Craig Briefs: Residents are reminded about burn safety tips
June 14, 2013
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.
Grasses are green, but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation in grass and brush will carry fire through green plants and can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.
Follow these recommendations for safer burning:
■ Contact the Sheriff's Office in advance at 970-824-4495 or 970-824-6501
■ Don't burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt).
■ Notify your neighbors so they don't call in a fire report.
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■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.
■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.
■ Never leave a fire unattended.
If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.
School district provides summer meals to kids
The Moffat County School District's Food Services Department will provide summer meals to all children 18 and younger at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Meals will be provided between 11:20 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Meals must be eaten on site. There is no cost, and children do not have to be a member to enjoy lunch.
Medical foot care clinics offered for older adults
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The copay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.