Craig briefs: Freedom Hooves to host fundraiser Saturday
Freedom Hooves therapeutic riding of Northwest Colorado will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Craig Christian Church on Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Music, silent and Chinese auctions and desserts will be on hand. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for children age 3 to 18 and children younger than 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is located at 960 W. Victory Way.
Mother’s Day bazaar set to take place SundayMother’s Day bazaar set to take place Sunday
Mother’s Day bazaar set to take place Sunday
A Mother’s Day Craft Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Mall. More than 75 crafters
will sell merchandise such as arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, food vendors, imports and commercial goods. For more information, call 970-824-7011.
Yampa River Bridge repair continues MondayYampa River Bridge repair continues Monday
Yampa River Bridge repair continues Monday
Road work will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday next week on the Yampa River Bridge on Colorado Highway 13 in southeast Craig. Speeds will be reduced to 35 mile per hour in the area. On Tuesday, there is potential for a single-lane closure upon arrival of work trucks. Flaggers will be set in place.
Moffat County social services schedules forumMoffat County social services schedules forum
Moffat County social services schedules forum
Moffat County Department of Social Services will host a community forum from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Room 175. A guest speaker from the Colorado Department of Human Services will present information about how residential treatment facilities impact families and youth of Moffat County.
Lauren Rising, with Moffat County Social Services, will give an update on the county’s foster parent program. Snacks will be provided at this free event.
Area young professionals meet Thursday at 6 pmArea young professionals meet Thursday at 6 pm
Area young professionals meet Thursday at 6 pm
The month meeting for Yampa Valley Young Professionals is held the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites. The next meeting is set for Thursday. The Yampa Valley Young Professionals work to include people between the age of 20 and 40 in the community. The monthly meeting helps foster planning and friendship. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.
Motorcyclist fatalities at all-time high in stateMotorcyclist fatalities at all-time high in state
Motorcyclist fatalities at all-time high in state
According to a news release, motorcyclist fatalities surpassed the triple digit mark for the first time ever in Colorado, tallying 106 deaths last year according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation. This figure represents an 11.7 percent increase from 2014 and 20 percent increase from 2013. With fatalities on the rise, CDOT is launching a new motorcycle safety campaign that encourages new and experienced riders to participate in motorcycle safety training courses.
In conjunction with Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, and as motorcycle riders suit up and saddle up for the riding season, CDOT kicks off its newest variation of the award-winning Ride Wise campaign to promote training. Using messaging like “live free, die old” and “train for the wind, before you ride like it,” this new awareness campaign targets new riders, as well as the population segments and geographic locations overrepresented in crash data. The primary objective? Raise awareness about the benefits of, and increase enrollment in, motorcycle operator safety training courses.
With a concentrated effort at the start of the riding season, campaign tactics include online videos, digital advertising, billboards and partnering with dealerships to reach riders as they begin to hop on their bikes for the season. All tactics drive riders and interested parties to a website, where it’s easy to find certified training courses throughout the state.
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