Craig briefs: Late-season cow hunt offered by DOW

— The Colorado Division of Wildlife and a private landowner in the Meeker area plan to offer a special late season cow elk hunt in late November and December.

Officials will select six hunters for an unguided elk hunt on the 2,900-acre Berryman property.

Selected hunters must have a valid late-season, private land only cow elk license for unit 23 or an unfilled youth elk license from an earlier rifle season.

This hunt is open to anyone who is interested and eligible. To apply, hunters must submit a letter of interest including their name, date of birth, contact information and conservation identification number.

Applicants also must submit a short note about why they should be selected. Minors also should include the name and contact information for a parent or guardian who will attend the hunt with the youth.

Applications must be received at the Meeker DOW office by 5 p.m. Nov. 9. They can be mailed to Bailey Franklin/Special Late Season Hunt, P.O. Box 1181, Meeker, CO 81641.

Six hunters will be randomly selected from eligible applicants. The selected hunters will be notified by Nov. 16 with hunt details and specific dates.

For more information, call the Meeker office at 970-878-6090.

Hospital open house Saturday

The Memorial Hospital plans to host a dedication ceremony and open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its new facility off Moffat County Road 7 west of Craig.

The event will start with a special dedication from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62.

Afterward, hospital officials will give complete tours of the new facility to anyone interested. This will be the only opportunity for a tour before new security measures are installed.

For more information, call 826-3100.

Some mailed ballots returned

Lila Herod, chief deputy clerk and recorder for Moffat County, said the U.S. Postal Service has returned 87 mail-in ballots as undeliverable.

Residents who requested mail-in ballots should have received them in the mail.

Officials are not allowed to forward ballots, so those who should have received one are encouraged to pick them up at the clerk's office in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

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