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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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The Bock’s Office: Sights and sounds sensational in ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Music in any form is magical, yet it never hurts when a melody has visual aids to go with it. And, if you’ve never seen a tiny swordsman brought to life by the pluck of an instrument, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is one for you to watch.

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Weekend Roundup: Out in nature and loving it

This weekend in Northwest Colorado, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about and appreciating the landscape that makes the region what it is.

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Free family movie at Craig City Park Thursday night

The summer Movie in the Park series continues Thursday with a free screening of the Pixar film “Up” at Craig City Park. The movie starts at dusk, roughly 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome to set up to watch.

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Weekend Roundup: Catch some fun!

Summertime continues in Northwest Colorado, and though the school year is coming up soon, there is still plenty of time to find activities to bring together your whole family or just gather with your fellow adults.

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Weekend Roundup: The possibilities are soaring and so are the balloons

The options are many for things to do in Northwest Colorado this weekend, and whatever your tastes, there’s sure to be something to appeal to you.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Secret Life of Pets’ cuddles into your heart despite unoriginality

In viewing a movie like “The Secret Life of Pets,” it would help to see things through the eyes of a dog or cat. This isn’t so much to relate to the main characters as it is to keep the short attention span necessary to enjoy a cartoon that’s pretty repetitive.

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Friday Fest casts its spell on downtown Craig

Families turn out for ‘Harry Potter’ celebration; DBA’s weekly gatherings to come back next summer

There was a sense of magic in Alice Pleasant Park Friday afternoon. Downtown Business Association saw aspiring wizards and witches of all ages turn out for the “Harry Potter” installment of the weekly Friday Fest activities, commemorating this Sunday’s release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new entry in the children’s literary and movie phenomenon by JK Rowling.

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Weekend Roundup: From wizard wonders to rocking rodeo

Welcome to the first installment of Weekend Roundup, a look at the activities available in Northwest Colorado each week Fridays through Sunday. The coming weekend has several happenings you won’t want to miss as part of the area’s summer fun continues.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ — Warp speed toward fun

It’s been 50 years since William Shatner first uttered the immortal words “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” While there have been many changes to the world both good and bad in that time, it’s comforting to know that a movie such as “Star Trek Beyond” can tap into that sense of wonder and discovery.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is more of a reincarnation

A new version of a movie that’s been beloved for more than 30 years is rarely going to come along without people holding on to the memory of the original. In the case of “Ghostbusters,” referring to the update as being haunted by its predecessor seems most appropriate.

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Square dancing slated for Friday Fest this week

Pat McBride will call square dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alice Pleasant Park

“It’s virtually impossible,” Pat McBride said, “for you to carry the troubles of the day onto the square dance floor.”

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JW Snack’s — Gulf coast goodness wins multiple local awards

There are few places less likely to boast a gulf coast Cajun eatery than the mountains of Colorado, and that’s exactly what compelled the owners of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill to open shop. After just recently celebrating 10 years in business, JW Snack’s won a slew of awards through Best of Moffat County to prove its longevity in Craig, tying with Carelli’s Pizzeria for the most total first-place honors in the restaurant category for owners Danny and Teri Griffith.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Finding Dory’ a fine, funny fin-tastic sequel

Memory is a tricky thing. A movie you held in high regard more than 10 years ago may remain in your mind as the best thing you’ve ever seen, or it could just as easily be replaced by the next big fad. Most viewers aren’t likely to forget the feature that preceded “Finding Dory,” yet most who watch this sequel will be remembering it for new reasons.

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Craig judges trim down list to name Whittle the Wood winner

17th annual weekend festival includes music from Trail, Subdudes

With 17 successful years now in the books, Whittle the Wood Rendezvous remains a favorite for Craig and visitors alike. The collection of freshly constructed wooden carvings, unbridled music and more came to a close Saturday as hundreds gathered in Loudy-Simpson Park to view the works of art on display, take in the music and otherwise just see what the buzz is all about during Father’s Day weekend in Craig.

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