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Craig briefs: State Farm hosts open house today

State Farm will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to provide the community an opportunity to meet Justin Stokes, the new State Farm agent. For more information, call 970-824-3258.

Rodeo events scheduled for Saturday, Sunday

Moffat County Fairgrounds will host the Little Britches Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Dual Little Britches events take place Saturday morning and afternoon, followed by jackpot team roping at 6 p.m. For more information, call 970-629-3261.

Gardner staffer to host mobile office in Meeker

A regional director for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will hold mobile office hours with listening sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in Meeker. Mobile office hours provide residents an opportunity to meet with the senator’s staff to seek help with a federal agency or express their views on federal issues currently in front of Congress, according to a news release from Gardner’s office.

The listening hours will take place at the County Administration Building at 200 Main St. in the conference room.

Local restaurants to raise money for CASA

Northwest Rocky Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocates works to help abused and neglected children. The nonprofit is holding a fundraiser at Carelli’s or Mulligan’s from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Both restaurants are donating 10 percent of their proceeds for the night to NWRM CASA. Also, stop by the NWRM CASA table at Whittle the Wood to learn more about what the organization does. Enter a 50/50 drawing to win 50 percent of the cash, or sign up to be a volunteer.

Moffat County GOP set to host Jack Graham

Moffat County Republicans are hosting a meet and greet with U.S. Senate candidate Jack Graham from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig.

Highway 9 still causes delays during week

Traffic impacts surrounding construction on Colorado Highway 9 can be expected northbound and southbound Monday through Friday during daylight hours. A temporary lane will be in place to detour traffic around construction from mile marker 127 to 128. Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph through the temporary lane. The temporary detour lane is necessary while crews install a wildlife underpass structure and will remain in place until underpass construction is complete. Expect 45 minute delays. Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet.

Colorado gasoline prices remain unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.25 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.36 per gallon, according to gasoline price website gasbuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Thursday were 36.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 10.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.2 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 39.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Mountain lion sightings on rise in NW Colorado

Sightings of mountain lions are becoming more common in Colorado as more people move into and recreate in their habitat, according to a news release. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that while attacks by cougars on people are exceedingly rare, the agency still advises exercising caution.

Hiking:Hiking: Hike with a partner, carry a pole or stick, and make some noise as you’re moving along. When hiking with children, keep them close. Hike with a partner, carry a pole or stick, and make some noise as you’re moving along. When hiking with children, keep them close.

Hiking: Hike with a partner, carry a pole or stick, and make some noise as you’re moving along. When hiking with children, keep them close.

If you see a cougar:If you see a cougar: Don’t run because that action can trigger a lion’s predator response; raise your arms above your head and make yourself look big, then back away slowly; talk to it firmly in a loud voice; and, if possible, throw a stick or rock at the animal. Don’t run because that action can trigger a lion’s predator response; raise your arms above your head and make yourself look big, then back away slowly; talk to it firmly in a loud voice; and, if possible, throw a stick or rock at the animal.

If you see a cougar: Don’t run because that action can trigger a lion’s predator response; raise your arms above your head and make yourself look big, then back away slowly; talk to it firmly in a loud voice; and, if possible, throw a stick or rock at the animal.

Children:Children: Tell children to play close to the house, especially at dusk. Tell children to play close to the house, especially at dusk.

Children: Tell children to play close to the house, especially at dusk.

Near your home:Near your home: Clear brush away from buildings and the yard to eliminate hiding places. Clear brush away from buildings and the yard to eliminate hiding places.

Near your home: Clear brush away from buildings and the yard to eliminate hiding places.

Pets:Pets: If pets are outside unattended, they should be kept in an enclosed pen; pets should be brought indoors at dusk; don’t allow pets to roam free — they might become prey or they could chase and injure wildlife. If pets are outside unattended, they should be kept in an enclosed pen; pets should be brought indoors at dusk; don’t allow pets to roam free — they might become prey or they could chase and injure wildlife.

Pets: If pets are outside unattended, they should be kept in an enclosed pen; pets should be brought indoors at dusk; don’t allow pets to roam free — they might become prey or they could chase and injure wildlife.

If you see a mountain lion in your area and you’re concerned, please call the closest CPW office.


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