Craig briefs for Jan. 3

DOW suspects to appear in court

John Davidson, 40, and Jeremiah Tyson, 32, are scheduled to appear in court for bond appearances next week following their arrests by Colorado Division of Wildlife officials Dec. 11.

The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed formal charges against both men Tuesday.

Davidson is charged with five counts of willful destruction of wildlife, a Class 5 felony; 10 counts of hunting without a license, 11 counts of illegal possession of wildlife, one count of unlawful taking and possession of wildlife, and one count of wildlife offense, all misdemeanors.

He is scheduled to appear in Moffat County Court at 2 p.m. Jan. 5.

Tyson is charged with one count of willful destruction of big game, a Class 5 felony; four counts of hunting without a license, five counts of illegal possession of wildlife, one count of aggravated illegal possession of wildlife, and one count of unlawful taking and possession of wildlife, all misdemeanors.

The men were arrested after a DOW investigation in early December.

According to arrest warrant affidavits, DOW Wildlife Officer Mike Swaro reported observing the men move into a Craig residence with various animal parts. It also states he was contacted by "multiple parties" about the suspects.

A third man arrested along with Davidson and Tyson, David Park, 37, pleaded guilty the week after the arrests to two counts of hunting without a license and two counts of illegal possession of wildlife, all misdemeanors. He was sentenced to pay $3,695 in total fines and fees, and to relinquish his Remington hunting rifle.

2009 Winter Reading Program starts Monday

2009 Winter Reading Program begins Monday and ends on March 27 at Moffat County Public Libraries. The program is available to all ages, and people may come in any time between those dates to register and pick up a reading log and packet.

During the three months of the Winter Reading Program, craft activities will be offered geared toward fifth-graders and older as well as family game nights. The craft activities are scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12 at the Craig branch. Family game nights will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and March 23, also at the Craig library branch.

Wildlife photographs on display at museum

The Tracks and Trails Museum, 129 E. Main Street in Oak Creek, is featuring Daniel Ellertson's wildlife photographs on display on the Artist's Wall. Call 736-8245.

High school PAC seeks members, officers

The Moffat County High School Parent Accountability Committee is seeking members and officers. The committee weighs in on high school administrative decisions and is designed to keep parents informed of upcoming events.

The group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Moffat County High School library, 900 Finley Lane. For more information, call 824-7036.

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