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Craig briefs: Don Quick to visit Downtown Books Monday

Don Quick, Democratic candidate for attorney general, will visit with Moffat County residents from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at Downtown Books.

"I look forward meeting voters where they live to learn more about the issues facing their communities and talk about how a prosecutor is best equipped to protect our neighborhoods as Colorado's Attorney General," Quick said in a statement.

He will discuss issues directly with voters at informal meet-and-greets in 11 counties: Las Animas, Costilla, Alamosa, Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, Montrose, Mesa, Moffat and Routt.

Members of the public and media are encouraged to attend to learn more about Don Quick and his campaign.

Daily Press and KRAI to host candidates forum

The Craig Daily Press and KRAI will host a Moffat County candidates forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Centennial Mall. Currently, the Moffat County Commissioner District 3 race is the only contested race. Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn & Suites owner Frank Moe and Moffat County Emergency Manager Coordinator Tom Soos are running against each other for the commissioner seat, which currently is occupied by Tom Mathers. Colorado's primary election will take place June 24, when voters will decide which of the two Republican candidates will make it onto the November ballot. Other uncontested candidates also will have an opportunity to speak about why they're running for elected office.

Moffat County mail-in ballots will be mailed to registered voters Monday, Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Lila Herod said.

Primary election mail-in ballots to be sent Monday

The Moffat County primary election is in full swing, with mail in ballots being sent to all active registered voters Monday. In person voting day is June 24, and will determine at least one county race and help decide several state contests.

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Local Republicans will be deciding on the commissioner race between Tom Soos, emergency management coordinator for Moffat County and Frannk Moe, owner of Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites. Both candidates will be on the Republican ticket along with other people running for uncontested local seats and state campaigners seeking higher offices.

Democrats and those in the American Constitution Party also will have ballots, but only will vote at a state level.

Ballots can be dropped off at the Moffat County Courthouse and the 24-hour drop box at any point up until Election Day. But Lila Herod, Moffat County clerk and recorder, said voters should mail ballots at least by June 20.

Those who want to vote in-person can head to the Moffat County Courthouse on June 24 to use the voter service polling place. There will be staff on-hand to answer questions and there will be accessible voting equipment for people with disabilities.

"If you do not get your ballot in the mail, call us," Herod said.

Voters who have questions should call Herod at 970-824-9104.

Discuss alcohol with your teens this spring

With graduations complete, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition wants to extend a helping hand to parents during this important yet chaotic time, according to a press release.

Grand Futures is promoting a parent education campaign that highlights helpful and important information for parents about the importance of talking to their teens about underage drinking and other drug use. The campaign also stresses other ways to keep kids drug-free, such as modeling good behavior, locking up alcohol or drugs in the home and connecting kids with alternative activities, such as after-school programs.

Parents can visit the Grand Futures website at http://www.grandfutures.org or connect directly with the Speak Now campaign at http://www.speaknowcolorado.org.

Free carpool matching service available online

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website, http://www.carpoolworld.com/northwestcolorado, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

Community calendar is online, in print

The Craig Daily Press has a robust and thorough community calendar that can be found on page 4 of the Craig Daily Press or online at CraigDailyPress.com/events. Check out the newspaper's calendar for your event needs. If you'd like to submit a calendar event, email your listing to editor@CraigDailyPress.com, or call 970-875-1790.