There will be numerous literacy-themed events offered at each of the local elementary schools next week.
Precipitation is likely for Northwest Colorado this week starting Monday, but don’t expect torrents of rain to hit the entire area.
Craig, Moffat County and the majority of Colorado are in store for more wet weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has been tracking a Pacific storm that will linger over the region during the next few days, bringing with it some rain and snow.
District champions will be hosts in the 3A regional tournament, giving both Moffat County teams a chance to do so when this weekend's action is complete.
Newspaper also takes general excellence honor
The Craig Daily Press recently received 71 individual awards from the Colorado Press Association. The award winners were announced Friday at the 136th annual CPA Convention at the Denver Westin.
Show to take place Saturday night at high school auditorium
The latest entry in the Craig Concert Association series is a performance by the musical group Goldwing Express, which will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium.
According to a recent press release, Moffat County School District entered the bond market Feb. 13 to refinance $8.4 million of its outstanding Series 2007 general obligation bonds, a financial move that will save taxpayers about $50,000 per year from 2014 to 2023 without extending the life of the original bond issue.
Monday afternoon saw the Moffat County School District Board of Education convene for an executive session meeting to further discuss the process of hiring a new superintendent to replace Joe Petrone.
Winds a factor in technical problems
Recent service issues for Verizon Wireless have sprung up in Northwest Colorado. A representative from Verizon confirmed Monday that the telecommunications provider has been experiencing technological problems that have affected Craig.
A free online seminar for businesses utilizing the social media site Facebook will be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The break from freezing weather Northwest Colorado has experienced in the past week may be ending soon, though likely not for good.
Residents of Craig and Moffat County will have a chance to experience history live and in person starting President’s Day with a visit from one of the most noteworthy leaders the United States has ever had.
Craig and Moffat County are expected to see some precipitation this week, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The Groundhog Day prediction of six more weeks of winter is holding true for Craig and Moffat County.
The ticket sale event for the 68th annual Kiwanis play will be a little different this year. Because of the Denver Broncos being scheduled to play in Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can join in a tailgate party prior to purchasing admission to the yearly satire, a local favorite.
Colorado’s unemployment rate went down to 6.2 percent — which is the lowest unemployment rate for the state since winter 2008. This trend doesn’t correspond exactly with unemployment drops in rural areas, but unemployment remained low in Moffat and Routt counties. In December, Moffat County’s rate dipped to 5.1 percent and Routt County hovered at 5.6 percent. In Moffat, this is the lowest unemployment has been since at least fall 2012.
In a proclamation made today, Gov. John Hickenlooper temporarily renamed Colorado’s 14ers — peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation — after active players on the Denver Broncos roster. The names will be effective for one day: Super Bowl Sunday, when the AFC Championship team will battle the Seattle Seahawks for glory in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Shop changes name to Whole Lotta Western; grand opening set for Feb. 14
Northwestern Tack has moved from its downtown location on Yampa Avenue to a spot in Centennial Mall. The store, which sells a variety of equipment for rural use, such as saddles, harnesses and other equine paraphernalia, first opened its doors in its new site Jan. 18.
After a dry week, Northwest Colorado now can expect to see some moisture.
The boys and girls teams are both hovering near the state top-10 rankings.
Craig and Moffat County can expect a steady dose of calm climate this week, according to the National Weather Service.
The Craig museum has canceled the 2014 Winter Festival. It will be the first time in eight years the festival has not happened.
The Denver Film Critics Society recently honored director Alfonso Cuarón’s space-based saga “Gravity” as 2013‘s best movie.
After a week with snow blowing in at various intervals, it looks to be calming down for Northwest Colorado for the next several days.
The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club is closing the door on one fundraiser and prepping for another.
Northwest Colorado could be in for a varied week when it comes to weather.
If you have exciting plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, the weather shouldn’t get in your way. “It’s not real exciting” this week, said Travis Booth, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A few small snow showers are expected mid week, but nothing to severe.
It won’t be the whitest Christmas, but Northwest Colorado could see a little snowfall for the holiday.
Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta will host an Ugly Sweater Party Saturday evening, a night of festivities for its patrons.
The Craig Daily Press will be hosting a very special visitor this week. Children who wish to meet Santa Claus will have the opportunity not only to get a glimpse of him but to give him your Christmas list from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Daily Press office, Yampa Ave.
The climate looks to be warming up for Northwest Colorado this week, at least temporarily.
The Midget hockey team lost 8-1, 8-3, 8-1 in Telluride.
The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.
The new secondhand store in town, The Warehouse, 124 W. Victory Way, is encouraging customers to bring in canned foods and other nonperishable items as part of its collection for the Inter-Faith Food Bank of Craig.
Jack Frost’s time in Northwest Colorado may not be over yet, but the chill of the season should be a little less extreme for the coming week.
Craig business Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, closed its doors Tuesday morning.
Snowfall first started blanketing Craig and Moffat County Tuesday afternoon, and the region looks to be tucked in through Wednesday at least. Estimated measures from the National Weather Service ranged from four to eight inches for Craig by Wednesday morning, with the likelihood of the county seeing up to one foot or more of snow near the Flat Tops.
Craig and Moffat County are due some snow, and by the middle of the week they’ll almost certainly be seeing it. A partly sunny but gusty Monday with highs in the 40s will herald the arrival of a rush of coldness later that night.
Do you have questions about health insurance? A representative from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be available to answer questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays — Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 — in December at the Boys and Girls Club in Craig.
The National Weather Service predicts mild weather for Northwest Colorado this week, a trend that will take place over most of the state. The past weekend saw a great deal of heavy winter activity across New Mexico, reaching into southwestern and parts of central Colorado.
The location for Gov. John Hickenlooper's Monday visit has changed due to the high number of participants registered for the event. The Department of Local Affairs notified Audrey Danner, interim director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, that the governor will now visit with community members at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
A smattering of recent snow may have residents of Northwest Colorado wondering if a big winter storm is on the way, and though early indications look doubtful, the weather will indeed be on the chilly side.
The latest sports news from Craig and Moffat County.
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription plans and Medicare Advantage health plans is underway and continues until Dec. 7. Current Medicare beneficiaries interested in changing to a different plan must make a decision by Dec. 7.
The Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently received $5,000 in funding from energy company Questar Corporation.
The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.
The warm weekend temperatures will continue today and part of Tuesday, as Craig experiences a brief rise in the mercury. According to the National Weather Service, the expected highs early this week in the mid-to-high 50s are about 10 to 15 degrees above the average for the first half of November.
According to the National Weather Service, there will be a 50 percent chance of snow starting Monday afternoon, with the likelihood of the cold precipitation increasing to 60 percent by nightfall.
The Bulldogs and Sailors seventh- and eighth-grade teams played in Craig.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice staff will host a conversation starter session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of the seminar is how to broach the subject of end-of-life care with your family members.