Craig Briefs: Leftover hunting licenses still available
Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, according to a CPW press release.
Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available. Hunters are reminded that they can pick up a list of available leftover licenses at the nearest CPW office, a license agent or online at http://cpw.state.co.us.
Available leftover licenses include pronghorn, elk, bear, deer and turkey, species that can be hunted across the state on more than 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands.
“Colorado remains a hunting destination,” Public Information Officer Matt Robbins said in a statement. “One of the best features of hunting in Colorado is the unlimited number of over-the-counter elk licenses available in addition to the opportunity to hunt in some of the most scenic areas in the country.”
Robbins added that Colorado has the largest elk herds in North America, making the state a prime hunting destination for sportsmen and women from across the country and the world. Wildlife officials remind the public that the CPW website offers a wide variety of information, including access to hunting brochures and regional hunt guides. One of the more popular features of the website is “Elk Hunting University,” which guides the novice through the license purchasing process and provides information on how to hunt elk.
Wildlife officials remind hunters to follow all hunting rules and regulations, including wearing at least 500 square inches of solid, daylight fluorescent orange above the waist. A fluorescent orange head-covering also is required. Additionally, being sure of your target can help prevent serious accidents and lessen the possibility of shooting the wrong animal.
Bears Ears Patriots host afternoon fundraiser
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots is hosting an afternoon of family fun from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds covered picnic area. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, and live music also will be on hand. Suggested donation is $5 per plate, $3 for children and 65 and older and free for service men and women. For more information, call 970-824-9792.
SCS to host Coffee and a Conversation event
Craig’s new Senior Social Center will host Coffee and a Conversation from 8 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at the American Legion building in Shadow Mountain. The first Coffee and a Conversation will be next Tuesday.
Sunset Meadows seeks funds for senior gardens
Sunset Meadows tenants are trying to raise $4,000 for six aeroponic gardens. With the soil-free system, seniors will be able to grow and harvest their own organic fruit, vegetables and herbs year-round.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Sunset Meadows I at 633 Ledford St., Craig, CO 81625.
MCHS 50th class reunion this weekend
Moffat County High School Class of 1964 will have its 50th class reunion Friday through Sunday. Activities include:
■ Friday — Informal meet-and-greet at O.P. Bar & Grill, 6 p.m.
■ Saturday — Catered dinner at Hampton Inn & Suites, 6 p.m. BYOB after-dinner drinks.
■ Sunday — Breakfast buffet at O.P. Bar & Grill, 8 a.m. to noon, optional.
The cost is $25 per person. The class still is missing address for the following: Floyd Berham, Jim Gerber, Gray Hibbard, Tom Maneotis, Betty Manley, Cheryl McCall, Laurel Osborn Kuhlen, Glen Turner, Rodney Updike, Ervan Watson and Larry Zimmerman. Send information to Bill and Linda Kitzhaber at 211 Avenue NE, Childress, Texas, 79201, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-585-8967.