Briefs for Aug. 20 |

Briefs for Aug. 20

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is following up on a report of a commercial airplane landing on Moffat County Road 34 in early June.

A ranger with the Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge reported seeing four passengers deplane from a single-engine airplane on the gravel road. The passengers were allegedly with a river rafting group that planned to raft the Yampa River through the Gates of Ladore. The aircraft is from Vernal Aviation, in Vernal, Utah. Though local charges are not pending at this time, Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted, the Sheriff’s Office said. Browns Park officials are concerned of the landing because of traffic on the road. The Park reported 388 vehicles on the road in July 2004 and a total of 4,286 vehicles all of last year.

Two men released from hospital after head-on

Three people from Craig suffered minor injures after being involved in a two-car, head-on accident Wednesday.

Driver Francis Rutherford, 87, and Doris Rutherford, 79, were heading east and turning on Moffat County Road 183 when their 1992 Ford Crown Victoria struck a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville driven by John Pogline.

The driver of the Ford turned the vehicle left in front of the Pontiac and struck it head-on, according to a report from the Colorado State Patrol. The Ford was pushed backward 28 feet to rest with its wheels in the northbound lane of traffic. The Pontiac skidded 53 feet to its final rest with its wheels facing northeast in the southbound merging lane of the county road.

The Rutherfords were transported by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital. They were treated and released. Pogline was checked by medical personnel at the scene and released. Colorado State Patrol, Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Hayden Cyber School accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the Hayden Cyber School. The Hayden Cyber School, based at Hayden High School, provides the opportunity for students to complete their high school curriculum online.

This comprehensive electronic high school, now in its fourth year, is available to any student with Internet access. Hayden Cyber School offers the ability to enroll in classes, receive instruction, and take tests via the Internet. All course work is monitored and evaluated by a certified teacher. Using the convenience and versatility of the Internet, students can complete coursework at their own pace.

Students do not have to live in Hayden to be eligible. This program is open to students in Moffatt and Routt counties. Students must complete a Cyber School application for review by the Admissions Committee. Following this initial screening, prospective students will be interviewed. Once accepted, students will meet with the High School Counselor to determine the classes that are needed for graduation. Upon completion of all required classes, students will be awarded a diploma from Hayden High School.

All students must complete a minimum of 25 hours per week, at least 20 hours of which must be time spent working on classes. The remaining five hours will be completed through work study, or community service.

Interested students and families should contact the Hayden High School at 970-276-3761, ext. 350 or visit the Web site Click on the Cyber School link to download an application.

Downtown business group holds festival

Craig’s Downtown Business Association is organizing the fifth annual Golden Leaf Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Yampa Valley.

The goal is to have a block of activities with an emphasis on community groups, local vendors and family-oriented events.

This is an opportunity for nonprofit groups to recruit new members or raise awareness about their organizations.

The street will not be closed to traffic, but organizers are working to have no parking during the event. Booth application forms are available at KS Kreations or Neolithics downtown.

Sidewalk spaces are assigned first-come, first-served as fees are received. Participants are responsible for tables, chairs and weather protection.

Fees are $35 a space for commercial and individual use and $25 a space for nonprofit groups. Call Sandi at 824-2151 for more information or to request a form.

Business owners or individual are encouraged to call Jackie Roberts at 824-5702 for information about being an event sponsor.

The Downtown Business Association is sponsoring a Largest Vegetable Contest and a Zucchini Recipe Contest and Tasting. More information about the competitions will be available soon.

Golf tournament

sign-ups available

Sign-ups are available for The Yahoo Golf Tournament, scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Men’s format is an 18-hole Chapman, and women’s format is a two-lady scramble. Entry fees are $100 per men’s team, and women’s fees are $25 per player. Golfers or the public can purchase golf balls that will be dropped from an airplane for $10 each. The person who purchases a ball that lands closest to the center of a target will win a big screen TV valued at $1,500.

Entry forms are available at the Yampa Valley Pro Shop.

Sign up deadline is Sept. 12.

All proceeds go to assisting low-income patients of the Northwest Colorado Dental Care clinic.

Call Tom or Helen Knez at 824-4227 or Dan Severson at 824-3668 or 824-9481.

Computer recycling

is today at library

Solutions Oriented Systems will host a computer equipment recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today in the Moffat County Library parking lot at 570 Green St. There will be a nominal recycling charge.

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