Craig Briefs: Love INC pig roast set for Sunday in Craig
Love INC will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year Sunday. The event includes a silent auction. Pre-registration is $10 per person and $35 per family. Day of cost is $11 per person and $37 per family. Tickets are available at Love INC, 656 School St., or from any Love INC board member, Loyd’s Cleaners and at several local churches. For more information, call 970-824-4400.
Residents’ opinions sought on secession
An open meeting about Moffat County seceding from Colorado will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilions. The event offers an opportunity for Moffat County residents to talk about how they feel about secession. Guest speakers include Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, Jeff Hare and Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway. A reception with refreshments will be held following the meeting. The local Farm Bureau and Bears Ears Patriots are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Rick Barnes at 970-620-1165.
Parade of Lights in Craig announces theme
The Community Budget Center recently announced that the theme for this year’s parade of lights will be called Christmas in Colorado. The parade will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 30. For more information or to apply to be in the parade, call 970-824-7898.
VNA offering birth control, STD screenings
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center is offering low-cost birth control, STD screenings for men and women, pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.
Project closes tailwater section of Stagecoach
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed the 0.6-mile tailwater section of Stagecoach State Park to all public access for a scheduled fishery and habitat restoration project, according to a press release.
It will remain closed for the remainder of the year. The public is asked to use caution as heavy equipment and other materials for the project may be moved into the area prior to the closure.
Routt County Road 18 to Sarvis Creek and Pleasant Valley will remain open through the fall; however, parking along the county road is prohibited. Hunters accessing the Blacktail Mountain Conservation Easement can find alternate parking locations for the 2013 hunting seasons at the dam parking lot and the C.R.18 parking lot.
In addition, hunters may access the Blacktail Mountain Conservation Easement via the Adams State Wildlife Area off C.R. 14. The tailwater restoration project will restore habitat and improve the overall fishery resource. The project’s goals include creating specific angler access points that will minimize stream bank erosion and preserve the area for future generations.
The cooperative project with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District is being funded through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Fishing is Fun Program, Yampa Valley Land Trust, Trout Unlimited and private donors.
For the latest information about the project, visit http://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/stagecoach/Pages/StagecoachStatePark.aspx, call Stagecoach State Park at 970-736-2436 or contact aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson at 970-871-2868.
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