Briefs for April 7: Mobile food pantry returning to Craig

Mobile food pantry returning to Craig

Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile food pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. There are no eligibility requirements. Food will be distributed to anyone who needs it.

9Health Fair set for April 21

The annual 9Health Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, 750 Hospital Loop.

The event includes blood draws, breast cancer screenings, diabetes information and blood pressure.

Residents 65 and older can get an early blood draw from 7 to 11 a.m. April 19 at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

Pre-registration for the early blood draw takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. April 14 at Sunset Meadows II. Pre-registration is not required.

Humane Society meeting Monday

The Humane Society of Moffat County will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave.

Residents who want to learn more about the organization are welcome to attend.

Call Ann Anderson at 620-2014 for more information.

Sex assault awareness presentation April 11

A presentation in recognition of Sex Assault Awareness Month will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

The event is free and open to the public.

Two survivors are scheduled to speak to raise awareness about sexual assault in Moffat County.

For more information, call Karen Zimmerman at 629-3799 or Advocates-Crisis Support Services at 824-9709.

Special commission meetings planned

The Moffat County Commission has scheduled special meetings for Tuesday, in addition to its regularly scheduled morning meeting.

The commission will meet at 12:30 p.m. with the Routt County Commission for a lunch meeting at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden to discuss various topics.

At 2:30 p.m., commissioners will meet with county attorney Jeremy Snow along with members of the road and bridge department to discuss the Wilderness Ranch gravel pit lease.

Also this month, commissioners and county Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock will travel April 24 to Vernal, Utah, to participate in a tri-state oil shale meeting.

Report: Colorado top state for elk hunting

Recently released 2011 big game harvest statistics from Colorado Parks and Wildlife indicate the state remains a premiere destination for big-game hunters.

Hunters in 2011 harvested more elk in Colorado than in any other state, according to a news release from Parks and Wildlife. Hunters harvested about 43,400 Colorado elk in 2011. While this was down about 9.5 percent from 2010, the harvest was still tops in the country by a large margin.

"Colorado really is the land of opportunity when it comes to big-game hunting," Parks and Wildlife Director Rick Cables stated in the release. "The combination of accessible public and private lands hunting opportunities, over-the-counter elk licenses and a large number of top notch outfitters provide our citizens and hunters from across the nation with unparalleled opportunities.

“We are lucky to live here."

Fishing licenses, brochure available

Colorado fishing licenses for the 2012-13 season are now on sale at license agents around the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported in a news release.

The season runs from April 1 to March 31, 2013.

"Colorado has some amazing fishing opportunities," stated Matt Nicholl, acting aquatic section manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in the release. "From urban bass lakes to high-mountain fly-fishing streams, there is something for everyone. But more than ever we need anglers to help us protect those fisheries for today and the future."

The new Colorado Fishing brochure is also available where licenses are sold.

This year's brochure includes a link to printable fishing maps, QR codes to access interactive information. It also provides important information on ways anglers can protect their fisheries from illicit stocking and aquatic nuisance species.

The brochure is also available online at http://www.flipseekpubs.com/publication/?i=99616.

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