News for Monday, January 14, 2013

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Craig's kids at Boys & Girls Club thank mentors as part of national mentoring month

January has been proclaimed National Mentoring month by President Obama, with National Mentoring Day to be celebrated Thursday. In honor and celebration of all the wonderful things mentors do and mean to the Craig community, the Craig Daily Press visited with some of Craig’s youngest and most honest residents at the Boys & Girls Club in Craig Monday to talk about who their mentors were and why.

Voting for One Book 4 Colorado under way

One Book 4 Colorado, a statewide initiative to support family reading at home and instill a passion for learning in young children, launched the public book selection process Monday. The announcement came from Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, who according to a news release said, “One Book 4 Colorado puts books in the hands of children and helps inspire a culture of reading in their homes. We’re excited to kick-off the program by inviting Coloradoans of all ages to help us select this year’s book. One Book 4 Colorado is just one way for communities to come together to teach children how to read.” One of three books will be chosen and the public is invited to visit the OB4C website, www.onebook4colorado.org, to vote for their favorite.

120-acre donation provides public land connectivity in California Park

Private landowners gave the property to the U.S. Forest Service at the end of 2012. Forest Service officials say they'll now be able to more effectively manage wildlife species such as native cutthrout trout that live in some of the streams in California Park.

On the record for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

On the record for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Parks and Wildlife Commission finalizes 2013 big game hunting regulations

Youth elk hunting program, mountain lion season modified for New Year

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission last week met in Denver to finalize big game hunting regulations for 2013. Among the more significant changes is a modification to the late season youth elk hunting program. Originally developed to address overpopulations of elk on agricultural, private lands in western Colorado, the program is transitioning to allow young hunters with an unfilled 2013 cow or either sex tag to hunt late seasons in the general area of their original license, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.