Craig briefs: Newspaper welcomes photo submissions
The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.
Photos must be at lease 1 megabyte in size and clear, meaning blurry photos should not be submitted. Include the name of those in the photo along with the date and place where it was taken. The newspaper prefers recent and timely photos — for instance, if you have a photo of the fall colors, it’s timely since we’re currently in the fall season.
If you have questions, call Daily Press Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.
Event discusses poverty, health among children
On the first Wednesday of each month, the Craig Daily Press hosts Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. at The Memorial Hospital Mountain Café. On Oct. 1, Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss the number of Moffat County children who are in poverty and also the latest health statistics concerning our area as it pertains to kids.
For more information, call 970-875-1790.
Higher ed funding talk to take place Thursday
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has selected The Keystone Center and Engaged Public to facilitate public outreach meetings across Colorado, including in Craig. The goal is to learn what matters to residents when it comes to higher education and its funding in Colorado.
CCHE wants to hear from students, parents, higher education faculty, administrators and staff, K-12 representatives, business leaders, elected officials and others interested in higher education in Colorado. CNCC will host a meeting at its Craig campus from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Apply to help reduce conflicts with wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program now is accepting applications for $500,000 in Habitat Improvement Grants to fund large-scale habitat projects across Colorado, according to a press release.
Any entity, agency, organization or individual that is interested in applying can download the application at http://www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/pages/habitatpartnershipprogram.aspx.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 2. As many as five successful applicants will be awarded grants of $100,000 or more.
Parks and Wildlife and authorized by the state Legislature in 1990, HPP brings wildlife managers, hunters, landowners and land management agencies together in a cooperative effort to reduce big game damages to forage and fences. Project proposals for this grant opportunity must be developed to reduce big game/agricultural conflicts in keeping with the program’s mission.
“By working together with our partners, we have been able to find a variety of creative solutions to reduce these conflicts,” Pat Tucker, HPP coordinator for Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement. “These grants are another opportunity to continue that work on a larger, landscape-scale effort.”
Wildlife managers and private landowners both said that large-scale habitat rehabilitation not only enhances forage for wildlife but also improves conditions for livestock.
“This grant allows for multiple partners to cooperate and accomplish what would be difficult for an individual to do on their own,” Tucker said. “Productive habitat is the key for healthy and viable wildlife populations. A successful project can provide improved conditions for many years into the future.”
HPP is funded from a portion of the revenue generated by the sale of big game hunting licenses but also asks for matching funds and labor from project proponents.
Applications will be reviewed by HPP state council members who will consider the details and scope of the planned project. The availability of additional funds the applicant can leverage with grant money also will be a priority during the evaluation process. Applicants also will have to make a presentation to the state council in support of their request. Additional criteria and instructions can be found on the application. Grant recipients will be notified by April 1.
Construction activities continue on the multiple bridge maintenance projects in Craig and Hayden.