On the record for Dec. 2
Spartans seeking scholarship funding for potential players
There are months and months between now and when Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer teams will begin their second season, but as coach Lance Noble sees it, time’s a-wasting to get the Spartans prepped to rise to the next level.
The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., will host a Christmas craft party for 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Put together a paper snowman or Christmas tree like nothing you’ve seen before.
Maybell Elementary School has a new principal and a new teacher this year.
Flu shots available at TMH Medical Clinic
Every fall brings a new flu bug to challenge our immune systems. The flu virus adapts each year and can be hard to predict. The flu shot is designed with the latest strains in mind and often offers good protection.
As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program recently completed their respective seasons, competing in meets with competitors across the country.
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Old-Fashioned Christmas was the theme of this year’s Festival of Trees and Craig Senior Citizens won first place for their “drink me tree.” The tree was hung with old-fashioned drink recipes, fruit garnish, ice cubes, mini bottles of rye and bourbon all toped with a bottle of Jim Beam.
Winter weather comes with the usual mishaps, but several Craig business owners returned from Thanksgiving to an unwelcome surprise: chipped and broken storefront windows due to rogue gravel from a Colorado Department of Transportation snow plow.
As December kicks off, so does the long list of activities in Craig and Moffat County to get residents in the Christmas spirit. Here are just a few events happening in the next few days.
The wild horse bait and trap operation underway in Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles West of Craig is off to a slow start.
When they first pick up the sport of basketball, kids might struggle to put the ball in the air, let alone the hoop. But, if they stick with it, they have the potential for nothing but net. Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball league has been keeping athletes from third- through sixth-grade busy during the winter as boys and girls lace up their Nikes and get on the court.
Elks Lodge No. 1577 will sponsor the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 taking place at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is free to participants. Copies of birth certificates are required to register. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.
Kmart in Craig will close in late December, impacting about 30 employees. It is not known what’s next for the property that is leased by Sears Holdings, the company that owns Kmart.