briefs: Tuesday, Oct. 2. |

briefs: Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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News from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising hunters headed to Game Management Unit (GMU) 23 in the White Rover National Forest that is southeast portion of the unit will be temporarily closed by the U.S. Forest Service during the upcoming big-game seasons due to concerns about an active wildfire in the area.

USFS officials say the Middle Elf fire was caused by an unattended campfire. Open areas and high elevation aspen groves of Forest Road 245, also known as the Buford – New Castle Road, this road is not currently included in the closure and remains open to hunters.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters and other outdoor recreationists to observe closure notices and to follow campfire rules and regulations as they head to their camps.

To make sure your campfire is completely out, please follow these recommended rules, found at

For more information about hunting access in GMU 23, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker office at 970-878-6090.

3rd Annual Craft Sale at the VFW, Crafters Needed for Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. at the Craig VFW Post Upstairs. Limited space available. Spaces go to help the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Contact: Mary Walters at 970-824-2923 or 970-620-7504 for a space.

Free Crochet Classes slated for Oct. 5 and 19 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 655 Ranney Street. Project: Crochet Pumpkin Candy Basket. Material 4 ply yard, orange, green, and brown, 1 oz. each, size F hook, blunt end needle, scissors.

Nov. 2 and 16, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Project: Crochet Santa Hats. Material 4 ply yarn, red and white 1 ball of each. Size H hook, blunt end needle, and scissors.

Dec. 7 and 2, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Project: Crochet Mittens. Material 4 ply yarn, any color, 3.5 oz’s. Size H hook. Call Mary Walters at 824-2923 for more information.

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Please come to our meeting, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Center of Craig, If you are interested in asking our Moffat County Commissioner Candidates questions.

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