Craig briefs: Library scheduled to host Olympic event Tuesday
Join Moffat County Library from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Gold Medal Olympic event at the library. Help the library celebrate the 2016 Olympics in Rio with fun activities for the family. Interactive activities will be on hand, including a soccer ball relay, a bounce ball relay and crafting Olympic torches. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
MCHS meet, greet slated for 4:30 p.m. todayMCHS meet, greet slated for 4:30 p.m. today
MCHS meet, greet slated for 4:30 p.m. today
Interim Moffat County High School Principal Craig Crebar and the new MCHS athletic director, Rich Houghton, will meet with the public this week. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the high school, community members can mix and mingle with the high school’s newest leadership. The event will be held on the second floor commons area.
Northwest Colorado Health schedules mixerNorthwest Colorado Health schedules mixer
Northwest Colorado Health schedules mixer
Northwest Colorado Health and Craig Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer to celebrate National Health Center week. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Northwest Colorado Health, 745 Russell St. The mixer will include food, drinks and door prizes. Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race on Aug. 27 also will be available for $10 each. RSVP to the Chamber at 970-824-5689.
Young professionals to host social ThursdayYoung professionals to host social Thursday
Young professionals to host social Thursday
Yampa Valley Young Professionals will host its monthly social at 6 p.m. Thursday. August’s social is called “Around Town,” and young pros will do a restaurant crawl, starting at Carelli’s, heading to JW Snacks and ending at The O.P. Bar and Grill. For more information, call YVYP president Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.
DBA set to host open mic night 4 p.m. Aug. 19DBA set to host open mic night 4 p.m. Aug. 19
DBA set to host open mic night 4 p.m. Aug. 19
The Downtown Business Association will host an open mic opportunity for community members from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 in Alice Pleasant Park.
Area commissioners seek pest board membersArea commissioners seek pest board members
Area commissioners seek pest board members
The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners and the Moffat County Weed and Pest Department are requesting applications for five seats on the Moffat County Noxious Weed Advisory Board, according to a news release. More details and applications are available at colorado.gov/moffatcountycolorado.gov/moffatcounty, or call Jessica Counts, Moffat County Weed and Pest manager, at 970-824-9184., or call Jessica Counts, Moffat County Weed and Pest manager, at 970-824-9184.
colorado.gov/moffatcounty, or call Jessica Counts, Moffat County Weed and Pest manager, at 970-824-9184.
CPW seeks sportsmen input on managementCPW seeks sportsmen input on management
CPW seeks sportsmen input on management
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking sportsmen’s input on funding the future of wildlife management and conservation in Colorado, according to a news release. Hunters, anglers or anyone who wants to learn more about the financial challenges facing the state’s wildlife management agency is invited to a discussion with CPW representatives at 6 p.m. today at CPW’s office in Steamboat Springs, 925 Weiss Drive.
CPW anticipates budget shortfalls which could be offset by increasing resident license fees. The last increase occurred in 2006 after legislative approval the year before. Since 2009, CPW has cut or defunded 50 positions and cut $40 million from its operating budget. Wildlife managers caution that additional cuts are inevitable without an increase in revenue.
“Colorado’s wildlife faces more pressure now than ever before, including a growing human population, increasingly fragmented habitat and less young people involved in hunting,” Northwest Regional Manager Ron Velarde said in a statement. “We have already undergone significant belt-tightening, and now, we need to find effective ways to increase revenue. We need to have this important discussion with hunters and anglers.”
Velarde adds that CPW’s wildlife management programs are funded by user fees, generated primarily by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. Unlike other state agencies, CPW does not receive general fund revenue.
Currently, a limited elk license for resident adults costs $46. Resident youths pay $10.75 for limited deer, elk and pronghorn licenses. Limited deer license and pronghorn licenses are $31 for resident adults.
Craig City Council offers online suggestion boxCraig City Council offers online suggestion box
Craig City Council offers online suggestion box
Craig City Council is asking the public to provide comments and suggestions on its website.
The online suggestion box has been open for three weeks and will continue to remain available for the foreseeable future, said Craig Mayor Ray Beck.
All comments submitted will be reviewed by city council.
Submit suggestions at ci.craig.co.us/about_us/contact_city_staff/suggestion_boxci.craig.co.us/about_us/contact_city_staff/suggestion_box..
Craig artisans accept applications for marketCraig artisans accept applications for market
Craig artisans accept applications for market
Applications are being accepted for the seventh annual Holiday Artisan Market, according to a news release. The event will be held Dec. 2 and 3 at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. Deadline for the applications is Oct. 7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com for an application and more information. for an application and more information.
email@example.com for an application and more information.
CPW cautions stand-up paddleboard usersCPW cautions stand-up paddleboard users
CPW cautions stand-up paddleboard users
As stand-up paddleboards become more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal flotation devices when using these watercraft, according to a news release.
The danger is amplified in the afternoons in Colorado, when fast-moving storms bring high winds and stir up waves on lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Water temperature is also a factor. Even though the weather has been hot recently, water in rivers and reservoirs remains cold, which can quickly impair swimming ability.
According to CPW regulations, on any watercraft, the number of life jackets on board must match the number of passengers. Anyone younger than 13, when on the water, must wear a life jacket at all times. Every kind of craft is subject to the regulations, including paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and sailboards. For more information about safe boating, visit cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/boatingsafety.aspxcpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/boatingsafety.aspx..cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/boatingsafety.aspx.
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