Briefs for July 11

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Buff Pass hiking remains unreachable due to snow
The hiking trails on the Continental Divide at Buffalo Pass are still unreachable because snow covering the road.
Hahn's Peak Ranger District Wilderness Manager Jon Halverson reported that as of July 8, Forest Road 60 (County Road 38) leading to Buffalo Pass remains closed at the upper gate near "The Overlook."
Elsewhere, Halverson said portions of the trails to Gilpin Lake and Mica Lake are snow-covered with dangerous creek crossings. Gilpin Lake was mostly frozen and Mica Lake was frozen over as of Friday.
One option for wilderness access is the North Lake Trail (No. 1164), which is mostly snow-free to the lake and on up to the Continental Divide.

Classical music station temporarily off the air
Steamboat Springs' classical radio station, WWFM, is off the air for translator repair and installation of new antenna and cable.fficials hope to have the station back to broadcasting classical music by Thursday, if not sooner.

Craig fire district
taking applications
Craig Rural Fire Protection District is accepting applications for probationary firefighters. Successful applicants must be 18 or older, pass a medical physical, psychological evaluation, department physical agility test, drug screen, criminal background check, possess a valid Colorado driver's license and have a good driving record.
Successful applicants will be required to become state certified Firefighter I and pass all other required fire department training within the first year. All needed training will be provided through Craig Fire/Rescue.
Positions are volunteer/paid-on-call with vested retirement after 10 years of service.
Applications are available at the Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be returned to the fire station no later than 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Call the fire station with questions at 824-5914.

Hall of Education open to nonprofit groups
Nonprofit organizations that would like an opportunity to share information with the public, should sign up now for free space in the 2005 Moffat County Fair Hall of Education. The Hall of Education will be open from 9 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13. Call Elisa at the Moffat County Extension Office, 824-9182.

Church invites children to Serengeti Trek
The Ridgeview Church of God's Serengeti Trek program will provide fun, memorable Bible-learning activities for children ages 4 to sixth-grade. Each day, children will sing songs, play teamwork-building games, nibble watering hole snacks, take on a daily challenge, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies, and create Bible point crafts to take home. "Serengeti Trek is an exciting way for kids to learn more about God's love," said Vacation Bible School Director Karen Snavley.
Serengeti Trek will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today through July 15 to 15 at Ridgeview Church of God, 690 Riford Road, Call 824-9619.

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