Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 invites the community to join them as they welcome a unique group coming through Craig this week. Roaring into town at about 3:30 p.m. Friday will be the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a cross-country motorcycle journey for men and women who have served their nation in the Armed Forces, an effort which raises awareness about vets who have been injured in the line of duty.
The Bureau of Land Management plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in Northwest Colorado as early as September 2015, according to a BLM press release.
Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals
The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.
Craig City Council recap for July 28.
Community leaders have been busy in recent months brainstorming ways to bolster Moffat County’s economic future amidst myriad challenges facing the region’s energy-based economy, and a proposed lodging tax is quickly gaining traction.
The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival heats up Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park, with plenty of activities in both the skies and on the ground. A field of 22 balloonists — the greatest number to date — will be launching at 6:30 a.m. each day, weather permitting filling the air with a rainbow of colors.
Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week.
Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.
Moffat County Commission recap for July 28.
What makes you proud to be living in Northwest Colorado? Looking around at the rest of the country, it’s easy to contrast our small-town life with the societal shenanigans some of the bigger cities are experiencing.
Business news from across Colorado.
Volunteers are needed Saturday to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker, according to a news release.
Reserve all-around, barrel racing champion also among honors
Despite the name of the venue in which they competed, there’s nothing small about the achievements of Northwest Colorado’s own. Kinlie Brennise claimed multiple titles during the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association over the past week in Pueblo, including World Champion Junior Girls Breakaway Roper, Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer and third in trail course, all of which led to her being named Reserve World All-Round in the junior girls division, second in total points only to Peyton’s Grace Hill.
Moffat County High School girls golf coach Ann Marie Roberts will host a camp for girls of all ages from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf. Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.