Craig briefs: Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting
1) 8:30 to 8:35 a.m.: Call to order
■ Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence
2) 8:35 to 8:45 a.m.: Consent agenda
■ Review and sign the following documents:
A) Approve minutes for July 2
A) Agreement with Elam Construction for 2013 asphalt project
3) 8:45 to 9 a.m.: General discussion
Please note that the board may discuss any topic relevant to county business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on this agenda
4) 9 to 9:30 a.m.: Planning and Zoning Department — Jerry Hoberg
■ Romney Fur Farm CUP — C-13-05
■ Discussion of second residences in Ag District
5) 9:30 to 9:40 a.m.: Moffat County Tourism Association — Melody Villard
■ Discuss open seats on MCTA Board
6) 9:40 to 9:50 a.m.: Human Resources Department — Lynnette Siedschlaw
■ Present resolution to amend Moffat County Employee Handbook: Workweek
7) 9:50 to 10:20 a.m.: Road and Bridge Department – Bill Mack & Linda DeRose
■ Monthly reports
Class of 1949 reunion is set for Saturday
The Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon Saturday 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.
Northwest Colorado broadband planning
Those interested in understanding broadband in northwestern Colorado are invited to attend a planning team meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower Building, located at 50 College Drive, which is south of Holiday Inn on Colorado Highway 13.
According to a press release, the purpose of the broadband planning team session is to:
■ Have updates from providers on opportunities happening in the region.
■ Continue regional discussions.
■ Assist communities as they plan locally to keep the regional picture in mind.
Guidelines for burning agriculture and debris
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.
Grasses are green, but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation in grass and brush will carry fire through green plants and can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.
Follow these recommendations for safer burning:
■ Contact the Sheriff’s Office in advance at 970-824-4495 or 970-824-6501
■ Don’t burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt).
■ Notify your neighbors so they don’t call in a fire report.
■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.
■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.
■ Never leave a fire unattended.
If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.
MCHS Class of 1983 mixer set for July 26
Members of the Moffat County High School Class of 1983 are invited to a mixer opener at the Sports Page bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig at 6 p.m. July 26. Class members and family are invited to a potluck dinner and get-together at 4 p.m. July 27 at Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.
Medical foot care clinics available for older adults
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The copay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.
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