Craig briefs: McDonald’s set to host breakfast at 6 a.m. today |

Craig briefs: McDonald’s set to host breakfast at 6 a.m. today

— The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is holding a pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. today. Tickets are $4 and include a hotcake and sausage breakfast with orange juice or coffee. Tickets can be purchased from participating third, fourth, and fifth graders and also will be available at the event.

The breakfast also will be offered from 6 to 10 a.m. April 23.

Local energy meeting set for 6 p.m. Wednesday

The city of Craig will co-host a meeting with the Air Pollution Control Division to “provide stakeholders an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with each other about power demands, coal, natural gas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, economic development and a wide range of current and potential issues,” according to a news release.

The Energy Communities Planning for Future meeting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School Auditorium. The community is encouraged to attend.

Free admission offered for National Parks Week

Today through April 24, national parks will offer free admission, including Dinosaur National Monument.

As part of National Park Week, staff and volunteers from Dinosaur National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office will host National Junior Ranger Day today. Youth are invited to assist park rangers at the Quarry Visitor Center with raising the flag at 9 a.m. A variety of special activities for younger visitors will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in and throughout the Quarry Exhibit Hall.

Bowhunter safety course May 14, 15 near Fruita

According to a news release, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting novice and experienced bowhunters interested in learning new skills to a bowhunter safety course at the Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area near Fruita, May 14 and 15.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To sign up for the class and for additional information, visit, or call 970-255-6100.

“The Bowhunter Safety Course is not required in Colorado right now, but it is strongly recommended,” instructor Levi Atwater, CPW’s district wildlife manager in Rifle, said in a statement. “If you want to hunt anywhere, the course is required, or if you just want to be a better bowhunter, now is your chance. Keep in mind that we offer it here only once a year.”

Novice archers may use their own equipment or equipment provided by CPW. Advanced archers are encouraged to bring their own gear.

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