News briefs for May 30
May 29, 2005
Lookout for Butch and Sundance
Characters portraying David Moffat, Butch Cassidy and Sundance will be roaming the streets today and participating in performances throughout the day.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Olde West Days Committee and the Museum of Northwest Colorado have joined together to bring the Grand County Characters to Craig.
In preparation, the group has created a new performance.
“This year, we’ve been working on a special presentation just for the Grand Olde West Days festival,” said Dave Naples, the group’s leader. “It’s a piece about a couple of old-timers reminiscing about the bad old days.”
The piece is called “Butch and Sundance: The Later Years.”
It will be performed at 2 p.m. today at the museum.
The Grand County Char–acters also will portray David Moffat and Mrs. Moffat during a 1:15 p.m. performance at the Marcia Car.
Performances will be:
10 a.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
11 a.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
12 p.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
1:15 p.m. — Mr. and Mrs. Moffat at the Marcia Car
2 p.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
3 p.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
4 p.m. — Museum of Northwest Colorado
Grand Olde West Days festival starts early
Traffic will be closed on Yampa Avenue today for the Grand Olde West Days street festival.
Participants can enjoy arts and crafts, taste several food offerings and enjoy live music. The day starts early with a Craig Sea Sharks pancake breakfast at Yampa and Victory Way. Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride. Dress up and be photographed at the Old Tyme Photo booth. Be the next American Idol at KRAI’s Karaoke Korner.
A variety of foods, such as roasted turkey legs, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, barbecue and roasted corn will be available. Save room for kettle corn, funnel cakes, ice cream and other sweets as you ramble around, taking in the live music, street entertainers, and an array of handcrafted art, such as aspen animal carvings and lamps, unique jewelry and breathtaking photography.
There will be historic character portrayals at the Museum of Northwest Colorado and at the Marcia Car. The Antique Tractor Pull will be in the 100 block of East Victory Way (Old Cosgriff Lot).
The Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an exhibit highlighting the challenges of a small town facing the energy boom of the 1970s, featuring photos from Craig photographer Keith Gillam. Admission is free. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 824-6360.