Craig briefs: Eagle Lake Camp in Craig starts Monday |

Craig briefs: Eagle Lake Camp in Craig starts Monday

The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Camp for local children Monday through Friday at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

This is the second year Eagle Lake has brought its itinerary to Craig, providing a variety of physical and spiritual activities for kids ages 7 to 12. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. as campers engage in numerous fun events.

Campers should be prepared to bring a backpack, a bathing suit, a towel, tennis shoes, sunscreen, a water bottle, a lunch and a copy of the Bible.

“It was a great experience for all the kids last year, and we hope this year is just as good,” local organizer Laurie Fraher said.

There is still space to enroll kids in the program.

For more information on registration and costs, visit or call 719-265-7037.

Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss state of MCSD

The Craig Daily Press will host its next Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café. Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss the state of Moffat County School District.

The Daily Press will provide free coffee and pastries. For more information, call 970-875-1788 or 970-875-1790.

Tipton questions EPA on waters of US definition

WASHINGTON — Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colo., questioned EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a House Small Business Committee hearing on the EPA’s controversial new rule to redefine waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act, according to a press release from Tipton’s office.

During the hearing, Tipton submitted a letter to the record from the Waters Advocacy Coalition representing various industries, sectors and interests that would be affected by the waters of the U.S. rule. The letter in part objects to the insufficient analysis offered by the EPA on the impacts this rule will have. The letter’s 39 signers, include the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Gas Association, the Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress, the National Association of Homebuilders, the National Pork Producers Council and many others.

“The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (‘the agencies’) proposed the rule to ‘clarify’ which waters are federally regulated and which waters remain under the jurisdiction of their respective states. The agencies assert, ‘Because fewer waters will be subject to the CWA under the proposed rule than are subject to regulation under the existing regulations, this action will not affect small entities to a greater degree than the existing regulations,’” the letter states. “We believe the agencies have dramatically underestimated the impact of the proposed rule on small business entities. In reality, the proposed rule establishes broader definitions of existing regulatory categories, such as tributaries, and regulates new areas that are not jurisdictional under current regulations.”

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