Craig briefs for Nov. 18 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 18

CEC to present public forums on public health, air quality

The Colorado Environmental Coalition is scheduled to host public presentations this week in Craig and Steamboat Springs.

The presentations include experts speaking on “how rampant energy development in Colorado could harm public health (and) air quality,” according to a news release from the CEC.

The experts, from Wyoming’s “ground zero of energy development” in Pinedale, Wyo., are slated to discuss how similar harmful effects “could happen in Northwest Colorado after the (Bureau of Land Management) updates its Little Snake Resource Management Plan, which is expected to allow for expanded energy development in the area.”

The presentations are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center of Craig, and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

For more information, call Sasha at the CEC at 824-5241 or 819-3847.

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“Scenic Byways” authors to visit Craig

Jim Steinberg, a local photographer and co-creator of “Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road,” will visit Craig on Friday.

He will talk about his book from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

Steinberg and writer Susan J. Tweit traveled across Colorado, traveled the old roads and byways through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country.

Colorado identified its first scenic or historic byway in 1989, and there now are 25 official Scenic and Historic Byways, each chosen for their outstanding archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities.

“Colorado Scenic Byways” is a two-volume travel guide that provides readers with a variety of scenic photographs coupled with travel plans across Colorado.

Those routes and roads are further illuminated through the book by Tweit’s essays. Tweit writes of the connections that shape these Colorado roads.

Gov. Bill Ritter selected “Colorado Scenic Byways” to give as gifts to visiting governors during the Democratic National Convention, and it will be used for the Colorado Historical Society 2009 membership drive.

Jim Steinberg lives in Steamboat Springs. Everyone is invited to come visit with Steinberg.

For more information, call Downtown Books at 824-5343.