As part of Moffat County High School’s Law Week, pupils in Liane Davis-Kling’s government classes were able to pick the brains of the professionals who work within various capacities of the legal system.
Dialysis center project still in progress
At its Thursday meeting, the board of trustees for The Memorial Hospital finalized, by unanimous vote of 5-0, a contract with Moffat County School District that will allow the hospital to provide medical support for the athletics programs at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School.
Event to honor noteworthy figures
Cowboy Christmas, the annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, takes place Saturday evening with dinner and dancing, with live music provided by Four 2 Play. Following that are a silent auction, a live auction and a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. All proceeds will go toward the local branch of the Boys & Girls Club.
Those looking for unique, handmade specialty items for people on their Christmas lists can find those gifts this weekend at the fourth annual Yampa Valley Artisans Holiday Market. Hosted Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at Center of Craig, the event promises plentiful products sewn, woven, carved or otherwise prepared by artists of Northwest Colorado.
As the unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, Maneotis strives to make all the kids in the region who pass through her halls feel special and part of “a safe, nurturing environment.”
The members of the Moffat County High School speech and debate team have begun their season with a promising outset. A first-place overall finish at their most recent meet at Grand Junction High School showed what the group is capable of, as they competed in a variety of events testing their proficiency for communicating.
In the world of young-adult literature, some books only get less dynamic as they go. Although some series disappoint even when expectations are at their lowest, at least there’s one series that keeps “Catching Fire” after an auspicious introduction.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, businesses within Craig and Moffat County are not unlike the rest of the country anticipating a surge in demand for consumer goods. Hopefully, the majority of residents will keep in mind the importance of buying locally, but in some areas, the message already has been received.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper met with Northwest Colorado residents Monday morning at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in a community forum to address issues facing the area.
Following Gov. John Hickenlooper’s public forum Monday morning at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig, the Craig Daily Press spoke with Northwest Colorado residents about their thoughts.
In the coming months, the Moffat County Libraries plan to show both kids and adults that reading is pretty cool. Starting Tuesday, the libraries will be offering a new reading program, entitled “Reading Is Snow Much Fun!” The winter-themed literacy activity, which will run through the end of February, is available to readers of every age.
Education briefs for Nov. 23, 2013: Moffat County High School speech team wins Grand Junction tourney
At the Tiger Talk Invitational at Grand Junction High School, the Moffat County High School speech and debate team placed first overall, and won numerous other honors during the tournament, placing in most events.
For children who don’t have as much as other families, the holidays aren’t quite as joyous as they should be. But, when those around them each put forward just a small bit of help, it can mean the world. This is the lesson Craig Middle School eighth grade teacher Kimberly Heater has tried to impart on her students in recent weeks.
Making sensible dietary choices during Thanksgiving and other winter holiday meals can have a significant impact on your health as the days get colder. By eating smart, you can enjoy such celebrations guilt-free.
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. According to the web site for The Memorial Hospital, recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless people take steps to stop it.
It was a passing of the torch at Thursday night’s school board meeting as newly elected board members Sue Voloshin, Tony Peroulis, Darrell Camilletti and KC Hume were sworn in for four-year terms with the district. The four of them and re-elected board member Joel Browning officially began their terms midway through the meeting.
Until American folk hero John Henry gets his own feature film, there will be only one movie character renowned for his hammer. So swings the blunt instrument once again in “Thor: The Dark World.”
When it comes to giving to those in need, oneupsmanship is hardly a bad thing, and a little friendly competition between the students of Craig Middle School has led to some very positive results. In the past month, the kids of CMS have amassed 3,400 pounds of non-perishable food items to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank. Besides the 1.7 tons of canned and packaged goods — determined by weighing a flatbed truck before and after the food was transported for delivery Monday — students also collected a financial contribution totaling $3,376.
As part of Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado will feature special events intended to help children learn how to handle loss.
This week marks the book fair at local elementary schools, with dozens of literary entries for young readers available for purchase. Students have already had the chance to fill out wish lists for their most desired books, and parents can take a look to see what is available to them in the school libraries.
The Moffat County High School production of “Grease” opens Thursday evening in the MCHS auditorium, with the cast and crew revved up for a fantastic four-show run.
The Moffat County Council on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado will host a summit from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday in Room 175 at the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College. The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of bringing a senior center to the area where seniors can meet, socialize, exercise and more.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education took the first steps in seeking out a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Joe Petrone during a special meeting Thursday afternoon at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Since its inception, Sin City has been a haven for people making bad decisions that, with any luck, won’t impact their real lives. When you look at a movie like “Last Vegas” that way, it’s easier to understand what its actors were thinking when getting involved with it, but it’s still clear that no one was expecting a jackpot.
The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees took action at its regular Thursday meeting and at a subsequent meeting Monday night.
Moffat County High School’s Veterans Day assembly was a huge success, as the school’s staff and student body, as well as Craig community members, took the time to acknowledge the local members of the military, whether they were there in body or in spirit.
On Veterans Day, Craig acknowledges those within the community who have served in the military and who continue to serve the region in various capacities. Organizations like the American Legion Post 62, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and other such groups are full of folks who give their all for Northwest Colorado.
Moffat County man named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
Tuesday morning started out a little bit confusing for Craig resident Bill Ronis. As the main teacher at Maybell School, he rarely sees people come through his parking lot, but that day he saw several, all of whom seemed to have odd reasons for being there. When he started to see folks he saw more regularly descend on the school, his suspicions that something was up were confirmed, with the results being much more pleasant than he had expected earlier in the day.
