Dialysis center project still in progress
At its Thursday meeting, the board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital finalized, by unanimous vote of 5-0, a contract with Moffat County School District that will allow the hospital to provide medical support for the athletics programs at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School.
Downtown Craig looks ready for the holiday season. Two local businesses moved to downtown in the fall for better visibility, and a new salon opened up in the area.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
Craig business Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, closed its doors Tuesday morning.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife information-gathering, the large migrations of elk in far Northwest Colorado didn't come early enough to make the big-game hunting easy on everyone.
Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado.
Event to honor noteworthy figures
Cowboy Christmas, the annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, takes place Saturday evening with dinner and dancing, with live music provided by Four 2 Play. Following that are a silent auction, a live auction and a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. All proceeds will go toward the local branch of the Boys & Girls Club.
The Craig branch of the Bank of Colorado welcomed its new president, Joshua Johnson, on Nov. 1. He has been settling into town nicely. Johnson has worked with the Bank of Colorado in its Estes Park location since 2010, but got a promotion and transfer when the former Craig Bank of Colorado president, Alisa Corey, left her position.
Snowfall first started blanketing Craig and Moffat County Tuesday afternoon, and the region looks to be tucked in through Wednesday at least. Estimated measures from the National Weather Service ranged from four to eight inches for Craig by Wednesday morning, with the likelihood of the county seeing up to one foot or more of snow near the Flat Tops.
The daily cops roundup and jail report
The November 2013 edition of Yampa Valley Data Partners’ monthly FastFacts report paints a positive picture of the Moffat County economy across several different dimensions. In aggregate, the latest indicators point to an improving economic landscape and provide the basis for a positive outlook heading into 2014.
I always ask students how the Thanksgiving break was (and it is truly a break for the kids) and some of their answers reveal how truly different we view the five day respite from school. Most answers fall along the lines of eating way too much and doing way too little. Sandwiched between those responses are the rather revealing (sometimes too much) accounts of domestic debauchery and kindred kindness. Most students are proud to give voice to their traditions of thankfulness and generosity and a few students confess heartily their compliance in the less traditional acts of Thanksgiving.
“The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” written by Beatrix Potter, was published in 1902. The book was beautifully-illustrated with the author’s watercolor paintings. In the story, Peter Rabbit disobeyed his mother who told him that he must never go into Mr. McGregor’s garden. The book is a classic.
Those looking for unique, handmade specialty items for people on their Christmas lists can find those gifts this weekend at the fourth annual Yampa Valley Artisans Holiday Market. Hosted Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at Center of Craig, the event promises plentiful products sewn, woven, carved or otherwise prepared by artists of Northwest Colorado.
The Craig Daily Press Hunter Photo Contest ran through November and has ended, but the newspaper needs your help judging the photos.