Craig briefs: Cast, blast and twang to be held in Kremmling
KREMMLING — Women interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, archery and how to handle a shotgun safely are invited to a women-only Cast, Blast and Twang clinic in Kremmling, from 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon July 19.
Designed for novices 18 and older, no experience or equipment is required. Participants should dress for the elements and bring all necessary supplies, including water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. The class fee is $20 and preregistration is required.
Call Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hot Sulphur Springs office at 970-725-6200 to register. Space is limited and the seminar is expected to fill quickly. Participants are reminded that the class is not a Hunter Education course, which is required to purchase a hunting license.
To find a Hunter Education course, go to http://www.cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/huntereducation.aspx, or call your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.
USDA reminds of 2014 acreage reporting rule
U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive Director Leland Swenson reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring-seeded crops. The Agricultural Act of 2014 requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.
“Although some federal farm program enrollments have not yet started, timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented and failed acreage that producers submit to their local FSA office, are important to ensure program eligibility,” Swenson said in a statement.
Acreage reports to FSA are considered timely filed when completed by the applicable final crop reporting deadline, which may vary from state to state. Perennial forage crops intended for grazing or haying were required to be reported last fall, whereas perennial forage crops with an intended use of cover only, green manure, left standing or seed, must be reported by July 15.
Although July 15 is the most common deadline to report acreage for spring seeded crops, this date may be different in locations with climates that are warmer or cooler than average.
For questions about this or any FSA program, including specific crop reporting deadlines and planting dates, producers should contact their county FSA office or seek information online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov.
MCHS Class of 1974 to host 40th reunion
The Moffat County High School Class of 1974 will host its 40th reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Popular Bar.
On Aug. 2, the class will have a dinner at the Tin Cup restaurant at the golf course with a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. The fun will continue Aug. 3 with a farewell gathering at 9 a.m. at the O.P. Bar and Grill for breakfast and visiting. If you are a classmate and have not been notified or need more information, call Joe Brookshire at 970-824-8574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As someone who’s achieved the top prize in past years, Matt Ounsworth was more than willing to accept runner-up in this year’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.