Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper takes place Wednesday |

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper takes place Wednesday

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café, providing the community an opportunity to meet with Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley. This month’s discussion will focus on the good works of Moffat County’s nonprofits, how residents can support them and what they mean to the community. Free coffee and pastries will be provided.

The Daily Press hosts Coffee and a Newspaper the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

Craig Photography Club meets Thursday

Craig Photography Club will host its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. Professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to attend. Each month, the club visits about photography and showcases the latest photos taken by club members. No membership fee is required to be a club member.

The club also takes field trips from time to time. For more information, call Craig Photography Club President Patti Mosbey at 970-629-1098.

Colorado small game seasons
open Monday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages celebrating the holiday with any of the small game and waterfowl opportunities that kick off Monday throughout the state, according to a news release. 

CPW resources for new and veteran hunters ensure that whether you are on the look out for doves, grouse or geese, the experience in the outdoors will be enjoyable. Find out more at

Colorado has more than 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands.
Interested hunters need a current and valid photo ID, proof of residency and social security number, and a Hunter Education card, unless the hunter is born before Jan. 1, 1949, to purchase a license. Licenses also can be purchased online at, or by phone 1-800-244-5613.

Small game hunters are required to have a new Harvest Information Program number. Call 1-866-COLOHIP (265-6447) to begin the online registration process to obtain a new HIP number.

GOTR registration for fall season has begun

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado has begun registration for its fall 2014 program season, which will run from September to November. The Girls on the Run mentoring and life skills program is being offered at 90 sites throughout western Colorado and eastern Utah. More than 2,300 girls in third through eighth grades will participate this year.

The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum, which integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes lessons specifically devoted to a community service project completed by each team as well as a fun, non-competitive 5k run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season.

Girls on the Run programming will be offered at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary schools in addition to Craig Middle School in Moffat County.

Registration runs through Friday. Details and registration forms can be found online at The program fee is $50 per participant and includes 20 lessons delivered by trained coaches, a GOTR T-shirt, entry for the end of season 5k and end of season awards and celebrations. No girl is turned away due to financial restrictions, and scholarships are available.

“We are excited to kick-off our Girls on the Run season at our Moffat County schools and hope to engage girls and their families with a positive lifestyle program,” Kara Holden, a teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School and a Girls on the Run coach, said in a statement. “The physical activity and healthy lifestyle focus of the program will reach the girls who participate in the program as well as their families and our volunteer coaches within the school and the community.”

To learn more about the program, how to volunteer or to register for the community 5k please visit http://www.gotrwestern You do not have to be a runner to get involved.

More than 20 miles of I-70 to be repaired

The Colorado Department of Transportation and APC Southern will begin work next week on a paving project along Interstate 70 in Eagle, Summit and Clear Creek counties, according to a news release.

Work will begin with repaving the I-70 right hand climbing lanes on Vail Pass in three locations between mile markers 178.7 and 215.5.

The project will originate along eastbound I-70 near Vail and progress toward the summit of Vail Pass. Crews will remove and replace the top 2 inches of asphalt in more than 10 miles in the right lane; they also will replace the barrier, restripe the lanes and reinforce some of the drainage culverts under the interstate. The new asphalt will level the highway, creating a smoother driving surface for travelers. This safety improvement project, weather permitting, is expected to be completed by late October.

In mid-September, the paving activities are scheduled to shift to paving the eastbound climbing lanes of I-70 from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel. Crews will work to remove and replace 2 inches of the existing roadway for an additional 10 miles.

For additional questions or comments about the project, call 970-401-8001 or email

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