Kelsie Pomeroy, center right, a Moffat County High School junior, pushes the ball downfield past defenders March 7 outside MCHS. Pomeroy and senior Kelly Ciesco return from last season to help lead the MCHS girls varsity soccer team’s offense this year.
Bailey Hellander, a Moffat County High School junior, looks to clear the ball out of the defensive zone March 7 outside MCHS. The MCHS girls varsity soccer team has won five games each of the past two seasons, tying a school record, and the Bulldogs will look to make a push for the playoffs this season.
Garrett Spears, a Moffat County High School senior, practices throwing the discus March 7 outside MCHS. Spears finished in sixth place in the shot put at last year’s 4A state track meet and will look to place in both shot put and discus in his final season.
Alfredo Lebron, a Moffat County High School senior, will look to chase down multiple state titles in his final season for the MCHS track and field team. Lebron is the top returning runner from last year’s 4A state meet in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter events.
Carlos Maldonado, a Moffat County High School senior, will try to help lead a young MCHS varsity baseball squad back to the playoffs this season. Maldonado said he thinks his offseason training will pay dividends this year as he moves to shortstop.
Ivan Nielsen, a Moffat County High School senior, will be part of a strong one-two punch on the mound this season for the MCHS varsity baseball team along with junior Bubba Ivers. Head coach Justin Folley said Nielsen worked with assistant coach Matt Ray during the summer to help gain more stability as a pitcher.
The Moffat County High School girls golf team chats before practice March 16 on the practice green at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Pictured, from left, are coach Ann Marie Roberts, returning sophomore Caitlin Harjes, freshman Katelyn Peroulis, Junior Alex Bulla, freshman Katie Rice and returning senior Sam Fox. Sophomore Shianna Dockins is not pictured.
Freshman Katelyn Peroulis, of the Moffat County High School girls golf team, practices her chips March 16 at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Peroulis is in the midst of her first year of competitive golf and is working toward playing in the state tournament as a rookie.
The Moffat County High School boys varsity swimming team, front row, from left, manager Laurel Tegtman, Cody McDermott, Matt Hulstine, Brenden Carta and Colter Tegtman. Back row, from left, Curtis Bowser, Spencer Hebert, Chris Kling and John Kirk.
Moffat County High School sophomore Colter Tegtman, left, and senior John Kirk vie for the lead during a practice lap in the waters of the MCHS pool. Along with junior Matt Hulstine, the two members of the boys varsity swim team qualified for state last year and plan to do so again this season.
Julie and David Dempster, center, pause for a photo with their children Ethan, 11, and Brynnae, 14, in their Craig home. David and Julie moved to Craig nearly 15 years ago and are embarking on a new chapter in life in Mankato, Minn., where David has accepted a position as senior vice president of United Prairie Bank.
David and Julie Dempster, pictured here in December 2011, came to Craig nearly 15 years ago. They and their children — Brynnae, 14, and Ethan, 11 — are leaving for Mankato, Minn., but not without fond memories of the friendships they made in Craig.
A Craig resident poses a question to Tisha Casida, an Independent candidate running for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, during a March 1 meeting of the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The local chapter is a grassroots group focused on educating local residents on candidates and issues facing the nation.
Ron Roesener, a Republican candidate for Colorado House District 57, addresses members of the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots during a March 1 meeting at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The local tea party chapter prides itself on being unaffiliated from any political party and its meetings are open to people of all political persuasions.
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Melinda Hall, right, helps Derek Maiolo, a Moffat County High School sophomore, prepare for the second act of “Rehearsal for Murder” Thursday night in the dressing room behind the MCHS auditorium. Hall, a friend of MCHS theater teacher Heather Dahlberg, volunteered to help with the production.
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Jordyn Caddy, a Moffat County High School senior and cast member in “Rehearsal for Murder,” takes a bow Thursday night at the high school auditorium. The play opened Thursday as planned, even though MCHS teacher Heather Dahlberg, who was directing the play, received word Wednesday that three of her family members died in a plane crash en route to see the production.
Candidates vying for Moffat County Commission’s District 1 and District 2 seats address questions Feb. 2 during a debate hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Candidates will learn if they will be featured on the primary ballot during Saturday’s Moffat County Republican Assembly, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 East Ninth Street.
Ethan O’Mailia, a Moffat County High School senior, was selected to play for the Colorado Ski Country Selects youth hockey team Saturday to April 1 in Engelberg, Switzerland. O’Mailia, who starred as a defenseman for the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team this season, said he is excited to see the difference between how European and U.S. hockey teams play the game.
Moffat County deputy district attorney Jon Pfeifer