While the varsity level teams were otherwise engaged on the road this weekend, the younger players of the Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball programs hit the court at home. The MCHS C-teams hosted a Saturday tournament with visiting Steamboat Springs, Coal Ridge, Battle Mountain and Uintah High School.
Girls win 68-27, boys 60-40 in Gunnison
The Moffat County High School basketball teams won across the board Friday night in Gunnison, with varsity and JV squads each coming out on top against the Bulldogs’ first league opponents of the season. The girls claimed a 68-27 victory to start the varsity level off right, and the boys finished the night with a 60-40 win.
On Dec. 21, Tyler Francetich got his Christmas present early, becoming part of the elite ranks of those who have bowled a perfect game at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.
Garrett Ferguson, Brodey Gutierrez raising funds to play in Europe
This fall, Garrett Ferguson and Brodey Gutierrez were tapped to participate in the Colorado Premier Hockey Selects Tour in mid-March. The program allows high school-age players to compete internationally in Engelberg, Switzerland against teams from central Europe.
If your favorite part of a war movie is anything that doesn’t involve bullets or punches flying, “Unbroken” may not be the movie for you. If the aforementioned is in fact your preference, and this film doesn’t fill your quota, perhaps professional therapy is the way to go.
Denver team starts playoffs Sunday
People in Craig are ready to show their spirit as the Denver Broncos enter the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday with a game against the Indianapolis Colts thanks to team banners provided courtesy of 9News and King Soopers and City Market locations around Colorado this week.
Midget team drops 2 in Steamboat Springs
The Cougars Bantam team took second in the three-team Battle for the Biscuit tournament Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park, playing against Green Mountain Falls and Lafayette with YMCA of Boulder Valley.
Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosting avalanche seminars
The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s snowcat is no longer stuck in Routt County’s California Park. The piece of equipment, used for grooming recreational snowmobile trails, was removed Sunday by a D-6 Cat rented from Wagner Equipment after an accident Dec. 30 when club members Duane Core and Leeland Mischke inadvertently drove over an abandoned beaver pond resulting in the vehicle’s predicament.
When Craig resident Bill Sawer is on the ski hill, he feels on top of the world in more ways than one. The only feeling better is sharing that with someone who might not otherwise get to have the experience. Sawer is one of many volunteers for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, a regional program that assists the physically or mentally handicapped with rugged activities.
The sport of cheerleading isn’t measured in points scored when the team is active, rather the kind of energy they can inspire in others as they head toward victory. The Moffat County High School cheer team contributed greatly to this during the fall, and as schedules begin anew after a seasonal break, they’ll be bringing the high spirits again.
The season has been delayed for the Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Midget team, but that’s only made the Bulldogs hungrier.
No matter how many iterations of storybook characters come along, it’s hard not to identify with the ones you first heard as a child. Oh, wait, you say they sing in the fairy tale feature “Into the Woods?” Well, that changes everything!
For decades of his life, 75-year-old Craig resident Bill Mackin amassed hundreds of Western materials by attending auctions and other sales, making contacts with a large variety of people and continually adding to what he calls “junque” — the preferred term of collectors for the treasures that others might deem junk.
The legend has been around for centuries, and although there are many versions, the basic idea is that there’s a man spreading cheer in December out of the goodness of his heart.
If you’ve entered the Craig Loaf 'N Jug on multiple occasions, you’ve likely encountered staff member Kristie Bruce, and odds are when you walked out the door with a candy bar, fountain drink or beef jerky, you felt a little more chipper than you did before.
New Gino's owner loves Craig atmosphere
Since the age of 15, Joe Belcher has had a love for the kitchen, and after working in capacities like waiting tables and tending bar, his career in food is now at a new level.
Candlelight vigil honors life of Torivio “Tory” Tovar
Torivio Tovar was better known to people as Tory, and the 17-year-old who had inspired many smiles also prompted tears Friday when his Ford pickup struck an oncoming semi along US Highway 40 just outside of Craig.
The last two games of 2014 had mixed results for the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team.
Above the rim, outside the arc, in the paint — wherever they need to be, the members of the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team will get there because this is the season they’ve been anticipating.
Bulldogs to compete in Warrior Classic Friday, Saturday
MCHS lost, 55-22, in Thursday evening duals with Thunderbird High School, of Phoenix. The Bulldogs hosted the Arizona team as a warm-up before both teams make their way to Grand Junction’s Warrior Classic Friday and Saturday.
Too much of a good thing inevitably has to have its downside. For those who have grown to love the cinematic tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, that aftereffect has finally come in the form of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Weekend ends with 77-65 loss to Colorado Academy
MCHS was 2-1 during the three-day Steamboat Shoot-Out, claiming wins against Eagle Valley (58-15) and Denver Christian (71-54) on Thursday and Friday before losing, 77-65, against the Mustangs, of Colorado Academy, on Saturday morning.
The third annual Festival of Trees, hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club, has been packed with visitors regularly ever since the month began, and more keep showing up, especially when there are more elements to it.
