Craig briefs: Weather hinders Beaver Creek Fire suppression
Weather continued to be a key factor affecting suppression efforts for the Beaver Creek fire this weekend, according to a news release.
The fire, which started in June, has burned more than 31,000 acres in Jackson County near the Colorado/Wyoming border.
Hot, dry winds pushed across the area, further drying fuels. Abundant, dry fuels and shifting, gusty winds combined to support active fire behavior, the news release stated.
Firefighters are working to construct containment line in order to stop the fire as it emerges from heavily wooded areas with abundant beetle killed trees.
National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday
National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America, according to a news release.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
From 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 members of the Advocates Crisis Support Services, Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Regional Communication Center, Craig Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, The Memorial Hospital, Moffat County Sheriff’s Department and Reaching Out Preventing Suicide, will be at the Craig McDonald’s, and the following activities will be available.
■ Free McDonald’s ice cream for the kids.
■ Emergency vehicle demonstrations.
■ Junior police badges.
■ Eddie Eagle, Red E Fox and McGruff.
■ Gun safety locks and other free items.
■ Car seat safety inspection and safety material.
■ Safety and crime prevention information.
Citizens are being asked to leave their porch lights on Aug. 2 as a symbol of support for local emergency responders.
Coffee and a Newspaper to feature David Ulrich
The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The August gathering will welcome new Moffat County School District superintendent David Ulrich, who will give updates about what’s next for the school district under his leadership. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
BLM to hold wild horse hearing Wednesday
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles in administration of wild horses in Colorado from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, according to a news release.
The BLM conducts a statewide public hearing to obtain public comment regarding the use of any motor vehicles in wild horse management. Motorized equipment is used for accomplishing a number of management objectives, such as trapping operations, transporting to holding and monitoring.
Colorado has four Herd Management Areas along the western slope of Colorado. The Sand Wash Basin, Piceance Creek/East Douglas, Little Book Cliffs and Spring Creek Basin HMAs are managed by the Little Snake Field Office, White River Field Office, Grand Junction Field Office and the Tres Rios Field Office, respectively. The use of motorized vehicles to manage or transport wild horses is planned to occur in 2016. For more information, visit blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/wrfo.html.
City of Craig offering online suggestion box
Craig City Council is asking the public to provide comments and suggestions on its website.
The online suggestion box has been open for three weeks and will continue to remain available for the foreseeable future, said Craig Mayor Ray Beck.
All comments submitted will be reviewed by city council.
Submit suggestions at ci.craig.co.us/about_us/contact_city_staff/suggestion_box.
Applications accepted for 7th holiday market
Applications are being accepted for the seventh annual Holiday Artisan Market, according to a news release. The event will be held Dec. 2 and 3 at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig.
Deadline for the applications is Oct. 7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and more information.
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