Craig briefs: Colorado gas prices fall, national prices increase
February 23, 2016
Craig — Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado fell 0.8 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.54 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That's compared with the national average, which has increased 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week to $1.71 per gallon, according to gasoline price website gasbuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Sunday were 59.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.1 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 58.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Feb. 22 in Colorado have ranged widely throughout the past five years.
■ $2.14 per gallon in 2015
■ $3.42 per gallon in 2014
■ $3.57 per gallon in 2013
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■ $3.07 per gallon in 2012
■ $3.04 per gallon in 2011
GasBuddy is a source for real-time local gas prices. Founded in 2000, gasbuddy.com developed as an initiative to provide consumers access to local, current gas prices.
Roundtable in need of sportsmen/women reps
Hunters and anglers interested in expressing ideas and concerns to their representatives at the Sportsmen's Roundtable are invited to gather in a public meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, Room Sopris C, 100 Wulfsohn Road, according to a news release.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will update sportsmen about recent issues and answer questions about a variety of hunting and fishing topics.
In addition to regular business, attendees will have the opportunity to nominate and vote to elect one of two Northwest Region representatives to the Sportsmen's Roundtable. Other elected member will be chosen at a future meeting in 2016.
Anyone wishing to represent the Northwest Region at the Sportsmen's Roundtable should attend and be prepared to offer a brief explanation about why he or she should be elected.
Elected members serve two-year terms and can run twice. Duties include gathering input from the region's sportsmen, organizing and leading two regional meetings and attending two statewide meetings with high-level representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Regional Sportsmen's Caucus meetings are open to all hunters or anglers who have interest in the Northwest Region. Meetings include any number of participants; no active hunter or angler will be excluded from the discussion.
In addition to voicing opinions at regional meetings, members of the public can contact their representatives directly at any time.
The next statewide Sportsmen's Roundtable meeting is scheduled for March 5 in Buena Vista.
Indoor pickleball space available to Craig seniors
The Senior Social Center has an indoor place to play pickleball for the winter. Pickleball is being played indoors from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. Inquire at the front desk. For more information, email Sue Eschen at ssneschen