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Craig briefs for Nov. 26

Court case of 21-year-old Michael Satterwhite continues

The court case of Michael Satterwhite, a 21-year-old Craig resident accused of buying alcohol for a teenager, was continued Tuesday in Moffat County Court.

Satterwhite is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony. His next scheduled court appearance is for a status conference at 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

Judge Sandra Gardner set a new date in the case so that he could have time to hire an attorney.

Satterwhite was arrested after a Craig Police Department investigation into the death of 17-year-old Christopher Wilson, a Moffat County High School junior.

Wilson died Oct. 26 after falling about 65 feet from the Sandrocks. Police have called the death an accident.

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Wilson had attended a party the night before and reportedly was drinking. Police reported that Wilson was legally intoxicated at the time of his death.

Satterwhite denied buying alcohol for Wilson during an interview with police, according to an arrest affidavit.

A Class 4 felony conviction carries a possible sentence of two to six years in prison, $2,000 to $500,000 in fines and a mandatory three-year parole.

Parade of Lights held at 6 p.m. Saturday

The 2008 Craig Lions Club Parade of Lights takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the Craig Middle School parking lot, 915 Yampa Ave. The parade is scheduled to travel south on Yampa Avenue, west on Victory Way, north on Ledford Street and disperse at Centennial Mall parking lot, 1111 W. Victory Way.

This year’s theme is “A Centennial Christmas.” Creation of traditional-style lighted and decorated floats are encouraged. Pre-registration for the event is requested.

Floats will begin to line up at 4:45 p.m. at the CMS parking lot. Entry judging begins at 5:15 p.m. Late arrivals may not be judged for prizes, which include a first-place traveling trophy and Craig Chamber of Commerce Spree Bucks.

Throwing candy from any moving entry is prohibited, and candy will be allowed only if float participants walk along the parade route.

For information, call 824-7898.

Tayyara to receive Americanism award

The local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will present Moffat County Commissioner Saed Tayyara the group’s Americanism medal at 7 p.m. Monday at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way. Tayyara’s friends and constituents are invited to attend the ceremony.

The award is the highest honor bestowed by chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution on naturalized citizens who have shown outstanding leadership and patriotism. The Mount Garfield and the Augusta Wallihan (forming in Craig) chapters are co-sponsoring the award.

For information, call Shannan Koucherik, organizing regent, at 824-9518.

Young Life hosts free concert Monday

Moffat County Young Life and KE & Associates are hosting “The Listening Party” in a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Moffat County High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For free tickets or information, call 210-772-9660.

Daily Press editorial board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Jan. 1, 2009. Editorial board members will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays to discuss the paper’s opinion pieces for the next week’s Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms last three months.

To apply, call Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail

Coalition’s work skills survey available online

The Moffat County Work and Life Skills Program Coalition is attempting to narrow the list of work force skills it will teach local students in its upcoming program.

The coalition, which includes members of the local education and business communities, has created an online survey that asks community members to weigh in on essential topics for its program to help students find success as working adults.

The program is scheduled to start in January. Funds from Colorado Works, the state welfare program, will fund the four-month extracurricular course.

There is no deadline for completing the survey.

To complete the Moffat County Work and Life Skills Program online survey, visit

Other links to the survey, which focuses on 21st-century skills and work force readiness, also can be found at the Moffat County School District’s Web site,, and the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s Web site,, and the Daily Press Web site,

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

performance Dec. 18

The second annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” will take place Dec. 18 at the Moffat County High School Auditorium.

Rehearsals started Nov. 24, in the MCHS Choir room.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, call John Bolton at 826-6598 or e-mail, or call Dan Mullens at 826-6604 or e-mail

MCHS swimming pool open to the public

The Moffat County High School swimming pool now is open for public swimming. Lap swimming takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Recreational swimming immediately will follow lap swimming. The pool closes at 8:15 p.m. weeknights and at 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 826-6557.

CSU seeking poetry submissions for prize

The Center for Literary Publishing on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins is accepting submissions for the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry through Jan. 12, 2009.The Center is looking for book-length collections of poems. The winner will be awarded a $1500 honorarium and have their book published through the Center. Anyone may submit their work and should include a $25 reading fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review.

For guidelines and questions, please go to or call 970-491-5449.