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Craig briefs: Area precinct caucuses set for Super Tuesday

— On Tuesday, Moffat County voters have an opportunity to choose who they want to see on the primary ballot in June.

The precinct caucuses on Super Tuesday are where registered Republicans and Democrats elect precinct committee persons and select delegates to send to the county assembly in March.

The Democratic caucus will also include a presidential candidate preference poll.

All the caucuses for Moffat County's 13 precincts will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the following locations.

Democrat:

■ Precincts 1-13: American Legion Post 62

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Republican:

■ Precinct 1: Ridgeview Elementary

■ Precinct 2: Moffat County Courthouse

■ Precinct 3: Sandrock Elementary

■ Precinct 4: Brown's Park School

■ Precinct 5: Moffat County High School

■ Precinct 6: Maybell Community Center

■ Precinct 7: Craig Middle School

■ Precinct 8: To be declared

■ Precinct 9: East Elementary School

■ Precinct 10: Hamilton Hall

■ Precinct 11: Sunset Elementary School

■ Precinct 12: Moffat County School District Administration Building

■ Precinct 13: Moffat County Extension Office

To participate in a Colorado caucus, one must have been a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days, registered to vote no longer than 29 days prior to the caucus and have party affiliation for at least two months prior to the meeting.

To learn more about Colorado's caucus system visit sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/voterhome.html.

Newspaper to host photo contest for magazine

The Craig Daily Press is hosting a photo contest for readers. The newspaper is asking residents to submit photos of scenery, events and/or activities throughout Craig and Moffat County. The paper also is looking for strong cover photo options for the Welcome to Craig magazine. Deadline for submissions is March 11. Submit and vote for your favorite photos online at craigdailypress.com/photocontest/.

Young professional group to host mixer at Carelli's

Join the Yampa Valley Young Professionals for a pizza social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carelli's. The group creates a place for young professionals to gather and socialize. Pizza and beer will be on hand. For more information, call 970-629-5915.

CPW reminds boaters of inspection requirements

As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. Some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1.

The best way to stop the spread of ANS is to be sure your watercraft and all gear is clean, drained and dry between each use. If it can't be drained (e.g. ballast tanks, inboard/outboard or inboard engines) it needs to be decontaminated when moving between locations within 30 days that are positive and negative for ANS.

CPW regulation requires inspection for all boats launched at any time in another state prior to entering Colorado's waters and after boating in any waters positive for zebra and quagga mussels, non-native waterflea, New Zealand mudsnail or Eurasian watermilfoil.

The 2015 season marked the highest number of infested mussel interceptions from out-of-state boats. CPW's inspection and decontamination program prevented 24 infested boats from contaminating Colorado waters with zebra or quagga mussels.

Mussels can survive out of water for 30 days. If boats move from positive waters to negative waters, they must be clean, drained and dry for 30 days or decontaminated to prevent the spread of ANS within the state.

Learn more online at cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/pages/boatinspection.aspx or call CPW's Invasive Species Program office at 303-291-7295.