Craig briefs: Safeway’s fate still unknown in Craig |

Craig briefs: Safeway’s fate still unknown in Craig

Safeway officials still have not said whether they will be closing Craig’s local store, which has been open for more than 80 years. Kris Staaf, director of public affairs for Safeway, could not confirm that Craig’s Safeway would stay open.

Safeway Inc. has not made an “official decision” about the store, she said. Shelves in the store are understocked or even empty, but Staaf said this could be because of “refrigeration problems” and upcoming fall promotions.

“I’m frustrated that there’s all these rumors,” Staaf said.

Safeway employees are not allowed to talk to members of the press. Yet through various inquiries, it’s clear that they don’t know the fate of their jobs or the store.

Social media marketing class Wednesday night at CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Moffat County Tourism Association have teamed up to offer a social media class at the college. The class starts Wednesday and runs every Wednesday for five weeks. The class costs $10 per session and is free to seniors 62 and older.

■ When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 16

■ Where: Colorado Northwestern Community College Room 110

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to set up, maintain and manage a Facebook page and/or group pages for small business, events, nonprofits, schools, etc.

Learn how to:

■ Link the page/groups to other social media platforms and websites.

■ Market the page/group for maximum exposure and conversions.

■ Get tips, tricks and tools for scheduling and managing content to produce results.

■ Understand the built-in insights and how to use them to maximize marketing efforts.

Register with Mary Morris at the Bell Tower building or at the first class.

For more information, contact Melody Villard at 970-824-2335 or

Red Cross checklist for disaster preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month. What’s your disaster game plan?

The American Red Cross provides the following checklist is to help residents prepare for a potential disaster.

Access and log critical information

■ Register on, where you can create, edit and save your emergency plan throughout the month and access it anywhere securely.

■ Locate and make sure you have copies of all of your important documents. Save a digital copy on a flash drive or on a secure remote e-server.

■ Sign up for emergency alerts from your local emergency agency and download Red Cross apps for your smartphone at

Stay connected with loved ones

■ Establish an out-of-town emergency contact.

■ Discuss with loved ones how you’ll communicate with one another during a disaster.

■ Set up the automatic “I’m Safe” feature in your Red Cross app to notify loved ones with one touch.

Shelter in place

■ Build a 72-hour kit. Advice for what to include can be found at

■ Get an emergency radio so you can stay updated if the power is out.

Evacuate safely

■ Establish emergency meet-up locations near your home for small disasters; outside your neighborhood for a large-scale evacuation; and outside your workplace/school.

■ Map at least two routes to get you to your meet-up locations.

Practice your plan

■ Practice evacuating to one of your emergency meet-up points and walk through your emergency plan with co-workers, family or neighbors.

Parks, wildlife areas, forest access closed

Because of the historic flooding of the past several days, several Colorado Parks and Wildlife areas, as well as forest access, are closed until further notice, according to Parks and Wildlife.
 Northeast region parks closed include Eldorado Canyon State Park, Jackson Lake State Park
and St. Vrain State Park.

Parks and Wildlife recommends that hunters not cross the South Platte to go hunting, as additional flood waters are anticipated and may close roads that currently are open. Storm Mountain access road is closed except for emergency purposes by order of Larimer County and Colorado Highway 5 in Clear Creek County is being closed on and off at various spots.

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