Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 invites the community to join them as they welcome a unique group coming through Craig this week. Roaring into town at about 3:30 p.m. Friday will be the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a cross-country motorcycle journey for men and women who have served their nation in the Armed Forces, an effort which raises awareness about vets who have been injured in the line of duty.
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The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival heats up Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park, with plenty of activities in both the skies and on the ground. A field of 22 balloonists — the greatest number to date — will be launching at 6:30 a.m. each day, weather permitting filling the air with a rainbow of colors.
Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.
Reserve all-around, barrel racing champion also among honors
Despite the name of the venue in which they competed, there’s nothing small about the achievements of Northwest Colorado’s own. Kinlie Brennise claimed multiple titles during the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association over the past week in Pueblo, including World Champion Junior Girls Breakaway Roper, Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer and third in trail course, all of which led to her being named Reserve World All-Round in the junior girls division, second in total points only to Peyton’s Grace Hill.
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Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival
As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.
Craig Police Department released a community notice regarding a sexually violent predator.
Moffat County's District Attorney finds deadly force was justified in the death of James Damon on March 9 near Dinosaur in Northwest Colorado.
On The Record for July 23.
If you think there’s nothing for families to do in the coming weeks, you’re all wet. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the Family Dive In Movie Wednesday evening at the Craig Pool Complex.
The Wyman Living History Museum in Craig will host Science Night at the Museum from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. Colorado Northwestern Community College staff will bring telescopes for viewing the moon, planets, stars and other objects in space.
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Wind, lightning have helped ignite Northwest Colorado blazes
Firefighters are currently battling the 50-acre Bull Canyon Fire is on the Bureau of Land Management five miles north of the town of Dinosaur and ten miles south of Dinosaur National Monument.
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Government update for July 17.
Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.
Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Get your little buckaroos gussied up in their finest Westernwear because there’s prizes to be won for the tiny tots in the Cowboy Baby Contest. The most adorable part of the Moffat County Fair takes place Aug. 8 in the livestock barn of the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The contest is open to local boy and girl infants and toddlers whose parents want to share their children’s cuteness with the community.
Samantha Pearce, 16, of Hamilton, wanted to do a clothing project at the fair, featuring her agricultural heritage as well as local products and businesses.
Boredom is not an option at the 97th annual Moffat County Fair, and wherever your interests lie, there will be something for you.
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The Yampa Valley Artisans will host the latest installment of its Pop-Up Gallery project from Thursday through Saturday at 13, W. Victory Way, formerly home of Wolf’s Tattoo.
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AmeriGas event offers cash prize for best barbecue
If you’re brilliant with a barbecue, have some skills with a grill or just plain love to cook up delectable meat dishes, your moment has come. As part of the Moffat County Fair, propane provider AmeriGas is sponsoring a barbecue cook-off Aug. 1 at the fairgrounds, complete with cash prizes. The contest is open to all who want to display their culinary talents with meat options including chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.
Part of event’s poker pot will benefit local community members
Get your vehicle gassed up and get ready to ride. The 19th annual Colorado Cruisers Poker Run gets up and running this Saturday. The yearly fundraiser for the group’s community efforts starts at 11 a.m. at The OP Bar and Grill. Those planning to ride in the event can sign up beginning at 9 a.m., with the drive around Northwest Colorado open to anyone who wants to travel it. The Cruisers’ membership of vintage car and motorcycle collectors will be filling the region’s roads with well-maintained hot rods, bikes and more.
The moisture won’t be totally drying up for Northwest Colorado this week, though it also won’t stay long. Mild storming will likely hit Craig and Moffat County early in the week to come, as a high-pressure system forming over Texas pushes wet weather elsewhere, including the Western Slope.
The Relay for Life of Craig will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane in Craig. So far, five teams have raised more than $800 for the Craig event and organizers are hoping to sign up at least five more teams for the event.
Government update for July 10.
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Moffat County real estate transactions for April
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A new sport will be making its way across city lines next month, and you can be one of the first to enjoy it as it hopefully becomes a Craig tradition. As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game “over-the-line” Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Movie fans of all ages, assemble! Grand Futures Prevention Coalition’s series of free family movie nights continues Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park, with “The Avengers” showing as the sun goes down.
The former First National Bank building, located on 502 Yampa Ave., has recently changed ownership. The new owner, based out of Arizona, purchased the historic building, which has been the home to businesses and offices since 1917. Eric Tegl, manager of the building and its spaces, says that an out-of-state owner is a positive sign.
Parade, picnic, fun shoot, fireworks among activities
America’s got a birthday party, and you’re invited. Craig’s Fourth of July celebration takes place this weekend as the people of Northwest Colorado show their patriotism for the date acknowledging the independence of the United States. The fun begins Saturday morning with the fifth annual parade organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 62.
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Tanner Jensen, recent graduate of Little Snake River Valley School, will represent the Baggs, Wyoming, gridiron program next week in the Can-Am Bowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. The program, which runs from Monday through July 4, takes the best in the nation among six-man football teams to test their mettle against our neighbors to the north.
On the record for June 25.
Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts
There’s something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering. Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team’s gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.
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The Clarion Inn & Suites will be a hub of activity this weekend. The Craig hotel will feature multiple acts, including the Dickey Bill Wagner Comedy Show Friday night and the Front Range group Honey Gitters Saturday.