Craig briefs: Area young professional social takes place May 20
Yampa Valley Young Professionals will hold its monthly social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 20 at Dad’s Cookhouse. Meet other area young professionals — network, make friends and find involvement opportunities in the Craig community. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.
TMH Foundation set to host helmet drive May 20TMH Foundation set to host helmet drive May 20
TMH Foundation set to host helmet drive May 20
The Moffat County School District and The Memorial Hospital Foundation is hosting a bike helmet drive again this year for fifth grade students from 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 20 at East Elementary’s cafeteria, according to a news release.
The TMH Foundation is committed to promoting children’s health and wellness in the community. The TMH Foundation has funded this project for the past four years.
Suicide prevention seminar set for May 31Suicide prevention seminar set for May 31
Suicide prevention seminar set for May 31
Moffat County United Way and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide partnered to offer a Community Suicide Awareness Training seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 31 at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig, located at 300 S. Highway 13. The training is free and community members are encouraged to attend.
“Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Question, Persuade, and Refer learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help,” states the program’s flier.
For more information, call Amanda Arnold at 970-824-6222, or Meghan Francone at 970-846-8182.
Craig Clean-Up Days set for Saturday, SundayCraig Clean-Up Days set for Saturday, Sunday
Craig Clean-Up Days set for Saturday, Sunday
City of Craig’s Solid Waste Department will host Craig Clean-Up Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the north end of Craig City Park.
Items accepted in the collection include used tires and appliances, though the department will not accept these from commercial generators.
For more information on materials that will be accepted, call 970-824-5517, 970-824-3278 or 970-824-4463.
Moffat County Library to be closed TuesdayMoffat County Library to be closed Tuesday
Moffat County Library to be closed Tuesday
Moffat County Library will be closed Tuesday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
CDOT works to curb driving impaired by potCDOT works to curb driving impaired by pot
CDOT works to curb driving impaired by pot
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new drugged driving awareness campaign — “Dangerous Combinations” — sends a simple and honest message: driving high is dangerous and illegal, according to a news release. The new creative campaign launched this week and features videos and striking visuals to raise awareness that driving high can lead to serious consequences. CDOT is also working with dispensaries statewide to place educational posters and rolling papers to reach users right where they purchase marijuana.
In a self-reported survey conducted last year by CDOT, 55 percent of marijuana users drove high an average of seven days per month. And according to the Colorado State Patrol, so far this year, nearly one out of every five DUIs in Colorado involves marijuana.
CDOT will continue to address all forms of impaired driving, including alcohol, drugs and prescription medication, to decrease crashes and fatalities on Colorado roads. CDOT urges marijuana users to arrange safe transportation any time they choose to consume.
YVEA warns locals about telephone scamYVEA warns locals about telephone scam
YVEA warns locals about telephone scam
Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning members about a telephone scam.
According to a news release from Tammi Strickland, YVEA communications and PR manager, members have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to work for Xcel and needing to collect payment to avoid a disruption in service.
YVEA assures members they will never receive a phone call from YVEA asking for payment to avoid disruption of service. Members will, however, receive a courtesy call if they have a past due balance.
Those who call in to make a payment will be routed to the association’s automated secure system and will be required to verify account information. Members also may come into the YVEA offices and pay at the kiosk or pay online with SmartHub.
YVEA advises members who receive calls of this nature from any company asking for payment — and especially for credit card information — to request a phone number and offer to call back.
For more information, call 970-879-1160.
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