Craig briefs: Leftover game hunting licenses now are on sale

Leftover big game hunting licenses went on sale to the public Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide, according to a news release.

Leftover licenses are limited licenses that did not sell during the annual license draw process, the release said. With hunting applications being up by 4 percent this spring, there are fewer leftover licenses available than last year, but hunters still will find plenty of opportunity. In addition to the approximately 33,000 elk licenses, 6,800 deer licenses and 3,800 pronghorn licenses that are available, more than 1,500 bear licenses and 120 fall turkey licenses also went on sale to the public Tuesday.

Leftover license day is one of the biggest hunting license sales days for many hunting licenses sales locations. Hunters can find a list of wildlife offices and license retailers on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

License purchasers who are out of state or unable to get to a license agent can call the toll-free license sales number, 1-800-244-5613. It is important to note that online purchasing of leftover licenses is delayed until the following day to keep distribution fair. Internet sales of leftover licenses began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

A complete list of leftover licenses that went on sale Tuesday is available online. Hunters should check the current list to make sure that the licenses they are seeking are available. The online list is updated every 15 minutes.

Youth hunters will need to pay extra attention to which leftover license they purchase if they wish to participate in the Youth Late Season Elk Hunts. For more information, visit the Late Youth Hunts webpage at www.bit.ly/coloyouthhunts.

Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license should come prepared with their driver’s license and hunter education card. State law requires that anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license provide their Social Security number. Hunters interested in purchasing private-land-only licenses must obtain permission from landowners before they can hunt on private land.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information, go to http://cpw.state.co.us.

Taste of Home Cooking School event is Sept. 16

Craig is slated to get a big treat next month when The Taste of Home Cooking School cooks up various meals and conversation Sept. 16 at the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Taste of Home’s culinary specialist Kristi Larson will be at the auditorium to share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes. This season’s event is brought to Craig by the Craig Daily Press.

Tickets went on sale Monday and can be purchased at the Craig Daily Press, Miller Family Appliance, Jackson’s Office Supply and Blue Ribbon Kitchens — all of which are the event’s premier sponsors.

Attendees will have an opportunity to experience recipe demonstrations using ingredients that easily are found at the local grocery store, and the dishes are submitted by home cooks from across the country.

Attendees will receive a gift bag, including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. The 68-page special issue includes recipes featured during the program, along with many more, as well as coupons from participating national food companies. Attendees also can enter for a chance to win one of many door prizes, including the recipes created onstage that night.

Free helmets available from Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital Back-to-School Health Fair will be giving away free helmets Aug. 17.

The first 250 children will receive a free bike helmet, along with a new backpack and school supplies. Experts also will be on hand to help fit helmets and share bike safety tips. Bike helmets are provided as a courtesy of the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation and the Yampa Valley Electric Association Caring Consumers Foundation. Various health screenings for kids also will be offered.

■ When: Aug. 17

■ Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■ Where: The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St.

■ Cost: Free

■ Contact: 970-824-9411

Homeschool Association kickoff event is Friday

The Northwest Colorado Homeschool Association will be having a kickoff the school year event at 6 p.m. Friday at 900 Johnson Road. The event is open to members as well anyone interested in homeschooling. For more information, call 970-824-6911.

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