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The Bock’s Office: ‘Rogue Nation’ runs risk of overthinking movie magic

As you enter the movie theater, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to watch “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” purely for entertainment value. But, before you commit to anything, you should know the makers will be doing everything they can to make this… what’s the word I’m looking for here?

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paper Towns’ a low-key, likeable teen flick

If you’re familiar with the author of “Paper Towns,” you may be expecting the new film adaptation to reach for the “Stars.” But, it doesn’t — it charts its own course, which upon watching the film, you’ll realize is just fine.

Business Buzz: Carwile takes new position with Tri-State, announces next comment period

Business news from around Craig and Moffat County.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Minions’ has animated absurdity at all levels

There’s a universal language in comedy that people intrinsically understand. Whether it’s someone flirting with a fire hydrant or getting repeatedly smacked in the face to remove a bee, some characters and situations are just unavoidably funny. Don’t bother to question it; just watch a movie like “Minions” and know your intuition to chuckle is correct.

Grand Futures offers free movie night with ‘Avengers’ Thursday

Movie fans of all ages, assemble! Grand Futures Prevention Coalition’s series of free family movie nights continues Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park, with “The Avengers” showing as the sun goes down.

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The Bock’s Office: Glad, sad, mad and more are all part of ‘Inside Out’

If Jiminy Cricket had any actual power as a conscience, his story might have gone a lot quicker. Then again, when you’re given a computer console that can make someone cry, grin or throw a tantrum like in “Inside Out,” it can get even trickier.

Comedy, music offered at Craig Clarion this weekend

The Clarion Inn & Suites will be a hub of activity this weekend. The Craig hotel will feature multiple acts, including the Dickey Bill Wagner Comedy Show Friday night and the Front Range group Honey Gitters Saturday.

Grand Futures offers free movie night Thursday in Craig

Gather your family for a fun night of outdoor entertainment. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a movie night at dusk Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park. As it begins to get dark, the group will screen the cartoon “Despicable Me 2” for everyone in attendance.

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Whittle the Wood winds down with carving winners, Jefferson Starship concert

As is always the case with Craig’s favorite yearly gathering, the noise level only grew in its last day in Loudy-Simpson Park, as musical guests closed the event by replacing the sounds of chainsaws with something out of this world. The intergalactic ensemble of Jefferson Starship dropped by to provide a memorable performance Saturday evening, concluding the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

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Saturday big day for Whittle the Wood finale

Winning carvings announced, Jefferson Starship concert ends event

It was only a few days ago, that they were mere stumps, indiscernible from any other log in the forest. But, if you visit Loudy-Simpson Park this weekend, you’ll see something far different than just a hunk of wood. The 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous comes to a close Saturday with the big finish, as the crowds flock to the Craig park to check out newly completed masterpieces and engage in plenty more activities.

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Bear River Young Life Car Show motors up this weekend

Like a well-maintained classic automobile, the older it gets the better the Bear River Young Life Car Show becomes. The 11th annual car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

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Jefferson Starship ready to rock as headliner of Craig’s Whittle the Wood

The town of Craig will be rocking this weekend, no doubt about it. As part of the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous and the 11th annual Bear River Young Life Car Show, four bands will be hitting the area, including rock legends Jefferson Starship.

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Craig slices into summer with Whittle the Wood

Carvings are taking shape midway through the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. Craig’s premier summer event officially began Wednesday morning as one dozen chainsaw artists each began slicing into stumps set up in Loudy-Simpson Park to create some unique pieces.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Jurassic World’ a dynamic yet dimwitted dino movie

The message of “Jurassic World” and all the movies that preceded it is to show what happens when mankind plays God. Perhaps the greater sin that comes in the newest installment, though, is the mistake of trying to play Spielberg.