A vote on a mill levy dedicated solely to the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Moffat County Libraries will be on the November ballot. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners has filed intent to put the measure on the ballot. Both entities have been through budget cuts. Neither the museum nor the library receives funding from the city of Craig. The museum hosts an average of 12,000 visitors a year, and it’s listed as the #1 Thing to do in Craig by Trip Advisor. The Moffat County Library has three branches, in Craig, Maybell, and Dinosaur.
A car and a motorcycle crashed Monday, on Highway 40 and East Victory Way. The road had to be closed for awhile for a hazardous materials cleanup, since the accident broke the fuel tank on the motorcycle. One person was taken to the hospital.
A structure fire damaged a shed and trailer Monday, on the north side of Craig. The woman who called in the report was able to put it out herself, but Craig Fire Rescue helped when they got there.
The body of a man in his early 20s was recovered at Harvey Gap Reservoir Sunday. A Search and Rescue Dive Team recovered the body. Identification and cause of death has not been released yet by the Garfield County Coroner. Harvey Gap is about three miles north of Silt.
Bears are very hungry right now and they’re going through something called hyperphagia. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it’s a feeding frenzy where bears try to eat up to 20,000 calories a day. They’re building up fat reserves for the winter. It also means be especially careful to bearproof your homes and cars. Lock doors and windows, and don’t leave the trash can out. If a bear comes close to your home, scare it away with loud noises. If it gets into your home, make sure it can leave the same way it came in. And never approach a bear.
Remember those two mountain goats that someone shot on Quandary Peak near Breckenridge last month? The reward has gone up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648.
Meet the School Resource Officer at Moffat County High School tomorrow morning. Officer Ryan Fritz is with the Craig Police Department. He’ll discuss school safety. The event is organized through the Craig Press. Publisher Renee Campbell and Editor Jim Patterson will be there. It’s from 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at East Kum & Go at 700 E. Victory Way. Everyone is welcome, and coffee and pastries will be served.
Today’s forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s, and tomorrow will be the same.
For the Moffat County Fair, the 4-H dog show is this morning. Wednesday is the weigh-in of market sheep and market goats, starting at 10. The judging of the Pavilion entries is at 12:30. The weigh-in of market beef is from 1-3 p.m. The Sheep Show starts at 5, of which the Old Geezer Alumni Show will be taking place. Northwest Colorado Gymkhana is at 6 p.m. And it’s movie night at 8:30 with Charlotte’s Web on the big screen in the covered picnic area.