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Craig briefs for July 11

Grouse comment period extended

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has extended the public comment period for the Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Plan by 30 days to Aug. 31.

Additional information about the plan and the plan itself are available to the public on the DOW Web site at: http://wildlife.state.co.us by clicking on wildlife species, species of concern, birds, greater sage-grouse and greater sage-grouse statewide conservation plan on the left-hand side of the screen.

The DOW has received several requests to extend the comment period on the draft plan due to the size of the document and the amount of detailed information to review.

Comments in electronic format are preferred and can be e-mailed to pam.schnurr@state.co.us.

The statewide plan is designed to facilitate the conservation of greater sage-grouse and their habitats in Colorado.

The DOW is the state agency responsible for managing wildlife and its habitat, as well as providing wildlife-related recreation.

The DOW is funded through hunting and fishing license fees, federal grants and Colorado Lottery proceeds through Great Outdoors Colorado.

For more news about Division of Wildlife, go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us/news/index.asp?DivisionID=3

For more information about Division of Wildlife, go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

USS Rendova reunion starts Oct. 17

Veterans who served on the Navy Aircraft Carrier, USS Rendova, CVE-114, will have a reunion in Omaha, Neb., from Oct. 17 to 20.

For information, call Eddie Frank at 303-857-4248 or e-mail rendova114@aol.com.

He can be mailed at 15164 Good Ave., Ft. Lupton, CO 80621.

Safeway offering year of free groceries

Safeway is sponsoring a contest to giveaway free groceries for a year to celebrate the produce and livestock of Colorado.

“We are excited to partner with Safeway to promote local products,” said John R. Stulp, commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Everyone can help support Colorado agriculture throughout the year by buying products with the Colorado Proud logo and the ‘Better for you. Better for Colorado’ tag line.”

For complete rules and to enter the contest, visit http://www.9news.com and click on the Colorado Proud logo. Twelve $100 Safeway gift cards will be awarded July through October with the grand prize winner receiving a year’s supply of groceries at Safeway (valued at $5,200). In addition to the contest, consumers can find recipes, produce picking tips, a crop calendar and a searchable Colorado products directory online.

Children may need immunization updates

Immunization requirements have changed and children may need shots before the next school year, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reports.

The Craig VNA office, 745 Russell St., will be holding a walk-in immunization clinic from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 16.

Shots are free for children 5 and younger and free to $14 for children older than 5. No appointments are necessary, but all children must be accompanied by an adult and have a shot record. A Spanish interpreter will be available.

The VNA offers immunization clinics every week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call the VNA at 824-8233 with any questions or to make an appointment.

Sheep Wagon Days needs help

Sheep Wagon Days is calling all crafts-people and anyone who can demonstrate sheep related or old-time techniques to school students. There is no charge for booths with educational demonstrations during Sheep Wagon Days, which are scheduled for Sept. 13 to 16 at Wyman’s Living History Museum.

Craft booths with items for sale are $25 per day or $35 for booths with electricity. Sheep wagon tours and dog demonstrations are planned for the students Thursday and Friday, and craft vendors will be selling items to the public during the weekend.

Anyone, especially those with butter-making or leather-working skills, is invited to contact Melody Villard at 824-9302 or Nicky Boulger at 824-6346 to sign up.


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