Craig briefs: Newspaper’s Letter to Editor policy changes |

Craig briefs: Newspaper’s Letter to Editor policy changes

The Saturday Morning Press has changed its Letter to the Editor policy. Those who want to thank community members and businesses through Letters to the Editor are allowed to thank as many as six entities or people per letter. If a person or organization would like to thank more than six people or entities, they’re welcome to buy an ad.

For more information or questions, call Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

Yampa River State Park reveals weekend eventsYampa River State Park reveals weekend events

Yampa River State Park reveals weekend events

Each summer Yampa River State Park hosts a number of activities for kids. The park has three activities coming up this weekend.

■ The Amazing Race: From 4 to 7 p.m. today, Yampa River State Park will host a treasure hunt called the Amazing Race where children can race through the park with their brother, sister or friend and see who can find items within nature first.

■ Riparian and River Water Study: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Elkhead Reservoir Swim Beach there will be a Riparian and River Water Study where kids can observe the making of a river and learn river functions with hands on exploration with the Riparian and River Water study trailer.

■ Whoooo are You?: Search for owls with park rangers at 10 a.m. Sunday at Yampa River State Park. Owls are a natural part of the nightlife at the park. Why are their ears lopsided, why can they turn their head so far? What is in an owl pellet? Learn the answers to these questions and dissect an owl pellet to learn more about what owls eat.

For more information about these events, call 970-276- 2061.

Mosquito spraying in Maybell slated to beginMosquito spraying in Maybell slated to begin

Mosquito spraying in Maybell slated to begin

As weather conditions allow, starting Wednesday through July 18, Moffat County will be conducting aerial mosquito spraying in the city of Maybell and surrounding areas, according to a news release.

Questions about spraying may be directed to Moffat County weed and pest manager Jessica Counts.

Moffat County monitors for and schedules all public aerial mosquito spraying events and Dave Pike is not the contact for mosquito control activities.

For more information, call Jessica Counts at 970-824-9184.

Construction on Colo. Highway 9 moves alongConstruction on Colo. Highway 9 moves along

Construction on Colo. Highway 9 moves along

Traffic impacts on Colorado Highway 9 can be expected northbound and southbound during daylight hours Monday through Friday.

A temporary lane will be in place detouring traffic around construction from mile marker 127 to 128. Speeds will be reduced to 25 miles per hour through the temporary lane. The temporary detour lane is necessary while crews install a wildlife underpass structure and will remain in place until underpass construction is complete.

Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet.

Motorists, cyclists and bikers, exercise extreme caution and follow reduced posted speed limits and flaggers’ instructions. Adhere to the 35 or 45 mile per hour speed limits as posted.

For more information, contact the public information team at 970-724-4724 or

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