The Daniels Fund has announced a scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students seeking admission to select two- and four-year colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The annual Easter Egg Race hosted by the Craig Lions Club will be at a new location this year. The race will take place in the parking lot at the CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive. The race begins at 1 p.m. March 30. Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as 8 minutes.
The 32nd annual Health Fair is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. In the past, the event was held by the Craig Lions Club in conjunction with the 9News Health Fair, but it is now sponsored by the Craig Lions Club and The Memorial Hospital. Craig Lions Club and Cedar Mountain Lions will act as ambassadors.
As the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, testing gets under way in the Moffat County School District, here are some tips for parents to help prepare their children.
During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital at Craig board of trustees unanimously approved all action items, including: — Medical staff privileges — Approval of the Organizational Performance Improvement Plan
No one was injured when a Greyhound bus caught fire west of Craig on Friday afternoon.
CNCC, the Colorado Workforce Center and the Craig Daily Press will host the CNCC Discovery Expo from 2-7 p.m. March 26. The event will provide information on transfer degrees, careers and local jobs.
Connections 4 Kids is conducting a parent survey to gauge the community’s needs and to guide the organization’s work. Everyone who takes the survey and provides their basic information will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
Spring marks the beginning of a different type of hunting in Northwest Colorado. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding shed-antler hunters that it’s illegal to travel off existing roads on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.
The Moffat County Youth United Way and Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, says registration for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has reopened for Moffat County residents.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education is hosting a work session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the board room at 775 Yampa Ave. The work session agenda includes board direction for the district's budget committee. The meeting is open to the public.
How to prepare game or fish is a question every hunter and angler faces, whether it’s in the field or back at the cabin. A new interactive application, from the designers of FishMate and HuntMate, aims at making those preparation decisions a little easier.
Stream improvements, falconry regulations on agenda
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Greeley to discuss regulations for state park and wildlife area use, updates about stream habitat improvement efforts and new falconry regulations.
The Ridgeview Elementary School library and literacy team will host three days of “Books and Breakfast” to celebrate Dr. Seuss and literacy next week.
The first phase of the trail was completed last summer by the BLM and ERBM. The non-motorized trail spurs off the existing trail at Phillip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park, ending at a high point above China Wall. The proposed Jensen-Ute Park Trail will connect two Meeker parks across almost two miles of BLM lands. The second phase is to continue on BLM land along the ridgeline above the cliff walls down to Ute Park, according to a news release.
Before the greater sandhill cranes come to Northwest Colorado to nest and breed, they put on a show in the southern part of the state.
As National Sleep Awareness Week approaches, The Memorial Hospital at Craig is reminding community members about the importance of getting the proper amount of sleep.
CPD warns residents of sweepstakes scam
“You can’t win if you don’t play” is a phrase often heard in a line to buy lottery tickets, but it’s also one of the telltale signs of a scam, according to a Craig Police Department news release.
A local man recently fell victim to an online scam, providing a reminder to other residents to be cautious when conducting business over the internet.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center recently announced that Colorado was awarded $2 million in State Innovation Models initiatives funding. The funding will be used over the next six months to further develop a State Health Care Innovation Plan with a focus on improved integration of physical and behavioral health services.
Ridgeview Elementary School students will participate in the national reading event “Read the Most From Coast to Coast” this Friday.
The Craig Daily Press won 50 awards in the 2012 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented to newspapers across the state during the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention at the Westin Downtown Denver Hotel on Saturday.
The Craig Daily Press won three awards at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual banquet Friday night in downtown Denver. The newspaper won first place in the Feature Story category for former editor Josh Roberts’ “Soul Survivor,” a story that detailed a Craig woman’s coming to terms with the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather.
An update on courses and upcoming events at Colorado Northwestern Community College
The following is the agenda for The Memorial Hospital at Craig board of trustees work session beginning 10 a.m. Friday at the hospital in Room AB: A. Call to order by Don Cook, Chair B. Executive Session to discuss matters relating to legal advice pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b). C. Board Education – Michael Mullins, QHR, Region 9 VP D. Adjourn
The seventh- and eighth-grade teams from CMS hosted the district championships Saturday at CMS and Sandrock Elementary School, with the eighth-graders emerging from the tournament as champion. The seventh-grade team finished as runners-up to Rangely.
Numerous Bulldogs had put themselves in good position after Friday’s preliminary rounds, but against the stiffer competition Saturday trying to place in the top four and advance to the state meet, several came up just short. Of the 11 wrestlers Moffat County sent to the regionals, Jesse Demoor, Brayden Peterson and Issic Herod were the three to qualify to wrestle another week.
In celebration of the eighth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated May 17, K-12 students are eligible to participate in the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. The day recognizes conservation efforts to help endangered species across the nation.
The state Community College System has received the Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, grant. CNCC has created a faster, more direct series of college prep courses as part of that program.
Kudos are in order for several Moffat County High School students who recently were recognized for their musical accomplishments.
With one day of the Colorado 3A Region 1 wrestling meet finished, most Moffat County wrestlers have put themselves in good position to advance to the state meet. With more strong wrestling today, several Bulldogs will have a great opportunity to qualify in the top four and move on. But day two at the regional will take wrestlers deeper into the bracket, pitting them against tougher opponents.
Steamboat Great Outdoors is sponsoring an ice fishing tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Stagecoach State Park. The event is limited to 200 adult anglers and requires a registration fee of $30 to participate (or $25 if paid before the day of the tournament). Youth anglers can participate at no cost.
