Craig briefs: Local author set to hold signing at bookstore
Local author David Johnson will have a book signing at 5 p.m. at Downtown Books for his new paperback book titled, “Madman in a Box: The Social History of Doctor Who.”
Moffat County Library to host Olympic eventMoffat County Library to host Olympic event
Moffat County Library to host Olympic event
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 whole family. Interactive activities will be on hand, including a soccer ball relay, a bounce ball relay, and crafting Olympic torches, to name a few. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Northwest Colorado Health schedules mixerNorthwest Colorado Health schedules mixer
Northwest Colorado Health schedules mixer
Northwest Colorado Health and Craig Chamber of Commerce are hosting 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 the Chamber at 970-824-5689.
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/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. Aug. 10 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.
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The application process for Big Game licenses through the Colorado Parks & Wildlife will open March 1, the state agency announced Thursday morning.