Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday
Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.
These concurrent enrollment agreements enable students to enroll in college courses tuition free.
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.
South Routt School District leaders are feeling some relief this week after securing a $1 million loan from the Colorado State Board of Education on Thursday.
Sandrock, Boys & Girls Club of Craig offer meals throughout the summer
“You can actually see someone from eighth grade with someone from second grade,” said Chad Davis, 11, as he finished up his meal on Monday at Sandrock.
This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.
East Elementary School teachers read out loud to children in area parks this summer
“Kids connect to people first, and then they love the books those people read,” Tiffany Trevenen said.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Superintendent: District will create interim position while searching for new hire
A new development could put Moffat County School District in a tricky situation for the coming months. After being announced Thursday night as the new principal of Moffat County High School, Tim McNerney pulled out of the position Friday due to "a very serious family matter," according to MCSD superintendent David Ulrich. Ulrich said he would not divulge the personal details of McNerney's situation but that he believed the candidate had little choice given a "truly unfortunate set of circumstances."
The program runs from Monday through Friday at both sites in the summer.
Moffat County School District names new principals at Ridgeview Elementary and Moffat County High School
The Moffat County Board of Education approved, on Thursday night, the appointment of John Haddan to become principal of Ridgeview Elementary School and Tim McNerney to become principal of Moffat County High School.
Book mobile travels through area every Wednesday
“It’s just like I’m there in the book,” said Haley, who’s 7. “I really like it.”
A special meeting is scheduled to follow at 8 p.m., with “Personnel Recommendations for June 2016” listed as a consent item.
The championship game for Craig Youth Baseball’s 8- to 10-year-old division wrapped up the season Monday at Woodbury Sports Complex. Facing off for the title were Country Living Realty and Neal Brothers, Inc. In the first of two games, league frontrunner Country Living took their only defeat of the year, 2-1, forcing a second game, which they won, 4-3.
This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.