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Craig briefs: Moffat County youth wrestling seeks athletes

— Registration is coming up for Moffat County youth wrestling's season. The program is offered for boys and girls age 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport.

Eligibility is based on a child's age as of April 2, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify.

Practices begin in March, with the junior team, for age 4 to 8, meeting Mondays, and Wednesdays and the senior team, for age 9 to 14, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

Meets will begin in April and will include a home event hosted by MCYW. Costs includes $40 for the program, with discounts for siblings, a $40 tournament fee, or $8 per event and a $50 refundable deposit for equipment.

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all tournaments.

Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.

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Drop off registration complete with fees and wrestlers' information at Bullseye Taxidermy, 1445 Yampa Ave., or mail Gayle Zimmerman, 3692 Moffat County Road 7, Craig, CO 81625.

For more information, call 970-629-0130 or 970-629-2065.

Residents asked to make mailboxes accessible

With recent snowfall, postal officials are asking residents throughout Colorado to help carriers deliver mail by clearing snow and ice from mailboxes and walkways, according to a news release.

Customers can do the following to keep their letter carrier safe.

■ If you receive delivery of mail to a rural-type post mailbox, clear near the box to allow your carrier to drive up to the box, deposit mail and drive away.

■ If your mail is delivered at your residence or business, keep the path to your mail box or slot clear of snow and ice. Delivery personnel, meter readers, friends and family will also benefit from a safe and convenient path to your door.

Providing safe access to your mailbox helps letter carriers deliver your mail safely and without interruption.


Gas prices continue to decrease across state

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.69 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado.

In Craig, prices hover about $1.84.

Those prices compare with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.80 per gallon, according to gasoline price website gasbuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Sunday were 18 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 19.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 25.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"February looks to start the month with gasoline prices averaging under $1.80 per gallon nationally, the lowest level since January 16, 2009," Patrick DeHaan, gasbuddy.com senior petroleum analyst, said in a statement. "Crude oil prices have rebounded back above $30 per barrel in the past two weeks and with more talk of an organized cut in oil output between some of the world's largest producers, there may be more upside potential in the future, should those talks pan out. For now, due to a lag time from rising oil prices, gasoline prices in many areas may continue to drift lower, but don't be caught by surprise if in a few weeks they revert and move higher. Refiners have already begun some winter maintenance, and while supply of winter gasoline is abnormally high, once that inventory is liquidated, I fully expect gasoline prices to march higher."

BLM announces new council appointments

The Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments of members to its resident-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with diverse interests and backgrounds.

"By working with federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as leaders from the industry and conservation communities, the BLM's Resource Advisory Councils exemplify the collaborative approach taken by the Department in handling public land issues," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a written statement. "I want to welcome our newly appointed RAC members and salute them for their commitment to public service. Their counsel will serve the BLM well as the agency works to ensure the health and productivity of America's public lands."

The RACs, composed of residents chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the BLM carry out its nation-wide stewardship of 245 million acres — the largest land portfolio of any federal agency. The BLM has established 28 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.

Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members who represent stakeholder interests in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor recreationists, ranchers, industry officials, tribal leaders, state and local government officers, academics, and others.

The BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, is responsible for managing these various uses, such as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, while conserving the land's natural, historical, and cultural resources.

CPW reminds shed antler hunters of restrictions

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced, according to a news release.

The restrictions in these counties was approved by the CPW commission last year to reduce the significant disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after a long winter.

These following limits are in effect on public lands in game management units 25, 26, 35, 36, 43, 44, 47, 444 and 471.

■ No antler shed hunting is allowed from Jan.1 through March 14.

■ Hunting is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and sunset, March 15 through May 15.