News briefs for Dec. 21 |

News briefs for Dec. 21

The Craig Daily Press is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term starting Jan. 1.
The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and three members of the newspaper staff.
Newspaper staff members on the board are publisher Samantha Johnston, editor Andy Smith and reporter Rob Gebhart. The Editorial Board formulates the “Our View” position expressed on the Opinion page of the newspaper.
Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or fewer expressing their interest in the board to Smith at or 466 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625. Letters also may be dropped off at the Daily Press office.
Nominations are due Friday. Call Smith at 824-7031 with questions.

BLM preparing resource management plan
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office has published a Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Snake Field Area. The NOI initiates the formal public scooping period, which will run through Jan. 31. The RMP will provide a framework for management of 1.3 million acres of BLM public land and 1.1 million acres of subsurface mineral estate. The planning area includes portions of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.
“Periodically, the BLM revises our RMPs to make sure that we keep our management vision current and up-to-date to reflect the values of the communities we serve and the natural resources we manage,” said Little Snake Field Manager John Husband.
The Little Snake office has worked closely with the Northwest Colorado Stewardship, a grass-roots group that represents a wide range of the public working together to resolve public land issues in northwest Colorado.
In preparing the RMP, the BLM will consider a range of alternatives for management of activities ranging from oil and gas to range and recreation management. The EIS will provide specific information about the environmental impacts of the alternative management scenarios, in accordance with federal laws.
Public scoping meetings will be held in January in Maybell, Craig and Steamboat Springs. For additional information about the RMP/EIS, call Jeremy Casterson at 970-826-5071 at the Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St. in Craig.

Get flu shots at drop-in clinic Wednesday
The flu vaccine shortage is easing allowing healthy adults age 50 years and older to receive flu shots.
The Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St., will hold a drop-in flu clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
These influenza risk groups will be targeted: persons age 50 and older, infants ages 6 to 23 months, household members of infants younger than 6 months, pregnant women, persons aged 2 to 49 years with chronic medical conditions. Adult shots are $18, children’s shots range between free and $15.
Medicare/Medicaid participants should bring their cards. Call the VNA at 824-8233 with any questions.”

Teen rockers sought
for Battle of Bands
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is looking for teen musicians ages 13 to 18 for the second annual Battle of the Bands. Start organizing your bands now for the May event, sponsored by Teen Style and the Steamboat Springs Teen Programs.
Winners will receive recognition in the newspaper, on the radio and with a one night, all-ages gig.
Battle of the Bands sign up begins in March. Call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail

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