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Craig briefs: Event discusses poverty, health among children

On the first Wednesday of each month, the Craig Daily Press hosts Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. at The Memorial Hospital Mountain Café. On Wednesday, Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss the number of Moffat County children who are in poverty and also the latest health statistics concerning our area as it pertains to kids.

For more information, call 970-875-1790.

US Service Academy nomination deadline

Congressman Scott Tipton's office is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015, according to a news release from Tipton's office.

Each year members of Congress are able to nominate a limited number of people from their districts to the U.S. Service Academies — including the Air Force, West Point, Annapolis and Merchant Marine. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Congressman Tipton nominated 22 students from the 3rd Congressional District in 2014 to U.S. Service Academies. The students selected met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton's office. Students that applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts and complete an in-person interview before a panel in order to be considered.

Interested students, who meet the minimum Service Academy eligibility requirements can download an application at https://tipton.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations. The deadline for applications is Oct. 6, and students should submit their information to Brian McCain with Tipton's office at brian.mccain@mail.house.gov or 719-542-1073. 

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Hay directory connects producers with buyers

The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers, according to a news release.

The 2014 edition of the directory now is available to the public at no cost.

"The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay," Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, said in a statement. "Hay buyers from throughout Colorado and across the country request the publication."

The 28th edition of the Colorado Hay Directory features producers and brokers of hay as well as companies that provide hay-related products and services. Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed-free status and identifies organic hay. 

The directory and other hay resources are available online at http://www.coloradoagriculture.com. For more information or to request a copy of the 2014 Colorado Hay Directory, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-869-9175. 

Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary

Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays through the year. As the number of sponsorships grows, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. To sponsor a flag, call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.

Hunters mind national monument regulations

With the arrival of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument. Although most of the monument boundary is well marked, hunters are responsible for ensuring they do not hunt within the monument.

The Lacey Act and the Code of Federal Regulations strictly prohibits the killing or removal of any animal, living or dead, and any animal parts, including shed antlers, from federal lands within the monument without authorization. Violators will be prosecuted and are subject to penalties including fines, jail, restitution and the forfeiture of vehicles, equipment and personal property associated with the violations. 

Call rangers at 970-629-8683 or 970-629-2707. If unsuccessful with either number, call the Craig Regional Dispatch at 970-824-6501 for Colorado.

Moffat County Birding Club seeks members

Craig resident Patti Mosbey started the Moffat County Birding Club earlier this year where a bird enthusiasts meet to discuss bird species, take photographs of birds and go on birding outings. The bird club offers a great opportunity to meet new people and see new places. Find the group on Facebook under Moffat County birding. For more information, call 970-629-1098.