News briefs for July 26 |

News briefs for July 26

Colorado State Patrol recruiting for cadet class

The Colorado State Patrol is recruiting applicants for the next cadet class. Applications and detailed information about the State Patrol may be obtained at its Web site at

The minimum age is 21. A high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, and having no felony or domestic violence convictions are required. A polygraph test and background investigation also is required.

Those interested may contact Trooper Brad Millard at or at (970) 209-2955.

Library program

seeking volunteers

“The Library Is Your Castle” Literacy Festival — a medieval fair and the last Moffat County Libraries summer event — is from 1 to 4 p.m.Aug. 11 at the Craig branch of the library.

Coordinators are seeking the following volunteers: bagpiper, harpist, strolling minstrel, jester, juggler, tumblers, dancers and a performing dog. Festival booths that need skilled volunteers include calligraphy and French-braiding hair.

Other volunteers and booth participants are needed. For questions or more information, please call Linda Putnam at the Moffat County Library, Craig Branch, at 824-5116 ext. 405.

Fire ban for Echo

Park Campground

Because of increasing fire danger, officials in Dinosaur National Monument have implemented a fire ban for the Echo Park Campground.

Campers must use propane or white gas stoves for cooking.

The Echo Park Camp–ground is in the Colorado portion of the monument, 34 miles from the park headquarters at the end of Echo Park Road. The only other fire ban in place is at the Jones Hole campground, which often is used by river runners during the summer.

All campers and hikers are encouraged to never leave a fire unattended, never park a vehicle over grass along roads and never discard lit cigarettes.

Junior golf tournament will be held today

The Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Yampa River Classic Junior Golf Tournament today. The tournament is separated into five age groups: 6 and younger, 7-9, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-17. The older two age groups will play 18 holes, the 10-12-year-olds will play nine holes, the 7-9-year-olds will play four holes, and the youngest group will play five, smaller holes.

Cost is $15 for 10 through 17-year-olds and $10 for the two younger age groups. The fee includes a lunch and green fees. For more information, call the YVGC at 824-3673.

Boys & Girls Club

hosting College 101

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is hosting College 101 at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will feature current college students providing an open and honest discussion about what it is like to go to college.

The event is designed for students who recently graduated or who are entering their senior year of high school.

BLM collecting native plant seeds across state

The Bureau of Land Management is collecting the seeds of native plants across the state for conservation purposes. The collected seeds are identified, catalogued and then preserved and stored in the Millennium Seed Bank for future use in restoration projects throughout the state.

The Seeds of Success project was created by the BLM to support the conservation of national public lands’ plants by preserving seeds for restoration. Colorado’s public lands are experiencing a loss of plant and animal biodiversity because of the expansion of development, climate change and recreational activities.

BLM has joined with the Student Conservation Association to help collect native, dry land seeds. For information, call Jessica Shade at (303) 239-3988 or

DOW sponsoring

hunter education class

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will sponsor a Hunter Education Class from Aug. 15 to 19 at the Bell Tower Building of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly.

All classes must be attended to obtain your Hunter Education Card. To preregister, call 824-3046 or 272-3238.

Those interested in the Internet Study Program should call 824-3046.

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