The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump's insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporters — most thrilling takedown of journalists by any president, Editor and Publisher magazine featured this headline: "Newspapers Aim to Ride 'Trump Bump' to Reach Readers, Advertisers."
If you’re like me, you have a tough choice to make regarding the mayoral and city council races in April. A host of quality candidates for the council and mayoral positions means, hopefully, that residents will get a wide array of ideas for improving our town. I’ve been a fan of city council this past term and think that they have made sound decisions based on the realities of our circumstances under the pesky, micromanagement of state and federal officials. Too often local control ends up being reaction to laws, regulations and policies that are mandated upon localities.
April 4 will be a critical election for the citizens of Craig. The voters of Craig will be tasked in electing a new mayor and filling four open councilperson seats. The new mayor will either be tasked with indoctrinating new council members, working with existing members or a combination of both old and new. This individual must possess the leadership, flexibility, creativity, and vision to lead Craig to new horizons. Joe Bird has all of these characteristics and more.
Lady Bulldogs top Roaring Fork to move to semifinals; boys fall to Aspen
The regular season is in the books for Moffat County High School basketball as one set of Bulldogs moves along to the district round of the playoffs.
When I taught children’s literature and inquired about my adult students’ favorite children’s author, they almost always replied, “Dr. Seuss.” Because of his wacky words, rhyming verse, and ingenious artwork, Dr. Seuss is indeed one of the most beloved children’s authors. Besides that, his books leave all readers — young and old alike — with messages about life.
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its annual fundraiser banquet March 18 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. as cocktails are served, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and an auction to follow. Among the items up for bid are hunting trips and other valuable packages.
Student housing in Craig might become a reality if funding can be found.
A downed plane in the Flat Tops Wilderness offered the White River National Forest a unique clean-up challenge last week as the agency worked to extract the aircraft while respecting wilderness values.
Steamboat gondola updates, including a new control system, will defer the beginning of summer operations at Steamboat Ski Area until the end of June.
The top vote getter of Connections4Kids Cherish the Little Things Children’s Art Show attends the third grade at Calvary Baptist School in Craig and will have her art on the cover of Connections4Kids 2017-18 Calendar.
In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado’s first drive-through marijuana shop.
There’s been a new face in the room on Craig’s local meeting circuit these past six weeks. Often dressed in sport coat and tie with a six-foot-two stature, he’s hard to miss.
The Moffat County Democratic party will have a reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW, 419 E Victory Way. For more information, call 970-824-3049.
The House Financial Services Committee recently received our biannual update on the state of the economy from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. This update could not have come at a more important time.
Phi Theta Kappa is one of the largest honor societies at two-year colleges. It was started in 1918 and was led by a woman for 50 years.
I am appealing to Moffat County Democrats and anyone who is interested in continuing a local Democratic Party to attend a re-organization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW.
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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 20, 2017: Moffat County High School spring sports teams to meet Wednesday
Moffat County High School will host a meeting at 8 p.m. this Wednesday in the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane, for parents of athletes interested in spring sports. Spring sports teams include baseball, track and field, boys swimming, girls soccer and girls golf.
A simple question parents often ask is, “What does my child need?” Children need a home that is safe and loving and free of violence and parents who protect them. Home should provide a sense of stability, with comfort and support.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.