Briefs for June 14, 2011: Newspaper seeking hunting stories, photos |

Briefs for June 14, 2011: Newspaper seeking hunting stories, photos

The Craig Daily Press is seeking photos of hunting adventures and story suggestions from area hunters for inclusion in its annual “Colorado Hunter” publication.

Story ideas range from features about generations of hunters to new equipment that is changing the world of hunting, and anything in between. Photos need to be at least 300 dpi and clear for publication. The Daily Press would need digital .jpg files.

Call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or email him at, or sports reporter Joshua Gordon at 875-1795 or e-mail at with suggestions or questions.

To see last year’s “Colorado Hunter,” visit

Proposals accepted for national forest projects

The MedBow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking proposals for projects that will enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on the White River National Forest and other nearby lands in Rio Blanco County.

“Rio Blanco County will have an estimated $113,000 to spend on projects, made available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act,” said RAC Chairman Jerry Paxton. “These funds can be leveraged with matching funds.”

Projects must be located on National Forest System lands in Rio Blanco County or on other nearby lands where the project will benefit natural resources on the national forests. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.

The Forest Service is accepting proposals through July 1 on behalf of the RAC.

For more information or for a proposal form, call Ken Coffin at 878-6001 or email

Horse shows scheduled for Saturday, July 9

The Yampa Valley Horse Show Association is hosting open horse shows this summer.

The shows are scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday and July 9 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

The shows will include three divisions — English, Western and hunter/jumper — in three age groups — 13 and younger, 14 to 18, and 19 and older. There are also beginner classes for all ages.

The cost is $9 in advance at or $10 on show day.

For more information or to sponsor the show or a class, call Christina at 871-4567 or email

Next business after-hours slated for June 23 at Alice Pleasant Park

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Union Wireless are hosting a business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23 at Alice Pleasant Park, 550 Yampa Ave.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or email

Free suicide prevention training set for July 7 and 8

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is slated to present Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on July 7 and 8 at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

Participants will learn to recognize suicide and depression warning signs, apply a model for intervention, and how to link people with community resources.

The workshop lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Donations are accepted.

One continuing education credit through Adams State College for the course is available for $55.

To enroll in ASIST, call 846-8182.

Ranger district to host travel plan meeting

The Rio Blanco Ranger District will host a meeting to discuss the new Forest Service Travel Management Plan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kilowatt Korner, 233 Sixth St., Meeker.

For more information, call 878-5297.

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