News briefs for July 28 |

News briefs for July 28

Club hosts College 101

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is hosting College 101 at 7 p.m. today. 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.

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. daily.

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.

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

Tri-State stepping up peak service

An unprecedented July heat wave has pushed the mercury to triple-digit records in much of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s four-state service territory and has generated record demand of more than 2,400 megawatts.

The 2005 peak is nearly 13 percent above the association’s 2004 summer peak of just less than 2,100 megawatts. One megawatt is enough power to serve about 700 to 800 homes.

Tri-State provides wholesale power to 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts that serve a population of about 1.2 million. The aggregate summer peak in demand for electricity is typically reached in July, when irrigation pumping from agricultural loads in rural areas is combined with heavy air conditioning use across a vast service territory extending north from Lordsburg, N.M., to Sheridan, Wyo., and east from Meeker to the Nebraska panhandle.

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