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Stephanie Pearce: Happy trails to an old friend

An old cowboy friend of mine went to live in that pasture in the sky recently. I wasn’t a close family friend, but I did consider the man my friend. I taught some of his grandkids in elementary school, although I didn’t even know that when we first struck up a friendship. I didn’t know much about the man at all at first, I just saw his kind heart.

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Drive for Cancer brings together Craig community

Fundraiser sees sizable turnout at Saturday carnival

While an automobile technically can only have one person driving at a time, it was an entire community that got behind the wheel this weekend to get on the fast track to helping others. Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer provided a fun-filled day Saturday with its family carnival, part of the business’s weeklong fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society.

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Moffat County’s 4-H shotgun teams locked and loaded for state

The young marksmen of Moffat County are proving themselves to be big shots. Saturday’s shotgun completion shoot at Craig Trap Club saw some skilled trigger work as members of Moffat County 4-H readied to go to the next stage of competition, selecting the top shooters for the state level.

Our view: Elections crucial for education

The Moffat County community has two important elections coming up in November for Moffat County School District Board of Education and Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Trustees.

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Casey's Pond focuses on fresh, local food in dining room

Casey’s Pond senior living community is integrating more fresh, local foods into its dining menu as part of a new partnership with food and dining management company Unidine.

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Dinosaur National Monument celebrates 100 years

National Park in Colorado, Utah featuring special activities throughout the year

Come October, Dinosaur National Monument will celebrate its 100th birthday, and park staff as well as surrounding communities are coming together to highlight all of the features and attractions that make the monument an international tourist hotspot.

Craig health briefs for July 25, 2015: New K-12 student varicella vaccine requirement

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County health care providers.

Our View: Upcoming board elections crucial for area's educational institutions

The Moffat County community has two important elections coming up in November for Moffat County School District Board of Education and Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Trustees. Running for an elected seat is a big commitment, especially when the term is four years. CNCC and Moffat County School District are huge economic drivers for Moffat County, especially because in order to attract people to Craig, you need a strong educational base.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 25, 2015: Local hunters, anglers invited to Sportsmen’s Roundtable

Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.

On The Record for July 24

On The Record for July 24.

Government update on July 24

Government update on July 24.

Moffat County students show varied achievement levels with CMAS tests

District continuing to align with state's academic standards

Student test scores in science and social studies remained fairly flat overall for Moffat County School District this year compared to last, according to Colorado Measures of Academic Success testing data released this month.

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High hopes for Friends of Moffat County Education’s running event

Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival

As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.

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Craig police provide notice of sexual predator

Craig Police Department released a community notice regarding a sexually violent predator.

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Bond revoked for vehicular homicide suspect

Logan Douglas Otis, 20, was booked into Moffat County Jail on Sunday for violating conditions of his bond.

From Pipi's Pasture: A hot summer afternoon

It’s a hot afternoon here at Pipi’s Pasture, reminding me of days past when my sisters and I were growing up. (Our brother Duane had not been born yet.) I remember how hot the ranch house would get after a morning of cooking for a haying crew. So in the afternoon, after the dishes were done and put away, Charlotte, Darlene and I usually headed outside, seeking the shade of the big trees in the yard. Sometimes Mom carried her sewing outside, we spread a blanket under the silver maple tree, and while she darned socks or did some kind of needlework, Mom told us stories.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making fruit butters

Last week this column featured Louise Irvine’s recipe for “Old-style Apple Butter.” The recipe came from a cookbook called “Putting Food By,” given to Louise by her mother-in-law a long time ago. The pages Louise gave me had some other tips for making fruit butters that I thought readers might find useful.

HRC Column: Love INC’s role in Moffat County

Love INC stands for Love In the Name of Christ. Love INC of the Yampa Valley is one of two Colorado affiliates of the non-profit group. As a matter of fact, it has affiliates as far away as Kenya, Africa.

Fitness Tip: Don't underestimate the power of walking

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that walking is an important and easy way to boost your health.

Wellness Tip: Maintaining a healthy weight

When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results.