Craig briefs: Man hurt in industrial accident: stable condition |

Craig briefs: Man hurt in industrial accident: stable condition

— The Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. employee who was injured in an industrial accident on July 5 is in stable condition, according to Anson co-owner Mardi Anson.

The injury occurred in the parking lot of Northwest Pawn Shop where the city of Craig is installing a new sewage lift station.

Shawn Charles, 41, suffered a hip fracture, which required surgery, as well as a broken scapula and couple of broken ribs after being struck by a concrete pipe, Anson said. Other than a few stiches on his face, Charles suffered no head injuries, she said.

“He is still hospitalized, and will be for awhile, but is expected to recover,” Anson wrote in an email.

Charles was sent to The Memorial Hospital before being transferred to another facility.

Though Charles is expected to recover, Anson said he “has a long road ahead of him.”

“The family is thankful for the care and concern in the community,” Anson wrote in the email.

Young Professionals set to host social July 15

Join Yampa Valley Young Pros for its monthly social from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Elkhead Reservoir at the east beach. If you’d like to carpool, meet at KMart at 5:30 p.m. Young Pros will barbecue hot dogs. Bring a side dish and drinks. No glass containers are allowed at the reservoir. It costs $7 for a park pass per vehicle. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

Coffee and a Newspaper talks with David Ulrich

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The August gathering will welcome new Moffat County School District Superintendent David Ulrich. He will give updates about what’s next for the school district under his leadership. Free coffee and pastries provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

Cen$ible Energy funding period ends July 31

The 2016 Cen$ible Energy rebate program for Yampa Valley Electric Association received donations from Routt County and the Town of Oak Creek for a combined total of $36,500 for 2016, according to a press release.

The funds are near depletion, so program organizers are no longer accepting applications for energy audits. Alternate funding opportunities for audits are available. For more information contact Yampa Valley Sustainability Coucil at 970-871-9299.

The Cen$ible Energy program will accept rebate applications for Energy Star appliances, LED light bulbs, programmable thermostats and post-audit air sealing through July 31.

When the program closes for the 2016 rebate cycle, more than 300 rebates will have been issued in Routt and Moffat counties, saving families and small businesses both energy and money. Through purchases of appliances, light bulbs and energy audits made in association with the rebate program, more than $85,000 has gone back into the Yampa Valley economy supporting local businesses and contractors.

The rebate program will re-open again for the 2017 grant cycle on Jan. 1, 2017.

More sponsors are needed to partner with this well-received rebate program. Learn more at

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in area deer

Colorado Parks and Wildlife found a deer that was infected with Chronic Wasting Disease just east of the city of Montrose in Game Management Unit 65, according to a press release.

The deer, found last spring, died on private property. The disease was confirmed by Colorado State University’s western slope veterinary lab.

This is the first time a deer infected with CWD has been found in the southwest part of the state. The disease, however, has been present in northern Colorado, for many years.

Studies by state and federal public health officials have found no relationship between the disease and human health problems. However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife advise hunters to take precautions when handling deer, elk, or moose carcasses.

Hunters in GMUs 62, 64 and 65, who harvest any deer this fall, will be able to have the animals tested at no charge by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Anyone who picks up a road kill deer in these units also can have the animal tested at no charge These GMUs are those located around the city of Montrose.

To date, CWD has been found in 77 of the Colorado’s 186 game management units. Hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose in any other GMU in the state can submit their animals for testing for a $25 fee.

For more information about CWD, visit

Letter to editor policy changes at newspaper

Craig Daily Press has changed its Letter to the Editor policy. Those who want to thank community members and businesses through Letters to the Editor are only allowed to thank six entities or people per letter. If a person or organization wants to thank more than six people or entities, they’re welcome to purchase an advertisement. The newspaper encourages readers to call the advertising department at 970-824-7031 if they want to purchase an advertisement.

For more information, or if readers have questions, call editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

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