Craig briefs: Home and garden registration beginning for fair |

Craig briefs: Home and garden registration beginning for fair

Moffat County residents who enter the open class home and garden contests can now pre-register for the 91st Annual Moffat County Fair.

Home and garden categories include everything from garden produce, jams, jelly, art, crafts, domestic arts, photography, bread, eggs, honey, woodworking, scroll saw work, horse hair braiding, flower arrangements, quilts, and knitted sweaters, among others.

Open class entries will be accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Pre-registered participants will enter the pavilion through the west door; all others will continue to enter through the east door on Wednesday.

Registration tags are available Thursday and Friday at the Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., or at the fairgrounds after Aug. 1. For more information, call 824-9180.

Suspect identified in Steamboat bear shooting

Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins of the Colorado Division of Wildlife said the agency has identified a single suspect in last week’s shooting of a bear in downtown Steamboat Springs.

No arrests have been made, but Haskins said the DOW has narrowed in on one person, whose name was not released.

“We’ll have more information shortly, sometime this week,” Haskins said Monday.

A 200- to 300-pound male bear was shot in the head July 20 in the alleyway parallel to Eighth and Ninth streets, between Pine and Aspen streets. The bear was going through trash in the alley. The DOW is treating the shooting as a crime. A bear can be shot legally only if the shooter is a landowner protecting livestock, acting in self defense or a licensed bear hunter.

The person who shot the bear faces “many thousands of dollars in fines,” Haskins said last week, and potentially jail time, depending on how the case is prosecuted.

Governor recognizes Korean War sacrifices

Gov. Bill Ritter ordered all flags lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

Ritter’s order came after President Barack Obama named July 27 as a day to honor sacrifices made during the Korean War, which lasted from June 1950 until an armistice was signed July 27, 1953.

Wednesday’s Powerball up to $102 million

With no jackpots claimed in the Powerball drawing Saturday night, the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is up to $102 million.

Powerball is like other lotto-style games, in that players attempt to match six numbers with those from randomly chosen numbered balls.

One of the numbers is for the Powerball, which grants special multipliers to a person’s winnings if chosen correctly.

The game is played in 30 states, including Colorado, as well as Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Two Colorado residents took home $200,000 prizes after matching five of six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One winner from Eagle claimed his prize yesterday in Grand Junction, though the second winner from Morrison has yet to come forward.

The last time someone won the Powerball jackpot was June 27 on a ticket sold in Connecticut.

However, the jackpot has never been claimed.

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