News briefs for June 1 |

News briefs for June 1

Commissioners hold special meeting

The Moffat County Commissioners will have a special meeting today to discuss radio towers in western Moffat County.

The commissioners are scheduled to vote on an amendment to a grant proposal which will be presented to the Department of Local Affairs on Monday.

The meeting is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. in the county commissioners suite at the county courthouse.

If the commissioners approve the amendment, the grant proposal will ask for funding for three towers instead of two.

If DOLA approves the proposal, Moffat County would have six 800-megahertz radio towers operating in September.

Vehicle Coalition meets with BLM Tuesday

The BLM will meet with the Yampa Valley Vehicle Coalition at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The BLM will present maps of the area. There will be information about areas that have travel restrictions and ideas about what an off-highway vehicle recreation area might look like in the future.

All off-road vehicle owners are welcome to hear the BLM’s concerns about how the area is being used. If you take a vehicle off the county road on BLM land, you will be affected in the future by what is happening. The coalition will be exchanging information about what is on the BLM maps and what riders want on the maps in the future. Questions? Call 824-2683.

Fish with a cop today at Safety Center pond

The third annual Cops and Kids fishing day will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught, smallest fish caught, etc. Food and drinks will be provided by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol.

For additional information, call Sergeant Tim Jantz with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office at 826-2309 or 824-4495.

The Moffat County Public Safety Center pond is open for fishing.

The pond is for youth fishing only, 12 and younger, and for people with disabilities who are 18 and younger.

Fishing will be allowed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is recommended that those fishing be accompanied by a responsible person.

The pond is open for fishing through Oct. 1. The fishing limit will be two fish per child. There will be no swimming, wading or boating on the pond.

Museum hosting

energy-boom exhibit

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an exhibit highlighting the challenges of a small town facing the energy boom of the 1970s, featuring photos from Craig photographer Keith Gillam. Admission is free. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 824-6360.

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