Tag Archives: Advocates

Learn How To Stop Human Trafficking In MOCO

Free training will be available tomorrow for those interested in preventing human trafficking from coming through and happening in Moffat County. Members of the Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance, Advocates Crisis Support Services and the Craig Police Department are hosting the meeting to provide information on Continue reading

Advocate Crisis Support Services Extends Lease

ADVOCATESAdvocates Crisis Support Services in Craig signed a lease extension with Moffat County Tuesday at the County Commissioners weekly meeting. The lease was extended for ten years and will be good through 2026. Advocates Crisis Support Services has served Moffat County for the last 38 years. Among other programs, the group offers a 24 hour hot line for Continue reading

Moffat County Acknowledges Human Trafficking And Stalking Awareness

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners voted yesterday to make January “Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month” in Moffat County. The proclamations were presented to the Commissioners by Members of “Advocates Crisis Support Services” of Craig. Human trafficking awareness month provides an opportunity to Continue reading

Generous Donations To Help Hundreds In NW Colorado

santa hot chocolate 2013After 24 hours over two days the 93-7 102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive was acknowledged as a huge success. That, despite a struggling economy and worries over actions by the Obama Administration that have adversely affected the outlook of most residents of Northwest Colorado. During the Holiday Drive, businesses, civic groups, children and the extraordinary residents of the area gave $23,381 in cash Continue reading

KRAI And 55 Country Holiday Drive

The 17th annual 93.7 102.3 and 55 Country KRAI Holiday Drive will be held on Thursday and Friday December 3rd and 4th in front of the Centennial Mall in Craig. KRAI and 55 Country staff will broadcast live from 6am to 6pm both days.

Listeners are asked to make the event a success by donating cash, new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food. 100% of all money and items collected are passed on to four local organizations; the Interfaith Food Bank, Advocates Crisis Support Services (a crisis counseling and safe house organization), Christmas For Kids (a local organization that provides toys to underprivileged children) and Christmas For Seniors (a local organization that provides gift to hundreds of senior citizens in Moffat County).

What Is Needed?
Donate any or all of the following during the Holiday Drive:
– New UNWRAPPED toys
dolls – stuffed animals-bikes-trikes-games-balls-electronics-blocks-art supplies-etc.

– Non-perishable food
green beans-corn-peas-rice-instant mashed potatoes-pasta-soup-salsa-pasta sauce-gravy mix-canned goods of all types-peanut butter-jelly-etc.

– Gifts for senior citizens
games-blankets-books-books on CD-gift cards-dog food-etc.

– Cash
Make checks out to either “Holiday Drive” or “Moffat County United Way”.

NOTE: 100% of your cash donation will be passed directly to the organization(s) of your choosing. Make a notation on the check how you would like to divide up or designate your cash donation. If no designation is noted your cash donation will be divided equally between the four organizations: The Interfaith Food Bank, Advocates Crisis Support Services (a crisis counseling and safe house organization), Christmas For Kids (a local organization that provides toys to underprivileged children) and Christmas For Seniors (a local organization that provides gift to hundreds of senior citizens in Moffat County).

How Can You, Your Business, Club or Organization Help?
– Work with others to collect, purchase and ask for donations of the above items
– Promote the Holiday Drive in your place of business or church
– Tell others about the Holiday Drive
– Volunteer to help out during the Holiday Drive. Call 824-6574
– Stop by during the Holiday Drive to drop off your donations

Holiday Drive – How You Can Help

santa hot chocolate 2013The annual 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive!  For 17 years it has marked the beginning of the giving season in Northwest Colorado…underscoring the generosity of the those who call this area home.  Hundreds of individuals, businesses, churches, civic groups, students and the young and old, show up every year to make donations during the two days of the Holiday Drive.  In addition of the Continue reading

Gardner and Virden Plead Guilty To Theft

court-300Renae Virden and Kimberly Gardner were arraigned Monday in the District Court of Moffat County on charges of Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. They are accused of stealing approximately $400,000 from Advocate Crises Support Services (“ACSS”), a nonprofit organization of Moffat County. Because of the relationship between the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and ACSS, the cases are being handled as a special prosecution by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Barrett of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

At the arraignment, Kimberly Gardner pled guilty to Theft – $20,000-$100,000, a class four felony. This offense carries with it a potential prison sentence of two to six years, along with fines, fees, and other sentencing alternatives. Also at the arraignment, Renae Virden pled guilty to Theft – $5,000-$20,000, a class five felony. This offense carries with it a potential prison sentence of one to three years, along with fines, fees, and other sentencing alternatives. Both Defendants will be required to pay restitution to the ACSS. They are set to be sentenced by the Court on January 9, 2015.

The Judge will make the final determination as to the appropriate sentence for each of the defendants. There were no sentence concessions made by the District Attorney. Both defendants are first time offenders.