Briefs for Aug. 6

Oklahoma man dies in Rangely accident

An Oklahoma man died Thursday from injuries sustained when his motorcycle struck a truck.
Sam Nabors, 54, was pronounced dead at Rangely Memorial Hospital. His son, Mark, 28, was also taken to the hospital, but was later released.
The accident happened on Colorado Highway 64 near milepost 13. It occurred when the two motorcycle drivers attempted to pass a Kenworth truck on the left, the Colorado State Patrol officials stated in a release.
When the motorcycles passed the truck, the Kenworth turned left from the westbound land onto a private oil field access road. Sam Nabors hit the left side of the truck and was ejected from his motorcycle.
According to the CSP, the scene indicates the two motorcyclists were being driven at proper passing speeds and were in a legal passing zone.
The driver of the truck, 49-year-old Andy Mann of Rangely, was issued citations for careless driving causing death, careless driving causing bodily injury and failing to comply with Department of Public Safety rules and regulations governing safety standards and specifications.
Drug and alcohol impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

BINGO event will aid Interfaith Food Bank
A Canned Food Drive BINGO is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug.12 at the Moffat Fairgrounds picnic shelter.
To play, participants must donate two canned foods per BINGO card. Great prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded for each of 12 games. Free root beer floats also will be available, compliments of Elaine Sullivan and friends.
The event benefits the Interfaith Food Bank.
Call Elisa at the CSU Extension Office, 824-9180.

Parks and Recreation needs football officials
Craig Parks and Recreation is looking for football officials for the 2005 tackle football season. Officials must be at least 24 years of age. Call 826-2006. Sept. 2 is the deadline for inquiries.

Class of 1995 trying to organize 20th reunion
Organizers are looking for 1995 classmates for a reunion. Please contact Jolene Walls (Perez) 824-2214 or visit The reunion is planned for Sept 3.

Moffat County Fair Parade canceled
The Moffat County Fair parade has been canceled because of a lack of participants. “This year we only had four participants,” Downtown Business Association President Karen Brown said.
Since there were only four participants, Brown said it wouldn’t make sense to hold a parade. “At this point it’s not very cost effective for the city to shut the streets down,” she said.
The Lions Club sponsors the parade and provides the parade insurance. The club needs to know the number of entrants in advance before the parade can go on.

Rally for a Cure
tournament is Aug. 10
The Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association is holding its sixth annual Rally for a Cure breast cancer benefit golf tournament, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.
All community women are invited to participate in the event, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Moffat County Cancer Society. Organizer Susan Utzinger said many members of the golf association have been affected by the disease, so the cause is close to their hearts.
“Rally for a Cure is a worldwide foundation, really, and they have golf tournaments for the Susan B. Komen Foundation all over the country,” she said.
The event is a four-lady scramble, and participants are asked to wear pink.
The entry fee is $35, which includes lunch and prizes, but does not include green fees and cart rental. Call Utzinger at 824-9656.

NWCC to begin
raising funds for travel
Northwest Colorado Cares (NWCC), a local grassroots organization formed to oppose placing a nuclear waste dump and the resumption of uranium mining in Moffat County, will begin fund-raising efforts.
“We’ve reached a point where we need expense money,” says Terrie Barrie, NWCC”s spokesperson. The group’s goal is to raise $1,000 to bring Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, to Craig to speak to the public and government leaders.To help, call Terrie Barrie, 824-2260, Sylvia McFeaters, 824-6630 or Becky Smith, 826-1472.

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