinion on regulations

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is accepting public feedback to help determine the five-year big game season structure for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear and moose. The season structure will provide a framework for hunting regulations during the 2010 through 2014 hunting seasons. The framework takes into account various topics, including the length of big game hunting seasons and proportion of limited and unlimited licenses granted.

Suggestions may be e-mailed to Feedback may also be sent to Big Game Season Structure, c/o Public Involvement Section, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80216. For more information, visit the DOW's Web site at


Ray Cartwright 8 years, 9 months ago

Did anybody see this hidden in the Craig Briefs "attempted robbery" @ the east Kum & Go. Guess we have to watch out for this guy with a bandana over his face. There wasn't anything said about the highway robbery of them charging exorbant prices for gas though. lol


granny 8 years, 9 months ago

no we are to busy reading about men's facial hair. Really big news. Just what I don't care to hear about, Maybe they could write and have pictures of women's under arm hair! Or maybe who's leg hair is the longest, ugh


lonelyone 8 years, 9 months ago

My husband read about it in the Craig briefs and I thought he was nuts. Why would that be there instead of just an article on the front page?? I can't tell you how many times I have by passed the Craig briefs, but I'll pay closer attention from now on. So are we going to report every guy we see with a bandana from now on?? And what about the customer? Seems a bit fishy that he's no where to be found now???


d81625 8 years, 9 months ago

Honestly I only pick up the Craig paper for Garfield and Dilbert.


redneckgirl 8 years, 9 months ago

Customer that late in a K&G could have been a traveler or a truck driver passing through. Why didn't the customer stay and give a statement? Why didn't the employee ask the customer for their name if they were in a hurry so that the police could contact them at a later time? I'm sure the cops are not that busy at that time of the morning so it should have only taken them less than 5 minutes to get there....and the customer just left. If I had been a customer I would want to stick around to help with a statement to get the guy caught. The employee did not give him money?? Did I read that right? So the robber just said okay..."i'll try again later...see ya"?? Doesn't make sense.


granny 8 years, 9 months ago

maybe it wasn't enough money for him, He remembered he left his stove on, had to get home.


taxslave 8 years, 9 months ago

Hide all bad news and hype bogus (good)'s all ran by the AP...the story about the gas prices....dead give away.


grannyrett 8 years, 9 months ago

If someone was going to rob the store, wouldn't he wait until the customer left? Something doesn't smell right about this story. Why would a customer leave? Why wouldn't he wait for the police to get there? Why did the Press hide the story? What is going on?


Ray Cartwright 8 years, 9 months ago

The CDP is beginning to sound like the Steamboat Papers; hide all the bad things and make the town seem like a really good place to visit. That way they can reap more profits from the tourists.


lonelyone 8 years, 9 months ago

My husband and I have decided it must have been a secret shopper!!


granny 8 years, 9 months ago

I think the customer was in on it. Or he would have stayed! I guess the paper will (not) let out what really happened like always.


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