Craig briefs: Craig McDonald’s hosts National Night Out |

Craig briefs: Craig McDonald’s hosts National Night Out

— National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America, according to a news release.

From 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Advocates Crisis Support Services, Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Regional Communication Center, Craig Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, The Memorial Hospital, Moffat County Sheriff’s Department and Reaching Out Preventing Suicide, will be at the Craig McDonald’s with the following activities.

■ Free McDonald’s ice cream for the kids.

■ Emergency vehicle demonstrations.

■ Junior police badges.

■ Eddie Eagle, Red E Fox, and McGruff.

■ Gun safety locks and other free stuff.

■ Car Seat Safety Inspections and safety material.

■ Safety and Crime Prevention information.

Support emergency responders with lights

On Tuesday, residents are being asked to leave their porch lights on as a symbol of support for local emergency responders.

City Council hires firm for city manager search

At its Tuesday meeting, Craig City Council unanimously decided to contract Strategic Government Resources for the task of finding a new city manager.

SGR was chosen from three finalists and was recommended by Gunnison City Council, which used the firm in its city manager search.

Councilmembers agreed that SGR’s familiarity with communities like Craig would make it the best candidate.

“They are familiar with Colorado and the Western Slope,” Councilman Kent Neilson said.

Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser tickets on sale

Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado VNA) will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice on Aug. 27. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge. A celebration with children’s activities and food vendors will follow at Loudy-Simpson Park. There will be $1,000 in cash prizes including a $500 grand prize. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice program. You don’t need to be present to win. Purchase tickets online atnorthwe

ky. You also can get tickets at Northwest Colorado Health, 745 Russell Street or Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the race. Call Mindy Marriott for more information at 970-871-7609.

City Council offers area online suggestion box

Craig City Council is asking the public to provide comments and suggestions on its website.

The online suggestion box has been open for three weeks and will continue to remain available for the foreseeable future, said Craig Mayor Ray Beck.

All comments submitted will be reviewed by city council.

Submit your suggestions at

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