Craig briefs: Paving work to close Yampa Avenue in Craig |

Craig briefs: Paving work to close Yampa Avenue in Craig

On Monday and Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation will repave Colorado Highway 13, also known as Yampa Avenue, in Craig. The project will span from the westbound Colo. 13/U.S. Highway 40 intersection, also known as East Victory Way, north for approximately one block to the intersection of Yampa Avenue and East Sixth Street.

“This project will create a smoother surface on the highway, and will eliminate the rutted section of highway that holds water and ice in the winter,” said CDOT’s Todd Weber. “Not only will motorists experience a smoother drive, but the work will also help prevent the roadway from deteriorating.”

Work will take place both days between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will require the complete closure of the highway. No motorists will be allowed into the closure zone for travel or for parking and are urged to plan alternate routes.

To receive real-time updates about road conditions, visit and click on the green cellphone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Live road conditions are available at or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state.

Moffat County Tourism Association to meet

The next regular meeting of the Moffat County Tourism Association will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane. The agenda includes wrap-ups on Grand Olde West Days, Whittle the Wood and Bear River Young Life/Colorado Cruisers car show. Association board members will also discuss an event funding signage clarification and an off-highway vehicle mapping and marketing report. The meeting is open to the public.

Mule Deer 101 class is offered in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Hunting 101 class from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave. in Grand Junction. The seminar will cover mule deer habitat, biology, animal distribution, hunting strategies and hunting equipment. Regulations, field dressing techniques and recipes also will be discussed.

“In addition to the material covered, conversations and sharing of information is a beneficial part of the class,” said Dick Severin, assistant hunter outreach coordinator for Parks and Wildlife. “Students will have an opportunity to learn from hunting experts and from each other.”

Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call 970-255-6100 or visit

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