Craig briefs: Craig Daily Press seeks hunter photos for contest |

Craig briefs: Craig Daily Press seeks hunter photos for contest

The Craig Daily Press is seeking hunting photo submissions for its Hunter Photo Contest. The newspaper will collect submissions through Nov. 30. Whoever submits the best hunter photo will receive a $250 gift certificate to Murdoch’s. Send photos to Additionally, many of the photos could appear in next year’s Colorado Hunter magazine. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

American Council of the Blind meets Thursday

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of the American Council of the Blind will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the dining room of Sunset Meadows 2, 595 Ledford St. The meeting is open to any person of any age with an interest in vision loss issues. We will discuss several free services

For additional information, call Evelyn Tileston at 970-824-6449.

Gov. John Hickenlooper to visit Craig on Monday

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will hold a Northwest Colorado Community Forum from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Academic Building Room 175 in Craig. For more information, contact Linda Rice, of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, at 303-866-6249 or

Red Cross seeks hero nominations for ball

The American Red Cross will be celebrating 100 years of service in Colorado in 2014, according to a press release. As part of its Century Celebration, the Red Cross Mile High Chapter will honor five Colorado heroes at its Century of Champions Red Cross Ball in March — and we need help identifying those heroes.

The Mile High Chapter is seeking nominations of those who have performed heroic acts, saved lives or performed outstanding service to their country or community. Heroes will be honored in five categories that align with Red Cross services in our community:

■ Disaster relief or response

■ Saving lives by administering CPR or using an AED

■ Military service or supporting those in the military

■ Preparing communities or individuals for the next disaster

■ International humanitarian service

Nominations may be submitted online at The deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 10.

CDOT reminds drivers to watch for wildlife

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to watch out for wildlife crossing roadways, especially at night. CDOT is asking people to stay alert and follow the roadside reminders to slow down at night in specifically designated wildlife corridors. It’s up to motorists to do what CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and numerous other agencies always have recommended and wildlife advocates.

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