Craig briefs: Steamboat Springs man charged with drug sales |

Craig briefs: Steamboat Springs man charged with drug sales

A 30-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been charged with distributing heroin.

Matthew J. Klodt was arrested Tuesday night by the All Crimes Enforcement Team multi-agency drug task force.

Court documents detailing the reason for the charge have been sealed. The District Attorney’s Office filed the felony charge Friday, Sept. 25.

Hayden council finalizes details for pot electionHayden council finalizes details for pot election

Hayden council finalizes details for pot election

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to finalize the details for a special election related to marijuana cultivation.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Town staff members will deliver their reports at 7 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The special election is slated for Jan 26.

Ordinance 666 was approved by the town council Aug. 6 following a 6-1 vote. The ordinance allows for the regulated, commercial growing of marijuana.

A group of residents gathered enough signatures to put the ordinance to a vote. Only those living within the town will be elligible to vote.

Telephone scam targets electric customersTelephone scam targets electric customers

Telephone scam targets electric customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning its customers in Northwest Colorado about a phone scam that has targeted some customers in Craig.

Someone posing as the electric cooperative has reportedly called customers in Craig and demanded they provide a credit card number to pay their electric bill within 30 minutes or their service would be shut off.

YVEA spokeswoman Tammi McKenzie said the electric cooperative does not make calls of this nature, and members should not give out their credit card information on the phone.

McKenzie said most of the calls associated with the scam have originated in Craig, but YVEA is advising all its customers about the calls in the event the scam spreads.

This isn’t the first time scammers have tried to pose as YVEA to get money from customers.

In 2013, scammers contacted residents and businesses and threatened to disrupt their electric service if they did not buy a MoneyPak prepaid card.

School board forum scheduled for ThursdaySchool board forum scheduled for Thursday

School board forum scheduled for Thursday

A Moffat County School District school board candidate forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, 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.

Newspaper changes route delivery methodNewspaper changes route delivery method

Newspaper changes route delivery method

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 available for artisans marketApplications available for artisans market

Applications available for 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

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