Colette Erickson

Colette Erickson 2 weeks ago on Fire destroys Craig couple's home

Is anyone collecting clothing, toiletries, etc.? Would the paper provide info on any relief efforts, please?

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Colette Erickson 1 month ago on Luttrell Barn committee in Craig asks for time to raise funds

1)      Contact Colorado Preservation League – they may have some suggestions or be able to provide some guidance to your process. 2)      Apply to the State Historical Fund (through the Colorado Historical Society – the funds are derived from gambling dollars) for funding for a historical structure assessment (no match required) which will provide information on what needs to happen to preserve the building. 3)      Nominate the building to a historical register – this makes it eligible for State Historical Fund grant funding for renovation/repair 4)      Apply for a State Historical Fund grant for renovation/repair – project would be 70-75% grant to 25-30% matching. 5)      You could also apply to the Department of Local Affairs Energy Impact Fund for dollars to repair as a community meeting center.  This is not as good of an option as the county likely has other projects that are a higher priority for the energy impact fund.

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Colette Erickson 2 months, 1 week ago on Our View: Should the Luttrell Barn be saved?

Some information on how to contact the committee/group working on saving the barn would be appreciated. Such information was not found in the most recent article, nor was there any response to an email to the reporter who wrote the story, requesting that information. There are some options available in the form of possible grants, historic designations, etc. Would be happy to try to pass this info on to the committee, if contact info. were available...........

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Colette Erickson 5 months ago on Moffat County Sheriff's Office investigates foundered horse

Per a local, highly qualified vet, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has some good guidelines which discuss that the failure to provide care equals neglect. Perhaps the Moffat County Sheriff's Office would like to review those guidelines? Or the DA's office?

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Colette Erickson 5 months ago on Moffat County Sheriff's Office investigates foundered horse

Additionally, a horse that has foundered should probably NOT be on pasture, such as this horse is. A founder episode is easily triggered by the sugars in grasses. Most horses with a history of founder live in dry lots, and their feed intake and type is carefully regulated. As far as the "expense" of proper hoof care, a trim, by a good local farrier, costs $45.00, as of last week.

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Colette Erickson 5 months ago on Moffat County Sheriff's Office investigates foundered horse

"Somewhat lax"??????!!!!!!!!!!! It took months and months of NEGLECT for those hooves to get into that condition!!!!!!!!!!!! What that photo is showing doesn't appear to be founder. It is a failure to provide regular, routine, necessary hoof care. Founder usually affects the front hooves, and where it does occur, requires REGULAR, CONSISTENT,COMPETENT follow-up hoof care, and at a minimum, trimming or corrective shoeing every six weeks. Those back feet haven't been trimmed in probably years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on Moffat County CO, step up to the plate and protect this horse. This owner should be cited for animal cruelty. The picture is proof positive. Anyone who knows anything about horse care can see that. THANKS UPS DRIVER FOR SAYING SOMETHING. Now, let's hope the SO can follow-up, and not drop the ball. "Somewhat expensive" - SO WHAT!!???? Horses care and ownership is, pretty much by definition, somewhat expensive!!!!!!!!! If one cannot afford to properly care for a horse, they shouldn't get one. The purchase price, or - God Forbid - the "free" horse, is just the beginning of the money drain.

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