Craig briefs: Boys & Girls Club are hosting an open house
Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an event that invites community members to see what happens every day for kids who are part of the organization.
Jonathan Judge from the meth awareness program will be distributing information and other local agencies talking about healthy lifestyle choices for families and members of the community. For more information, call 970-826-0411.
Sunset Elementary is hosting a fall festival
Please join us for games, food and a Fun Run starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Sunset Elementary for the second annual Fall Festival. After the run, participants are encouraged to go to Sunset Elementary for a fun-filled day of playing games, face painting, eating chili, bidding on some amazing silent auction items and enjoying your friends and family.
Parks and Wildlife’s office hours extended
Colorado Parks and Wildlife extended office hours to include Saturdays at select offices throughout the state during big-game rifle season through Nov. 16, according to a news release.
Officials said the extended hours will provide hunters with an additional day to find information, purchase a license or personally contact customer service representatives with questions.
For updated information about hours of operation, contact the nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office Northwest Region at 970-255-6100.
Several hundred thousand hunters will head to the field beginning in early October to hunt a variety of big game. Hunting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us.
Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary
Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays through the year. As the number of sponsorships grows, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. To sponsor a flag, call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.
Annual hay directory promotes producers
The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers, according to a news release.
The 2014 edition of the directory now is available to the public at no cost.
“The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay,” Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, said in a statement. “Hay buyers from throughout Colorado and across the country request the publication.”
The 28th edition of the Colorado Hay Directory features producers and brokers of hay as well as companies that provide hay-related products and services. Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and identifies organic hay.
The directory and other hay resources are available online at http://www.coloradoagriculture.com. For more information or to request a copy of the 2014 Colorado Hay Directory, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-869-9175.
Judicial performance evaluations available
Evaluations of 146 judges standing for retention in the 2014 general election are included in the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet, published by the Legislative Council and commonly referred to as the “Blue Book,” which began arriving at Colorado households recently, according to a press release.
The Blue Book is an informational booklet that includes the evaluations of the judges standing for retention; it also provides voters with analysis and arguments for and against every statewide ballot measure. It is mailed to every Colorado household with a registered voter.
Evaluation results completed by local commissions on judicial performance are published as a narrative to provide voters information about the performance and background of each justice or judge appearing on the ballot. The narrative, recommendation and a copy of performance survey results for each justice and judge is also published on the Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation Website at http://www.coloradojudicialperformance.gov. On the website, voters also will find information about Colorado’s judicial performance evaluation program, processes and history.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.