Craig briefs: Moment of silence acknowledges victims |

Craig briefs: Moment of silence acknowledges victims

Moment of silence acknowledges victimsMoment of silence acknowledges victims

Moment of silence acknowledges victims

Advocates Crisis Support Services in Craig invites community members to join in the National Moment of Silence for domestic violence victims at 9 a.m. Thursday at Moffat County Courthouse. Craig Mayor Ray Beck will speak at the event.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and organizers seek to acknowledge the nearly 20 people who are abused every minute in the U.S., adding up to 10 million abuse victims every year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Women are disproportionately affected by domestic and sexual violence. According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women have been raped in their lifetime, compared to one in 59 men, and one in four women have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, compared to one in seven men.

In homes where domestic violence is present, children are more likely to be abused or neglected, as well. In 2013, Moffat County children experienced child abuse at a rate of 11.4 per 1,000 children under age 18, compared to 8.1 per 1,000 statewide.

Advocates will also host an educational event about domestic violence from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

YVMC’s purchase of Craig building completeYVMC’s purchase of Craig building complete

YVMC’s purchase of Craig building complete

Yampa Valley Medical Center completed the purchase of the old Safeway building at 1295 Victory Way in Craig, which was previously contracted to Safeway through 2018, according to a news release.

YVMC officials continue to evaluate required upgrades to change the use of the building from a grocery store to a health care clinic.

Basic maintenance and immediately needed repairs are currently underway. Renovation of the building is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2016. Once completed, all YampaCare services currently available in Craig will move to this new location.

School board candidate forum slated for Oct. 8School board candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

School board candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

A Moffat County School District school board candidate forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Bell Tower Building in Room 201.

Additionally, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Trustees candidates are invited to attend, speak briefly and answer questions from the public.

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting the forum. The public is encouraged to attend.

Prescribed burn planned through ThursdayPrescribed burn planned through Thursday

Prescribed burn planned through Thursday

The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area. The burn started Sunday and will continue through Thursday, according to a news release. Smoke from the operations may be visible from areas near Meeker and Craig. The 1,200-acre prescribed fire site is located approximately 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig on National Forest System lands and adjacent private lands in Rio Blanco County. Officials expect the burn to be completed in one to four days. Crews began hand ignition Sunday, followed by aerial ignition Monday. Dates will depend on the weather and availability of the required prescribed fire resources to safely and efficiently accomplish the operations. The prescribed fire is in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, local Craig and Meeker chapters of the Habitat Partnership Program, and private land owners. For more information, call the Blanco Ranger District at 970-878-4039.

CDP changes delivery method for some routesCDP changes delivery method for some routes

CDP changes delivery method for some routes

The Craig Daily Press has been moving toward putting all rural subscribers onto postal routes for reliability, safety for carriers and cost effectiveness. Last week, an emergency loss of a carrier made it imperative that the paper move the home delivered rural subscribers north and east of Craig to that postal route immediately. We hope all customers are happy with this move and apologize for the suddenness of it. Those with concerns about this move, can call Circulation Manager Gary Cole at 970-824-2600. Thank you for your continued patronage and subscriptions.

Applications out for holiday artisans marketApplications out for holiday artisans market

Applications out for holiday artisans market

The 2015 Holiday Artisans Market is set for Dec. 4 and 5. Artisans from Northwest Colorado are encouraged to apply for space at the event. Deadline for applications is Oct. 23. For more information and to request the online application, email yampavalley

18th annual contest celebrates agriculture18th annual contest celebrates agriculture

18th annual contest celebrates agriculture

The 18th annual “Colorado … it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state’s agricultural heritage, according to a news release. Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture via e-mail with an official entry form by Dec. 31. All photographs must have been taken in the 2015 calendar year and must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Prizes will be awarded in five subject areas: agritourism, crops, livestock, people and open professional. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter, however, professionals may only enter agriculture-related photographs in the “open professional” category. Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose photo best depicts the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture will receive $150, and category winners will receive a “Colorado … it’s AgriCultural” prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling and will be showcased at Visit or call 303-869-9174 for complete contest rules and an entry form. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the AgInsights Committee and Northeastern Junior College.

Community kitchen seeks more volunteersCommunity kitchen seeks more volunteers

Community kitchen seeks more volunteers

The St. Michael Community Kitchen is seeking volunteers to help prepare, serve and deliver meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Community Kitchen serves about 150 people each day free of charge, including meals delivered to homebound residents. Volunteers also collect food donations throughout the week from Walmart, City Market, The Memorial Hospital and Village Inn, to be served with the meals or made available for people to take home. Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Volunteers are especially needed on Thursdays to help serve and clean up during and after the meal, starting from about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A weekly commitment is not required; individuals are welcome to volunteer once per month. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Robin Schiffbauer at 970-824-7148 or 970-629-8042.

Paper welcomes reader photo submissionsPaper welcomes reader photo submissions

Paper welcomes reader photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to Photos must be at least one megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo, along with the date and place it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

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