Craig briefs: Craig Daily Press’ On the Record changes
The Craig Daily Press will print its On the Record arrests in the Wednesday edition of the newspaper each week. On the Record police report will still appear in the Friday and Saturday papers, however the arrests will appear only in the Wednesday paper. Call Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley if you have any questions at 970-875-1790.
OSM coal meeting set to take place at 4 p.m.
Today, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will host a public participation meeting from 4 to 8 p.m. under the Moffat County Fairgrounds grandstands. The meeting is a step in the 120-day new analysis process OSM has to take to continue mining at Colowyo. The meeting is open to the public.
Senior Social Center to host exercise class, movie
Tammy Workman is leading an exercise or walking class — depending on weather — from the Senior Social Center at the Bell Tower from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays prior to the BYOL — bring your own lunch — and a movie. This week the movie is “Harry and the Hendersons.”
If seniors are looking of more exercise, the two new treadmills and one recumbent bike are ready to go. Also, there are is an in-house trainer on the use of the machines. The Senior Social Center is located in the Bell Tower room 200.
Republican women set to meet at 11 a.m. Friday
The June meeting of the Northwest Colorado Republican Women will be at 11 a.m. at La Cabana Restaurant. All registered Republican men and women are welcome.
Haven barbecue, silent auction event is June 19
The Haven Assisted Living Center’s annual barbecue and barn dance fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. June 19 at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 S. Shelton Lane. The event will include kids activities, live music with Loose Change and a silent auction. Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for adults, $25 for couples and $40 for families. Children 5 and younger are free.
All proceeds will go toward repairs at The Haven. Tickets can be purchased from Karen Burley by calling 970-875-1888 and also will be available at the door. To view a list of silent auction items, visit havenseniorliving.com/fundraiser.
Rainbow trout on the comeback in Colorado
After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic scientists and biologists, according to a news release.
“It’s been a long road, but bringing back populations of fish that were essentially extirpated from Colorado can only be called a huge success,” George Schisler, CPW’s aquatic research team leader who is based in Fort Collins, said in a statement.
The comeback is positive news for anglers who can once again fish for rainbows and brown trout in Colorado’s big rivers and streams. For the past 15 years, brown trout have dominated most of the state’s rivers. But since last summer, anglers have reported they are catching nice size rainbows in the upper Colorado, Rio Grande, upper Gunnison, Poudre, East, Taylor, Arkansas and Yampa rivers, among others.
The whirling disease problem started in 1986 when a private hatchery unknowingly imported infected rainbow trout from Idaho that were stocked in 40 different waters in Colorado. The disease eventually spread throughout the state and even infected CPW hatcheries, which caused more waters to be infected.
Seat belt enforcement cites 6,942 motorists
Seat belts save lives. They prevent windshield ejection, brain damage and death. With this in mind, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies launched a statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period from May 11 through 31, citing 6,942 for not buckling up, according to a news release.
In addition, CDOT’s public outreach campaign on Click It or Ticket has reached 273,940 people on Facebook and received 15,276 post interactions. The campaign also included billboards, gas station advertising and radio ads reaching thousands more. The campaign, which featured images of seat belts eliminating “damage” from “brain damage” or “ejection” from “windshield ejection,” was produced with funds from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designated specifically for such efforts.
“In 2013, 62 lives in Colorado could have been saved if all unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants five and older had been properly restrained,” Darrell Lingk, director of the CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety, said in a statement. “Increased enforcement periods like the May Mobilization effort serve as a strong reminder to motorists that you should always buckle up, no matter where you are or how far you’re traveling.”
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