Craig briefs: Reunion organizers are looking for classmates

Reunion organizers are looking for classmates

Moffat County High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th class reunion July 17 to 19. The group is still searching for some of its classmates, as follows: Mary Arellano, Larita Brooks, Carol Brown Casteel, Ann Brunsvold Leeper, Charles Cox, Becky Deherrera, Daniel Fisher, Albert Gross, Gordon Knuth, Gilda Lancaster, Betty Mason and Judith Wagner.
For more information about the reunion or to let the group know if you have knowledge of these people, call Deems Utzinger at 970-824-5736. 

Tri-State announces wind power agreement

Iberdrola Renewables announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. — a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming — with renewable energy from the planned Twin Buttes II Wind Project, according to a news release.

Tri-State will purchase the entire output of the 76-megawatt wind farm, when the project is completed in 2017.

The Twin Buttes II project will consist of 38 wind turbines located on 11,000 acres of land 23 miles south of Lamar, Colorado, near Iberdrola Renewables’ existing Twin Buttes Wind Project. The new project will produce enough energy to power the approximate equivalent of 30,000 average Colorado households. It is expected to deliver approximately $270,000 in local tax benefits and $250,000 in landowner lease payments annually.

“In 2014, approximately 24 percent of the energy Tri-State and its member systems delivered to cooperative members was generated from renewable resources, making us one of the leading utilities in the country for using renewable power,” Brad Nebergall, Tri-State’s senior vice president of energy management, said in a statement “The Twin Buttes II Wind Project further reinforces our commitment to a diverse generation fleet built on cost-effective resources.”

CPW issues boat safety tips to know for summer

Colorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month across the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go.

Boat navigation

Remember, motorized boats always yield to non-motorized vessels such as kayaks, canoes and sailboats under sail. In a head on situation, alter your course by turning right. This sometimes can be easier to see at night because of the green light on an approaching vessel (just like in driving), which means the boater has the right of way. If a red light is visible on the approaching vessel, the boater must give way.

Boat equipment

The first thing a boater should check is that they have the right serviceable safety equipment on the boat before going out on the water. During the winter months, some equipment may have become damaged, so check each item.

Motorized boats should carry U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices for each passenger, fire extinguishers, sound producing devices, navigation lights and the correct boat registration with visible CL numbers.

Non-motorized boats are required to have a noise-making device.

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