Craig briefs: Daily Press website to experience maintenance |

Craig briefs: Daily Press website to experience maintenance

The Craig Daily Press’ website will go through maintenance this evening. Website users can expect delays in viewing the site. Questions should be directed to the newspaper at 970-875-1788.

Craig Chamber debuts candidate question and answer

In its role as a business and community advocate, the Craig Chamber of Commerce distributes and publishes candidate profiles for local elections. This month’s Chamber Connection is dedicated to helping inform residents about the two candidates vying for the mayor’s position and the seven candidates seeking one of four council seats.

Candidate responses are printed as submitted in today’s Craig Daily Press on pages 10 and 11. Space limitations allow published responses to only a few questions, based on the length of each candidate’s response. The full questionnaire and candidate answers are available at Readers can take the opportunity to compare responses on community involvement, economic development, education, the energy industry and more. Those who aren’t able to access the questionnaires online are welcome to stop by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Moffat County Visitor Center, 360 E. Victory Way, for a printed copy.

Hayden Library to host Scholastic Book Fair

The Hayden Public Library will have its annual Scholastic Book Fair from Friday through March 24. Stop by the library anytime during regular hours to see what’s new in the world of books. The library will have a Kick-Off Bake Sale on Friday and an opportunity to purchase tickets for its Easter Basket drawing throughout the whole book fair. The theme this year is “Book Fair Under the Sea!” There will also be chances to win prizes.

Disabled hunters can apply for deer hunting

Colorado hunters who are disabled could have an opportunity to participate in a guided deer hunt at Ridgway State Park during fall 2015, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 

A total of four hunters, two for the second season, and two for the third season, will be chosen for these special hunts. To qualify, the hunters must hold or obtain an accommodation permit from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Hunters must have a permanent disability that significantly impairs major life functions and their ability to hunt, or have a physical impairment resulting from permanent medical conditions that make it impossible to hunt without someone else’s help. 

Those eligible must first apply for and obtain a Game Management Unit 62 deer license for the second or third season through the regular license draw. The deadline to apply for limited licenses is April 7. The easiest way to apply is through the CPW website.

Disabled hunters who obtain a license then can receive a hunting application for the Ridgway State Park hunt. If more than four hunters apply there will be a drawing to make the selection. To obtain an application for Ridgway, email Andy Dean at, or call the park at 970-626-5822.

Newspaper accepting photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to

Photos must be at least 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos.

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