News briefs for June 21

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a fire at 944 Ranney St. late Sunday night.
Fire Chief Chris Nichols said when firefighters got to the residence, the homeowner had already put out the fire with a garden hose.
Nichols said the fire caught the cedar shingle roof on fire, but estimates there was only minimal damage to the actual roof.
Coals in a barbecue apparently were the source of the fire. The matter is still under investigation.
Nichols recommended people make sure all coals and ashes are cool when they are disposed. He also said barbecues should be kept away from combustible material.

Craig men arrested
on drug charges
Two Craig men were arrested early Monday morning on several drug-related charges.
Michael Bosman, 20, and Josh Davis, 22, were stopped because a taillight on their car was not working properly.
Craig Police Capt. Jerry DeLong said when the officer approached the vehicle, he recognized Bosman and realized his license was under restraint.
A search of the car found a green leafy substance and a clear rock-like substance, DeLong said. A field test later revealed that the substances were marijuana and methamphetamine.
Bosman and Davis are being held at the Moffat County Jail. Bosman is charged with driving while under restraint, unlawful distribution/manufacturing or dispensing/sale/possession.
His bail is $750.
Davis is charged with drugs-amphetamine-sale. His bail is $5,000.

Hayden churches host Bible school this week
The Mission of Grace Baptist Church and the Hayden Congregational Church are hosting Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at the Baptist Church, 361 Sunflower Dr. in Hayden.
The Bible School is free and open to children age 4 through children in sixth grade. To register, call Barbara May at 276-3111. Children also may register Monday at 8:30 a.m.

CDOT urging safety
in construction zones
The Colorado Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Colorado State Patrol to increase enforcement in highway work zones for the duration of the summer.
The increased enforcement is part of the Slow for the Cone Zone campaign which is designed to eliminate unsafe driving practices and reduce fatalities in construction and maintenance work zones.
Last year’s Slow for the Cone Zone overtime resulted in 1,839 citations. Thirteen were for DUI, while more than 1,300 were written for “hazardous violations,” which include unsafe driving practices such as speeding, ignoring traffic control devices and improper lane changes.
Work zone safety enforcement activities will be increased in the following Western Slope road areas: I-70 through the No Name Tunnel and I-70 between Rifle and Silt.

Burglary reported at Greek Orthodox church
Police received a report of a burglary at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church early Saturday.
Police Capt. Jerry DeLong said there didn’t appear to be any sign of forced entry, and only a small amount of money was stolen. While the burglary is still under investigation, police have no leads, DeLong said.

Hayden Recreation Board seeking vendors
The Hayden Recreation Board is seeking vendors of arts, crafts, kids items, garden items, etc. for the fourth annual Hayden Valley Summerfest, to be held July 2.
Vendors must have or apply for a Colorado state Sales Tax License and a Hayden Sales Tax License. If interested, call Lindsay at 276-3741.

Group looks to save endangered buildings
Colorado Preservation Inc. is seeking information on Colorado’s most-endangered places.
The Denver-based historical preservation society is compiling a list of the most endangered buildings and neighborhoods in the state.
Sites that make the list will receive statewide publicity and technical assistance from Colorado Preservation.
Deadline for submission is Aug. 1. For a nomination form, visit or call 303-893-4260.

Nominations wanted for USDA committee
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.
The 20-member committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on ways to encourage federal and state programs to provide financing and new opportunities for new farmers and ranchers. Appointments are for two-year terms. Members are not paid but are reimbursed for travel expenses related to annual meetings.
To qualify, members must be farmers or ranchers or belong to one of the following groups: USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), state or private nonprofits with beginning farmer or ranchers programs, commercial lenders, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, educational institutions with experience in training beginning farmers or ranchers and other groups providing lending or technical assistance to beginning farmers or ranchers.
For a nomination form or more information, contact Mark Falcone at (202) 720-1632 or

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