Craig briefs: Gas prices in Colorado fall 6 cents per gallon |

Craig briefs: Gas prices in Colorado fall 6 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average, which has increased 1 cent per gallon in the past week to $3.63 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Average gas prices in Craig currently linger at about $3.64 per gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices yesterday were 37.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 6.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 2.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Bark beetle videos to be shown at Chief Theater

Many National Forest users and visitors have questions about the bark beetle outbreak that has swept through local forests throughout the past decade. A unique video series explores our changed forests and showcases stories from the people who are responding to, and living with, those changes, according to a press release.

The U.S. Forest Service and University of Wyoming, Ruckelshaus Institute will host a public screening of their video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Steamboat Springs.

The event will be held at the Chief Theater, and admission is free.

The showing is a series of 10 short videos exploring effects of and responses to the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak in our local forests. The videos take viewers to meet hunters, rock climbers, fire lookouts, city water managers, foresters, volunteers and many other diverse characters who are dealing with effects of bark beetles. Locations include the Bear River Corridor, Sierra Madre, Hahn’s Peak Lake, Rob Roy Reservoir, Vedauwoo and others.

The showing will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Associated Governments group elects new officers

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado elected new executive board officers at their monthly board meeting held in May at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction.

Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson was re-elected as the association’s chairman. Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson, who served as AGNC’s Treasurer last year, was chosen to be the new vice chairman, replacing Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger, who didn’t seek another nomination. Grand Junction City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem Marty Chazen is the association’s new treasurer.

None of the positions were challenged, and the votes were unanimous.

For more information or to schedule an interview, call AGNC Executive Director Scott McInnis at 970-285-7630.

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