The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host its regular Business After-Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.
The spookiest day of the year is almost here, and Craig is preparing for the many fun activities that are always linked with the holiday known as Halloween. Whatever your age, there’s something for you within the community.
Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.
A race incorporating both running and weightlifting will take place at 10 a.m. today at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event will raise money for Barbells for Boobs, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.
At midweek, grab your sweetheart and head for the movies, because the West Theatre is trying something new.
Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant
Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive, which promotes good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. The contest launched Wednesday and MCHS quickly moved into the top 20 schools by the end of the first day.
The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.
Things are moving at just the right pace as the members of the Moffat County High School cross country move into the final part of their season. The teams will be attending the 3A Region 1 competition this Friday in Delta, and if their performance last week is any indication, Moffat County may be state-bound.
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The end of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football season takes place this week, with last week’s matches helping determine the arrangement of the championships on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Keep your shorts and sandals out for at least one more week, as warm temperatures and clear, sunny weather will make for pleasant Indian summer conditions in Northwest Colorado through the weekend.
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There’s no shortage of things to do in Craig this month, whether you’re wanting to get some culture, show support for an important cause or enjoy the spookiest holiday of the year.
Craig health briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Presentation for parents will inform on respiratory illnesses in kids
The Memorial Hospital pediatrician Christie Yarmer, M.D., will host a community education presentation for parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the TMH conference rooms.
Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges
The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Aspen High School. Representatives from over 250 four-year colleges and universities from throughout the country, Canada and Europe will be attending, as well as many two-year colleges and technical schools.
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Moffat County High School golfer Mike Bingham tied for 46th out of 84 during the 3A State Championships Monday and Tuesday at Northeastern 18 Golf Course in Sterling.
The Loaf ‘N Jug on the west side of Craig is going through a complete remodel that’s expected to be complete by the end of this week.
High country to get snow
Wet weather will continue through most of the week in the region, with snowfall levels dropping as low as 10,000 feet Monday afternoon, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.
The Craig Police Department and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide volunteers will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.
The Craig community turned out in droves to show their support for Moffat County High School during Friday’s Homecoming activities.
Moffat County High School’s annual Homecoming festivities take place this week, and the schedule promises plenty to make the tradition a memorable one this year.
A free flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. Veterans need to bring a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or DD Form 214.
The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor memorial golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009.
After this weekend, summer will be officially over, which means Craig residents should take advantage of all the easygoing seasonal atmosphere they can.
The judging for the Upcycle Contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park.
The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.
Ball drop fundraiser offers valuable prizes
The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place this Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club and will consist of two-person teams in men’s women’s and mixed divisions, with the $120 team registration covering greens fees, carts, food and prizes. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.
Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and driver education fees. In order to be considered for free or reduced fees, an approved meal application form must be on file prior to Sept. 19.
One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado rebranded its business with 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches — including one in Craig — being renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release.
With any luck, the people of Craig won’t have their three-day weekend’s outdoor activities rained out, but with the way the region has been pounded by precipitation recently, it might be wise to make indoor plans just to be safe.
Furniture Gallery of Craig, 385 Ranney St., is seeking to remodel its interior, but first they’ll need to get rid of some of their stock. The store will be open Labor Day offering considerable price drops on items for customers.
The beginning of Labor Day weekend will feature live music at Craig venues.
A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.
The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.
Rio Blanco County’s sheriff was stabbed Thursday and underwent surgery to “repair the wound” at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, according to a press release from the county.
J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.
Craig Fire/Rescue will host the 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau Saturday night at The OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.
A group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers recently announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership.
Northwest Colorado almost undoubtedly has some moisture headed its way, but the question is how long it will stay.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Craig Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VNA offices located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.
Compared to 2013, Craig and Moffat County are a lot wetter these days. This week will be no exception, with an expectation of isolated storms that have touched the area over the weekend running through Monday.
Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun
The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.
Trappers Lake supposed last known whereabouts for Craig’s John Simons
The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Craig resident John Michael Simons.
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The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Camp for local children Aug. 4 to 8 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.
Event includes many family activities
The fifth annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off early Friday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park as balloon enthusiasts take to the skies.
Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat.
Alkali Fire 100 percent contained
Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.
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