Craig briefs: Editorial Board seeks new members |

Craig briefs: Editorial Board seeks new members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Editorial Board terms last three months.

If anyone is interested, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or e-mail him at

Be aware of hantavirus while spring cleaning

Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears).

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises area residents to be careful while spring cleaning and before opening up cabins, buildings, sheds and barns.

A person can become infected when inhaling dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings.

The VNA advises residents to air out rodent infested buildings or areas at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Use a solution of household bleach – one cup of bleach per gallon of water – to spray materials you have used for cleaning mouse droppings.

For more information about hantavirus, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700 or visit

Musicians wanted to play at Farmers Market

The Craig Farmers Market wants to give local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent and serenade the community.

The Farmers Market is seeking musicians to perform this summer.

The first Farmers Market of the summer is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. today in Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

To schedule a date to perform, call Kay Jennings at 620-4917.

Cigarette state sales tax begins next month

Beginning July 1, retailers will charge a 2.9-percent state sales tax on all retail cigarette sales, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Cigarettes remain exempt from city, county and special district sales tax.

Businesses will be required to account for state sales tax on cigarettes on the Colorado Retail Sales Tax Return, or the DR 0100. Changes will be made to the DR 0100 Part A Deductions and Part B Exemptions worksheets so that businesses can include the state sales tax cigarettes in the calculations, according to the news release.

The tax must be reported and remitted to the Department of Revenue starting with the July monthly return, due Aug. 20 or, for quarterly filers, the third quarter return due Oct. 20.

This change to charging sales tax on cigarettes is the result of the legislature’s passage and signing of House Bill 09-1342.

Taxpayers can learn more about this and other Department of Revenue state tax topics by visiting the Colorado Taxation Web site at

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