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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to explore election results







— The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 5 at The Memorial Hospital. The discussion will surround the Tuesday election results. Winning and losing candidates are encouraged to attend. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, contact Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.

Pick a Dish set for April 13; tickets on sale locally

The popular local cooking contest, Pick a Dish, returns for a fifth year from 5 to 7 p.m. April 13, at the Clarion Inn.

"Pick a Dish aims to build individual's vocational and life skills while enhancing social and professional networks," said Resource Development Coordination for Horizons Specialized Services Deirdre Pepin on Facebook.

Part "Celebrity Chef," part "Chopped" — the contest and fundraiser pairs adults enrolled in Horizon's programs with chefs from local restaurants. Together, the teams pick a dish to prepare, cook and serve at the event.

Pairs will present their dishes to a panel of judges for the "Judges' Choice" awards while the public will determine the "People's Choice" category with dollar votes.

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This year's chefs are from Brother's Custom Processing, Castle Ranch, Elk Mountain Burgers, Fiesta Jalisco, Gino's, Hatten Enterprises, KS Kreations, Mountain Café at The Memorial Hospital and Vallarta's of Craig.

"We hope to raise $3,000. Last year the money we raised was used to do a kitchen remodel at the Craig day program site on Breeze Street," said Horizons Specialized Services Executive Director Susan Mizen.

This year any money raised will help to cover the cost of providing transportation to people who receive services in Craig including maintenance of 11 vehicles.

Events sponsored by Victory Vision, Flint Personnel Services, Bank of Colorado, Yampa Valley Bank, Cook Chevrolet, Great Divide Cleaning Service, Rocky Mountain Automotive and the Mountain States Company.

All funds raised benefit Horizon's Moffat County Adult Services. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at Horizons and the Chamber of Commerce. Pay with cash or checks only.

For more information visit Friends of Horizons on Facebook.

Click It or Ticket Begins in rural Colorado counties

To encourage drivers in rural communities to buckle up, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will conduct a special Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign in rural counties through Sunday. Law enforcement issued 1,605 citations in rural communities during last year's spring enforcement.

"About half of all people killed in passenger vehicle traffic crashes in Colorado last year were unbuckled," Darrell Lingk, director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT, said in a statement.

Fines for not buckling up start at $65, and parents or caregivers caught with an improperly restrained child can receive a minimum fine of $82.