Craig briefs: Yampa River State Park unveils weekend events |

Craig briefs: Yampa River State Park unveils weekend events

Each summer Yampa River State Park hosts a number of activities for kids. The park has a three activities coming up this weekend.

■ The Amazing Race: From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Yampa River State Park will host a treasure hunt called the Amazing Race where children can race through the park with their brother, sister or best friend and see who can find items within nature first.

■ Riparian and River Water Study: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elkhead Reservoir Swim Beach there will be a Riparian and River Water Study where kids can observe the making of a river and learn river functions with hands on exploration with the Riparian and River Water study trailer.

■ Whoooo are You?: Search for owls with park rangers at 10 a.m. Sunday at Yampa River State Park. Owls are a natural part of the nightlife at the park. Why are their ears lopsided, why can they turn their head so far? What is in an owl pellet? Learn the answers to these questions and dissect an owl pellet to learn more about what owls eat.

For more information about these events, call 970-276- 2061.

July meeting canceled for Republican womenJuly meeting canceled for Republican women

July meeting canceled for Republican women

The Northwest Colorado Republican Women’s Club will not meet in July. There will not be a meeting Friday.

Paving operation begins on Colorado Highway 13Paving operation begins on Colorado Highway 13

Paving operation begins on Colorado Highway 13

The Colorado Department of Transportation started full paving operations on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig on Tuesday, according to a CDOT news release.

Travelers should expect minimal wait times during road improvements but could encounter am much as 30-minute wait times, depending on traffic.

The southbound lane of Colo. 13 will be closed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. Residents in the area will need to observe the pilot car operation and exit only in the direction the pilot car is going.

Access to county roads and private driveways will be monitored by flaggers but will be open. Construction work hours will run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Speeds will be reduced to 40 miles per hour through the work zone. There will be a 10-foot width restriction in place at all times.

The Colo. 13 north of Craig rehabilitation project began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be complete by mid-October. Project work on the highway begins at mile point 104 and extends approximately six miles to mile post 98.

Castle Rock Construction Company, of Centennial, is the prime contractor on this project. The project will involve road resurfacing, shouldering, replacement of guardrail, striping and culvert repairs on the bridge over Fortification Creek at milepost 100.6. The work will result in a smoother ride for travelers and a more durable road texture on the highway.

For project updates, email or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549. or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549. or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549.

Paper seeks compelling stories for magazinePaper seeks compelling stories for magazine

Paper seeks compelling stories for magazine

The Craig Daily Press is looking for interesting hunting stories for Colorado Hunter. If those with a great hunting tale, unique hunting skills or any other story idea they’d like to share, can call or email Daily Press Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or

The newspaper also is looking for hunting photos from last year to run in the 2016 edition of Colorado Hunter. Photos must be clear — meaning not blurry — and must be at least 1 megabyte in size. List the names of those in submitted photos. Email photos to

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