Broncos member to talk about youth drug abuse |

Broncos member to talk about youth drug abuse

Lee Harstad

A former player for the Denver Broncos will be in Meeker and Craig today and Tuesday promoting a new Colorado State Patrol drug awareness program.

Steve Sewell, former running back and current youth coordinator for the Broncos, will promote the program started by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). This program will use CSP drug recognition experts to train parents about what to look for and how to recognize suspected drug use in children.

According to CSP trooper Rob Baughman, the program and Sewell will take any problem a youth could have and help out.

Sewell will be in Meeker this afternoon to talk with students and will speak at a Meeker town meeting at 7 p.m in the high school gym. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this informative and unique meeting. After Meeker, Sewell will travel to Craig Intermediate School (CIS) for a special assembly at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the CIS gym. Parents and the general public are invited to attend this presentation.

According to CIS Principal Bruce Gregg, Sewell’s presentation is about positive self-esteem and kids staying healthy.

Sewell is considered a dynamic speaker and with these two days of presentations wants to inform children and their parents about the hazards of drug use and other problems associated with growing up.