You know it’s summertime in Moffat County when the kids are out of school, the cowpokes start getting ready for some big events, and everyone powers through the wet weather. Memorial Day weekend in Craig will be jam-packed with happenings for everyone, from those commemorating the fallen soldiers who gave the nation the day of rest to the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 and their families to those just looking for the area’s unique style of fun through the 25th anniversary of Grand Olde West Days.
Craig education briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday
Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium. Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.
On the record for May 22.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton in addressing the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the situation at Colowyo Mine.
On the record for May 21.
On the record for Craig Police Department and Moffat County Jail.
Moffat County Commissioners met with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, on Saturday morning in Mesa County to discuss the recent lawsuit that threatens Colowyo Coal Company.
Business news from across Craig, Moffat County and Colorado.
Government update for Moffat County Commissioners and Craig Rural Fire Protection District.
On the record for Craig Police Department.
Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. May 27 at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.
Moffat County Library’s Summer Reading Program launches Monday and will run through August 7, plus other education briefs for Craig and Moffat County.
On the record for Moffat County Jail and Craig Police Department.
TGIF, Dirthog Scramble start this week
The place for sporting types to be in Moffat County this summer is at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. YVGC will begin hosting regular events starting this week, with the Dirthog Scramble the first of many tournaments coming this season. The course will host happenings throughout the warm months, with events open to golfers of all skill levels, as well as some reserved for those serious about their handicap.
There will be a lot of action happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in the next few days. The Yampa River Ranch Rodeo will kick off this weekend, with Friday and Saturday jam-packed with cowboy activities.
Craig Middle School students’ physical education experience is about to get high-tech.
On the record
Business news from across Northwest Colorado.
Team places fifth in conference championships, ready for state
The MCHS boys swim team placed fifth at the Western Slope Conference Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. No. 5 was notable for Bulldog swimmer Jesse Kurz, as well, as that was how he finished in the 50-yard freestyle. Another number was more prominent in his mind, however.
The Future Farmers of America Colorado state contests were held in Fort Collins and Greeley Sunday and Monday, plus other education-related briefs for Moffat County and Craig.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne Relapsing Fever.
Bulldog athletes break five school records
Craig Middle School’s track and field teams capped a sensational season with three meets in the past week. The Bulldogs competed in the Moffat County Night Relays and The Best of the Best in Baggs, Wyoming, before officially finishing the year with the rescheduled Soroco Invitational Saturday at the Moffat County High School track.
On the record
Eleven seventh-graders were inducted into the new Craig Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Tuesday night at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig.
Some laughs, some tunes and more are in store this weekend at the Clarion Inn & Suites of Craig. The combination of Kip Attaway and Jay Ketchem will perform starting at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Cassidy’s Bar in the Clarion.
On the record
The Moffat County High School singers will be bringing the sweet sounds of music next week during the 2015 Spring Choral Concert. The show starts at 7 p.m. May 12 in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane, and will feature the school’s Concert Choir and Center Stage Choir as directed by Keri Rusthoi and Teri Rose and accompanied by Julia Foster and other special guests.
The last show of the season for the Craig Concert Association will be a family event in more ways than one. Link Union will wrap up the CCA’s season with a show at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.
On the record
The second annual Axis Steel recycling fundraiser is under way through May 9. Local residents and businesses are invited to drop off junk metal waste to bins placed at each of the six Moffat County School District schools, including all four elementary schools, Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School.
On the record
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program.
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On Wednesday, Moffat County United Way hosted a banquet honoring its 2014 Volunteer of the Year, an award given this year to Al Shepherd. Shepherd was nominated by Oscar King and a group of lifelong friends for his many years of service to the community.
Last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 15-234 (the “FY 2015-2016 Long Appropriations Bill”) and thanked legislators for their bipartisan and collaborative work in preparing the budget, according to a press release.
Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold an all-day budget retreat, work session and meeting on Thursday at the MCSD administration building board room. The public is welcome to attend.
On the record
The second annual Axis Steel recycling fundraiser is underway through May 9.
Two Moffat County High School seniors are headed to the National Future Business Leaders of America competition in Chicago June 28 to July 2 after competing in the state FBLA competition in Vail Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Advocates Crisis Support Services is encouraging individuals and businesses in Craig and Moffat County to participate in Denim Day on Wednesday.
Saturday night was like stepping back in time in numerous ways for the students of Moffat County High School. As part of the annual school prom, young partiers were whisked back in time to the Roaring Twenties for a gala stylized after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”
Craig education briefs for April 25, 2015: Information session offered Monday to learn about virtual public school
The Colorado Connections Academy, based in the Denver metro area, is offering an information session to parents interested in learning more about virtual public school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.
Government Update for April 25
Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host a Murder Mystery Dinner as presented by Talent Denver May 2 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Police blotter from Craig Police Department.
The Yampa Valley Opera Troupe is holding auditions for its fall 2015 school touring production of Thomas Pasatieri’s “The Goose Girl.” The production is open to performers in both Craig and Steamboat Springs.
Craig residents have experienced an influx of scammers calling their home telephone lines where people are claiming that they are from the Internal Revenue Service, demanding money. The scammers are saying that if residents don’t pay back taxes that federal agents could arrest them.