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Craig Briefs: Community blood drive slated for May 5

Community blood drive slated for May 5

Bonfils will host a community blood drive from noon to 6:30 p.m. May 5. Those wanting to donate blood can do so inside the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion at 640 E. Victory Way.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

Senior Social Center to host exercise, movie

The Senior Social Center will start offering exercise from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Exercises might take place outside depending on the weather. After the exercise, seniors will have BYOL — Bring Your Own Lunch — before starting a movie at 1:30 p.m. This week's movie is "Hidalgo" with Viggo Mortensen.

Oil, gas are topics of Coffee and a Newspaper

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The Craig Daily Press hosts Coffee and a Newspaper the first Wednesday of each month. In May, the topic will surround oil and gas development in Northwest Colorado. The event takes place at 7 a.m. May 6 at The Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 970-875-1788 or 970-875-1790.

Community photo submissions accepted

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child's birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.

Photos must be at lease 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

BLM White River road, trail inventory available

Meeker — The Bureau of Land Management seeks the public's help in reviewing its road and trail inventory for lands managed by the White River Field Office in Northwestern Colorado, according to a press release from BLM.

"If you use the roads and trails within the White River Field Office, we would like to hear from you," White River Field Manager Kent Walter said in a statement.

Over the next several years, the field office will undertake a comprehensive travel management planning process looking at the roads and trails — collectively called routes — that it manages. The first step is to confirm the route inventory is accurate.

"We are not making any decisions on any routes at this time, just verifying and correcting information," Walter said. "We are asking the public to look at the maps and let us know whether the maps depict the routes accurately, and whether there are roads or trails missing from the maps."

The field office currently has comprehensive travel route data on 650,000 acres of the 1.5 million-acre field office, including more than 1,833 miles of routes. The BLM will inventory the remainder of the field office this summer.

To review the route inventory, visit the White River Field Office homepage at blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/wrfo.html, and click on the Travel and Transportation Management link. Comments may also be sent to blm_co_wrfo_tmp@blm.gov or by mail to BLM, White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker, CO 81641.

Boaters reminded to de-winterize boats

As the spring season emerges and temperatures begin to rise, many parks again open for boating.

Now is the time to properly de-winterize boats to make sure it is functional before heading out on the water, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.



"When nice weekends start popping up, be ready to take advantage," Kris Wahlers, CPW boat program manager, said in a statement. 



CPW recommends several things to check as you prepare your boat for the boating season.
First, try to drain out any water that may have found its way into your boat during the winter season. This will help avoid the accumulation of mold, rust and any potential damage to components as temperatures rise.


With water muffs properly installed and working, start your boat at home to make sure it runs. Be careful to keep the water flowing and not let it run long or overheating may result.

Check the battery to see if it can still hold a charge after the cold winter months. This can be done by taking a conventional car battery charger and checking if the battery holds 100 percent of the charge that it is given. If the battery has a full charge and the motor still won't turn on, replace any fuses that may have broken during the winter.



Check fuel lines for cracks/leaks or signs of rodents chewing on them, make sure hoses are connected, check fittings and connections to make sure they are tight, make sure plugs are in good shape and installed before heading out on the water.



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