The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team has been known to be a threat during the regular season and beyond, and even with a new roster and new coaching, the lady hoopsters plan to take it as far as they can this season.
Team to meet Denver Christian, Colorado Academy in Steamboat Shoot-Out
After an opening weekend that left them 0-2 to start the season, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team came back with a vengeance.
Two rivals battled Wednesday evening in the Moffat County High School gym, and while one team walked away with more individual victories, it was still the host that won the overall meet. MCHS won its duals with Steamboat Springs with a total point tally of 49-27 during a night that saw hard-fought wins and losses for both sides.
Nonprofit organizations around the region and the state participated in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, as philanthropists statewide emptied their pockets for good causes.
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig hosted its 10th annual Cowboy Christmas Saturday night, its yearly gala event to celebrate the community that helps make it possible and show them what their efforts do for the kids who make up the membership.
The introductory Down Home Christmas Celebration held by Downtown Business Association Saturday afternoon had much to offer for those looking to start their holiday right, from horse-drawn wagon rides around the block of Yampa Avenue to a fire pit with tasty treats in Alice Pleasant Park to the plentiful decorations across storefronts.
Steamboat 7th-, 8th-grade teams win; Craig finishes 3rd, 2nd
The season-ending district basketball tournament hosted by CMS this weekend concluded in a heartbreaker for the eighth-grade Bulldogs, as the A-team lost by a single point to rival Steamboat Springs.
If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful gift to put under the tree this season, you’ll find all kinds of surprises at the Holiday Artisan Market. The fifth annual event began Friday and continues through Saturday, with about 30 area artists and craftspeople selling their hard work at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
It’s not uncommon to see Moffat County High School wrestlers at the state tournament year after year, and it won’t be long before the young athletes pin down the best way to return there.
If you’ve done all you can to avoid films based on comic books in recent years, you’ll probably be out of luck for years to come because they’re here to stay. But the love affair that the public has with the idea of the caped crusader has its own dark side, as we can glimpse from a film like “Birdman.”
Swimming, basketball, wrestling travel for weekend events
The winter sports season goes underway this weekend, as each of MCHS’s teams begins their year, including wrestling, girls swimming and boys and girls basketball.
Downtown Business Association will host the first-ever Down Home Christmas Celebration Saturday afternoon along Yampa Avenue, bringing with it the sights, sounds and other sensory wonders that make up everyone’s favorite time of year.
The Moffat County High School girls swim team is seeing the first wave of changes for the school’s aquatic sports, but they’re powering through and vying for both a strong start and finish to their season.
The annual Parade of Lights heralds the beginning of the Christmas period in Craig Saturday with a processional of floats providing both luminosity against the evening sky and a merry start to the yuletide.
Given the title of the series and the time of its release, you can’t talk about “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” without making a Thanksgiving joke. The difficulty with that is that while people may be ravenous for more of the franchise, right now, they’re only getting appetizers.
Shopping promotion aims to boost local economies
Residents of Craig are encouraged to join in the movement of Small Business Saturday, an effort to promote locally owned businesses amid the biggest sales weekend of all.
When there’s a nip in the air but not very much snow remaining on the ground during the day in Northwest Colorado, it can only mean it’s time for craft season. Saturday activities were plentiful around Craig for those wanting to get some unique items for the holidays.
Teams nearing final tourney
The Bulldogs swept the Rattlers, of Baggs, Wyoming, in three straight games Thursday night at CMS. The visiting squad from Little Snake River School fielded one team made up of students in multiple grades to play the seventh-grade A- and B-teams and the eighth-grade A-team.
By now, announcing that you’re boldly going where no man has gone before barely even warrants a shrug from movie audiences. That doesn’t stop the maker of “Interstellar” from going a step beyond, even if he quickly takes two more steps backward.
Craig Trap Club will host its annual Turkey Shoot starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at its gun range west of Craig, north of Highway 40.
The students of Craig Middle School went above and beyond in recent weeks collecting food and funds on behalf of the Interfaith Food Bank, coming up with a grand tally of more than 14,000 nonperishable food items.
With the majority of the hunting season completed as of Sunday, feedback has been mostly positive for Craig and Moffat County outlets with regard to the conditions.
The third annual Festival of Trees will take place starting in early December. The yuletide event is hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club.
'Mr. Scrooge' features all ages in cast
The curtain will go up next week on “Mr. Scrooge,” a musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as performed by the MCHS theater program, with opening night on Thursday.
Jeff Wert to head girls, boys teams
Jeff Wert will fill the role of coach for the MCHS girls and boys swim teams during the winter and spring seasons. The girls group first began practices Wednesday afternoon.
CNCC brought back its Taste of Education program for a second year this weekend, hosting a series of sessions highlighting all it has to offer for those considering the college lifestyle.
Crabfest 2014 took place this weekend at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, with the Craig Chamber of Commerce providing heaping servings of king crab legs for eager patrons.