All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us, and that means it’s time to park yourself in front of a screen for flicks that inspire fright. There are decades of movies you could check out, but if you’re not interested in going too far back in film history, there have been a number of good features of terror that have come out in the past year.
The Moffat County Commissioners recently named a new member to The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Their appointment was Moffat County resident Cathrine Blevins.
Amid the hubbub of last week’s Homecoming activities, the students and athletes of Moffat County High School found time to tear themselves away from their busy schedules and connect with their biggest — and smallest — fans by reading and playing games with local elementary children.
The mission of maintaining good oral health for all ages is one the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition continues to strive toward, even as the battle continues to stay on an uphill course. Starting off as a collection of dental professionals in 1997 and starting an official clinic in 2005, NWCDC offers preventative, restorative and surgical dentistry to Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Grand Counties.
During Homecoming week, the majority of students and faculty were bursting with school spirit, participating heavily in the activities like dress-up days, a bonfire, pep assembly and homecoming parade. Sports also play a huge role in homecoming and the bulldogs were bursting with blue and white as they took on a fun-packed week where students, parents and faculty found themselves glowing.
Mind, body and soul. Those are the three elements of younger children that older kids like Dakota Ahlstrom and Tracer Hickman hope to enhance with some handy tools and techniques they’ve learned in recent weeks. Ahlstrom and Hickman attended the 2013 Triple Play Leadership Summit at Colorado Springs’ Olympic Training Center in September. The two 16-year-olds represented the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, along with supervisor Kari Neuman, the club’s program director.
As part of Homecoming week, MCHS announced the recipients of royalty honors Thursday, with seniors Jay Hayes and Allie Ehlers taking the distinction of Homecoming King and Queen.
You don’t hear much about buccaneers, raiders or pirates being involved in nautical pursuits since most of these rascals live in Tampa Bay, Oakland and Pittsburgh these days. But as “Captain Phillips” shows us, you can’t assume the industry of ship-jacking died out in the 1800s just because their modern equivalents don’t wear eye patches and carry parrots on their shoulders.
A down-on-his-luck gambler who receives a second chance. A hotel clerk faced with a late-night guest whose requests keep getting more bizarre. A family torn apart and brought back together only to have their future remain uncertain. These characters and more are contained within the pages of “Everyone Dies Alone,” having sprung from the mind of writer Ryan Mitchel Collins. The former Craig resident will be signing copies of the book, a collection of nine short stories, from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Downtown Books.
The wonders of outer space are part of the Sky Dome Planetarium, which has set up in Craig for the coming week. The educational program, part of Mobile Ed Productions, is sponsored by Friends of Moffat County Education, which also brought the company’s geography- and geology-themed Earth Dome to Craig last year.
At the beginning of 2013, husband and wife Rob and Lorraine Counts knew they needed to make a change. Both of them were significantly overweight and had been for much of their lives, and they were worried that without a major body overhaul, things only could get worse. Less than a year later, the two of them are much healthier, happier and ready to embrace life.
Moffat County citizens can perform their civic duty come November and vote on state, county and municipal issues. While the 2013 coordinated election hasn’t exhibited the same frenzy as a general election, there still are some hot topics that have riled up Moffat County and Colorado residents. Mail-in ballots for the November election will go out starting Tuesday to voters around Craig and Moffat County. Among the issues for which residents will be voting for or against are state educational funding, local term limits and potential county secession.
Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Chris Evert had Martina Navratilova. The team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On” had the other team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On.” A good rivalry can push athletes to their peak or leave them to crash and burn, a pair of conditions that's very applicable for the two sportsmen of “Rush” as well as describing the quality of the movie itself.
The group meetings have been known as Parent Advisory Councils in the past, and these days are referred to as School — or Parent — Accountability Committees, but whether you call it a SAC or a PAC, the numbers for the MCHS organization are not uncommon at other places of learning in the Moffat County School District.
On Wednesday afternoon, the second year Spanish students of Moffat County High School teacher Jessica Knez convened at Sandrock Elementary School ready to learn about the intricacies of one of the Romance languages from some very experienced speakers: the second- through fifth-grade students of Sandrock’s ELL program.
