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Craig briefs: Craig Daily Press invites elected officials to event

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper on Jan. 6. The Daily Press is inviting city council membersand Moffat County commissioners to speak with newspaper representatives about how the paper can better cover government. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

State Highway 9 safety improvements on holdState Highway 9 safety improvements on hold

State Highway 9 safety improvements on hold

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced it has completed this year's work for the safety and improvements project on an 11-mile segment of Colorado Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne. 

The work is expected to last until mid-July 2017, with a winter break mid-November through March.

Construction on Colo. 9 is now suspended for the winter. No traffic impacts are expected through March 2016.

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For more information, contact the public information team at 970-724-4724 or sh9kremmling@publicinfoteam.com

Indoor pickleball space open to Craig seniorsIndoor pickleball space open to Craig seniors

Indoor pickleball space open to Craig seniors

The Senior Social Center now has an indoor place to play pickleball for the winter. Pickleball is now being played indoors from 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. Inquire at the front desk. For more information, email Sue Eschen at ssneschen@yahoo.comssneschen@yahoo.com..

ssneschen@yahoo.com.

Wildlife zones to remain on Colorado corridorsWildlife zones to remain on Colorado corridors

Wildlife zones to remain on Colorado corridors

According to a news release, the Colorado Department of Transportation traffic met with local law enforcement in Rio Blanco, Moffat and Garfield counties and Colorado State Patrol and will keep several wildlife zones intact on Colorado Highway 13, U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 82. Moving forward, the zones will maintain the fines doubled signage but eliminate the nighttime speed limits in the two zones that have them, stated the news release. 

The following zones are being maintained.

■ Colo. 13 mile point 28 to 38.81

■ Colo. 13 mile point 58 to 68

■ Colo. 13 mile point 68 to 88

■ U.S. 40 mile point 93 to 103

■ Colo. 82 mile point 31 to 36

Wildlife zones came to fruition after a study was conducted from April 2010 through May 2012 based on House Bill 10-1238, which directed CDOT to establish roadways with doubled fines for speeding in designated wildlife crossing zones, with certain corridors also posting lowered nighttime speed limits. In October 2014, a final report was issued, and the data did show an overall statewide wildlife vs. vehicle collision decrease of 9 percent in the wildlife zones.

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