Briefs for August 31
Scouts welcome back Tuesday
Craig — A back-to-school night for Cub Scouts is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at American Legion Post. Call Randy at 826-4444.
Ladies Auxiliary senior dinner canceled
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4265 Ladies Auxiliary will not host its monthly senior citizen’s dinner at the VFW restaurant this month. The kitchen is being remodeled and cleaned, the Ladies Auxiliary announced.
The restaurant will be back to serving dinners Oct. 6.
For more information, call Jeannie Wixson at 276-3145.
Free legal consultations available next week
Local residents needing help or information about a civil legal problem are invited to attend next week’s “Ask-a-Lawyer Night.”
“Ask-a-Lawyer Night,” a free service for low-income residents, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County Library. Consultations are done on a first come, first serve basis and entail a 10 to 15 minute conversation with a Northwest Colorado Bar Association member.
For more information, call Colorado Legal Services at 970-276-2161 or 1-800-526-6968.
Donations accepted through Labor Day
The donation drive continues for victims of the 8.0 earthquake that shook Peru on Aug. 15.
Maria Martin, Comunidad Integrada program coordinator, organized the drive, which has been active since Aug. 22. Martin plans to collect the boxes after Labor Day.
Since its first days, the effort has grown to include more businesses, churches and local agencies.
Current donation locations include:
• Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.
• Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St.
• First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.
• Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, 678 School St.
• Faith Lutheran Church, 580 Green St.
• Elk Run Inn, 627 W. Victory Way
• Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave.
• One Way Fashions, 19 W. Victory Way
• Village Inn, 1103 W. Victory Way
• Don Tico’s Mexican Store, 325 W. Victory Way
• Casa Loya, 351 Ranney St.
• Carelli’s, 465 Yampa Ave.
Anyone wishing to send a check should write it to LOVE INC. and send it to P.O. Box 880587, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488 or drop it in any of the donation boxes.
Grandparent support group in September
A support group for grandparents who are parenting their grandchildren in Moffat or Routt counties runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Assocation in Craig, 745 Russell St. For more information call Katie at 871-7628.
CDOT: Construction is still going on
Summer is winding down and cooler weather is on the way, but that does not mean road construction is tapering off, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation release.
Construction projects on Colorado highways and Interstates are going strong, which means motorists can still expect to encounter cone zones.
“While the Colorado Department of Transportation often focuses on highway worker safety, just as important to us is motorist safety as motorists are more often the ones involved in work-zone accidents (four out five work zone fatalities are motorists, not highway workers),” the release reads.
What motorists may also not realize is how often work zone accidents occur. Nationwide, one work-zone fatality occurs every 8 hours and one work-zone injury occurs every 9 minutes, according to CDOT.
“For this reason, CDOT would like to remind motorists that the construction season is not over,” the release states. “While many paving projects are complete, cone zones are still likely to be in place across the state and CDOT maintenance crews will continue to set up lane closures for various activities.”
Fines for infractions in cone zones are doubled and the Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will still be enforcing in construction projects across the state.
Youth Hockey meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday
The Craig Youth Hockey Association hosts its fall membership meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Craig Intermediate School cafeteria. All members and those interested in joining are welcome. Registration forms will be available. Call Chris Reilly at 620-0975 or 824-5003.
CNCC offers criminal justice courses
Colorado Northwestern Community College announced Monday that the school is now offering criminal justice courses at its Craig campus and Meeker Service Center.
The courses are on the college’s new poly-com system. The system entails an instructor teaching class using a live video feed from a different location, CNCC officials said.
“We are increasing the educational options throughout our service areas,” CNCC president John Boyd said.
New programs available this fall include industrial electrician, civil engineering technology, horsemanship, horse management, energy and facility management, helicopter flight and massage therapy.
After near-drowning of paddle boarder, CPW reminds public to wear life vests, observe boating safety rules for all crafts
As stand-up paddle boards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft.