Craig Briefs: Rio Blanco, Moffat to host event on Colowyo

Rio Blanco, Moffat to host event on Colowyo

On June 3, Rio Blanco, Moffat County and Tri-State will come together to discuss the recent Office of Surface Mining ruling against Colowyo at a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras will open the discussion, and Colowyo Mine Manager Chris McCourt will give an overview of the issue. The following officials also will speak at the event:

■ Tri-State Senior Environmental Policy Analyst Doug Lempke

■ Tri-State Board Chairman Rick Gordan

■ Tri-State Chief Executive Officer Mike McInnes

■ Rio Blanco and Moffat County commissioners

The community is encouraged to attend to show support for Colowyo and Tri-State.

Women-only Cast and Blast event to be held

GRAND JUNCTION — Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cast and Blast clinic in Collbran.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13. The two-part class is designed for novices interested in learning about popular outdoor activities and is open to women from across the state, however space is limited.

“Many ladies want to hunt or fish, but they don’t have a mentor,” Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement. “This class is perfect for them because it teaches the fundamentals of fly fishing and the safe use of shotguns in a comfortable environment.”

Tadvick said no experience or equipment is required and suggests to anyone planning to attend to bring a friend.

Cast and Blast and similar programs are offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach program, including workshops, clinics, seminars and educational hunts that focus on teaching the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting to novice youth and women.

For questions or to register for the Cast and Blast, call Tadvick at 970-255-6181

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