Craig briefs for Dec. 6 |

Craig briefs for Dec. 6

Editorial board seeks members

— The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Jan. 7, 2008.

Editorial board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays to discuss the paper’s opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms are for three months.

To apply, contact editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031, ext. 204, or e-mail

Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids applications are available until Dec. 14 at the Moffat County United Way office, at First National Bank of the Rockies, 600 Yampa Ave., downstairs. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 824-6222 for more information.

Police seek help with vandalism

A search in Moffat County High School parking lot for tools used in recent town vandalisms did not turn the sought items up.

Craig Police did find three hunting rifles while looking into the windows of vehicles in the parking lot, which is considered public property.

Having firearms on school property is illegal, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said; however, he said the Police Department is likely to request the district attorney not press charges due to the youths’ clean records.

“From our point of view, (the vandalisms) had nothing to do with the guns that they found,” Vanatta said. “From a school perspective, we’ve had no problems with these kids.”

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding suspects behind 17 vandalisms that have occurred since Sunday night.

Vanatta said cars and homes have had windows damaged by what is believed to be a BB gun. The vandalisms have happened all over town, the police chief said.

Anyone with information is to call the Police Department at 826-2360.

Sunshine law forum Monday

A forum to discuss the Sunshine laws – open meetings – is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Moffat County School District Administration building’s boardroom.

Attorneys from the city, county and the Colorado Press Association will present subject matter with a question and answer session to follow. Lunch is provided. RSVP by calling Daily Press editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031 or e-mailing

Christmas tree fundraiser

The Craig Lion’s Club annual Christmas tree sale is from 3 to 8 p.m. each day in the parking lot of Kmart, west of McDonalds. Proceeds go toward scholarships. Prices range from $30 to $70, with three sizes ranging from 5 to 10-foot trees.