Craig briefs for Dec. 7 |

Craig briefs for Dec. 7

The Craig Daily Press purchased the Print Shop on Monday.

“People who are looking to purchase marketing can have a one-stop shop for marketing, such as print advertising, as well as business cards, letterhead, invitations, single sheet marketing – all in the same place,” Daily Press publisher Bryce Jacobson said. “This purchase will allow us to diversify our business and thereby making both businesses run more efficiently.”

Operations of the Print Shop are expected to continue out of its 37 E. Victory Way location for the next 90 days, and it can be contacted at the same phone number. Within that time frame, the business is expected to move into the Craig Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.

“That could happen as early as later this month or as late as February,” Jacobson said.

The Daily Press purchased the business from Dennis and Jodie Ovenden, longtime owners of the Print Shop. The Ovenden’s still own the building on 37 E. Victory Way, which has been put on the market.

Students’ Winter Concert on Tuesday

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Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School will have their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The concert will feature five choirs and some smaller groups in a variety of music of the season. The public is invited to attend.

Volunteers needed

to staff Visitors Center

Craig Chamber of Commerce/Moffat County Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to staff the Visitor Center.

“The Visitor Center has been staffed for several years using a federally-funded job placement program, which is losing participants,” said Christina Currie, Craig Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “The funding isn’t available to staff that position, so we’re looking for volunteers who are knowledgeable about Moffat County and like to interact with the public.”

Staff at the visitor center answer phones, prepare mailings, stock brochures and assist customers in any way possible.

“It’s not physically demanding, nor is it stressful,” Currie said. “Those who come in are happy to be here and thrilled with any assistance we can offer them. Our job is customer service, plain and simple.”

Anyone who is interested should contact Currie at 824-5689 for more information.

Aging Well Program held Wednesday

The Aging Well Program offers an all-day program, “Wellness Wednesdays,” each Wednesday at the American Legion Building (Shadow Mountain Clubhouse) in Craig for adults “50 and Better.”

Activities are offered from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. including art, writing and exercise classes. This week’s lunchtime presentation is “Living with Low Vision and Aging” by Deb Dunaway, OIB Program Coordinator and Job Coach with the Independent Life Center, Inc. Lunch will be served.

Participants are asked to register for activities prior to each Wednesday. Call the Aging Well information line at 871-7676

Editorial board seeking members for next term

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 applications

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 in town

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 Dec. 10

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

Tobacco-free quit kits available

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices in Craig at 745 Russell St. and in Steamboat Springs at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows tobacco users are seven times more likely to end the tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if they try to quit on their own.