Craig briefs: Coffee, newspaper event slated for 7 a.m. Wednesday |

Craig briefs: Coffee, newspaper event slated for 7 a.m. Wednesday

— Join the Craig Daily Press at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital for its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event. The topic will focus on how local law enforcement works to keep drugs out of the community. Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume and Craig Police Department Chief of Police Walt Vanetta will be guest speakers. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

National Day of Prayer set for noon Thursday

Join Moffat County residents at noon Thursday for a community prayer.

County social services schedules forum May 11

Moffat County Department of Social Services will host a community forum from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 11 at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Room 175. A guest speaker from the Colorado Department of Human Services will present information about how residential treatment facilities impact families and youth of Moffat County.

Lauren Rising, with Moffat County Social Services, will give an update on the county’s foster parent program. Snacks will be provided at this free event.

Gas prices rise slightly, average $2.11 per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average that has increased 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.22 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Sunday were 34.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.9 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 39.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Area young professionals meeting set for May 12

The monthly meeting for Yampa Valley Young Professionals is held the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Inn & Suites. The next meeting is set for May 12. The Yampa Valley Young Professionals work to include people between the age of 20 and 40 in community events. The monthly meeting helps foster planning. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

Library survey provides chance for free Kindle

The Hayden Public Library is conducting a survey that can be found at various places across town and at hayden Those who participate could win a free 7-inch Kindle Fire. The survey was created to better serve our community. For an additional chance to win, join the Hayden Friends of the Library with a $2 annual membership. For more information, call 970-276-3777.

Annual spring DUI enforcement underway

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are collaborating under The Heat Is On for the Spring Events DUI enforcement, aiming to curb impaired driving and save lives, according to a CDOT news release.

The increased DUI enforcement continues through May 15. A total of 70 law enforcement agencies statewide are participating in the crackdown.

About one-third of vehicle fatalities are related to impaired driving each year in Colorado.

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