The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colo. Hwy. 13.
Following a meeting last month in Meeker, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering the public another opportunity to learn about mule deer management and the White River mule deer herd, including a discussion of the effectiveness of predator management as a way to boost deer numbers. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St., in Meeker.
On the Record for Aug. 3, 2011
The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic will close at noon today and remain closed until 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs in Grand Junction announced in a news release. Clinic staff will be participating in mandatory training while the clinic is closed.
The Moffat County Commission discussed Tuesday a need for a state-funded worker-retraining program to address potential job losses in the coal industry as a result of Colorado House Bill 10-1365, also known as the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act. Darcy Owens-Trask, director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership and co-chair of the Northwest Colorado Workforce Investment Board, raised the issue during the commission’s regular meeting.
It’s finally the start of fair week, so get geared up for fair food, all kinds of shows and displays, and some entertainment at the arena. Also on tap this weekend: good eats, golf, motocross and music. ■ The Moffat County Fair has rolled around again and has events this weekend.
Gene Bilodeau is hoping for a strong public turnout for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s upcoming open house. “The more, the merrier,” the vice president of administration said. “It’s the community’s college. And, the more of the community that can come and appreciate it, the better.” CNCC officials will cut a ribbon to signal the opening of the college’s new facilities at noon Monday at 2801 W. Ninth St. The event will include guided tours of the facility and light refreshments.
Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting When: 11 a.m. today Where: Second-floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:
9 a.m. The 12th annual Rally for the Cure women’s golf tournament takes place at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Registration is $40 per player. For more information, call Susan Utzinger at 824-9656 or Sue Thompson at 824-5835. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. State Farm insurance agency, 690 W. Victory Way, invites youths to have their photos taken with cardboard cutouts of cartoon characters Mater and Lightning McQueen next week. Photos are free. Call 824-3258.
Sometimes children aren’t just students. Sometimes, they’re our best teachers. An example of one such youth is 11-year-old Craig resident Jeremy Looper. Last week, Jeremy stood before the Craig City Council, as well as a podium that was nearly too tall for him, and lobbied the governing body to allow for domestic chickens in town.
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In the next year, don't be fearful about relinquishing projects or endeavors that have proven to be unproductive in the past. Once you release them and they are out of the way, it'll make way for new and better replacements.
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