Craig briefs for April 18

Police: Be aware of water flow

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— The spring runoff and warmer temperatures are beginning to show a significant rise of water in Fortification Creek and the Yampa River, meaning that water is flowing at an increased rate, the Craig Police Department reported in a news release.

Police advise the public that the increase in water flow can be an extreme hazard. Residents are advised to stay away from these areas due to unstable banks, which could give way.

Police also advise parents to make sure that children do not play along banks in the areas. Any type of boat or flotation device is unsafe for recreation in these conditions, and such activity should not be attempted, police reported.

Energy conference in May

The three-day Energy Summit 2008 begins at 2:30 p.m. May 15 at the Craig Holiday Inn and at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The event's task is to provide information on the area's changing economy and the topic of energy exploration and development in Northwest Colorado. It will include speakers, panel discussions and networking on a variety of energy related topics - coal, renewable energy development in agriculture, oil and gas and coal bed methane.

On May 17, the event concludes with a golf scramble at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. The AGNC 21st Annual Coal Conference and the Northwest Colorado Energy Producers dinner with speaker is incorporated into this regional discussion. Registration is available on line at www.FuelingThought.com and events are open to the public. Registration is required.

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