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Humane Society taking calendar contest entries

The Humane Society of Moffat County is accepting entries for the 2007 PetMates Calendar contest. Twelve winning pets will be featured in the calendar.

Local veterinarians will choose the top 24 pets from all the entries. Pictures of the finalists will be displayed at the Moffat County Fair from Aug. 7 to 12. Community members will vote for the 12 winners by placing money in jars for their favorites.

Pet owners also may place their pets' birth or adoption dates on a calendar square for $2 each, or add a memorial date to Rainbow Bridge page, also $2 for each listing.

The 12 Pet Mates selected will be photographed by Craig Daily Press Editor Michelle Perry.

The rules for the contest are:

  • Pet owners must submit photos of their pets by 5 p.m. July 14. Entries may be digital or high-quality prints. Digital files must be in .jpg format (at least 200 dpi and 6 inches wide). Prints may be no smaller than 4-by-6 inches and no larger than 5-by-7 inches. Digital pictures should be e-mailed to HSMC2007@yahoo.com. Prints should be mailed to HSMC, P.O. Box 1587, Craig, CO 81626.
  • Pictures must have been taken in the last year, and pets must be alive.
  • No more than two entries per family.
  • The contest is free and is not limited to cats and dogs, but should be an animal that lives in the home.
  • Include the pet's and owner's names, address, phone number and pet's age.

Calendars are expected to go on sale by Oct. 1.

For more information, call Sandy Feeney at 824-4360 or Patty Peters at 824-7945.

Board receives money for mapping program

The Colorado Water Conservation Board, a cooperating technical partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced Friday that it will receive about $500,000 of additional federal funding for this year's Floodplain Map Modernization Program.

Each year, FEMA allocates funding for Colorado's Map Modernization Program.

Colorado is the largest populated state within FEMA Region VIII and has received the largest funding to date. Last year, six Colorado counties started the map modernization process, and this year, three counties will start.

Currently, 18 counties have completed maps or are developing maps.

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