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Craig briefs: Wildlife zones to remain on Colorado corridors

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.

ν Colo. 13 mile point 28 to 38.81

ν Colo. 13 mile point 58 to 68

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ν Colo. 13 mile point 68 to 88

ν U.S. 40 mile point 93 to 103

ν 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 that 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.

Oil, gas lease sale available for commentOil, gas lease sale available for comment

Oil, gas lease sale available for comment

The Bureau of Land Management released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale, according to a BLM news release.

One parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the other totals 641 acres in Routt County. Both are federal minerals under privately owned surface.

The environmental assessment, a list and map of the parcels, and the attached stipulations are available online at on.doi.gov/1q2vj92 and at the Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St. in Craig.

Written comments must be received by Dec. 14 and may be submitted via e-mail to blm_co_lsfo_2016_lease_sale@blm.gov or by mail to Little Snake Field Office, Attn: Lease Sale, 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Colorado gains drug experts through CDOTColorado gains drug experts through CDOT

Colorado gains drug experts through CDOT

According to a news release, 18 law enforcement agencies across Colorado gained the support and skills to keep our roadways safe from drug-impaired drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation is graduating 24 new Drug Recognition Experts from a training program hosted by the Fountain Police Department. The nine day Drug Recognition Expert Training included officers from the Fountain Police Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County, three Colorado State Patrol troops and others. The training was facilitated by the Central Mountain Training Foundation.

The graduation ceremony will take place in the early afternoon at the Fountain Police Department.

The Colorado DRE program was founded in 1987 and is administered and funded by CDOT. The program trains peace officers to detect and articulate the signs, symptoms and indications of drugs other than alcohol in subjects arrested for Driving Under the Influence or other offenses. Colorado's legalization of marijuana makes DREs a more valuable resource to an agency than ever before.

There are currently 227 DREs in Colorado from 62 agencies. To become a Colorado DRE candidate, a Colorado peace officer must have support from the agency's chief or sheriff to attend the entire training and successfully complete the approved Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the classroom format Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.

For more information about the Colorado DRE program, visit codot.gov/safety/dre.

November: Statewide hire veteran 1st monthNovember: Statewide hire veteran 1st month

November: Statewide hire veteran 1st month

Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring November "Hire A Veteran First" Month, according to a news release. The proclamation reads in part:

Whenever called upon to defend our nation's security at home or abroad, the men and women who serve in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves have responded immediately, placing national interests above their own.

Center seeks entries for Parade of LightsCenter seeks entries for Parade of Lights

Center seeks entries for Parade of Lights

Parade of Light entries are being accepted at the Community Budget Center. Pick up/drop off your registration form at The Community Budget Center. There is no cost to enter, and prizes will be given for a variety of categories. The parade is Nov. 28.

Paper welcomes reader photo submissionsPaper welcomes reader photo submissions

Paper welcomes reader photo submissions

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 least one 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 it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

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