Craig briefs for July 24

Craig city council makes approvals

At its Tuesday meeting, the Craig City Council:

• Approved renewing the retail liquor license for Stockman's Liquor at 574 Pershing St.

• Approved a special events permit for a beer garden at the Moffat County Fair on August 2, 7, and 8. Sales are meant as a fundraiser for the American Legion Post 62. Craig resident Chris Jurney addressed the Council prior to its vote and asked them to not allow the sale of alcohol at the County Fair because of the "bad impression" for the youth. Councilors said they would not disallow the beer garden for several reasons: organizers have not had any problems with the law since starting the beer garden about three or four years ago; all alcohol sales and consumption are kept within a prescribed area; sale proceeds go to a charity; and they were hesitant to legislate morality.

• Discussed revising the municipal noise ordinance at the request of a Craig resident who was bothered by music at a nearby restaurant. Councilors said they were open to putting restrictions on permitted activities, which currently have no restrictions other than they cannot become a threat to public safety. Possibilities are decibel limits and noise curfews.

Moffat County Commission meets

At its Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved a $205,795 bid from Wagner Construction Co. for a Road and Bridge Department motor grader. The bid included a $50,000 trade-in value for the county's old grader. The bid was about $6,000 higher than the low bid received, but Commission members said because Wagner offered about $30,000 more to trade-in the new grader after seven years, it was a better choice.

• Approved a $23,973 bid from Eaton Sales and Service for a Road and Bridge Department fuel dispenser. It was the low bid received.

• Approved a $30,437 bid from Patriot Highway Markings for the Road and Bridge Department's 2008 striping project.

• Approved $2,042 for the Moffat County Regional Airport terminal construction project. The money was required to secure an additional $39,000 in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

• Could not appoint anyone to the Maybell Community Center board or the Moffat County Housing Authority board because no one applied for either post.

Final summer story-time at Fairgrounds

Today is the Moffat County Libraries' final summer story-time at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It will take place at 11 a.m. at the Fairgrounds' covered patio area.

Bring a lunch, a drink, sunscreen, a hat and bug spray. All story times are weather permitting, so call 824-5116 to confirm the event.

Regular weekly story-times will start again at 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 31 in the library's children's room. Chapter hour, for ages 8 and older, still is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Teen Corner, and the book for July is E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web."

Meeting about youths, alcohol on Aug. 7

Parents and community members are invited to attend a meeting next month about youth access to alcohol.

The Youth Wellness Initiative meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell St. For more information, call Diane Miller at 871-7609.

DA candidate to speak at Craig AARP meeting

Elizabeth Oldham, the republican candidate for 14th Judicial District Attorney, is scheduled to be the featured speaker during an upcoming Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 824-5123.

Chamber of Commerce to host mixer

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.

National Monument plans 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 located along a steep slope on the south side of Island Park Road, about 1,500 feet from the park's western boundary.

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.

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