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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Hobbit’ — For the love of gold…

Too much of a good thing inevitably has to have its downside. For those who have grown to love the cinematic tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, that aftereffect has finally come in the form of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

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Holiday Happenings: Sweet shows and Santa Claus in Craig

The big day continues to draw closer, and there are still many activities to engage in during this Christmas season.

Wyman Museum wins top award in Craig’s Parade of Lights

The 2014 Parade of Lights took place Nov. 29, and five awards were given to the top float entries. A prize of $100 was given to each of the winners.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Birdman’ soars proudly toward madness

If you’ve done all you can to avoid films based on comic books in recent years, you’ll probably be out of luck for years to come because they’re here to stay. But the love affair that the public has with the idea of the caped crusader has its own dark side, as we can glimpse from a film like “Birdman.”

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Youth of the Year to be honored at Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy Christmas has been a Craig tradition for nearly a decade now, and with the festivities comes the celebration of the Youth of the Year.

Down Home Christmas to debut in downtown Craig this weekend

Downtown Business Association will host the first-ever Down Home Christmas Celebration Saturday afternoon along Yampa Avenue, bringing with it the sights, sounds and other sensory wonders that make up everyone’s favorite time of year.

Holiday Happenings: ‘Tis the season for decorations, goodies, community

With December upon us, the list of holiday activities in Craig and Moffat County goes on and on, so just like Saint Nick, you may want to check it twice to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Mockingjay’ almost satisfies your hunger

Given the title of the series and the time of its release, you can’t talk about “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” without making a Thanksgiving joke. The difficulty with that is that while people may be ravenous for more of the franchise, right now, they’re only getting appetizers.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Interstellar’ a great space film undone by Hollywood black hole

By now, announcing that you’re boldly going where no man has gone before barely even warrants a shrug from movie audiences. That doesn’t stop the maker of “Interstellar” from going a step beyond, even if he quickly takes two more steps backward.

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Craig sees seafood fun at Crabfest

Crabfest 2014 took place this weekend at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, with the Craig Chamber of Commerce providing heaping servings of king crab legs for eager patrons.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Nightcrawler’ a terrifying tale of media mayhem

Most people probably don’t realize the amount of labor that went into that 10 seconds of footage on the evening news that shocked and dismayed them. However, if you’re thinking that image always tells the whole story, the guy from “Nightcrawler” will have you thinking twice.

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Time is running out to get tickets for Craig Chamber’s Crabfest

Crabfest 2014, an annual extravaganza of delicious seafood hosted by Craig Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday evening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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The Bock’s Office: Halloween movies take all forms

Another October, another selection of horror-centric movies released in theaters. This year is no exception, whether your tastes lie with the extremely abject — in which case, be sure to check out Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” — the sensation of a good old-fashioned seance — “Ouija” — or something that is only slightly in the neighborhood of the holiday like the dramedy “The Skeleton Twins.” Here’s an assessment of some of the latest appropriate offerings.

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Craig Clarion restaurant’s Big Barnyard Burger has yet to be tamed

There’s only one word appropriate enough to describe what’s been happening at the Clarion Inn & Suites lately: Big. The Craig hotel was the site of this month’s Business After-Hours Mixer, and aside from the food, drinks and door prizes available to the crowd, three brave souls got a taste of the newest offering from the on-site restaurant Castle Ranch Steakhouse, the Big Barnyard Burger Challenge.

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Trick-or-treating, pumpkins, dancing and more in store for Craig

The spookiest day of the year is almost here, and Craig is preparing for the many fun activities that are always linked with the holiday known as Halloween. Whatever your age, there’s something for you within the community.

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