George and Ann Kidder honored as Moffat County United Way volunteers of the year
For a short period of time each year, the entire country undergoes an almost magical transformation. The Christmas season evokes a spirit of brotherhood, and people everywhere find themselves smiling easier, laughing louder and spending more time in the service of others. A big reason for that transformation is the sight of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Since 1997, George and Ann Kidder, otherwise known as Craig’s own Santa and Mrs. Claus, have generously donated their time to help children of all ages embrace the spirit of Christmas.
Craig resident Al Shepherd has sealed his legacy through volunteering
This month the Moffat County United Way honored a number of people in Craig who have made a difference in the community through serving others. Al Shepherd, 81, was one of the standouts. He’s been serving on the 14th Judicial Community Corrections Board since 1984 and is one of the longest tenured Moffat County government volunteers, second only to Owen Grant, who has been serving on the Moffat County Cemetery Board since 1978.
It may be cliché, but I find a lot of truth in sayings such as, “It takes a village to raise a child,” or “Volunteers are the lifeblood of a community.” We are fortunate to live in a community where many of our residents believe in the benefits of volunteering.
CNCC student Zoe Sowers on her way to psychology career
Colorado Northwestern Community College student Zoe Sowers, 20, knows she’s one of the fortunate ones who discovered her passion at a young age.
Craig resident Taelor Stagner eyes Air Force, PR, divinity, public health after college
Name: Taelor Stagner Age: 21 From: Craig College: University of Wyoming Major: Kinesiology and Health Promotion — the study of movement and physical therapy
Craig youth Jose Duarte a welcome sight for Boys & Girls Club kids
On a recent Friday, Craig resident Jose Duarte, 16, a junior staff member at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, took a break from his duties to sit down with Moffat Monthly. The interview was routinely interrupted by children curious to learn why Duarte was not at his usual post in the gym teaching kids the game of soccer.
The community work and compassion shown by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 4265 has been made evident over the years. It’s the individual acts of kindness and selflessness that make the women of the VFW ladies auxiliary prominent women in Moffat County. The group has donated countless dinners, monetary donations and hours of service to support the community many of them have grown up in.
Craig residents honored for their work with St. Michael Community Kitchen
There are people in this world who are committed to helping others. Though their motivation for doing so doesn’t always align with their good intentions, there are still plenty of people who dedicate their time simply because it is the right thing to do. Craig residents Gail Severson and Robin Schiffbauer are two people who fit into the latter and on Saturday they were honored as the first ever Bill and Nancy Muldoon Humanitarians of the Year by the Craig Rotary Club.