News briefs for Dec. 29 |

News briefs for Dec. 29

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office has scheduled three public “scoping” meetings to gather public input and ideas for the area’s Resource Management Plan revision. The RMP provides a framework for management of BLM Lands.
The meeting schedule is:
n Tuesday, Steamboat Springs, OIympian Hall, Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway, from 3 to 8 p.m.
n Jan. 5, Craig, Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, 1055 Moffat County Road 7, from 3 to 8 p.m.
n Jan. 6, Maybell, Maybell School Gym, 30 Haynes Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m.
The meetings will be conducted in an open house format. People need not arrive at the scheduled time nor stay the entire duration, but may enter and leave at their convenience during the scheduled hours.
The RMP will provide a framework for management of 1.3 million acres of BLM public land and an additional 1.1 million acres of subsurface mineral estate. The planning area includes portions of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.
Additional information on the RMP/ElS can be found online at Or, contact Jeremy Casterson, 970-826-5071 or Jeremy_Casterson, at the Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625.

Elks hosting New Year’s Eve sleepover for kids
The Elks Lodge is hosting a New Years Eve Sleepover for children ages 1 to 14 in the Elks Lodge basement beginning at 9 p.m. The fee is $10 a child and all proceeds go to Laridan Hall. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas and playpens for little ones. The Elks will have movies and games and will serve a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast also will be served to those who don’t
sleep over at $5 a plate. No sick children. Call Dora at 824-2251.

Program helps youths avoid drugs, alcohol
The Moffat County School District and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition are offering an exciting new award-winning program called Creating Lasting Family Connections. The program is designed to improve self-esteem and communication skill and help youths be successful by learning to stand up for themselves and avoid alcohol and drugs, violence and other health-threatening behaviors. Benefits for participating families will include family management, parent and youth communication and alcohol and drug prevention.
The program will be available to CMS students and their parents. The cost is free and will meet at the School Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 8. You must sign up by Tuesday. For more information call Westley du Pont 824-1022 or Cindy Biskup 824-5752.

Boys and Girls Club closed until Jan. 10
The scheduled completion of the gymnasium floor project is Jan. 8 instead of Friday, which has postponed the resumption of programs and activities. The club will be closed until Jan. 10.
The club’s staff resumes usual office hours Monday.

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