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.
Cutter Barnes, Dusty Taylor prepare for winter full of rodeo events
Cutter Barnes and Dusty Taylor received a total $35,000 for their sixth place finish in the finals of the United States Team Roping Championships, which took place from late October to early November in Oklahoma City. The Shoot-Out event in which they competed had a purse of $532,000, part of a larger amount of winnings of more than $5 million in the weeklong rodeo gathering.
Achievement was the word of the evening Thursday as Moffat County High School hosted its fall sports awards banquet. Table after table filled the MCHS gym in a collaborative event among all the sports teams as friends and family of young athletes came out to show their support for all the work put forth throughout the past few months.
Most people probably don’t realize the amount of labor that went into that 10 seconds of footage on the evening news that shocked and dismayed them. However, if you’re thinking that image always tells the whole story, the guy from “Nightcrawler” will have you thinking twice.
8th-grade boys 8-0 after Tuesday win against Meeker
The CMS seventh- and eighth-grade teams have found a great deal of victories between them, most recently in home games Tuesday, hosting Meeker.
Tiana Nichols and Blake Juergens both harvested their first deer in October during the second season, and neither had to travel too far to do so.
Coach: 'Could not be prouder' of team
The Bulldogs said farewell to their chances of moving any further in the 2A State Playoffs this weekend after a 49-7 defeat at Brush High School, with the day’s events at Beetdigger Stadium very much in favor of the now 10-0 home team, a division leader.
The Moffat County High School varsity football team takes on its biggest game to date this season when it meets with Brush High School Saturday afternoon in its first appearance in the playoffs since 2006.
Another October, another selection of horror-centric movies released in theaters. This year is no exception, whether your tastes lie with the extremely abject — in which case, be sure to check out Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” — the sensation of a good old-fashioned seance — “Ouija” — or something that is only slightly in the neighborhood of the holiday like the dramedy “The Skeleton Twins.” Here’s an assessment of some of the latest appropriate offerings.
Craig offers an abundance of Halloween activities for all ages, costumed or otherwise, from family fun early in the day to happenings later after the sun has gone down for the older crowd and perhaps a few kids willing to prove they aren’t scaredy-cats.
There’s only one word appropriate enough to describe what’s been happening at the Clarion Inn & Suites lately: Big. The Craig hotel was the site of this month’s Business After-Hours Mixer, and aside from the food, drinks and door prizes available to the crowd, three brave souls got a taste of the newest offering from the on-site restaurant Castle Ranch Steakhouse, the Big Barnyard Burger Challenge.
The past weekend concluded the season for the Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team sooner than they might have liked, but the Lady Bulldogs kept their heads up to make their last games some of their most hard-fought.
MCHS will face Brush High School in the first round of the 2014 2A state playoffs, with postseason brackets released Sunday. The game will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in Brush.
Girls team places 5th, boys take 16th
MCHS girls placed fifth and the boys 16th as part of the 3A State Championships Saturday in Colorado Springs. The teams took on the course at Norris Penrose Event Center with gusto.
58-30 win at Roaring Fork, Aspen’s loss both benefit Bulldogs
Whatever else happens in the weeks to come, Friday was a night to remember for the members of the Moffat County High School varsity football team. The Bulldogs claimed a spot in the 2A playoffs and a championship for the Western Slope North League with a 58-30 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams in Carbondale.
Playoffs remain possible for Bulldogs
Moffat County High School will complete its season Friday with a road game in Carbondale against Roaring Fork High School, the only league team they have yet to face.
PEO seeks larger membership
‘Tis not the season just yet, but Craig residents can already begin thinking about getting involved with a good cause once the yuletide is upon them. The local branch of Philanthropic Educational Organization will host the Holiday Home Tour in early December, a Christmas-themed event that will take participants to a series of houses around town to take in a variety of lovely decorations and spread plenty of good cheer.
There are thousands of accounts of the American military’s exploits, all of which are worth hearing to get a greater picture of how our nation was strengthened during its hardest times. You want to believe that every depiction of these folks is an accurate and glowing one, but a film like “Fury” shows you can’t always reach high expectations.
By her own admission, it’s been “kind of a crazy path” for Catherine Compton, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate, as she’s pursued an education and sought out a career in modeling and acting.
Bulldogs seeded 5th in weekend league tourney
MCHS added to both the win and loss columns in its last matches of the regular season, losing 3-0 Saturday to Grand Valley and winning 3-0 Monday against Basalt.
The turnout was big and colorful for The Memorial Hospital’s first-ever 5K Glow Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Moffat County Cancer Society and hospital digital mammography services. Participants were decked out in everything from the favored color of the month, pink, to all kinds of unusual costumes.
Moffat County High School varsity football is still in the running to reach the postseason, but the race is much closer than it was a week ago, after a 34-14 loss Friday in Aspen.
Girls cross country team wins 3rd consecutive regional championship
The boys and girls teams will attend the 3A state championships Oct. 25 in Colorado Springs after their strong showing at the 3A Region 1 competition Friday in Delta.
Playoffs still possible for Steamboat team
They may not have been in the same classification for several years, but the Highway 40 rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Sailors was alive and well this week.
The last thing legal counsel wants is to handle the case of someone who shares their surname. The only thing worse is someone who insists on backseat lawyering, something that happens, but isn’t as funny as it sounds, in “The Judge.”
Tigers, Saints big winners of youth football
With the long tweet of a whistle, another season of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football was officially finished Wednesday evening, with plenty of memories for the pint-sized stars of the gridiron and their families.
For nearly 50 years, it’s been providing power to Northwest Colorado, and Hayden Station shows no sign of stopping with new developments on the horizon. The coal-fired power plant is a crucial component of regional energy production, with two units — Unit 1 was operational in 1965, Unit 2 in 1976 — providing 446 megawatts between them and serving thousands of people in the area.
Stretching across Moffat and Routt counties and even reaching into Wyoming is the cooperative Yampa Valley Electric Association, which is the next stop for the power produced by Hayden station. Though methods of providing power and levels of demand have changed greatly since the company’s 1940 inception, the mission to keep the state alight remains the same.
Bodybuilder Mychal Beauchamp seeks to promote physical fitness
Keeping in peak physical condition can build a lot of brawn, but for Mychal Beauchamp, keeping the brain in good form is just as important.