Craig briefs: Hayden Public Library hosts beekeeping lesson |

Craig briefs: Hayden Public Library hosts beekeeping lesson

Join the Hayden Public Library at 2 p.m. today for a fun and informative lesson on beekeeping with Pam Baker. For more information or questions, call 970-276-3777. The library is located at 201 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden.

Rankin to give update, conduct Q&A WednesdayRankin to give update, conduct Q&A Wednesday

Rankin to give update, conduct Q&A Wednesday

Rep. Bob Rankin and Joyce Rankin, of the State Board of Education, will give an update and Q&A on the latest Colorado legislative and education news from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Craig City Council Chambers. For more information, email Joyce Rankin at

BLM travel meeting scheduled for ThursdayBLM travel meeting scheduled for Thursday

BLM travel meeting scheduled for Thursday

The Bureau of Land Management is having a travel management meeting for Little Snake Field Office from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center of Craig.

The public has provided input on creating a travel system for multiple use. Attendees can review alternatives found in input and provide thoughts on the future of travel and recreation opportunities in area.

Traffic delays likely due to Colo. Highway 9 workTraffic delays likely due to Colo. Highway 9 work

Traffic delays likely due to Colo. Highway 9 work

Traffic impacts on Colorado Highway 9 can be expected northbound and southbound during daylight hours Monday through Friday. A temporary lane will be in place detouring traffic around construction from mile marker 127 to 128. Speeds will be reduced to 25 miles per hour through the temporary lane. The temporary detour lane is necessary while crews install a wildlife underpass structure and will remain in place until underpass construction is complete. Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet.

Motorists, cyclists and bikers should exercise extreme caution and follow reduced posted speed limits and flaggers’ instructions. Adhere to the 35 or 45 mile per hour speed limits as posted.

For more information, contact the public information team at 970-724-4724 or

Residents asked to leave young wildlife aloneResidents asked to leave young wildlife alone

Residents asked to leave young wildlife alone

This is the time of year when wild animals give birth, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public not to approach, touch or handle young animals, according to a news release.

During spring and early summer, people often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the sides of roads.

Deer provide a good example of how wildlife adapt behaviors to help them survive. Young fawns have no scent and are born with speckled coats that provide a natural camouflage. These two factors help them avoid being found by predators. When a mother doe senses a predator might be close, it moves away. Many other animals use similar survival techniques.

Elk and moose calves also are left alone by their mothers. Residents who see elk or moose calves are advised to move away quickly and not to move closer or attempt to get the animal to move.

Young birds often fall out of their nests or are pushed out of nests by parents to encourage them to fly.

Newspaper launches new mobile applicationNewspaper launches new mobile application

Newspaper launches new mobile application

The Craig Daily Press launched its new app in April. The app is available for both Apple and Android users.

The app offers users an opportunity to read the newspaper’s e-edition, receive push notifications about breaking news and get the latest news published on the Daily Press website.

Visit the Apple store or Android market to download the app.

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