Craig Briefs: Reading program kicks off next week at library |

Craig Briefs: Reading program kicks off next week at library

Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program kicks off May 20 and continues through Aug. 3. This year’s program is called “Dig Into Reading” and is open to everyone from infants to adults. The program includes prize drawings, story hours and a youth club.

The Youth Club, for children 8 and older, will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The club will offer crafts and other activities, and it is for reading program participants only.

Story-times will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the library, beginning May 30.

Interested residents can sign up for the program at any time. For information, call 970-824-7550.

Prescribed burn planned at Hog Lake wetlands

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge officials plan to burn wetlands at Hog Lake about 60 miles northwest of Maybell. The burn will take place, weather permitting, from now through the end of May. The objective of the burn is to reduce excessive fuel loads and improve wildlife habitat, according to a news release form the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.

Specifically, the burn will reduce the amount of areas where cattails cover the lake and will improve waterfowl habitat. Smoke from the burns could be visible from Colorado Highway 318 and Moffat County roads 10 and 10N. For more information, call Stephen Barclay at 970-365-3613, ext. 102.

Bullseye Pistol League set to start Thursday

The Bullseye Pistol League starts Thursday at the Camp Perry Short Course. The first relay starts at 5 p.m. The competition consists of 30 shots at paper targets, scored after each 10 shots. Permitted guns are .22-caliber pistols or revolvers with a one- or two-hand unsupported hold. For more information, call John Jepkema at 970-824-6423.

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