Craig briefs: Colorado Cruisers Car Club show Wednesday |

Craig briefs: Colorado Cruisers Car Club show Wednesday

If you own a new or classic muscle car, hot rod, antique or custom car or truck, bring it to the Colorado Cruisers Car Club “cruise-in” and “show and shine” at McDonald’s in Craig at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers who are part of the “cruise-in” will receive a meal compliments of McDonalds. The community is invited to stop by and check out the cars and enjoy classic hot rod songs in the parking lot. For more information, look for Colorado Cruisers at or visit

Highway 9 construction continues; delays likely

Traffic impacts on Colorado Highway 9 can be expected northbound and southbound during daylight hours Monday through Friday. A temporary lane will be in place detouring traffic around construction from mile marker 127 to 128. Speeds will be reduced to 25 miles per hour through the temporary lane. The temporary detour lane is necessary while crews install a wildlife underpass structure and will remain in place until underpass construction is complete.

Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet.

Motorists, cyclists and bikers should exercise extreme caution and follow reduced posted speed limits and flaggers’ instructions. Please adhere to the 35 or 45 mile per hour speed limits as posted.

For more information, contact the public information team at 970-724-4724 or

Leave young wildlife alone according to BLM

This is the time of year when wild animals give birth, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public not to approach, touch or handle young animals, according to a news release.

During spring and early summer, people often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the sides of roads.

Deer provide a good example of how wildlife adapt behaviors to help them survive. Young fawns have no scent and are born with speckled coats that provide a natural camouflage. These two factors help them avoid being found by predators. When a mother doe senses a predator might be close, it moves away. Many other animals use similar survival techniques.

Elk and moose calves also are left alone by their mothers. If you see one, move away quickly. Do not move closer or attempt to get the animal to move.

Young birds often fall out of their nests or are pushed out of nests by parents to encourage them to fly.

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