Craig briefs: Accident suspected to be caused by distractions |

Craig briefs: Accident suspected to be caused by distractions

— A 23-year-old woman was checked for injuries after rolling her blue Subaru Forester Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near milepost 97.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Kirk Gardner said distracted driving is thought to be the cause of the accident. The driver was the only person in the car.

“It sounds like it’s a distracted driving thing,” Gardner said.

Craig Fire/Rescue Lt. Chris Mercer said the page to respond to a rollover accident came in about 9 a.m. and CSP had been on the scene for a while already.

“It was a one car rollover,” he said. “They were headed for Steamboat. It was right at the county line.”

Mercer said Craig Fire/Rescue and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded to make sure the driver had not suffered any injuries before clearing the scene.

“We didn’t transport her,” he said.

Winners announced for dual weekend events

On Monday, Downtown Business Association announced the winners of the 10th annual Taste of Chocolate, held Saturday in downtown Craig alongside the 21st annual Art Walk.

Joanne Roberson was voted the top selection among the competing chocolatiers with second place a tie between Kandee Dilldine and Aubrey Wilkey.

Additionally, Connections 4 Kids announced that Jasmin Daigneau, a Ridgeview Elementary School third-grader, received the most votes by donation as part of the fifth annual Cherish the Little Things Art Show.

Daigneau’s artwork will be featured on the cover of the organization’s upcoming calendar.

The show raised a total of nearly $10,000 this year.

Moffat County Youth Wrestling seeks athletes

Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling season. The program is offered for boys and girls age 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport.

Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of April 2.

Practices begin in March, with the junior team for age 4 to 8 practicing Mondays and Wednesdays and the senior team, age 9 to 14, practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Meets will begin in April and include a home event hosted by MCYW.

Costs includes $40 for the program, with discounts for siblings, a $40 tournament fee or $8 per event. There is also a $50 refundable deposit for equipment.

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all tournaments.

Registration forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.

Drop off registration complete with fees and wrestlers’ information at Bullseye Taxidermy, 1445 Yampa Ave., or mail to Gayle Zimmerman, 3692 Moffat County Road 7, Craig, CO 81625

For more information, call 970-629-0130 or 970-629-2065.

Local shed antler hunters reminded of updated rules

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced, according to a news release.

The restrictions in these counties was approved by the CPW commission last year to reduce the significant disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after a long winter.

The following limits are in effect on public lands in game management units 25, 26, 35, 36, 43, 44, 47, 444,and 471.

■ No antler shed hunting allowed from Jan.1 through March 14.

■ Hunting is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and sunset, March 15 through May 15.

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