Craig briefs: Class of 1984 to host reunion next week |

Craig briefs: Class of 1984 to host reunion next week

The Moffat County High School Class of 1984 will host its 30th reunion from 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 at the O.P. Bar and Grill back patio. A barbecue will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. July 12 at the west end of Loudy-Simpson Park, and at 9:30 a.m. July 13, there will be a send-off breakfast at the Clarion Inn & Suites. If the group has not have contacted you yet or you need more information about the reunion, call Sheryl Siminoe Ivy at 970-824-3934 or email Carol Livingston Pyle at

Craig, Maybell mosquito spraying is underway

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes will be done in Craig and Maybell through Thursday. Two airplanes will spray in the evening.

MCHS Class of 2004 to host reunion next week

The Moffat County High School Class of 2004 will host its 10-year reunion July 11 and 12.

A pub crawl among the local bars will start the weekend at 5 p.m. July 11 at Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta. There will be drink specials at certain establishments for those dressed in blue and white or otherwise showing their school spirit.

The majority of activities will take place July 12, with a picnic at 11:30 a.m. at Craig City Park open to alumni and family members. There will be some food items provided, but those who attend are responsible for their own food and are encouraged to bring extra to share if possible.

Later that night, Blaine Kawcak will offer a barbecue for classmates at 6 p.m. at his shop 3 miles north of Craig at 34475 N. Colorado Highway 13, the entrance to which is near Mountain View Furniture. The cost will be $10 per family to cover materials. For more information about this event, call Kawcak at 970-629-5810.

There also will be a dessert social for the adults at 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Inn & Suites, accompanied by a class slideshow.

Organizers still are seeking RSVPs for the reunion. If you know anyone who graduated from MCHS in 2004, or was on schedule to do so while living in Craig, please let them know about the event.

For more information on the reunion or to help with arrangements, call 970-412-1621.

Freedom Hooves seeks scholarship applicants

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program is offering full and partial scholarships.

Families and students are required to apply for the scholarships, and recipients will be selected by a committee. Consideration will be given for the number of hours related volunteers contribute as a result of a family member being able to participate.

The applications can be picked up at the Craig Chamber at 360 E. Victory Way, or by calling Joan Heinz at 970-701-9085 to make other arrangements. Applications must be returned no later than July 15.

The completed application can be sent to Freedom Hooves, P.O. Box 963, Craig, CO 81626. For additional information, call Joan Heinz at 970-701-9085 or visit

Horizons Specialized Services gets $20K grant

Horizons Specialized Services has received a $20,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its “person-centered thinking” service model. The funding will be used to pay for 70 employees to attend person-centered trainings.

“Person-centered thinking is based on the vision that all people have positive control over the lives they choose for themselves,” said Deirdre Pepin, Horizons resource development coordinator. “It results in people being valued for their current and potential contributions to their communities, allows people to be supported in paid and unpaid relationships and affirms the belief that everyone can learn.”

Horizons works on a daily basis to teach the skills individuals of all abilities need to live independent, self-determined and rewarding lives. Services aim not to fix individuals but to support them, according to Pepin.

“Person-centered thinking is really a commitment to equality,” Pepin said. “This grant will help counselors, case managers and even volunteers serve in ways we haven’t yet imagined. Implementation of person-centered practices is a promise to listen, a promise to act on what we hear and a promise to be honest.”

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Horizons supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental delays and disabilities in reaching their potential and living fulfilling lives. Across the five counties of northwestern Colorado, including Routt and Moffat counties, Horizons serves an unduplicated 75 children, 75 adults and 69 families.

For more information about Horizons, visit

Driving under effects of marijuana is illegal

As new laws based on Amendment 64 continue to regulate recreational marijuana, the Colorado State Patrol reminds motorists that driving while impaired by marijuana is illegal.

Recent changes, which loosen rules governing the purchase, possession and consumption of marijuana by adults who are 21 and older, do not mitigate the responsibility to drive sober at all times.

All CSP troopers are trained in the detection of impairment from alcohol, drugs and other substances. Also, many troopers have received additional training as certified drug recognition experts. During the course of a traffic contact, any driver suspected of driving while impaired by marijuana may be asked to complete voluntary roadside maneuvers and submit to a chemical test. Refusal of a chemical test results in stricter penalties than compliance.

Troopers actively will seek and arrest impaired drivers. The increased vigilance leading into 2014 underscores the agency’s ongoing commitment to combating impaired driving through intelligence-led enforcement strategies across the state.

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