Craig briefs: Superintendent search slated to move forward
Craig — The Moffat County Board of Education has scheduled a work session at 7 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the budget, followed by a meeting at 8:45 a.m. to accept Superintendent Brent Curtice’s resignation and to clarify financial statements related to the district, board President Darrell Camilletti said Wednesday.
Curtice’s three-year contract with Garfield School District No. Re-2 was approved Tuesday, and he will continue working as the superintendent in Moffat County through June 30.
Camilletti said the Moffat County School Board is at work on a timeline for the superintendent search.
“We’re ready to move forward,” he said.
Earlier this month, the school board enlisted the services of the Colorado Association of School Boards to facilitate a superintendent search, contingent upon Curtice’s resignation.
Gardner applauds drug treatment, prevention
According to a news release, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., released the below statement following passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which promotes drug prevention and education programs, while increasing treatment and recovery efforts to address the drug addiction crisis in America.
According to the Colorado Health Institute, Colorado’s drug-related deaths in 2014 averaged 16.3 per 100,000 residents, exceeding the national average of 14.7 deaths per 100,000 residents. Between 2002 and 2014, drug overdoses have climbed 68 percent in Colorado, and according to the Denver Post, every county in Colorado except Mineral County has witnessed an increase in drug overdose deaths since 2004.
“As I travel throughout Colorado, I hear about the devastating impact heroin and opioid addiction has on families and communities across our state,” Gardner said in a statement. “From the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope, drug overdose deaths continue to rise. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act aims to address the drug addiction crisis and reverse this disturbing trend. A bipartisan, comprehensive approach supported by Colorado law enforcement, mental health providers and addiction and recovery specialists, this legislation leaves behind the Washington ‘one-size fits all’ approach and encourages states to develop their own strategies to prevent, treat and reduce this growing epidemic. This legislation is a step in the right direction and will undoubtedly help Coloradans and Americans across the country who are struggling with addiction.”
Free drop-in diabetes screenings March 22
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will recognize Diabetes Alert Day with free drop in diabetes screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St, according to a news release.
Screenings help gauge risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index and personalized education. For more information, call 970-819-9577. Information about diabetes prevention can be found at diabetes.org.
4:19 a.m. On the 900 block of Industrial Avenue, police in Craig responded to a state parks related incident. Craig police said someone was looking around a business with flashlights, but police found the business secure and no crime had been committed.