Craig briefs: Moffat County Library to be closed Tuesday |

Craig briefs: Moffat County Library to be closed Tuesday

Moffat County Library will be closed Tuesday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Area suicide prevention seminar set for May 31Area suicide prevention seminar set for May 31

Area suicide prevention seminar set for May 31

Moffat County United Way and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide partnered to offer a Community Suicide Awareness Training seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 31 at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig, located at 300 S. Highway 13. The training is free, and community members are encouraged to attend.

“Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Question, Persuade, and Refer learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help,” states the program’s flier.

For more information, call Amanda Arnold at 970-824-6222, or Meghan Francone at 970-846-8182.

Full closure of highway slated for TuesdayFull closure of highway slated for Tuesday

Full closure of highway slated for Tuesday

A full closure of Colorado Highway 13 will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for continued repairs on the Yampa River bridge (just south of Craig). Alternate routes are advised to avoid the work area, as traffic will not be allowed to pass through during the hours stated above. A detour route will be in place.

■ Travel impacts/alternate routes:

Traveling from the south on Colorado Highway 13: Turn right onto County Road 107 and take it to Fourth Street. Take a right and continue five blocks east. Take a left on Colo. 13 North/Yampa Street.

■ Traveling from the north, east or west: Turn south on Colo. 13 and take a left on First Street. Head east for 1.4 miles and turn right at Ranney Street/County Road 394/County Road 107 and stay on it to Highway 13, south of the bridge.

On Tuesday night, traffic will be reduced to one lane. Traffic signals will be set up to direct the one-way, alternating traffic through the closure. On the west side of the bridge, the southbound lane and shoulder and half of the northbound lane will be closed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, while the next phase of work is being completed. There will be a 12-foot width restriction in place at all times.

During this project phase, drivers can expect lane shifts, a reduced 35 mile per hour speed limit, stopping for the signal light and possible delays through the work zone.

■ Background: The Yampa River Bridge repair project began in July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by November 2016. Project work on the highway runs from mile point 85.715 to 85.94, south of Craig. Work on the project includes bridge joint and rail replacement, installation of new columns and pier caps and guide bank reconstruction. The completed project will significantly extend the useful life of the structure.

For project updates, please email or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549. or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549. or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549.

CDOT works to curb driving impaired by potCDOT works to curb driving impaired by pot

CDOT works to curb driving impaired by pot

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new drugged driving awareness campaign — “Dangerous Combinations” — sends a simple and honest message: driving high is dangerous and illegal, according to a CDOT news release.

In a self-reported survey conducted last year by CDOT, nearly 55 percent of marijuana users drove high an average of seven days per month. And according to the Colorado State Patrol, so far this year, nearly one out of every five DUIs in Colorado involves marijuana.

CDOT will continue to address all forms of impaired driving, including alcohol, drugs and prescription medication, to decrease crashes and fatalities on Colorado roads. CDOT urges marijuana users to arrange safe transportation any time they choose to consume.

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