Craig businesses provided fabric for project
Earlier this week, the students of Moffat County High School’s Family and Consumer Science program donated 27 specially made pillowcases to The Memorial Hospital for patient use. The household items were made during the past few weeks by the students of FACS instructor Kelly Pyper.
Kinder Family Clinic physician has enjoyed first six weeks
Now that she’s been a part of the Craig community for more than a month, the newest staff member of Kinder Family Clinic has plenty of positive things to say about the people here. Physician Shannon Becker first began at Kinder Family Clinic in late September. As the medical outlet’s family practitioner, she is on hand five days a week to attend to the needs of patients, whom she said have already been receptive to her presence.
College vice president to leave Craig in December
Nearly two decades ago, Gene Bilodeau and his family were new to the city of Craig. He had just accepted a position with Colorado Northwestern Community College, moving from a job with Casper (Wyo.) College. Back then, CNCC’s main building on the Craig campus was still the facility known as the Bell Tower and the husband and father of two was looking to help the college expand while integrating himself and his family into the community. Now, with the school thriving and his kids grown, he’s looking to start the next chapter of his life, and he may have found it in a whole different state.
Describing something as a “turkey” in the movie business usually isn’t a compliment. In the case of “Free Birds,” that term has another connotation, though not a wholly different one.
Like the majority of Colorado communities, Moffat County voted by a landslide against the passage of Amendment 66. The outcome from Tuesday’s elections saw 77 percent of county voters, more than 3,000, cast their votes against the proposed legislation, which would have created a two-tiered tax increase intended to raise nearly $1 billion annually for the purpose of school funding across the state.
Out of the five seats on the Moffat County School Board up for election, four of them will be filled by newcomers. The results from Tuesday’s elections saw Moffat County residents Sue Voloshin, Tony Peroulis, Darrell Camilletti and KC Hume voted in as first-time candidates to serve on the Board of Education.
Once you experience a small part of something, you’re more likely to want more. That’s what the administration of Colorado Northwestern Community College would like to see happen with people considering entering its doors. CNCC will host Taste of Education from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St. Taste of Education is an introductory event for those considering enrolling in college classes but unsure of how to get started, what subjects they want to study or have other concerns.
Andy Hughes, a family practitioner with The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, had his last day of work in Craig on Friday and has since readied himself for a move elsewhere in Colorado, namely the community of Sterling.
The MCHS drama department soon will be featuring performances of its fall musical, “Grease.” The curtain will go up Nov. 21, 22 and 23 for the beloved show about student life in the 1950s at fictitious Rydell High.
The 21st annual Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center Chili Supper takes place Saturday night at the Center of Craig. The fundraising effort, which includes large amounts of savory food and a silent auction, will benefit YVPC, which provides opportunities to those expecting a child and in need of assistance. The organization is in the midst of moving from its site at 580 Green St. to a downtown location at 25 W. Victory Way, which will allow it a little more space while still providing the same services.
Wherever you went in town during Halloween, there was no shortage of children in costume around to bring a smile to your face. As early as 3 or 4 p.m., kids and their parents were surrounding the sidewalks of the downtown businesses on Yampa Avenue and Victory Way in their pursuit of Milky Ways, Tootsie Pops, Twizzlers and all other forms of sugary, tooth-rotting goodness that find their way into your bag, bucket or pillowcase upon utterance of those magic words: “Trick or treat!”
Right now, the northeast corner of the field between Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary School looks no different than the rest of the parcel of land. Come next year, it could be entirely different if two students have anything to say about it. CMS seventh-graders Caroline Riley and Lacey Wiseman have been working to get an outdoor volleyball net installed on the school’s property.
Life can be at its funniest when you’re either very old or very young. But no matter what your age, a comedy like “Bad Grandpa” inspires laughter in everyone.
One local charitable group will be able to ensure its dishes are full of food for quite some time. St. Michael’s Community Kitchen brought in $6,115 from its recent Empty Bowl fundraiser, money that will be used entirely to further the services of the church organization’s mission of feeding the hungry of Craig and Moffat County.
Anyone who has walked or driven past the corner of Fourth Street and Ranney Street has by now noticed a significant transformation. What was three months ago a dusty section of parking lot next to Furniture Gallery has become much more pleasing to the eye.
For an athlete, the worst moment of one’s life can be the uncertainty of whether or not an injury will take you out of your sport forever. It’s during that period that you’re willing to do all you can to recover properly with the help of professionals who know how to get you back in shape. That’s where someone like Rich Sadvar comes in to do all he can to aid in the rehabilitation process.
No matter what the calendar says, it’s always important to get a steady amount of exercise whether you’re staying the course with your current workout plan or embarking on getting off the couch for the first time in your life.
The libraries of Craig’s elementary schools have gotten a little bigger in their inventory. As a result of last year’s Passport to Reading program where students achieved 5,733 total stamps in the mock passports that charted their reading progress, Craig schools received $5,000 in grant money from local groups: $2,000 each from Friends of Moffat County Education and Craig Rotary Club and $1,000 from Human Resources Council of Moffat County United Way.
During its Thursday meeting, the Moffat County School Board of Education heard a report from board member Christine Balderston about the Fall Conference and Delegate Assembly for Colorado Association of School Boards, which she attended Oct. 11 and 12 in Denver.
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.