Craig barbecue event receives conditional permit

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— Organizers of the Colorado State BBQ Championships recently received a tentative permit from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office to host their event as planned.

Now in its third year in Craig, the championships are scheduled to run in conjunction with the Moffat County Balloon Festival Aug. 3 to 5 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

However, before the grilling begins, organizers will need to follow through on some safety conditions.

The area used for the championships must be supervised by experienced fire personnel, and firefighters will wet down the ground with water from an on-site truck every few hours to prevent stray embers from open flame grills catching the grass on fire.

Even with these precautions, should fire conditions worsen or an unexpected fire pop up elsewhere, the championships will have to shut down operations as required by the fire ban signed into effect by the Moffat County Commission in late June.

Read the rest of the story at the Craig Daily Press website.

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