Craig briefs: Preserving last frontier group slates event |

Craig briefs: Preserving last frontier group slates event

The Preserving The Last Frontier group will not meet as usual, but plan to attend the dedication of Milk Creek at the Thornburgh site north of Meeker on Yellowjacket Pass, at 3 p.m. Saturday at Milk Creek Battlefield Park, Rio Blanco County Road 15, about 17 miles northeast of Meeker. For information call 970-824-6761.

Prescription take back day set for Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Mall parking lot between Village Inn and O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.

Craig Police Department personnel will be there to accept expired and unused prescription/over-the-counter medications for disposal. Needles, syringes, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs will not be accepted.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away — both potential safety and health hazards.

Craig Walmart to host open house Saturday

The Craig Walmart Supercenter will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to introduce new Store Manager Mickey Randall to the community. Cookies and coffee will be served.

Randall grew up in Cortez and came to Craig in July from Grand Junction.

“I’m a small town boy from a long time ago and it’s great to be home,” he said. “I’m just really happy to be in Craig.”

Randall is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing. He will be meeting and greeting customers at the door Saturday.

Dinosaur to host 100th Anniversary Oct. 2 to 4

The celebration of Dinosaur National Monument’s 100th anniversary culminates the weekend of Oct. 2 to 4 with a variety of events hosted by the monument and community partners, according to a news release.

Entrance fees will be waived both Saturday and Sunday to welcome everyone to join in the festivities and to say thank you to visitors and local communities. 

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, the Uintah County Heritage Museum will host a closing reception for the Dinosaur Centennial Art Exhibit. Meet several local artists who have been inspired to capture the beauty and diversity of Dinosaur’s landscapes. The Uintah County Heritage Museum is located at 155 East Main Street in Vernal, Utah.

Quarry Visitor Center hours extended on Oct. 3

On Oct. 3, the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Presentations in the Quarry Visitor Center auditorium will feature a talk by Mary Douglass titled, Growing Up with My Grandfather, at 2 p.m. and a fossil show and tell by current Park Paleontologist Dan Chure from 2:15 to 3 p.m. A kid-friendly dinosaur-themed birthday party will take place in the Quarry Exhibit Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. with a costume parade at 3 p.m. Dinosaur costumes and other fun attire is encouraged. Starting at 5 p.m., the festivities at the Quarry Exhibit Hall become more formal with a Twilight Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. and the Dinosaur Centennial Ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Speakers at the ceremony include members of Earl Douglass’ family, several local elected officials, Chure, and Park Superintendent Mark Foust.

Quarry Visitor Center regular hours back Oct. 4

On Oct. 4 the Quarry Visitor Center, Quarry Exhibit Hall and Canyon Visitor Center return to regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join a ranger at the Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. for a Harpers Corner car caravan and hike. Participants will drive their own vehicles up the 31-mile paved road and drive back on their own pace.

If you have a photo and memory you’d like to share about your time as an employee, volunteer or visitor to Dinosaur National Monument, send it to or share it with us through our social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to be part of the “Dinosaur through the Decades Community Scrapbook.”

For more information, call 435-781-7700, visit or follow DinosaurNPS on social media to learn more about visiting Dinosaur National Monument and joining the Dinosaur Centennial celebration.

Newspaper changes delivery method in areas

The Craig Daily Press has been moving toward putting all rural subscribers onto postal routes for reliability, safety for carriers and cost effectiveness.

Last week, an emergency loss of a carrier made it imperative that the paper move the home- delivered rural subscribers north and east of Craig to that postal route immediately.

We hope all customers are happy with this move and apologize for the suddenness of it. Those with concerns about this move, call Circulation Manager Gary Cole at 970-824-2600. Thank you for your continued patronage and subscriptions.

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