Craig briefs: Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots to host event
December 21, 2015
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a Colorado Constitution class from 6 to 10 p.m. today in Room 201 at the Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive. There's no need to register for the class. Donations will be taken for Center for Self Governance.
Readers who want to learn the laws that govern Colorado should attend.The website for this class is centerforselfgovernance.com/classes/1763-2-2centerforselfgovernance.com/classes/1763-2-2..
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Newspaper invites city officials for discussion
The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper on Jan. 6. The Daily Press is inviting city council and Moffat County Commissioners to speak with newspaper representatives about how the paper can better cover government. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
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The recent snowfall and arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access and services in many areas of the monument, according to a news release.
In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained in winter. The Cub Creek Road is plowed to a parking area approximately 2.2 miles past the Green River bridge. The unpaved road to the Josie Morris Ranch is now closed, but is open to hiking, and snowshoeing or cross country skiing when conditions permit.
In Colorado, the Harpers Corner Road is temporarily closed at Plug Hat Butte, five miles from U.S. Highway 40 for snowplowing operations. If conditions permit, the lower portion of the Harpers Corner Road is usually kept open to the Echo Park Road turnoff through Dec, 31, so that hunters can access private and BLM land adjacent to the monument. On Jan. 1, the road closes at Plug Hat Butte, which is five miles from US Highway 40. After the road closes to vehicular traffic for the winter, portions of the Harpers Corner Road are open to snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing if snow conditions permit.
The Echo Park Road, Yampa Bench Road, Island Park Road, parts of the Deerlodge Road, and the road to Gates of Lodore are not maintained, and travel on them not advised during winter.
Ensure someone knows where you are going and when you will return. Spending a night in your vehicle stuck in a winter storm until either your family or employer wonders where you are, can be a life-threatening situation. Nighttime temperatures can plummet well below zero.
For the properly prepared, winter is a wonderful time to visit Dinosaur National Monument. Days are cold, but solitude is readily available. Wildlife, such as deer, elk and bighorn sheep, can be seen along the rivers. Be alert for animals crossing roads particularly at dawn and dusk.
For more information about Dinosaur National Monument, call 435-781-7700 or visit on nps.gov/dinonps.gov/dino, look for DinosaurNPS on Facebook and twitter., look for DinosaurNPS on Facebook and twitter.nps.gov/dino, look for DinosaurNPS on Facebook and twitter.