News for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Craig, National League of Cities introduce service line warranty program

Sewer line warranty protection available to local homeowners for $6 per month

Last month the City of Craig, in partnership with the National League of Cities, introduced a sewer warranty protection program for local homeowners. The optional program, administered by Service Line Warranties of America, provides residents with the opportunity to purchase $4,000 in sewer line repair coverage for $6 per month. The warranty also features an additional $4,000 allowance to cover public street cutting, if required for a repair, at no extra cost.

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Baker House Bar & Grill open house set for Friday

Craig City Council approves liquor license transfer from Golden Cavvy

An establishment formerly known as the Golden Cavvy is set to re-open Friday for an open house and cocktail hour under its new name The Baker House Bar & Grill. Bill Guess, one of The Baker House managers and son of building owner Harley Guess, said the doors at 538 Yampa Ave. are scheduled to open beginning at Noon Friday for an open house. A cocktail hour, featuring homemade red and green chili, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Guess said The Baker House would remain open as long as people are inside the building.

Craig Elementary School Students learn about safety, safe touching

Craig Elementary School Students have begun, “Talk About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum for Grades K-3.” Something every elementary school counselor teaches each year, Jackie Schnellinger, counselor at Sunset Elementary said the curriculum provides valuable lessons in safety and social skills that every student can use. The curriculum, which is school board approved and a coordinated effort between all four elementary school counselors, covers personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness and support. Components of the three sections include, gun safety, fire safety, differences between safe/unsafe/unwanted touch, when to keep secrets and how to handle bullying.

Craig Mental Health adding new tools and resources for residents

Colorado West Mental Health is subtly shifting their focus. With a new emphasis on positive psychology and armed with new tools and resources for Craig residents, Colorado West is ready to approach mental health from a new angle. “Positive psychology is a type of therapy that’s been around a little while. It’s very strength based,” said Gina Toothaker, a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions counselor level 3. Toothaker is the program director for Craig Mental Health. “It focuses more on getting people more of what they do want rather than what they don’t. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong and not working in their life, now we’re switching to a focus on what is working and their strengths.”

Information sought in vandalism case

Authorities from Colorado Parks and Wildlife are investigating a case of vandalism that resulted in several hundred dollars worth of damage at the Cheyenne County Shooting Range, the agency reported in a news release. The Cheyenne County shooting range is a public facility northeast of Cheyenne Wells. Illegal activities began several weeks ago when CPW officer Todd Marriott noticed tire tracks on the hills surrounding the range. Marriott talked to people at the range regarding safety concerns over ATVs that were driving on and off the range while it was in use, according to the release. Marriott installed a gate to prevent vehicles from driving in unsafe areas and a sign was put up to let people know the area was closed to ATVs, the release stated.

Waterfowl hunting 101 seminar set for Montrose

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a waterfowl hunting seminar on Dec. 1 in Montrose, the agency reported in a news release. The class will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. Colorado Parks and Wildlife experts and the Montrose chapter of Ducks Unlimited will give instruction on all aspects of hunting waterfowl. Participants will learn about hunting tactics, use of dogs, calling, bird identification, setting decoys and more, according to the release.