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Public Invited to Craig Parks and Recreation Meeting

Craig Parks & Recreation Department Kicks Off Future Vision for the Park, Recreation, Open Space And Trails System.

The City of Craig has initiated a planning process to update the existing Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan that was completed in 2002. Craig’s parks and recreation system is critical to residents’ quality of life, economic development, and environmental and social health. The developed parks system and neighborhood parks allow residents daily access to the outdoors and promote neighborly interactions. Additionally, the community’s outdoor lifestyle positions the city to attract high quality employers and tourism revenue that sustains local businesses.

 

Residents of Craig & Moffat County are invited to participate in the first public meeting being held for the Master Plan where they can learn about the planning process, existing facility inventory, and trends affecting outdoor recreation. The meeting will start with a brief presentation then the public can provide input on what they enjoy most about the parks and recreation system, what needs to be changed or improved at existing facilities, and what could be added. Light refreshments will be served.

Meeting Details:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5:30-7:30 PM
Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

 

The Master Plan will identify a long-range vision with specific goals and priorities for an integrated network of parks, community facilities, bikeways, open spaces, and recreational corridors for the future. The city will be working with agency partners and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board throughout the process. Feel free to voice your opinion to Advisory Board Members at any time during the planning project.  Over the next few months the team will evaluate opportunities enhancing existing and future facilities; analyze construction, operation, and maintenance funding; and identify priorities and actions through an implementation plan based in reality. Public input is a critical part of this planning process. Multiple opportunities, including online surveys, will be available throughout the process to weigh in on community-wide needs, goals and recommendations.

For more information, please contact Alicia Baker, (970) 826-2029 or by email @ abaker@ci.craig.co.us or Dave Pike, (970) 826-2006 or by email @ dpike@ci.craig.co.us

 

Local Craig Museum to be Featured on History Channel’s American Pickers

The Wyman Museum in Craig will be featured on the show American Pickers Monday, April 23rd.  It was filmed last summer and will air on the History Channel at 9pm EST, 7pm MST. The name of the episode is “One of Everything”.  Spectrum/Charter, Channel 51; Direct TV, Channel 269; Dish, Channel 120; and CBand, AMC Channel 18.  Check you local listings.

Safe Driving Course for Seniors in Craig

The Senior Social Center in Craig will hold an AARP Smart Driver classroom course Saturday, April 28th from 1pm to 5pm.  The course helps refresh your driving skills and rules of the road, learn techniques for handling roundabouts, left turns and right of way and discover proven driving methods to keep you safe.  The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non members.  Senior Social Center members can get a $12 scholarship.  To sign up, call 970-326-3188.

Bridge Closed on Moffat County Road 19

As required by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Moffat County will be closing the Yampa River Bridge on County Road 19, 1 mile north of Maybell. At this point, the bridge will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, but will be undergoing repairs.

For updates, visit http://www.colorado.gov\moffat or call the Road and Bridge Department at 824-3211.

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Cross Country Skier Rescued

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Wanted Man Arrested

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