Briefs for Oct. 26
The Moffat County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is urging people to get out and vote.
Early voting continues through Friday at the Clerk’s Office at 221 West Victory Way in Craig.
The election is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1 — not Nov. 8 as some calendars are marked.
Residents of all precincts in Craig are to vote at the Centennial Mall. For Maybell and Brown’s Park, the polling place is the Maybell Community Center. The Dinosaur polling place is Dinosaur Town Hall.
Identification is required to vote.
The Clerk’s Office will only be open for voting on Nov. 1, all motor vehicle staff will be assisting with the election. Department of Motor Vehicle operations will resume Nov. 2.
For more information, call the office at 824-9104.
High School to host speech tournament
The Moffat County High School speech and debate team will host a tournament Nov. 12.
The tournament will feature interpretations, humor, dramatic speeches, poetry and debates on national and international topics.
Students from across the state will attend the event.
The tournament begins at 8 a.m.
Basketball referees sought for winter
The Yampa Valley Basketball Association is looking for basketball officials.
The association needs men and women to referee basketball games this winter.
For information, call Greg Chintala at 878-4824 or John Whinery at 824-2657.
Man arrested after meth-fueled bike ride
A Craig man was arrested Saturday and charged with methamphetamine possession and harassment.
John Hipsher, 34, was arrested near the 900 block of West Victory Way after Craig police officers responded to a report that he was riding a bicycle in the Kmart parking lot with a meth pipe in his mouth.
Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said Hipsher also harassed people in the parking lot before police arrived.
When police attempted to arrest Hipsher, Forgay said, he was non-compliant.
Hipsher dropped a pipe when officers handcuffed him, Forgay said.
The pipe tested positive for methamphetamine and Hipsher was booked into Moffat County Jail, Forgay said.
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