Craig briefs: Hunter Photo Contest judging open to readers
December 1, 2013
The Craig Daily Press Hunter Photo Contest ran through November and has ended, but the newspaper needs your help judging the photos. At 9 a.m. Monday, the newspaper will publish all the photos on its Facebook page. The photo with the most likes by Dec. 20 will win the contest and receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch's. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.
4th Hayden Holiday Stroll is on Saturday
The fourth annual Hayden Holiday Stroll will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hayden Heritage Center. The center will be decorated for the holidays, and Christmas treats and hot cider also will be on hand. A gift shop with gift wrapping also will be available. Participants also can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides from the museum to downtown, and the Historic Granary/Wild Goose Coffee will be roasting chestnuts on an open fire. For more information, call 970-276-4380.
Community nativity scene will be on display
The annual Community Nativity Display will be available for viewing Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the corner of Ninth Street and Finley Lane. It will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This is a free event. For more information, call Marcia Sfreddo at 970-824-5136, Laura Ellgen at 970-824-5253 or Tilila Gunderson at 970-384-2366.
Celebration of Light commiserates memories
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will help the community celebrate the memory of loved ones from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Craig VNA. The VNA will have a Celebration of Light Tree onto which community members can place a personalized. Ornament and supplies for notation will be provided along with refreshments. Participants are welcome to take their ornaments home after the holidays. For more information, call Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.
Quilt Exhibit at Yampa Valley Regional Airport
The Yampa Valley Regional Airport is sponsoring public tours of the Quilt Exhibit at the airport on from 11 a.m and at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. RSVP to Ann McMenamin at 970-276-5001 no later than 3 p.m. Dec. 9.
Holiday decoration with wildlife in mind
As the holiday season nears and decorations begin to adorn houses, yards and trees, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public to decorate with wildlife safety in mind. Outdoor holiday decorations and structures, like Christmas lights or trampolines, can cause problems for antlered animals.
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During the mating season, buck deer rub their antlers against just about anything. If they rub against something with holiday lights, there is a chance those lights might end up adorning the animal's antlers.
Although it is difficult to predict exactly what deer are capable of snagging, homeowners can reduce the risk by anticipating problems before they happen. Wildlife officers recommend attaching lights to the house or above the reach of deer in large trees. Stringing the lights in low shrubbery could end up endangering the animal.
■ Avoid draping lights over shrubs and bushes less than 5 feet high.
■ Trees with trunk diameters of 2 to 6 inches are most likely to be rubbed by bucks and bulls, so only string lights on larger-diameter trees.
■ Use multiple short strands of wire plugged together versus one long strand so that if animals become entangled, they will have less cord to deal with.
■ Avoid stringing lights clothesline-style across open areas.
■ Firmly attach lights to tree limbs, gutters or fence posts.