Two Native American metal sculptures have been mistakenly taken from the KOA Campground in Craig. They were to scale, copper sculptures from late local artist Bernie Rose. Bernie’s widow, Kathy Shea, says the sculptures were given away by the new owners to someone who didn’t realize the value, and that they are property of the State of Colorado Public Art Registry.

Shea says the sculptures are unique, invaluable and irreplaceable.

If you have any idea where these life-sized Native American copper sculptures are, please contact Craig Police at 970-824-8111, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office at 970-824-6501, or the Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center at 970-824-5689.

A semi truck leaked about 100 gallons of fuel in two separate incidents over the weekend. The truck first punctured a gas tank when pulling into the East Kum & Go store on Thursday. The driver was issued a citation. Then Friday, the truck began leaking diesel fuel there. Craig Fire/Rescue helped secure the leak and clean up the fuel. The trucking company will be responsible.

The Hayden School District is getting a new school. The district has been awarded a grant from the state to fund construction of the new $61 million dollar school. It’s a BEST award which stands for Building Excellent Schools Today. The new school will be pre-K through 12th grade, and it will be built at the current site of Hayden Valley Elementary. Money will also come from a $22.3 million bond approved by district voters in the fall.

Craig City Council meets Tuesday night. One thing Council is expected to do is grant a historic designation to the Luttrell Barn. It was built in 1904, on land at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners has already submitted a letter of support for the historic designation, as has the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council will consider an amended to a site plan that would allow Craig Powersports to expand its existing facility. Monthly reports will be presented by staff from the city Finance and Water/Wastewater Departments.

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. That’s according to the World Health Organization, who reports that over 300 million people are living with depression. Memorial Regional Health in Craig screens patients for depression by asking a series of questions, because symptoms can vary. People who are depressed might experience hopelessness, a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, a loss of appetite or weight changes, irritability, sleep changes, lower energy, physical pain and reckless behavior, among others. Resources are available through the hospital. Or call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

REPS is offering training opportunities for people in Moffat and Routt Counties. REPS stands for Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide. The training is called Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training. It is an award-winning two-day interactive workshop offered only twice a year locally. The next one is this Friday and Saturday, from (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat. Call 970-819-2232 for details.

 

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