Craig briefs: State of the Community slated for Thursday |

Craig briefs: State of the Community slated for Thursday

— The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the Community at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites. Formerly called State of the County, the event is held each year to give Moffat County residents an idea of the area’s current economic climate and also awards local businesses for their work.

This year, former director of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism Cathy Ritter and Luis Benitez are the guest speakers. Benitez was the state’s first director of outdoor recreation.

Tickets are $40 and include a dinner and dessert. Cash bar will be available. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Chamber of Commerce at 970-824-5689.

Coffee, newspaper event scheduled for April 6

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event at 7 a.m. April 6 at The Memorial Hospital. April’s discussion will focus on the evolution of the newspaper industry and the changing patterns of newspaper readership.

The talk will include an overview of the history of the Craig newspaper, circulation, advertising and the news-gathering process, information about Craig Daily Press’s new app and a look at the tools reporters use to engage with readers and the day-to-day process of publishing a daily newspaper.

For more information, call publisher Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.

CPW reminds hunters of rules, responsibilities

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced, according to a news release.

Restrictions in these counties was approved by the CPW commission last year to reduce the significant disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after a long winter.

The following limits are in effect on public lands in game management units 25, 26, 35, 36, 43, 44, 47, 444 and 471.

■ No antler shed hunting was allowed from Jan. 1 through Monday.

■ Antler shed hunting is only allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and sunset through May 15

“We ask people to follow these restrictions to protect their wildlife,” Perry Will, area wildlife manager in Glenwood Springs, said in a statement. “If anyone is caught violating the law, they will be fined and assessed points against their hunting and fishing privileges.”

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