Craig briefs: Median gas prices rise slightly across Colorado |

Craig briefs: Median gas prices rise slightly across Colorado

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average that has not moved in the past week to $2.76 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices yesterday were 93.6 cents per gallon less than the same day one year ago and 3.6 cents per gallon more expensive than a month ago. The national average has decreased 3.9 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 85 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“With the exception of the West Coast, last week saw gas prices moving lower in many regions,” Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst said in a statement. “And last week the story at the pump has been completely about the West Coast. Pump prices have surged as a result of a hopefully temporary stoppage of gasoline imports into the West Coast, which the region has relied upon thanks to earlier year refinery issues. Areas of California have set new records for highest single day price increase, and prices will continue to advance for a few more days before things cool off. For the rest of the county, gas prices will resume their decline for the time being, even as gasoline demand remains historically very strong.”

CPW hunting licenses to go on sale Tuesday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife over-the-counter and over-the-counter with caps (bear and elk) licenses go on sale online, in person and by phone at 9 a.m. Tuesday according to a news release.

“A valid license is an important step in planning your hunt this and every year in Colorado,” Henrietta Turner, CPW’s license manager, said in a statement. “A familiarity with CPW’s hunting regulations and brochures goes along way to ensure you can ‘Come Hunt With CPW’ with the right tag for the right location where you choose to hunt.” 

Over-the-counter with caps licenses are licenses for bear and elk that are limited in number and only available first-come, first-served. 

The list of over-the-counter with caps can be found in the 2015 Big Game Brochure and the over-the-counter with caps list with quotas will be available online Tuesday. Do note that over-the-counter with caps rifle bear licenses have season participation rules, read more on page 59 of the 2015 Big Game Brochure.

Storm spotter training to be offered Tuesday

The National Weather Service will offer free storm spotter training from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, located at 221 W. Victory Way. Use back door on the north side of building to enter. Those with an interest in severe weather are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit

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