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BLM's Little Snake Field Office to be closed

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office will be closed for business as staff move into the new BLM building Friday. Telephone service, as well as the availability of staff, will be interrupted for the move, though the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center will remain operational.

The new Little Snake Field Office will replace the modular trailers and add-ons of the current office, which was built in the 1970s. In addition to providing improved facilities for BLM staff and the public, the new building will be more energy efficient, saving thousands in utility costs. The address will remain the same, 455 Emerson St. Demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new parking lot will continue through the summer. Fire Dispatch will remain operational throughout the move.

The Little Snake Field Office encompasses 3,258,000 acres of federal, state and private lands in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties. For more information on the Little Snake Field Office building project, call Jerry Strahan at 970-826-5000.

Farm Homemaker Guild Seeks Nominees

The Master Farm Homemaker Guild is seeking nominations for the 2004 Award Program to honor rural homemakers. Any homemaker is eligible who is actively involved in agriculture (or is retired from an active life in agriculture) and has derived a substantial percentage of the family income from a ranching or farming operation.

The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker's Guild seeks nomination of rural women who have given unselfish service to their family and community. Women must be nominated by an organization. There will be one winner from each of the nine districts in Colorado.

The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild was established in 1954. The Award Program is sponsored by Colorado State University, Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Colorado State Grange and Colorado CattleWomen Inc. along with the Colorado Master Farm Homemaker's Guild.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Colorado University Cooperative Extension Office. and are due July 15. For more information, contact Jeanne Davies, Award Chairman, P.O. Box 159, Deer Trail, CO 80105.

Girl Scouts Selling Six Flags Elitches Tickets

Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council is selling Six Flags Elitches Gardens summer tickets at a discount price. People who purchase three tickets for $20 each will receive one free ticket. Tickets can be used any day during the summer season. Tickets are available to everyone and are part of the fund-raising efforts of Girl Scouts to provide high quality programs and activities to girls who live on the Western Slope. Girl Scouts of Chipeta council is supported by Moffat County United Way and serves more than 2,600 girls in 13 counties across the Western Slope.

Submit your news briefs to Andy Smith at 466 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625. Call 824-7031, fax 824-6810 or e-mail asmith@craigdailypress.com.

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