Craig briefs for July 21

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is hosting its biggest mixer of the year from 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 at the Chamber and Moffat County Visitor Center offices, 360 East Victory Way.

Food, drinks and door prizes will be available, and visitors may learn more about what they can find at the Moffat County Visitor Center. KRAI FM & 55 Country, Kidder Transportation and Price Mine Service are sponsoring the event.

For more information, call the Chamber offices at 824-5689.

Dinosaur Monument plans for repairs

Superintendent Mary Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument proposes to repair a slide on the Island Park Road in Uintah County, Utah, according to a news release Thursday. The slide is along a steep slope on the south side of Island Park Road, about 1,500 feet from the park's western boundary.

An environmental assessment by the National Park Service will determine the possible impacts and alternatives of the repairs. Potential alternatives include regrading the slide, roadway realignment, maintaining existing alignment and raising the grade, a combination of the aforementioned or the no-action alternative.

Any necessary construction will take place in 2009 or 2010.

The NPS is soliciting input from organizations, agencies and individuals as part of the scoping process. This will identify the range of issues that needs to be addressed in the assessment as well as any alternatives to the project.

The public is invited to direct concerns or comments regarding this project to Superintendent Risser online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/dino, or by sending an email to dino_superintendent@nps.gov or writing to Dinosaur National Monument, 4545 E. Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610-9724.

Free nicotine patches and gum available

A free four-week supply of nicotine patches and gum are available by calling the QuitLine at 1-800-QUITNOW (784-8669). Free Tobacco-Free Quit Kits are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell Street. For more information, call 824-8233.

DOW seeks public opinion on regulations

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is accepting public feedback to help determine the five-year big game season structure for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear and moose. The season structure will provide a framework for hunting regulations during the 2010 through 2014 hunting seasons. The framework takes into account various topics, including the length of big game hunting seasons and proportion of limited and unlimited licenses granted.

Suggestions may be e-mailed to wildlife.bgss@state.co.us. Feedback also may be sent to Big Game Season Structure, c/o Public Involvement Section, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80216. For more information, visit the DOW's Web site at http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Business Association seeking vendors

The Downtown Business Association's Farmers Market is looking for vendors of locally grown produce and hand made items, including honey, eggs, soap, cut flowers, cards, jewelry, and goat's milk.

The Farmers Market runs from 3 to 6 p.m., every Thursday, in Alice Pleasant Park until September 26. There is no fee for sellers for setting up. Nonprofit organizations, fundraisers, and information booths are invited to set up booths for informational and fundraising purposes. The farmers market also is scheduling musicians and information specialists. For more information, call 824-5343.

Volunteer teachers wanted

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers to help teach new English as a Second Language classes. No experience is required, and no foreign language skills are needed. Classes will include instruction on reading, speaking and writing English.

A volunteer-teacher training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon July 23 at Integrated Community's Craig office, 510 Breeze St. Snacks and beverages will be served. To register or obtain more information, call 824-6424.

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