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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday’s Steamboat Springs game is Senior Night
The Lady Bulldogs lost, 3-0, hosting the Lady Cowboys, of Gunnison, during the weekend in some of their closest matches to date: a pair of 25-23 sets followed by a 25-21 set.
In its final home game of the regular season, MCHS varsity football achieved a 34-0 win over the Titans of New Castle’s Coal Ridge High School, escalating their record to 3-4.
Moffat County fourth- and fifth-graders set off on a round-the-world literary tour this week with the kickoff of the Passport to Reading program for the 2014-15 school year.
Thanks to Moffat County High School’s senior class representative, Craig’s roads are hopefully becoming a safer place.
Coal Ridge High School swept the Lady Bulldogs Thursday night in 25-10, 25-12 and 25-17 sets, landing MCHS with a 4-11 overall record.
Friday match also Senior Night, pink game
The Bulldogs will host the Coal Ridge Titans in their last home game of the season. Both are part of a four-way tie within the 2A Western Slope North League, along with Aspen and Basalt, that could send any of them to the playoffs.
Team has rainy Thursday, 4-0 loss against Roaring Fork
The Bulldogs came out strong Wednesday against the Rifle Bears to claim a 4-2 win, their first since playing Grand Valley on Sept. 6.
A breast cancer diagnosis from one’s medical professional is an announcement no one wants to hear. It can bring with it month after month of waiting rooms, a list of possible treatments that sound worse than the disease itself and a fear of your life never being the same again. However, those fortunate enough to go through the process and come out stronger for the experience have plenty of wisdom to share.
Coach: Players returning to higher quality
The Bulldogs took on the Olathe Pirates, who plundered their way to a 3-0 win against MCHS.
The Bulldogs had their first league win and their best game yet of the season against the Basalt Longhorns, in a 49-6 slaughter.
The segment of wedding vows that mentions, “till death do us part” isn’t one most at the altar want to make their focus. However, those five words are very important to those who make up the cast list of “Gone Girl.”
Bulldogs to face Olathe in weekend match
After a sweep of Aspen last week, the Lady Bulldogs were on the wrong side of the 3-0 results this time with visiting Grand Valley beating them, 25-12, 25-17 and 25-13.
Now that the Moffat County High School varsity football team is entrenched in the conference portion of its season, the time has come for players to buckle down and get things done on the gridiron. That’s what the Bulldogs hope to accomplish Friday, traveling to Basalt to take on the Longhorns and ideally move up in the rankings of the 2A Western Slope North League.
Final home matches have 22-0, 54-20 Bulldog wins
The seventh- and eighth-grade teams both defeated the Steamboat Springs Sailors in their latest games, but in a different location. The CMS squads took to the field at Moffat County High School for the final home games of the season.
The Bulldogs finished out their Homecoming week with a 2-1 loss to the Oysters of Colorado Rocky Mountain School of Carbondale, putting MCHS at 1-6-1 overall.
The MCHS Bulldogs varsity football team lost, 41-27, in its game against Battle Mountain despite many strengths and a roaring crowd that was standing room only.
Parade, game, Booster Club events, Broncos appearances to round out weekend
The week is coming to a close for Moffat County High School’s Homecoming, but the conclusion looks to be the biggest part of all for everyone involved.
MCHS lost, 3-1, to the visiting Skiers in a match that saw them shuffle their placement of players.
Homecoming game takes place Friday
Last week saw the Moffat County High School varsity football team take a break from regular play, only to launch into the work of practices. They’ve used that time to come back stronger than ever as the important part of their season begins.
Kids, whenever you think your parents are being unreasonable, consider the fact that they probably never forced you to live in the wilderness and question if your next day would be your last. Compared to the teens of “The Maze Runner,” adolescents who have their cell phone taken away have it pretty easy.
The girls of Moffat County High School took over the gridiron Wednesday as part of the Homecoming week festivities for Powder Puff Football.
To say the Moffat County High School volleyball teams mopped the floor with their latest opponents might be an overstatement. However, all three levels of players still cleaned up nicely. From the freshmen to the varsity squad, the Bulldogs swept the Aspen Skiers Tuesday night in their first home games of the season.
Earlier this month, Thomas Told was named the dean and chief academic officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Told has been part of Rocky Vista since 2009 and was the interim dean for College of Osteopathic Medicine for the past year before moving to the position permanently.
Area schools offer new snack options
The battle for healthier dietary habits in students is ongoing at schools across America, including those in Northwest Colorado.
Senior shooters bound for national event
Northwest Colorado was well represented in the 2014 4-H State Shooting Sports Contest in Colorado in August and September, testing their abilities with rifles, shotguns and archery equipment.
We all have the urge to play the Good Samaritan for people in times of trouble. Even so, you know what they say about “No Good Deed,” and the movie of the same name isn’t going to inspire you to have faith in that lonesome hitchhiker on the side of the road any more than you did before.
Saturday home meet, increased workouts leading to regionals
The boys and girls cross-country teams of MCHS will host their home meet this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park, the first and only time they’ll compete in Craig this season.
Golfer shoots 79, finishes 4th in Western region
Mike Bingham will represent MCHS at the 3A State Championships following a fourth place finish at the Western 3A Regional Tournament Tuesday at Durango’s Hillcrest Golf Club.
Bulldogs labor for wins in home tourney against Meeker, Soroco, Rangely
The Craig Middle School volleyball teams hosted their home tournament Saturday in the gyms of CMS and Sandrock Elementary School against visiting Soroco, Rangely and Meeker.
Whether you’ve felt wool only in the lining of your coat or firsthand on the animal that provides the material, there’s something for everyone this weekend at Craig Sheep Wagon Days. The 16th annual event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Living History Museum, giving all who come a glimpse into the many facets of the agriculture industry.