Briefs for Oct. 17 |

Briefs for Oct. 17

Permits to cut firewood and Christmas trees in Routt National Forest are available at Forest Service offices in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Walden and Kremmling. Forest Service employees will be at the BLM office in Craig from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Fridays through Dec. 23 so permits can be obtained locally.

Firewood permits are $20 for two cords of fuel wood. It is necessary to have a permit card for every pickup or trailer load of wood removed from the National Forest.

Both permits allow cutting only within certain guidelines. Forest Service personnel will provide details about cutting firewood and Christmas tree cutting at the time of permit issuance.

For more information, call the Forest Service in Steamboat Springs at 870-1870.

Meth support group formed for parents

Parent of Methamphetamine Addicts, a support group to help parents support each other with the pain and confusion of meth addiction, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. There will be no law enforcement agents and/or agencies and no C.O.M.A. board members and the organization is not affiliated with any religion. The group is 100 percent confidential. Parents are encouraged to attend to share questions, suggestions or stories. For more information, call 629-1469.

Winter camping to begin at Dinosaur

Superintendent Mary Risser announced that the following winter camping arrangements will take effect at Dinosaur National Monument today:

The Green River campground, on the Utah side of the Monument, will be closed for the winter.

Campers on the Utah side of the Monument should use the Split Mountain campground, which will remain open for the entire winter. The water and flush toilets at Split Mountain campground will be turned off as of Monday. Vault toilets will remain open at the Split Mountain campground for the winter. No camping fees will be charged.

The boater’s dump station at Split Mountain campground will be closed for the winter as of Monday.

The campgrounds at Rainbow Park, Deer Lodge (near Elk Springs) and Echo Park remain open, but snowfall will prevent access to those campgrounds as the winter season progresses. Rainbow Park, Deer Lodge and Echo Park campgrounds have vault toilets but no running water. No fees are charged at these campgrounds during the winter.

Boys & Girls Club of Craig receives grant

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig received a $5,000 grant, one of 175 being presented by the JCPenney After School Fund to local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Clubs will use grant money by implementing Power Hour during the 2005-06 school year. Power Hour serves as a homework assistance program for youngsters ages 6 to 18 and is designed to motivate and improve their homework skills.

Through Power Hour, homework helpers, adults and qualified students, will be available to work with children at Boys & Girls Club of Craig during after-school hours. These helpers will encourage kids to set and accomplish goals, as well as communicate often with parents or guardians about their progress. Incentives and Power Points will be awarded for completion and high quality of homework.

Time is running out

for bull elk licences

The final hour is approaching for elk hunters in Colorado to make plans to hunt during the 2005 season.

There will be no over-the-counter bull elk tags on sale this year for the first or fourth rifle seasons. Any elk hunters who want to purchase an over-the-counter bull elk tags will have to do so for the second or third seasons.

The first rifle elk season runs through Oct. 19. The second season runs Oct. 22 to 30. The third season is Nov. 5 to 11. The fourth rifle season runs Nov. 16 to 20.

In previous years, people could hunt with over-the-counter tags in the fourth season, but this year marks a change that eliminated fourth season over-the-counter tags.

Over-the-counter bull elk licenses are the most flexible because they are valid in multiple areas of the state. There are still some leftover “limited elk” licenses for the fourth season, but they are very specific as to which units they are valid.

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