Briefs for Feb. 20
Power outage part of plan
A shortage of natural gas led to a brief power outage in Craig on Saturday morning, said Jim Chappell, spokesman for Yampa Valley Electric Association.
He attributed the shortage to the recent cold weather, causing homeowners and business owners to use more natural gas. He said the company has a shortage of natural gas to power gas-fired electrical generators.
Chappell said the company organized rolling blackouts in the Grand Junction area and on the Front Range to stabilize the grid.
He said he thinks the outage in Craig and Steamboat Springs lasted from 10:03 a.m. to 10:19 a.m. Saturday.
He said more cold weather could result in more outages.
“I apologize to our customers for the inconvenience,” Chappell said.
Seminar aims to aid employers
Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse (COMA) and the Colorado Workforce Center will a two-hour seminar to review the legal issues associated with drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. The session will teach employers how to evaluate and implement a variety of drug- and alcohol-testing options. The seminar is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in the board room at the school administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. It will be conducted by Mountain States Employers Council.
To ensure there are materials for everyone, RSVP by leaving a message at 826-2301.
Auxiliary plans 60th anniversary celebration
To mark the local organization’s 60 years of service, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will have a luncheon on Wednesday. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door or from any auxiliary member. Call 824-2251 for more information.
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There is a chill in the air, and snow covers the ground outside a farmhouse west of Hayden as Noah Price and Sydney Ellbogen talk about the operations of Mountain Bluebird Farm.