The opportunities for women’s health care in Northwest Colorado are better than ever, according to area professionals, and one part of that is the amount of awareness of what is available in way of care specific to females.
After presenting interviews with those running for positions with the Moffat County School Board throughout the past two weeks, the Craig Daily Press brings readers the final three candidates.
At its Thursday meeting, the board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital voted, 5-0, to go ahead with the initial stages of a contract with the Moffat County School District to provide the district with medical support for its athletics programs.
The amount of food we put away every day might make some feel guilty if they saw their pork chops or chicken nuggets up and moving around before they made their way to the dinner table. In the case of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” it’s a lot harder than ever to look your meals squarely in the eye.
The Memorial Hospital will host informative meetings about its Joint Clinic and breast cancer awareness at venues both outside and within Craig in the next week.
The turnout was sizable at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion Sunday afternoon for the seventh annual Love INC pig roast and silent auction fundraiser. About 200 people came out for a good meal and good times with the people of Craig and Moffat County.
Last week, the Craig Daily Press interviewed several of the candidates for the upcoming school board elections, mail-in ballots for which will be going out to voters Oct. 15. This week, we bring you three of the remaining six candidates running for office.
The Wakonda Cup golf tournament Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course will provide residents of Northwest Colorado the chance to contribute to multiple causes. Besides the tournament’s entry fee of $100 per person going toward the Cory Pike scholarship fund for another year of assisting area students in their academic endeavors, this year’s event features another element. Representatives from The Memorial Hospital will be on hand during the tournament to register interested participants in the National Marrow Donor Program.
When you’re powerless to help others or yourself in a bad situation, the matter is only made worse knowing that things could be so much easier if all the rules went out the window. Perhaps in one way or another, the title of “Prisoners” applies to all members of society.
Moffat County High School students got a glimpse of some of the secondary educational opportunities available to them at the school’s College Fair Wednesday morning. Representatives from 30 universities, colleges and other programs packed the MCHS gym, coming from around Colorado, as well as establishments of all different levels from Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona and South Dakota.
The search continues for someone to fill the space at 538 Yampa Ave. Harley Guess, owner of the building that has formerly housed both Golden Cavvy Restaurant & Lounge and The Baker House Bar & Grill, is still searching for a buyer for the property.
Chris Miller, the owner of Miller Family Appliance, makes the satisfaction of his customers and the community as a whole the focus of his business. And he’s been busy doing that since he set up shop in Craig.
With fall officially here, events like the farmers market won’t be around in the months to come as Craig residents prepare for colder and colder weather. Even so, that doesn’t mean the downtown area will be completely devoid of activity. Come downtown Thursday for a pair of happenings: Taste of Zucchini and the Upcycle Contest.
Elections for the Moffat County School District Board of Education will be coming up in the next several weeks, and with five seats on the seven-member board open, the race is on for 11 candidates to fill the positions, and at least two of them will be filled by newcomers with board members Sandie Johns and Karen Stillion term limited. The Craig Daily Press sat down with some of the candidates to get an idea of why there’s so much interest in the campaign this year. CDP also will be running candidate profiles in the Sept. 28 Education section.
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board fire tower is nearing completion. After breaking ground last December, construction for the 4,279-square-foot structure on Industrial Avenue recently finished, with work done by companies like Three Sons Construction and Anson Excavating & Pipe, as well as landscaping on the adjoining property by Bob Meckley.
It’s a harsh truth, but at high school and college bacchanals across the country, kegs, bottles and plastic cups are a common sight every weekend. And, although they might not let on, there are a few tears involved whenever someone starts to knock back a drink. As “The Spectacular Now” shows us, sometimes trying to have fun really isn’t all that fun.
The second annual Leaf Cruncher 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Besides being a healthy activity for every member of the household, the event also is a fundraiser for Friends of Moffat County Education.
Seats were hard to find in the Moffat County High School auditorium during the popular culinary stage show, making a well-received return to Craig. The show functions as a walk-through of beloved, easy-to-fix meals from the Taste of Home cookbook as well as a display of what’s new in the world of epicurean accessories and appliances.
