Craig briefs: Local restaurants set to raise funds for CASA |

Craig briefs: Local restaurants set to raise funds for CASA

— Northwest Rocky Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocates works to help abused and neglected children. The nonprofit is holding a fundraiser at Carelli’s and Mulligan’s from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Both restaurants are donating 10 percent of their proceeds for the night to NWRM CASA.

Also, stop by the NWRM CASA table at Whittle the Wood to learn more about what the organization does. Enter a 50/50 drawing to win 50 percent of the cash, or sign up to be a volunteer.

BLM travel management plan meeting scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management is having a travel management meeting for Little Snake Field Office from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center of Craig.

The public has provided input on creating a travel system for multiple use. Attendees can review the preliminary alternatives found in the input and provide thought on the future of travel and recreation opportunities across Northwest Colorado.

Public reminded to leave young wildlife alone

This is the time of year when wild animals give birth, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people to not approach, touch or handle young animals, according to a news release.

“We know that people are trying to be helpful, but the young animals are best cared for by their own parents,” Renzo DelPiccolo, area wildlife manager in Montrose for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement. “The best thing people can do is to leave young wildlife alone.”

During spring and early summer, people often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the sides of roads.

“The animals have not been abandoned. Young animals often are left alone to allow the mother to feed, to help them avoid predators and to learn how to live in the wild,” DelPiccolo explained.

Deer provide a good example of how wildlife adapt behaviors to help them survive. Young fawns have no scent and are born with speckled coats that provide a natural camouflage. These two factors help them avoid predators. When a mother doe senses a predator might be close by, it moves away. Many other animals use similar survival techniques.

Elk and moose calves also are left alone by their mothers. If you see one, move away quickly. Do not move closer or attempt to get the animal to move.

Young birds often fall out of their nests or are pushed out of nests by parents to encourage them to fly.

“If a young bird is on the ground it will quickly learn to fly. So let nature take its course,” DelPiccolo said.

Newspaper launches new mobile application

The Craig Daily Press launched its new app in April. The app is available for both Apple and Android users.

The app offers users an opportunity to read the newspaper’s e-edition, receive push notifications about breaking news and get the latest news published on the Daily Press website.

Visit the Apple store or Android market to download the app.

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