Craig Briefs: MCHS Class of 1949 reunion set for July |

Craig Briefs: MCHS Class of 1949 reunion set for July

The MCHS Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon July 13 at the Center of Craig. 

The highlight of the gathering will be the honoring of former teachers Miss Rose Elnor Hamman and Mrs. Stella Hall. Any of their friends or past students are welcome to attend. For reservations, call Benna Haughey at 970-824-2771.

CDOT reminds drivers about wildlife crossings

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to beware of wildlife crossing roadways, especially at night.

CDOT is asking people to stay alert and follow the roadside reminders to slow down at night in specifically designated “wildlife corridors.” It’s up to motorists this summer to simply do what the CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, numerous other agencies and wildlife advocates always have recommended.

Local bird walk areas are open year-round

The 921-acre Carpenter Ranch, located 3 miles east of downtown Hayden, is one of two local areas protected by The Nature Conservancy in Colorado and designated as important bird areas by the National Audubon Society. The other site near Hayden is the 329-acre Yampa River Preserve that is open to the public year-round for birding, fishing and hiking. The preserve includes one of the largest remaining examples of a rare riparian forest dominated by narrowleaf cottonwood, box elder and red osier dogwood, according to The Nature Conservancy.

For questions about the birding walks, contact Betsy Blakeslee, Carpenter Ranch facilities manager, at 970-276-4626. More information about Carpenter Ranch and the Yampa River Preserve can be found by searching The Nature Conservancy’s website at

First Baptists to host day camp next week

The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Day Camp from Monday through Friday. The five-day program includes activities like a eurobungy, archery, slip ’n’ slide, arts and crafts and a climbing wall.

Counselors will lead campers through the activities, along with Bible studies and worship. 

The cost is $150 per camper, and scholarships are available in an effort to make the camp affordable for everyone. For more information, visit or call 970-824-5926.

Humane Society lowers adult pet adoption fee

The Humane Society of Moffat County has lowered its animal adoption cost to $75, which includes spay or neuter, vaccinations and a feline leukemia test. The cost to adopt kittens and puppies remains $115.

Construction underway on Colorado Highway 13

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 south of Meeker and north of Rifle will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22. The project will widen the road’s shoulders to 8 feet, add guardrails and new drainage pipes and increase sight distance for motorists, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of October. No detours are planned, and motorists can expect to encounter alternating lanes of traffic and delays up to 15 minutes.

The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone, and loads of more than 14 feet won’t be allowed.

The $6.7 million project is funded by the state’s FASTER legislation. The contractor on the project is Old Castle United Companies. For more information, call the project hotline at 970-878-7107 or email

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