Craig briefs for Oct. 27

Juvenile male's body found Sunday morning

The Craig Police Department is investigating the death of a juvenile male found Sunday morning at the base of Sandrocks cliff.

Police officers, Craig Fire/Rescue and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office assisted in the call, which was reported about 9:16 a.m. Sunday.

John Forgay, of the Police Department, said the male appeared to be about 17 years old. He said the circumstances that led to the male's death are unknown at this point.

"It's too early to determine the circumstances that may have occurred," said Forgay, adding that the matter is under investigation.

A local resident spotted a blanket at the top of the cliff and the body below, Forgay said, and called authorities. He added that an autopsy is scheduled to take place.

Election information to be offered in Spanish

Integrated Community, a local multicultural organization, is scheduled to offer Election Day information in Spanish from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Craig office, 745 Russell St. in preparation for the Nov. 4 general election. Literature provided will cover various Election Day topics, including ballot amendment explanations and polling place information. For more information, call 824-6424.

DOW holds Hunter Ed 'Crash Course' Friday

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a Hunter Education "Crash Course" from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Maybell Community Center in Maybell. No late admittance will be allowed. Participants of this course will receive a temporary Hunter Education Card valid until Dec. 31. This also will be a completion class for the Internet Course. Any participants who have completed the Hunter Ed course online and bring all of the required paperwork with them will have the opportunity to get their permanent Hunter Education Card.

To pre-register, or for more information, call 970-272-3238.

Temporary freeze on housing vouchers

The Colorado Division of Housing has frozen the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher HCV program starting Saturday.

After Saturday, new vouchers will not be issued, and no new families will be admitted, even if there are vacant vouchers. It is even more important that families who have HCV now hold on to them.

As of Oct. 21, all of Independent Life Center's vouchers were filled, so no one new can lease up.

When the freeze is lifted sometime in 2009, the families already on the ILC waiting list will be served first.

Preschool scholarships available until Thursday

Scholarships for free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds still are available through the Moffat County School District until Thursday. Applying takes only five minutes.

To apply for free tuition at one of two different preschools, call 970-824-6279 or e-mail sarah.hepworth@moffatsd.org.

College to host free presentation tonight

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host a free community presentation tonight.

Northwest Colorado resident Josephina Kooijman will present "Amsterdam: Resolute, Heroic & Merciful," a presentation on art, culture, architecture and World War II in the Netherlands. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today in Room 201 at the CNCC Belltower.

For more information about the presentation or about CNCC's spring break trip to Holland and Belgium, call Mary Morris, CNCC Craig campus director of community education, at 824-1135.

VA changes key health enrollment forms

Veterans service officers, social workers and others who assist veterans with enrollments into the Veterans Affairs Health Care System are asked to ensure they have the latest version of VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits. The new form is dated March 2008. Older forms do not ask for all newly required information.

For replacement forms or details, call 970-242-0731, ext. 2542 or ext. 2462.

Yampa Valley Chorus names new director

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines recently named Emily Pfeifer as the choral group's new director.

She comes to the group with lots of expertise. She has a master's degree in choral directing and a bachelor's degree in vocal performance. Pfeifer's husband is a new deputy district attorney.

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