The recent flooding in Colorado’s Front Range and surrounding areas could have a negative impact on the rest of the state, including Northwest Colorado.
Constitution Week begins Tuesday and runs through Sept. 23 with numerous activities and educational opportunities for residents of Craig and Steamboat Springs regarding the signing of the United States Constitution, which formed the backbone of the American government.
The 15th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days takes place today at Wyman Living History Museum. The event is a celebration of the agricultural heritage of Northwest Colorado complete with demonstrations and displays for all ages, including a blacksmithing station, a hay maze, a petting zoo and more.
Now that the school year is in effect, the Passport to Reading program is in full swing with Craig’s fourth- and fifth-graders hitting the books with determination. Organizer James Neton, librarian for Moffat County High School, said the initial response to the program has been even better than when he first started it last year.
Tinneal Gerber recently resigned from the board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital, as of the group’s Sept. 5 meeting. Her decision to leave the position was based on a need to focus on her job as finance director for Moffat County School District.
One of the most unifying symbols of the United States is a fabric rectangle featuring six white stripes, seven red and 50 white stars on a field of blue. Although Americans see this image on a daily basis, there are some days when the nation’s flag instills an increased sense of patriotism. The members of Craig Rotary Club will be placing flags along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue on Wednesday as part of their efforts to acknowledge significant American holidays and days of observance, in this instance a tribute to those who perished in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Forthcoming legislation, both potential and concrete, was on the minds of people from the Western Slope this weekend while attending the fall meeting of Club 20. The group's fall meeting, held Friday and Saturday at Grand Junction’s Two Rivers Convention Center, brought forth talking points regarding federal and state government, namely the United States’ Affordable Care Act and the Colorado Commits to Kids Initiative.
The 27th Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials means a lot of things to a lot of different people, whether you’re one of the handlers competing for the combined $20,000 purse or just someone sitting on the sidelines.
The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program will name its Educator of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs. Those scheduled to attend include Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia and Kemal Williamson, Peabody Energy’s President of the Americas. Among the 12 regional teachers and school staff members in the running for the award, all of whom received the Leader in Education distinction within the last year, are Moffat County High School Guidance Counselor Paula Duzik, MCHS math teacher Kristin Ingalls and former Craig Middle School science teacher Brynna Vogt.
The board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a site lease for an outpatient dialysis center on the hospital’s land. The proposed 5,000-square-foot building would provide dialysis services for patients with kidney ailments.
In aviation, you need a great amount of horsepower before you can take to the skies, an apt analogy for the ingenuity needed to make a movie soar. Sadly, in that department, the well-meaning “Planes” can’t seem to get itself off the ground.
The results of the 2013 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, recently released by the Colorado Department of Education, show Moffat County School District is all over the grid in test scores for reading, writing, math and science, showing significant improvement in some areas and just as significant slides in others.
Sometimes complaining about your life to a friend makes you feel better just to know someone is listening. On the other hand, you have the heroine of “Blue Jasmine,” for whom having a second person for a conversation is redundant as she prattles on about anything and everything.
Connections 4 Kids is climbing the success ladder. The early childhood council centered on providing opportunities for children in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties recently released its annual report for its fiscal year of July 2012 to June 2013. The organization’s mission to “strengthen resources and services for children birth to age 8 and their families” was carried out last year with projects new and old.
MCHS’s freshly implemented block schedule plan has taken effect and both students and teachers like what they’ve seen. As opposed to the seven-period school day used in the past, the block schedule offers students eight total subjects with four periods per day, alternating every other day.
There was a tinge of sadness among the members of the Moffat County School Board of Education when Superintendent Joe Petrone formally requested to end his tenure with the Moffat County School District a year early at the board's monthly meeting Thursday. Petrone’s contract with the district was intended to run through the end of the 2014-15 school year. His reason for leaving the position sooner than he had intended is his desire to spend more time with family.
The excitement of the first day of classes was buzzing at Craig Middle School, as students, parents and administrators bustled around campus, anxiously waiting for the first bell to ring.