Craig briefs: Preserving the Last Frontier meets June 25
Craig — The Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 25 on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The program will be about the Kawcak family and presented by Dan Kawcak and Betsy Overton. For more information, call 970-824-6761.
Bowl-For-Kids fundraiser slated for Saturday
Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA will host a Bowl-For-Kids fundraiser at from 6 to 9 p.m. June 25 at Thunder Rolls. Individuals can attend for $25 or put together a team of five for $100. The fee covers three games, shoes and pizza. CASA is looking for local businesses to sponsor teams of five for $500. Higher levels of sponsorship include $750 to sponsor a team of five, have a business banner hung during the event and have your business name in the press. For $200, businesses can have their banner hung at the event as an event sponsor. Colorado Northwestern Community College is CASA’s largest sponsor to date.
For more information or to sign up, call 970-819-6233, or come to Thunder Rolls on Saturday ready to bowl.
Leave young wildlife alone according to BLM
This is the time of year when wild animals give birth, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public not to approach, touch or handle young animals, according to a news release.
During spring and early summer, people often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails or along the sides of roads.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Deer provide a good example of how wildlife adapt behaviors to help them survive. Young fawns have no scent and are born with speckled coats that provide a natural camouflage. These two factors help them avoid being found by predators. When a mother doe senses a predator might be close, it moves away. Many other animals use similar survival techniques.
Elk and moose calves also are left alone by their mothers. If you see one, move away quickly. Do not move closer or attempt to get the animal to move.
Young birds often fall out of their nests or are pushed out of nests by parents to encourage them to fly.
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