Craig briefs: TMH resurfacing work set to begin Thursday

The Memorial Hospital will be resurfacing and re-striping the main parking lots at the hospital. The work begins Thursday and end Sunday. TMH will work to accommodate all patient parking needs and apologizes for the inconvenience.

USA Pro Challenge to impact area highways

Colorado’s largest in-person spectator event — the USA Pro Challenge — gets underway in Steamboat Springs on Monday, and ends in Denver on Sunday.

Every August, the Pro Challenge brings many of the world’s top bicyclists to Colorado, attracting more than one million spectators. This year’s edition will navigate nearly 620 miles of terrain, visiting numerous towns, cities and ski resorts, including Steamboat Springs, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Aspen, Breckenridge, Loveland, Fort Collins, Golden and Denver.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s website at will help assist motorists who will be traveling the various state and local roadways that are part of the race route. It includes information regarding road closure and opening times, anticipated delays, oversize and overweight restrictions, parking and camping information and links to host city websites. Please be aware that delay and closure times are estimates only and subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather and other unanticipated conditions.

Summary of highway/roadway impacts:

■ Monday— Stage 1/Steamboat Springs Circuit

U.S. 40 (Lincoln Avenue) west, County roads 33 and 27 south and west to Oak Creek, State Highway 131, C.R. 14 and U.S. 40 north. Note: Riders travel this circuit twice. Road impacts begin at 11:40 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

■ Tuesday — Stage 2/Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin

U.S. 40 south over Rabbit Ears Pass and east to Parshall, County Road 3 (Ute Pass Road) and Highway 9 south to Silverthorne, closure of eastbound and westbound I-70 ramps at U.S. 6/Highway 9 Interchange – Exit 205. U.S. 6 east from Dillon to Arapahoe Basin. Road impacts begin at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.

Registration still open for bird hunting class

GRAND JUNCTION — Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Upland Game Bird Hunting 101 seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

Space is limited, and a reservation is required. To reserve a spot, visit, or go to, select, ‘Colorado,’ then click on ‘View Upcoming Events’ in the ‘Colorado Outreach’ tab. Scroll down for the registration link.

Class topics will cover several game bird hunting basics, including bird habitat, biology and behavior and distribution of both native and non-native birds. In addition, hunting regulations, field dressing and recipes for preparing birds for the table will be part of the evening’s discussion.

Earl Douglass Discovery Days begin Aug. 22

From Aug. 22 to 25, Earl Douglass Discovery Days mark the initial discovery, Aug.17, 1909, of what was to become the Carnegie Quarry and the anniversary of the first recorded visitors to the site, Aug. 22, 1909. Activities include special talks each day at the quarry, off-trail hikes to see more recent dinosaur discoveries and a Green River Campground evening program at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 led by Earl Douglass’ granddaughter, Diane Iverson. Documentary Night, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Uintah County Library in Vernal, Utah, will also feature Diane Iverson sharing excerpts from the book based on her grandfather’s journals, “Speak to the Earth and Let it Teach You: The Life and Times of Earl Douglass,” 1862-1931. Books will be available for purchase.

National Parks Fee Free Day set for Aug. 25

Aug. 25 will be a Fee Free Day in honor of the National Park Service’s 99th birthday. Entrance fees will be waived that day, however camping fees will still be collected. 

For more information, call 435-781-7700, visit or follow DinosaurNPS on social media to learn more about visiting Dinosaur National Monument and joining the Dinosaur Centennial celebrations.

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