Craig briefs: Small hay fire ignites Wednesday near Elkhead |

Craig briefs: Small hay fire ignites Wednesday near Elkhead

— Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a hayfield fire Wednesday about 5 p.m. near Moffat County Road 29 and the entry to Elkhead Reservoir

The blaze, caused by a haying operation, affected about one acre of land. Firefighters had the situation under control and extinguished in about a half-hour.

53-year-old motorcyclist released from hospital

The motorcyclist who was transported to The Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after a crash on U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 96 has been released.

Elwood Eisenhauer, 53, was operating a motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Craig Fire/Rescue Lt. Chris Mercer said.

The crash, which took place by Ike’s Automatic Transmission Shop about noon, involved a sedan with three occupants and one motorcycle. None of the passengers in the sedan required medical treatment.

John Kinkaid approved for November ballot

Moffat County Commiss-

ioner John Kinkaid, who is running as an independent for reelection, obtained enough petition signatures to make it on the Nov. 8 election ballot. According to a document from Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Lila Herod, Kinkaid received 132 of the required 118 signatures eligible for the election.

Library offers summer reading to all residents

Moffat County Library is offering summer reading to children, teens and adults throughout the summer. Participants can stop by the library and log what they’ve been reading. The library encourages Moffat County residents to increase their book roster by participating in the reading program, which ends Aug. 22.

Prizes are awarded to participants who complete certain levels of readings throughout the summer program. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

CPW offers free park access through library

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has given the Craig branch of Moffat County Library two backpacks with free park passes. Those who wish to check out the backpacks at the library are welcome to do so and enjoy a free day at a Colorado national park. Those wanting to check out the backpacks must have a library card.

Binoculars, brochures and information also are in the backpack along with the national park pass. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

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