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Craig briefs: Cleanup event draws 70, pulls 1 ton from Yampa

On July 9, 70 volunteers came from far and wide to pull 2,000 pounds of trash from the Yampa River following the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Steamboat Springs and Craig, according to a news release.

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Craig's sewer lift station on schedule, over budget

The installation of a new sewage lift on east end of town is slightly over budget due to delays caused by unforeseen issues.

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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 18, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Grant enables The Memorial Hospital to bolster rural emergency calls

TMH Foundation receives $10,000 grant from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; hospital matches funds

“The dual band (radios) are hard to find,” TMH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis said. “There were only three vendors that produced them. It’s a good investment.”

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National tragedies bring cops, community closer in Craig

Recent shootings across nation — including murder of police — prompts gratefulness to cops

The deaths of fellow Americans in recent weeks has sent emotional shockwaves across the entire nation.

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Children let their imaginations — and engineering skills — run loose at the Boys & Girls Club

Craft activities let children exercise imagination and planning abilities

“We really like to let them learn by trial and error,” Kari Neuman said. “We have staff available to help guide, but they don’t do it for them.”

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Party conventions right around the corner

The 2016 Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland and runs through Thursday.

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Government update for the week of July 18

Government update for the week of July 18.

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On the record for July 15

On the record for July 15.

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Moffat County 4-H shooters set sights on high marks for state qualifier events

Many members of Moffat County’s 4-H Club devote hours to honing their craft in skills such as sewing and baking or rearing livestock in the hopes of earning a blue ribbon or greater recognition, and certain members of the program are on target to do just as well. Leading up to the Moffat County Fair will be the Completion Shoot events for 4-H shooting sports, including shotgun, rifle and archery, all of which will take place July 23, though if you want to see all the young marksmen in action, you’d better be ready to visit multiple sites in the area.

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4-H kids learn skills and have fun raising livestock

For 4-H kids who raise livestock, the Moffat County Fair is the big show — the culminating point for a lot of hard work.

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Entertainment endures at Moffat County Fair

Rodeo, Ranch Games, children’s contests to provide plenty of fun

Each year, the agriculture community marks their calendars for the Moffat County Fair, a time when they can show off the animals that are their pride and joy, specialty projects that have taken the better part of a year or just to socialize with other farm families. But, there’s still more fun to be had at the fair no matter who you are.

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4-H dog project sparks human-animal bonding

4-H students, and their dogs, strengthen rapports as they learn new tasks

“It was really cool to watch him," Brianna Burkett said. "It was like watching a kid go through school.”