Craig briefs: Tea Party Patriots planning Fourth of July demonstrations |

Craig briefs: Tea Party Patriots planning Fourth of July demonstrations

The Northwest Colorado Tea Party Patriots, a Craig organization, is planning demonstrations for the Fourth of July in Moffat and Routt counties.

The Craig group has coordinated with the Steamboat Springs tea party group, the 1773 Club, for a “combined presence” in the Steamboat Springs parade, according to a news release from the organization.

Following the parade, there will be a demonstration on the old Routt County Courthouse lawn, on Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs.

Anyone interested in being in either the parade or courthouse lawn demonstrations is welcome to attend. The Craig group will have a float decorated with red, white and blue.

There will be a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loudy-Simpson Park to go over details for the Steamboat Springs demonstrations.

Later on the Fourth of July, the Craig group will have a demonstration at the intersection of Finley Lane and Ninth St., just below Moffat County High School. The start time for the demonstration in Craig is 8:30 p.m.

The Tea Party Patriots is a grassroots, nonpartisan group concerned about the “increasing size and scope of governments, especially the federal government and its subsequent impacts on our lives and future,” the organization reported in the news release.

Pest management will spray for mosquitoes

Moffat County Pest Management conducts daily mosquito larva control April through October.

Because of unusually high stream flows and large amounts of rain this year, standing water is everywhere creating additional mosquito habitats.

Aerial spraying for broad area adult mosquitoes will take place Tuesday through Friday in Craig and surrounding county areas. Spraying times will be on a weather permitting basis, either early morning or early evening.

County crews treat the golf course Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Loudy-Simpson Park is treated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Adult and larva work is conducted at Shadow Mountain, Sherman Youth Camp and Maybell on an as-needed basis.

Although the department tries to treat Loudy-Simpson and the golf course during times when people are not present, people are advised to avoid coming in contact with the spray if they are in the area.

Special events or circumstances occasionally may alter schedules.

Hayden bow hunter class coming soon

The Colorado Bowhunters Association will host a Bow Hunters Education class the weekend of July 11 at the American Legion Hall in Hayden.

The cost is $10 a person, and payment is due in advance to secure a seat. Organizers said they must have at least ten attendees to hold the class.

All participants must bring their own bow.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact either Darren Ebaugh, Northwest Regional CBA Director, at 970-736-0220; Dennis Slunaker, Northwest CBA Area Rep., at 970-276-2055; or Byron Dean, Northwest CBA Area Rep., at 970-736-8280.

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