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Jimmy Westlake: A tale of 2 star clusters

On cold, crisp December evenings, you can spot two glittering star clusters in the constellation of Taurus the Bull, high up in the eastern sky around 8 p.m. They are the Hyades and the Pleiades star clusters.

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The Memorial Hospital CEO John Rossfeld resigns from position in Craig

After nearly two years of service, The Memorial Hospital CEO John Rossfeld has submitted his resignation and will be leaving his post Dec. 11, according to a press release from TMH.

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Off-duty Steamboat Springs firefighters use Heimlich maneuver to save a fellow diner

The firefighters were at Cafe Diva restaurant with their wives for date night.

Craig briefs: Festival of Trees kicks off Nov. 30 at courthouse

The fourth annual Festival of Trees, hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club, begins Nov. 30 and will fill the second floor of the Moffat County Courthouse with festively decorated Christmas trees.

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Snowmakers play key role in early opening of ski area

It’s not the scene one would expect when learning about the snowmaking process at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Stephanie Pearce: A jump that made me cool

As the snow falls, memories of winters past flood my mind. Our family used to play in the snow frequently. What else do you do when most days the seasons are winter? Our favorite snow activity was snowmachining.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 30, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 30, 2015: Craig Middle School girls hoops hosting parent meeting

Craig Middle School will host an informational meeting for parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the CMS cafeteria, 915 Yampa Ave., for seventh- and eighth-grade girls interested in playing basketball this season. Practices will begin Dec. 7 with games starting in January.

Thoughtful Parenting: Positive child rearing

In this day and age of single-parent child rearing, it is still possible to raise a well- mannered, healthy child with self-esteem in place. Achieving this goal requires investing extra time and effort to realize results for a lifetime.

Craig man pleads guilty to assault on officers, meth distribution

Craig local Justin Warren pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on two Moffat County Sheriff’s deputies and methamphetamine distribution on Nov. 17.

Weather Watch: Craig sees Thanksgiving snow, with more on the way

Those who were hoping for snow to kick off the holiday got their wish granted recently, and the activity may not be done yet. Craig saw about six inches of powder in the past few days, with roughly half of the cold substance falling in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day. Precipitation looks to continue Sunday and Monday, possibly stretching through Tuesday as the area is under a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” by the National Weather Service.

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Parade of Lights heralds Christmastime in Craig

The air was well below freezing Saturday night, but it was also full of the sounds and sights of everyone’s favorite time of the year. The Parade of Lights hosted by the Downtown Business Association brought the Craig community out and about to get in the holiday spirit as the Christmas season goes into full swing.

Craig man involved in rollover accident late Friday night

A rollover accident on Colorado Highway 13 sent one man to The Memorial Hospital in the early hours of Saturday.

Craig briefs: Libraries announce Thanksgiving closures

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 28, 2015: National Day of Remembrance Thursday for drunk driving victims

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Moffat County High School cheerleaders making some noise

As members of Moffat County High School sports teams take to the field or the court to sprint, catch, tackle and more, there are also those who are also putting their athleticism to the test in rooting them on to victory. The MCHS cheerleaders will be back in action this winter, using their brief break between football season and basketball and wrestling to regroup and reenergize to put on the best possible experience for fans of the Bulldogs.

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Town of Dinosaur might get natural gas

Residents in the town of Dinosaur may have access to natural gas before next winter.

Baxter Black: The national insect

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. Warm memories, overstuffed afternoons and family. Yet rising from this cornucopia of good feelings, like a rubber chicken from a shopping cart full of cut-up fryers, is that runner-up for national bird... the Turkey.

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