Craig briefs: Cleanup event draws 70, pulls 1 ton from Yampa |

Craig briefs: Cleanup event draws 70, pulls 1 ton from Yampa

On July 9, 70 volunteers came from far and wide to pull 2,000 pounds of trash from the Yampa River following the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Steamboat Springs and Craig, according to a news release.

Friends of the Yampa volunteers found 324 aluminum cans, 246 cigarette butts, 231 disposable water bottles, 115 flip flops (no matching pairs), 66 plastic bags, 54 unopened beers, 30 bottle rockets and five popped tubes. Some of the more surprising finds included of a dog bowl, a duck decoy, a porta-potty toilet paper disposal unit, a Safeway supermarket apron and a yellow rubber ducky.

CASA appoints two new members to board

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA, a local nonprofit organization that educates and empowers community volunteers to advocate for children in abuse and neglect court cases in Routt, Grand and Moffat counties, recently appointed Renee Campbell and Betsy Overton to its board of directors, according to a news release.

Campbell is the publisher of the Craig Daily Press/Print Shop and has been a resident of Moffat County for 10 years. She is originally from Southern Michigan.

Overton was born and raised in Craig, spending most of her life there. She lived in Tempe, Arizona from 1985 until she returned in 1996. She has three daughters and five grandchildren

Chip seal project slated for this week in Craig

The Moffat County Road Department will begin a chip seal project Tuesday on Moffat County Road 57, approximately 12 miles south of U.S. Highway 40, according to a news release.

The project will run through July 28 and, possibly, through Aug. 2. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays, and the county recommends using an alternate route. For more information, call 970-824-3211.

Sunset Meadows plans Nifty 90s celebration

Staff members at Sunset Meadows are preparing the annual Nifty 90s Birthday Celebration for residents who are 90 years old and older. This year’s celebration is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

Myranda Marshall, office assistant at Sunset Meadows, said the celebration includes dinner, dessert, prizes, songs and other activities. The theme, she said, will revolve around superheroes.

Marshall said the community is invited, but people should call 970-824-3660 in advance. She said people can also make financial donations for the celebration or donate gift cards and other small gifts.

Coffee and a Newspaper to feature David Ulrich

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The August gathering will welcome new Moffat County School District superintendent David Ulrich, who will give updates about what’s next for the school district under his leadership. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

Applications for holiday market being accepted

Applications are being accepted for the seventh annual Holiday Artisan Market, according to a news release. The event will be held Dec. 2 and 3 at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. Deadline for the applications is Oct. 7. Email yam for an application and more information.

Newspaper launches new mobile application

The Craig Daily Press launched its new app in April. The app is available for both Apple and Android users.

The app offers users an opportunity to read the newspaper’s e-edition, receive push notifications about breaking news and get the latest news published on the Daily Press website.

Visit the Apple store or Android market to download the app.

Letter to editor policy changes at newspaper

Craig Daily Press has changed its letter to the editor policy. Those who want to thank community members and businesses through letters to the editor are only allowed to thank six entities or people per letter. If a person or organization wants to thank more than six people or entities, they’re welcome to purchase an advertisement. The newspaper encourages readers to call the advertising department at 970-824-7031 if they want to purchase an advertisement.

For more information, or if readers have questions, call editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

Cen$ible Energy rebate progam ends July 31

The 2016 Cen$ible Energy rebate program for Yampa Valley Electric Association received donations from Routt County and the Town of Oak Creek for a combined total of $36,500 for 2016, according to a press release.

The funds are near depletion, so program organizers are no longer accepting applications for energy audits. Alternate funding opportunities for audits are available. For more information, call Yampa Valley Sustainability Coucil at 970-871-9299.

The Cen$ible Energy program will accept rebate applications for Energy Star appliances, LED light bulbs, programmable thermostats and post-audit air sealing through July 31.

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