Joyce Rankin has been serving as the appointed represented for the 3rd Congressional District seat on the State Board of Education for the last year and visited Craig on Friday to discuss reasons she would like Moffat County voters to elect her for a 6-year term in November. Moffat County Republican Women invited Joyce Rankin to visit Craig for a lunchtime discussion that was attended by about a dozen members of the community.
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Craig comes out for parade, pep rally during high school celebration
The bright lights of the big city shone like stars Friday in Craig. Moffat County High School Homecoming Week was in full swing as the entire community came out to support the Bulldogs celebrating the 2016 theme of New York, New York.
Homecoming Week for Moffat County High School is here at last, and the community activities are many, while a few other fun things round out the weekend in Northwest Colorado.
CNCC Kid’s Theatre will perform an original play about Shakespeare Friday before the homecoming game
The first performance for the new Colorado Northwestern Community Collage Kid’s Theatre Group will be held 6 p.m. on Friday at Craig Middle School providing the community with a fun-filled activity between the parade and pep-rally and that evening’s high school football game.
For the majority of the fall, the ladies of Moffat County High School are relegated to the grandstands of the Bulldog Proving Grounds, but Wednesday night the easygoing gals of MCHS got their game faces on for the gridiron. Homecoming Week’s annual Powder Puff Football tournament brought in five teams of tough talent for a high-energy evening with BFB (Bulldog Football), Tuff Enuff, Deep Threats, Los Matadoras and Night Hawks.
Community rumors about parade restrictions deemed false by officials
Moffat County School officials addressed rumors that this year’s Moffat County High School Homecoming parade would be cancelled or that parade floats would be banned. There will be a parade including parade floats. Float building will commence the morning of the parade with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.
Uranus. There, I said it. Well, giggles or not, I am writing today to inform you that now is the prime time to see Uranus up in the sky.
CNCC Craig offers students the opportunity to learn art, history, food and culture of Rome and Pisa in Italy
When Colorado Northwestern Community Collage faculty first offered students an opportunity to learn by traveling to another country in 2000, Rome was the destination and Rome will again be a port of call for students and community members traveling with CNCC in 2017. “I know that many countries have claimed to be the center of the world, China for example, but I think that Rome really is it,” said Mary Karen Solomon director of arts and sciences at CNCC Craig and leader of four previous trips to Rome.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Men’s, women’s teams travel Wednesday, Thursday, home Saturday
The Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer teams remain winless this season, but personal victories over the past weekend keep the program ever hopeful. CNCC Spartans were back on the road Friday and Saturday in Price, Utah to meet the Golden Eagles of Utah State University Eastern.
Running event benefits Moffat County Cancer Society, TMH Foundation
For those who enjoy running, all that might be necessary is an open stretch of land and a pair of supportive shoes, but dressing like a superhero or a children’s book character covered in glow sticks certainly doesn’t make the experience any less pleasant. The Memorial Hospital’s third annual Glow Run 5K provided luminescence, laughs and more Saturday night as about 150 participants sped along the property of TMH and Colorado Northwestern Community College.
A project that started with a breast cancer diagnosis grows to wrap community members up in a fabric hug
When her daughter-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer about 15 years ago, Moffat County quilter Linda Pinnt made her first comfort quilt and that October started the Circle of Friends program where area quilters use donated materials to make hundreds of quilts for people throughout the Yampa Valley with cancer.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a golf ball drop fundraiser during the Homecoming football game Oct. 14. Entries will be on sale throughout the night at a cost of $10 per ball, with the drop taking place after the game. The winner will be closest to the pin and will take home $1,000. MCHS Lady Bulldogs players and coaches will also host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.
Sports, bonfire, parade, more in store for week of Bulldog pride
Moffat County High School hosts its annual Homecoming Week festivities starting Monday. This year’s theme is “New York, New York,” and many favorite activities will make a return, including dress-up days for MCHS and Craig Middle School, though CMS will host its own separate days.