Craig briefs: Tea Party Patriots planning Fourth of July demonstrations


The Northwest Colorado Tea Party Patriots, a Craig organization, is planning demonstrations for the Fourth of July in Moffat and Routt counties.

The Craig group has coordinated with the Steamboat Springs tea party group, the 1773 Club, for a "combined presence" in the Steamboat Springs parade, according to a news release from the organization.

Following the parade, there will be a demonstration on the old Routt County Courthouse lawn, on Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs.

Anyone interested in being in either the parade or courthouse lawn demonstrations is welcome to attend. The Craig group will have a float decorated with red, white and blue.

There will be a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loudy-Simpson Park to go over details for the Steamboat Springs demonstrations.

Later on the Fourth of July, the Craig group will have a demonstration at the intersection of Finley Lane and Ninth St., just below Moffat County High School. The start time for the demonstration in Craig is 8:30 p.m.

The Tea Party Patriots is a grassroots, nonpartisan group concerned about the "increasing size and scope of governments, especially the federal government and its subsequent impacts on our lives and future," the organization reported in the news release.

Pest management will spray for mosquitoes

Moffat County Pest Management conducts daily mosquito larva control April through October.

Because of unusually high stream flows and large amounts of rain this year, standing water is everywhere creating additional mosquito habitats.

Aerial spraying for broad area adult mosquitoes will take place Tuesday through Friday in Craig and surrounding county areas. Spraying times will be on a weather permitting basis, either early morning or early evening.

County crews treat the golf course Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Loudy-Simpson Park is treated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Adult and larva work is conducted at Shadow Mountain, Sherman Youth Camp and Maybell on an as-needed basis.

Although the department tries to treat Loudy-Simpson and the golf course during times when people are not present, people are advised to avoid coming in contact with the spray if they are in the area.

Special events or circumstances occasionally may alter schedules.

Hayden bow hunter class coming soon

The Colorado Bowhunters Association will host a Bow Hunters Education class the weekend of July 11 at the American Legion Hall in Hayden.

The cost is $10 a person, and payment is due in advance to secure a seat. Organizers said they must have at least ten attendees to hold the class.

All participants must bring their own bow.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact either Darren Ebaugh, Northwest Regional CBA Director, at 970-736-0220; Dennis Slunaker, Northwest CBA Area Rep., at 970-276-2055; or Byron Dean, Northwest CBA Area Rep., at 970-736-8280.


RobertW 7 years, 10 months ago

The chemicals used to combat mosquitoes are poisons that are tens and hundreds and thousands times more dangerous and more toxic than the mosquitoes.

Here is the rational solution: light weight, long sleeve, long leg clothing that covers your skin completely.

We have gotten used to our culture of spraying away nuisances. This culture was cleverly planned and implemented by a small number of huge corporate chemical companies many years ago. All pesticides and insecticides are poisons.

The toxic chemical manufacturer is the only one that does the testing. The government agencies, media, pesticide applicators, mosquito control divisions, health departments and well meaning neighbors that say "It's safe" are just repeating what the pesticide manufacturers told them, or what they want to believe.

  • The actual tests done are only done on the main ingredient in the pesticide.
  • Other toxic ingredients (about a dozen), called proprietary, are NOT tested or revealed.
  • The main ingredient is NOT tested for all the ways that a human can be harmed; only a small limited number of ways.
  • NO TESTS AT ALL are done for effects other than immediate effects.

The EPA does NOT protect families from toxins. Rather they facilitate the process of using toxic pesticides for manufacturers. Private groups have to sue the EPA to stop the use of toxic chemicals on their communities.

Only a small percent of the kids will have a noticeable problem right away and other families won't believe the link because their kids didn't show the symptoms, so those unlucky parents will be ostracized and they will become disregarded complainers in the community or they will withdraw. It happens all across the country and these people feel alone in the world. The remainder of people's kids will likely be affected, but the affects will be less, come later, not be recognized as from the pesticide and so the official word will still be: "No reported or confirmed affects." The cancers, tumors, organ dysfunction and interference with the ability to reproduce that occurs (affecting sperm and healthy egg production) will be impossible to assign responsibility years later. Hyperactivity, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, development delays and motor dysfunction, all known to be linked to pesticides, are still nearly impossible to identify and prove the specific application of pesticides that caused it.

Aerial sprays typically drift three miles and more. Regarding trusting the state agency opinion on aerial spray, look at this important press release:

Ironically, more chemical resistant mosquitoes are developing from the use of these chemicals, which is requiring greater amounts and higher concentrations of poisons resulting in even greater toxic exposure.


lonelyone 7 years, 10 months ago

That's my first thought too, Granny! What the heck is this all about?


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