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.
On the record for Nov. 30
With falling property values and a decline in oil and mineral leases, Moffat County is facing a budget shortfall, and seniors are taking the first hit as officials look for cuts.
The Code of the West requires a cowboy to help those in need whenever possible. Therefore, it only seems right that something called Cowboy Christmas honors those who do good for their community’s youngest residents. Boys & Girls Club of Craig hosts the 12th annual Cowboy Christmas this Saturday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, with a ticket price of $35 buying an evening of dinner, dancing, gaming and live music by River City Band.
The Craig Daily Press is asking readers to submit photos for the newspaper’s annual Hunting Photo Contest. The deadline for photo submissions is Thursday. Send hunting photos to editor@CraigDailyPress.com. Voting will begin Saturday, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch’s.
Moffat County Schools may see an increase in state funding if recent recommendations made by Gov. John Hickenlooper are approved this spring.
Moffat County High School winter sports teams will get their game faces on this week to open the competitive season.
This week and weekend are packed with so much Christmas fun that it makes Santa Claus' waistline look small. Check out the upcoming events in Craig.
Get a chunk of Christmas shopping done and support local artists
Local, handmade arts and crafts will be available for holiday shoppers at the seventh annual Artisans Holiday Market that takes place Dec. 2 and 3 at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Midget team 1-4 in Glenwood tourney after shootout victory; Squirts 3-2
The weather may be getting colder, but Craig Youth Hockey Association teams are just heating up for the season in front of them. While most athletes were either taking a break or staying on top of practice time, CYHA’s 18 and under Midget group started its schedule over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the Grizzly Holiday Festival in Glenwood Springs.
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. A chili lunch will follow as well as awards at the Elks Lodge. The top shooters for each age group will receive trophies and be eligible for future competitions at the district, state, regional and national levels, with those who go all the way getting their name in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Government update for the week of Nov. 28.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Optional iPad insurance for Moffat County School District is now prorated from $50 to $14 for families that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Parents have until December 16 to opt in for the program.
When you’ve got a lot of energy and excitement going in any sport, the key is to channel it into even bigger things. Fortunately, that’s exactly the specialty of one Moffat County High School team as they carry over from fall into winter. After a strong debut at the events of autumn, the MCHS cheerleaders will be bringing their powerful pep and pom-poms to a new series of sports as Bulldog athletics stays indoors for the winter.