Craig briefs: Rules for agriculture and debris burning |

Craig briefs: Rules for agriculture and debris burning

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about rules for agriculture and debris burning.

Grasses are green but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation in grass and brush will carry fire through green plants and can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.

Follow these recommendations for safer burning:

■ Contact the Sheriff’s Office in advance at 970-824-4495 or 970-824-6501.

■ Don’t burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day.

■ Notify your neighbors so they don’t call in a fire report.

■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.

■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.

■ Never leave fires unattended.

If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.

Summer meals will be at Boys & Girls Club

The Moffat County School District’s Food Services Department will provide summer meals to all children younger than 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Meals will be provided between 11:20 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Meals must be eaten on site. There is no cost and children do not have to be a member to enjoy lunch.

Education department is seeking volunteers

The Colorado Department of Higher Education seeks high school and higher education teachers to help with its Core to College initiative, which helps prepare kids for college.

The goal is to help smoothly transition kindergarten students into post-secondary education and high school students into college, assisting in subjects such as math and language arts.

Four regions of the state have been chosen to participate: Metro Denver, Southeast, Northeast and the Western Slope.

Teachers interested should send a brief paragraph to emmy.glancy by Friday.

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