Craig briefs: False alarm at Trapper Mine

Craig Fire/Rescue and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Service responded to a page Tuesday afternoon about an "industrial accident" at Trapper Mining but learned the only emergency was an employee's medical issue.

K.C. Hume, a captain with the fire department, said the initial page sent out was mistaken, and there was no accident at the mine.

The call also referred to an unknown number of injured workers, Hume said, though the ambulance crew transported only one person to the hospital.

Hume said he could not comment on the worker's condition because of confidentiality requirements.

DOW asks for citizen help on poaching case

The Colorado Division of Wildlife asks that anyone with information related to a suspected poaching incident in the area contact state officials as soon as possible.

Wildlife officers recently found a dead doe deer with gunshot wounds off Routt County Road 27, southeast of the Xcel Energy power plant near Hayden.

"It looks like they were driving by on the road, and they just shot it and left it," DOW spokesman Randy Hampton said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the DOW Steamboat Springs office at 870-2197 or the Operation Game Thief toll-free hotline at 1-877-COLOOGT.

The DOW will offer a cash award of as much as $500 to anyone who provides information that leads to either a citation or arrest in the case. People with information may choose to have their name remain anonymous.

BLM plans for National Public Lands Day event

The Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office will host a GPS/geocaching tutorial, campground expansion and "Take It Outside" event later this summer as part of the 16th annual National Public Lands Day.

The event is scheduled for Aug. 15. Participants should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Little Snake Field Office in Craig.

The event will begin with a brief introduction into map reading, operation of GPS units and geocaching.

At the Duffy Mountain River Access site, participants will help develop a campground and group fire ring area.

After the workday, participants will be treated to a free barbecue, raffle, T-shirt, "fee-free day pass" for participating public lands and concert.

There also will be a tour of the geology hiking trail, a geocache search and a stop at the Juniper Hot Springs.

Festivities continue into the night. Participants may spend the night camping under the stars and by the river.

The BLM is in the early planning stages of the event but reported that it hopes to have more activities for participants as the event draws closer.

For more information, or to RSVP, call outdoor recreation planner Gina Robison at 826-5083, or send her an e-mail at gina_robison@blm.gov.

Cheri Race is battling breast cancer again

Cheri Race, wife of Carl Race, a former area Schwan's man, has been diagnosed with breast cancer again.

She was known as "Grandma Cheri" by students, parents, and teachers at Ridgeview Elementary, where her grandchildren attend school.

Cheri will be leaving Wednesday for Colorado Springs to begin treatment.

The couple has lost health insurance as a result of Carl losing his job. An account has been set up by friends in Cheri Race's name at First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig, in order to help pay for medical bills, transportation and other expenses.

Any donations will be greatly appreciated, and are tax deductible.

Editorial Board seeks new members for term

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper's opinion pieces for that week's Wednesday and Saturday editions. Editorial Board terms last three months.

If anyone is interested, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or e-mail him at editor@craigdailypress.com.

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