News briefs for Sept. 3 |

News briefs for Sept. 3

An inmate in the Moffat County Jail was issued a summons for assaulting another inmate.
Corey Huber, 24, allegedly hit another inmate in jail on Wednesday. The man has since bonded out of jail. He was originally booked into the Moffat County Jail on a warrant out of Jefferson County.
Jail Administrator Lt. Dean Herndon said he wasn’t sure how the victim had been hit in the head. The victim alerted jail authorities about the assault. No medical attention was given or needed, Herndon said.
“There’s a lot of times that things happen in back,” Herndon said. “This is one we should have never heard about.”
Herndon said deputies investigate assault allegations at the jail and determine whether to issue a summons.

Golf tournament to benefit indigent care
Proceeds from The Yahoo Golf Tournament, in memory of Ralph Knez and Jim Severson, will aid low-income patients in paying for dental care through the Northwest Colorado Dental Care clinic. Sign-up is first-come-first-served for the Sept. 17 event. For more information, call Tom or Helen Knez at 824-4227 or Dan Severson at 824-3668 or 824-9481.

Benefit auction slated Sept. 23 to help Jones
A benefit auction to raise money for Ryan Sixkiller Jones and to assist with her current medical bills will be held Sept. 23 at the VFW. The time will be announced at a later date.
Ryan is a 23-year-old cancer patient and lifetime resident of the Yampa Valley.
Anyone interested in donating new, desirable items to the auction should drop them off before Sept. 10 at SeeShells located at 541 Yampa Ave. in Craig.
Habitat for Humanity starts relief effort
Moffat County Habitat for Humanity is holding a Hurricane Katrina relief effort, “A Labor of Love.”
Habitat will be collecting new and clean used clothing to send men, woman and children who have lost everything due to this catastrophic natural disaster. Habitat also will accept good shipping boxes and strapping tape to ship the clothing. Donations will be collected and shipped weekly to various distribution points.
Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Brass Key Realty.
For more information, call Melinda Bobo at 826-2670 or Vicki Burns at 824-7087.

Driver education class begins on Wednesday
Moffat County High School Driver Education classes begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 310 at the high school. Participants must be 15 years old by Oct. 31.
All classes will meet until 4:45 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Registration sheets are available in the high school office.
The cost of the class is $150 payable to Moffat County High School due the first week of class. Students will receive .5 elective credit. The $150 payment includes driver education classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driving practice. For an additional $25, the student may take the driving test to get a license when the student turns 16. The driving test can also be taken at any Department of Motor Vehicle office.
For more information, contact Brad Moore, room 220 or call 824-7036 ext. 1220.

USDA Commodities distribution scheduled
U.S.D.A. Commodities will be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at 595 Breeze St. (northeast alley entrance only).
Dinosaur distribution will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Dinosaur Social Services building.
Distribution in Maybell will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Community Center.
All households that receive commodities must be recertified each year. A picture ID, proof of address and proof of income or current eligibility is required.
For more information, contact the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282.

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