Craig briefs: 800 number helps gambling problems; meeting for ranchers at 6 p.m. Wednesday

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week is March 7 to 14.

The Colorado Lottery would like to remind residents that if you or someone you care about has a gambling problem, free and confidential information is available.

Call 1-800-522-4700 or visit http://problemgamblingcolorado.org.

Meeting for ranchers at 6 p.m. Wednesday

The Colorado First Conservation District is sponsoring a herd quitter meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Herd quitter is a term coined by Kit Pharo of the Pharo Cattle Co. to describe ranchers who are “willing to think outside the box and embrace unconventional, high-output, sustainable agriculture,” according to a news release from the Conservation District.

“Kit believes that ranching should be both profitable and enjoyable,” the news release reported. “Kit will be presenting an innovative approach to ranchers on grazing, calving and cow size.”

For more information, call DeDe Sorrentino at 824-3476, ext. 101.

Orders for seedling trees being taken

The Colorado First Conservation District is now taking orders for seedling trees.

Seedling trees “are a great way to establish a living snow fence or a windbreak,” the First Conservation District reported in a news release.

To receive seedling trees, you must own 2 acres or more of land. Many varieties are available.

Order forms may be picked up at the Colorado State University Extension Office, the BLM or the CFCD office at 145 Commerce St.

The deadline to order is April 15. Trees will be available for pickup in early May.

Call 824-3476, ext. 101.

DOW offers hunter education class

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a hunter education course March 15 through 18 at the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Craig.

Pre-registration is required. Call Ron and Lois Stoffle at 272-3238 or 824-7848.

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