Craig briefs: Insurance requirements pulled back for Dinosaur

The National Park Service pulled back on new insurance requirements that would have increased insurance-coverage minimums for concessions and outfitters operating in Dinosaur National Monument by 500 percent, according to a press release. It also would have affected the guides who lead rafting trips in the park. Sen. Mark Udall and fellow Sen. Michael Bennet thanked the agency for rethinking its proposal.

“This decision will ensure that small businesses in Northwest Colorado will be able to continue to bring thousands of tourists to raft the Yampa and Green rivers through this stunning national monument,” Udall said.

CPW to host Mule Deer 101 in Grand Junction



Every hunting season brings novice mule deer hunters into the field, eager to learn and have a successful hunt. For new hunters who may not have a mentor or experienced hunters who are looking for an edge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Hunting 101 class at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction.
The seminar will cover mule deer habitat, biology, animal distribution, hunting strategies and hunting equipment. Regulations, field dressing techniques and recipes also will be discussed. Registration is required and space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 970-255-6100 or visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/35688.

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