Hundreds of bird species migrate through eastern Colorado each year, but the migration of tens of thousands of snow geese makes for a dramatic sight. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to celebrate the migration with the 11th annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival.
Data released in a new report by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) attempts to underscore the significance of hunters and anglers to the Colorado and national economies. Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation was used in the CSF report, called “America’s Sporting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy.” According to the report, the outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen of Colorado spent $1.3 billion and supported nearly 19,000 jobs in the state.
At The Memorial Hospital at Craig’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees last Thursday: — The board welcomed interim CEO Joyce Hein to her first official meeting. — The board welcomed newly appointed trustee Alman Nicodemus. The board also expressed appreciation for Forrest Luke’s interest in staying on the board and congratulated him on his reappointment. — The board elected new officers. Don Cook was elected chairman, Forrest Luke was elected chair-elect, and Todd Jourgensen was elected secretary/treasurer. — Board members were appointed to committees: o Credentials — Alman Nicodemus, liaison; Gary Ellgen, alternate o Finance — Todd Jourgensen, chair; Tinneal Gerber, alternate o Joint Conference — Gary Ellgen, chair; Todd Jourgensen, alternate o Quality — Todd Jourgensen, chair; Don Myers, alternate o TMH Foundation — Alman Nicodemus, liaison; Todd Jourgensen, alternate o Medical Staff Liaison — Gary Ellgen; Don Cook, alternate o Medical Staff Development — Forrest Luke; Tinneal Gerber o Board Development — Don Cook; Forrest Luke — Official places for meeting notification were approved. They are: the TMH website, the hospital's front foyer, and the Moffat County Courthouse. — Hein presented an end-of-year update to the 2012 strategic plan. — Beka Warren presented the annual infection control report. TMH’s acquired infection rate is 0.99 percent, meaning about one in every 100 patients acquire an infection while at the hospital. The average infection rate for Critical Access hospitals is between 3 and 4 percent. — Angela Smith, director of executive recruitment, provided information about the CEO recruitment process. Smith estimated the search would take roughly four to six months.
Two Coloradans were recognized for their contributions to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Habitat Partnership Program and dedication to continuing to improve the agency’s efforts. Duane Scholl of Kremmling was given the Joe Gerrans Private Individual Memorial Award for 2013 while Dave Bradford of Paonia received the Joe Gerrans Public Agency Memorial Award. Both men have been major contributors to HPP for years.
The 18th annual Art Walk, sponsored by the Craig Downtown Business Association, takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. today in historic downtown Craig. Also taking place during the same hours is the seventh annual Taste of Chocolate. The combined event will feature 30 artists and 12 chocolatiers spread out among 23 down town Craig businesses, including two first time participants in Carelli’s Pizza and The Galaxy Restaurant.
Both Moffat County basketball teams control their own destiny in the Western Slope League. But while the biggest games for each team are in the weeks to come, neither can afford a slip-up Saturday when the Bulldogs head to Basalt for a road league game. Moffat County’s boys team has been one game behind Roaring Fork since a loss to the Rams in Carbondale in December.
In its final dual of the season, the Moffat County wrestling team was at full strength and took down Cedaredge High School, 51-31. The Bulldogs have been missing a wrestler or two for most of the season due to injuries and sickness, but they fielded all their top wrestlers Friday while visiting Cedaredge. The health produced good results for the Bulldogs as they look forward to regionals next week.
What’s going on at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig:
Saturday mail delivery to be dropped beginning in August
The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday it would transition to a five-day delivery schedule beginning in August. The Postal Service expects the save $2 billion annually once the plan is fully implemented, according to a USPS news release.
Hunters and anglers looking to make their mark on Colorado Parks and Wildlife procedures will have an opportunity this month. CPW is forming regional sportsmen’s caucuses, and inviting all active hunters and anglers from the northwest region to discuss wildlife issues with CPW officials and biologists Feb. 20 at the Clarion Hotel in Grand Junction. The meeting will be a forum for hunter and anglers to express their opinions and concerns directly to CPW.
BLM defers 20 parcels in North Fork Valley
The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday it will offer 151 parcels in Colorado for an oil and natural gas lease sale slated for later this month. The sale takes place Feb. 14 and the parcels total 88,578 acres, according to a BLM Colorado news release.
Presses USDA, Air Force to repurpose military aircraft for firefighting
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has asked the directors of two federal agencies to modernize or repurpose its equipment to fight wildfires. In a letter to Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture secretary, Udall requested information on the government’s efforts to modernize the USDA’s aging tanker fleet, according to a news release from Sen. Udall’s office.
The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act was reintroduced last week in Congress, according to a U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., news release. Bennet serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, which is responsible for reintroducing the bill in the 113th Congress.
The 2013 federal grazing fees will not change from last year, according to a joint Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service news release. This year’s fee on BLM has been set at $1.35 per animal unit month, and $1.35 per head month on lands managed by the Forest Service.
The Bureau of Land Management signed Friday a final decision to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in a competitive coal lease sale. Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., operator of Deserado Mine located seven miles northeast of Rangely, submitted a Lease by Application for the parcel, according to a BLM news release.
What’s going on at Colorado Northwestern Community College:
The Craig Police Department has learned of a new telephone scam targeting Medicare recipients. Craig and Moffat County residents have received calls from people with Indian or Asian accents who asked for the residents by name and were able to confirm their addresses, according to a CPD news release.
Moffat County High School’s basketball teams will be back in Craig Saturday, but first they have to take on Olathe High School Friday. The 6 (girls) and 7:30 (boys) p.m. games in Olathe will be another set of important ones, and likely will be one of the the toughest games of the regular season for the girls team.