Craig briefs: Road work still being done on Twin Tunnels
June 28, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that drivers should expect 35-mile-per-hour speed limits on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
Mosquito larva control in effect in Moffat CountyMosquito larva control in effect in Moffat County
Mosquito larva control in effect in Moffat County
Moffat County Pest Management recently announced that it will conduct mosquito larva control each day through October. Aerial spraying will take place Sunday through Wednesday in Craig and surrounding areas, according to a news release.
Guidelines for agriculture and debris burningGuidelines for agriculture and debris burning
Guidelines for agriculture and debris burning
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 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.
■ 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.