Craig briefs: Incident at high school determined no threat
Craig Police Department responded to a potential threat at Moffat County High School on Tuesday.
School Resource Officer Ryan Fritz said threats are not taken lightly, so officers responded to secure the school and take a report.
The student who allegedly made the threat was not at the school, and Fritz does not think he has been back since.
“We investigated it and found that it was not a threat was to the school,” he said.
New Community Impact Coordinator hiredNew Community Impact Coordinator hired
New Community Impact Coordinator hired
According to a news release, Moffat County United Way hired Kristen Olson as the new Community Impact Coordinator; the previous Community Impact Coordinator, Aspen Matthews, is moving to Denver. Olson’s first day was May 2.
Olson’s role will be to develop, coordinate and lead activities related to community impact programs in Moffat County including the Bridges Out of Poverty Program. Bridges Out of Poverty is a model for economic and social change, sustainability and stability. It inspires innovative solutions in those looking to counter poverty and its impact at all levels in a community. This approach helps employers, higher education, community organizations, social service agencies, hospitals, individuals and others address poverty in a comprehensive way. People from all economic classes come together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes and support those who are moving out of poverty.
“I am thrilled to join the Moffat County United Way team as the new Community Impact Coordinator,” Olson said in a statement. “It is such a privilege to be working with people who are striving to better themselves and our community!”
Olson attended the University of Wyoming with a concentration in Education and Psychology. Since moving to Craig, Olson has served on both Moffat County Tourism Association as well as Grand Olde West Days committee. Working with students at GOAL Academy was an honor for her and she is excited to build off her knowledge from that position to this Community Impact Coordinator position.
For more information about Moffat County United Way, call Amanda Arnold at 824-6222 or visit unitedwaymoffat.org.
Comedy about Lucille Ball set for May 19 to 20Comedy about Lucille Ball set for May 19 to 20
Comedy about Lucille Ball set for May 19 to 20
Local Craig resident Leann Dixon is directing a Comedy for Charity called “A Lucille Ball Performance.” The play is at 7 p.m. from May 19 to 21 at East Elementary School in Craig, located at 500 Texas Ave. The cost is $6 and all proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, call Leann at 970-620-6404.
Young professionals host next social May 20Young professionals host next social May 20
Young professionals host next social May 20
Yampa Valley Young Professionals will hold its monthly social from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on May 20 at Dad’s Cookhouse. Meet other area young professionals — network, make friends and find involvement opportunities in the Craig community. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.
Daily Press launches new mobile applicationDaily Press launches new mobile application
Daily Press launches new mobile application
The Craig Daily Press launched its new app earlier in April. The app is available for both Apple and Android users.
The app offers users an opportunity to read the newspaper’s e-edition, receive push notifications about breaking news and get the latest news published on the Daily Press website.
Visit Apple store or Android market to download app.
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