Craig briefs: Student suspected of distributing marijuana |

Craig briefs: Student suspected of distributing marijuana

Student suspected of distributing marijuana

The Steamboat Springs Police Department charged a Steamboat Springs High School student on suspicion of distributing marijuana after an incident Wednesday.

Officer Kristin Bantle said rumors began circulating at the school Wednesday related to edible marijuana products.

She said a male student told her he found a bag of candy while getting onto the school bus. Six female students recognized what the candy actually was, and they wanted it. The rest of the edibles went to someone else.

Bantle said the male reported the edibles were red and had dots that made them look like raspberries. They were in a plastic bag.

Bantle said the school was going to handle disciplinary procedures for the female students. The male student was suspended and charged with misdemeanor distribution.

Bantle said the male would likely go through the juvenile justice diversion program.

CNCC partners with Daily Press for section

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press will launch a new special edition to the newspaper Saturday called The Learning Chronicles. The section will highlight news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

The new edition will appear in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you’d like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at or call her at 970-875-1790.

Hickenlooper orders all flags lowered Friday

DENVER — On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Friday in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week 2015, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Freedom Hooves to host annual poker run

A fundraising horseback poker ride to benefit the Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Horseback riding program will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at Duffy Mountain. There will be 5 mile and 11 mile courses with a $250 prize for top hand plus prizes awarded for worst hand, youngest rider, oldest rider and horse with the best costume/most bling. Silent auction also available. All ages welcome. For more information, call Joan Heinz at 970-701-9085.

VNA reminds residents of Hantavirus dangers

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises precautions when cleaning areas inhabited by rodents. Hantavirus is a serious, potentially fatal respiratory illness carried primarily by deer mice. People can be infected by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces. Most cases occur in the spring and summer. The illness can begin one to six weeks after exposure. Early symptoms are fatigue, fever and muscle aches and may also include headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If a person experiences these symptoms and has potentially been exposed to rodents, they should seek medical attention immediately. Hantavirus can be prevented by cleaning up possible rodent food sources and nesting sites throughout the home, work area or campsite. For information about safely cleaning rodent areas, go to

School reunion planning slated to be held Friday

There will be two more organization meetings for the country school reunion. The next two meetings are scheduled to organize that reunion at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyman Museum and at 1 p.m. May 29 at the Wyman Museum. All those who attended the country schools as a student or teacher are urged to attend the meetings to organize the reunion so it can be a really fun gathering for everyone. Call Mary Lou at 970-824-6761 or Wes at 970-824-6455 with questions. The reunion will be held at 11 a.m. June 13 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

AAA projects jump in Memorial Day Travel

AAA Colorado projects 632,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a five percent increase from last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years, according to a news release.

The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday to May 25.

State Parks and Wildlife issues boat safety tips

Colorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go.

Boat navigation: Remember motorized boats always yield to non-motorized vessels like kayaks, canoes and sailboats under sail. In a head on situation, alter your course by turning right. This sometimes can be easier to see at night because of the green light on an approaching vessel (just like in driving), which means the boater has the right of way. If a red light is visible on the approaching vessel, the boater must give way.

Boat equipment: The first thing a boater should check is that they have the right serviceable safety equipment on the boat before going out on the water. During the winter months, some equipment may have become damaged, so check each item. Motorized boats should carry U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices for each passenger, fire extinguishers, sound producing devices, navigation lights and the correct boat registration with visible CL numbers. Non-motorized boats are required to have a noise making device.

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