Craig briefs: CMS back-to-school night set for Thursday |

Craig briefs: CMS back-to-school night set for Thursday

CMS back-to-school night set for Thursday

Craig Middle School will host a back-to-school Thursday at the middle school.

Sixth graders will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m., seventh and eighth-graders will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Additionally, an immunization clinic will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Coffee and a Newspaper will discuss Colowyo

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper on Sept. 9 to discuss the Colowyo and Office of Surface Mining lawsuit. The deadline for OSM to meet the judge’s requirements is Sept. 7, therefore the topic will surround what happens Sept. 7. Publisher Renee Campbell and Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will lead the discussion. Coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

Hayden Public Library to host garden seminar

Friends of the Hayden Public Library present a seminar taught by master gardener Kathy Hockin called “Fall in the Garden.”

The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hayden Public Library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Learn how to prepare your garden and flower beds for winter, and learn what plants and bulbs to plant in the fall that will come up in the spring. For more information, call 970-276-3777.

Preserving Last Frontier set to meet Saturday

Preserving the Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, located at 633 Ledford St.

The program will be presented by Dale Thompson on the “forgotten town” of Loyd. The event is open to the public. For information call 970-824-6761.

Trespass case prompts warnings from CPW

Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing Monday, according to a press release.

Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Thumb Ranch and an adjacent property in Sept. 2014, killing a high-quality bull elk on Devil’s Thumb Ranch property during the illegal hunt.

Following a three-day trial earlier this month, Johnson was found guilty of one count of hunting without permission, one count of third degree criminal trespass and one count of illegal possession of wildlife with an additional penalty for the killing of the elk.

In Colorado, illegally killing or possessing a bull elk with six or more points on one antler beam can add $10,000 dollars in penalties to standard fines. Generally known as the ‘Samson law,’ it is named after a large bull elk killed by a poacher in Estes Park in 1995.

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