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Craig briefs: COGCC has process for submitting complaints

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently announced a new, more streamlined process for handling public complaints related to oil and gas development, according to a news release. 

The new process makes it easier for the public to file complaints, and makes the agency's process for addressing, closing and communicating complaints more effective and transparent.

The COGCC has created a dedicated webpage to assist the public with filing complaints. That website is http://cogcc.state.co.us/complaints/complaints.html and also can be reached via a link on the left-hand site of the COGCC home page — includes the following features:

■ A newly developed tool to file a complaint online.

■ Guidance for how to file a complaint. To be considered a formal complaint, all complaints are required to be in a written format.

■ Questions and answers related to the complaint process, including what to expect and rights of the complainant.

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The improved process for public complaints is the latest of numerous steps undertaken by the COGCC to improve regulation of oil and gas development in Colorado.

Photo submissions from public being accepted

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child's birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.

Photos must be at lease 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos — for instance, if you have a photo of the fall colors, it's timely since we're currently in the fall season.

If you have questions, call Daily Press Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary

Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays through the year. As the number of sponsorships grows, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. To sponsor a flag, call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.

Robotic woman set to give birth at YVMC

Yampa Valley Medical Center recently added another HBB Simulation Lab as training tool for staff education, according to a news release from the hospital.

The Gaumard® Scientific Victoria Birthing Simulator is a patient simulation manikin that offers life-like delivery and birthing capabilities along with monitoring options for both mother and newborn. "Victoria" joins the adult and child patient simulation manikins in the HBB Simulation Lab.

YVMC is the second location in Colorado to obtain Gaumard® Scientific's Victoria™, the newest birthing simulator available by the company.

"Victoria" will make her debut Tuesday when YVMC's staff will begin using her for real-time, lifelike education and training scenarios. "Victoria" is an anatomically accurate, computer controlled manikin that can simulate multiple birthing scenarios. She can contract, bleed, sweat, give birth and respond to a multitude of medical treatments and interventions just as an actual person would.

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