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Weekend Roundup: Military honors, music and magic

The days are getting shorter now that autumn has definitively arrived, but whether it’s during daylight hours or late into the night, here are several options for weekend happenings.

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Former Craig police officer suspected of third-degree assault and child abuse

A former Craig Police Department Officer has been charged with third-degree assault and child abuse, according to court documents.

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High-ranking Resurrection Christian to provide challenge for Moffat County football

The last non-conference game of the season could be the toughest one yet for Moffat County High School football, but a victory will have them in an enviable spot as they move toward taking on Western Slope teams. MCHS hosts Resurrection Christian Friday with back-to-back junior varsity and varsity games.

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Craig Middle School football splits with Steamboat

Bulldog 7th-graders take double OT victory; 8th-graders slammed by Sailors

Craig Middle School’s eighth-graders will be marking their calendars for Oct. 1, setting their sights ahead with one thing in mind: revenge. CMS football teams hosted rival Steamboat Springs Tuesday night as part of the school’s fall sports night, honoring athletes on the gridiron, as well as those in volleyball, cheer and cross country.

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Group forms with hopes to save Luttrell Barn in Craig

A group of individuals interested in preserving the Luttrell Barn convened Tuesday afternoon to discuss the status of the barn and how it can be saved.

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Moffat County soccer takes it to the Tigers

Coach: Players showed great teamwork, skill in 4-2 loss

The last time they faced a Grand Junction team at home, Moffat County High School boys soccer ran away with it from the start, but Tuesday afternoon was a much better all-around effort, if you ask their coach. The Bulldogs fell, 4-2, to the 5A Grand Junction Tigers in a match-up that was closely contested and a fine test of Moffat County’s skill set.

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Commissioners enter bid for Rural Philanthropy Days convention

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed to support an effort to bring the 2017 Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days conference to Moffat County.

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Elkhead Reservoir net to be installed Friday

A special, $1.2 million net is being installed to guard the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir on Friday.

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BLM Northwest District gets new field manager

The Bureau of Land Management has selected a new field manager for Colorado’s Northwest District.

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CNCC student housing being conceptualized by architect

The first conceptual drawings for campus student housing, have been reviewed by the Colorado Northwestern Community College housing committee, a group composed of faculty, staff, board and community members that was started about three years ago. Design West Architects were retained for $9,200.00, at the August Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board meeting, to develop a set of conceptual drawings for academic housing that would accommodate about 100 beds, the break even point for food services, and a multi-use dining hall, according to Lois Wymore, board treasurer and chair of the housing committee.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 21, 2016: Moffat County golf finishes season at regionals

The Moffat County High School boys golf team competed in what would turn out to be its final event of the year Monday at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course for the 3A Region 4 Tournament.

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Economic champion position discussed by Craig City Council, Moffat County Commissioners and LMD

Local government is hoping to provide some suggestions to the Moffat County Local Marketing District’s freshly appointed operating board.

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Muzzleloaders are used by area hunters to carry on historic firearms tradition

Hunters were out last week using muzzleloading firearms, technology developed in the 17th century that played a significant role in winning the American Revolution that is still being used in the annual chase for big game. Muzzleloaders are firearms that require the projectile or bullet and propellant charge, often black powder, to be loaded from the front, open end of the gun, called the muzzle.

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Wild horse advocates improve the range for everyone

Wild horses living in Sand Wash Basin are safer after two truckloads of old, rusty wire was removed from an abandoned corral by volunteers attending the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary’s on-range Sand Wash Advocacy Team’s third annual rendezvous on Saturday.

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Humane Society of Moffat County strikes out with Saturday fundraiser

Humane Society of Moffat County was bowled over Saturday night by community support. The yearly fundraiser for the area animal organization took place Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.