Briefs for June 21

The Craig Daily Press seeks community members to serve on its editorial board.

The board is composed of Daily Press staff members and community members.

It meets at noon on Mondays to discuss and form opinions on events and issues affecting Moffat County, which are published as editorials expressing those views to readers.

The term begins July 3 and runs three months.

The Daily Press seeks a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints for the board.

If you are interested in serving on the board, call Editor Michelle Perry at 824-7031, ext. 204, or e-mail her at mperry@craigdailypress.comby 5 p.m. June 27.

DMV closed Monday through June 30

The Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Craig and Meeker will be closed Monday through June 30. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the Fort Collins office at (970) 494-9809.

BLM seeks members for horse group

The Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is calling for public nominations to fill three positions on its nine-member board.

Nominations for the positions -- which represent the categories of natural resource management, livestock management, and wild horse and burro research -- should be submitted to the BLM by July 14.

The Advisory Board provides input and advice to the BLM as it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The law mandates the protection, management, and control of these free-roaming animals in a manner that ensures healthy herds at levels consistent with the land's capacity to support them.

The BLM manages about 32,000 wild horses and burros that roam BLM-managed range lands in 10 Western states.

The Advisory Board meets at least two times a year and the BLM Director may call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.

The BLM is accepting nomination letters plus resumes that include the nominee's name, address, profession, relevant biographical information, references, and specific category of interest. Nomination letters should be sent by July 14, 2006, to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520-0006, Attn: Ramona Delorme; phone, 775-861-6583 or fax, 775-861-6618.

New women's writing group forming

A new writing group is forming for women who want to tell their story, their family's story or the story of the land.

Participants will explore different ways of telling a story by reading other western women's work and then practicing different writing techniques. The focus will be on stories of the Yampa Valley and Moffat County, though not exclusively.

The group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays at 576 Yampa Ave.

Call Carol Jacobson at 824-5343 for more information.

BLM thins herd of horses near Meeker

The Bureau of Land Management White River Field office plans to gather about 400 horses in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area south of Meeker.

About 300 of those horses will be selectively removed to bring that herd to within approved levels.

The BLM will be holding a public hearing on the use of helicopters and vehicles for the wild horse gathers at 6:30 on June 22 at the White River Electric Associations Kilowatt Korner, 233 Sixth St., Meeker.

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