Gather your family for a fun night of outdoor entertainment. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a movie night at dusk Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park. As it begins to get dark, the group will screen the cartoon “Despicable Me 2” for everyone in attendance.
Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is having another Summer Walk-a-thon FUNdraiser from June 27 to July 25.
The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.
In an interview Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner, Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed Colowyo Coal Mine’s importance to Craig and Moffat County.
Government update for June 19.
On the record for June 19.
Like a well-maintained classic automobile, the older it gets the better the Bear River Young Life Car Show becomes. The 11th annual car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.
Carvings are taking shape midway through the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. Craig’s premier summer event officially began Wednesday morning as one dozen chainsaw artists each began slicing into stumps set up in Loudy-Simpson Park to create some unique pieces.
On the record for June 18.
On the record for June 16.
Government update for June 14.
On the record for June 12.
The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hold its monthly Moffat County volunteer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building in Craig. All are welcome to attend.
Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release
Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.
The Craig Daily Press will say goodbye to a dedicated employee Friday — Amy Fontenot. Amy has worked hard for the newspaper for seven years, helping to boost business and customer service at the Daily Press.
Moffat County High School soccer players Ulises Silva and Kaylynn Haefs recently participated in the All-Star games of the Emily Johnson Play-It-Forward Soccer Tournament last week at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.
Black Mountain Junior Rodeo offers weekly happenings
If your child thinks they’re getting a bit too big for their britches, this weekend may be the perfect test to test their mettle. The Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo hits Northwest Colorado this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The national organization for young riders and ropers has a considerable calendar for the summer months, including the national finals in mid-July.
Downtown Business Association seeks input for summer project
The goodness of homegrown and homemade items will return to downtown Craig next week. The Craig Farmers Market will set up shop beginning June 18 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. The market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday of the summer through Sept. 24.
On the record for June 9.
Summertime in Northwest Colorado means warmer weather though still far from being considered tropical. However, the area will nonetheless be affected by conditions you’d expect in other parts of the world. The National Weather Service forecast for Craig and much of Colorado is for a dry start to the week followed by a splash of wet weather. The past weekend, Tropical Storm Andres in the Eastern Pacific helped bring some precipitation, and Tropical Storm Blanca near the Baja Peninsula threatens to do the same.
Kayla Pinnt named Athlete of the Year
Recently, Colorado State High School Activities Association named the All-State track and field teams, and five Moffat County High School runners were on the list. Kayla Pinnt, Lauren Samuelson, Emma Samuelson, Ary Shaffer and Selena Hernandez were given All-State distinctions for their championship efforts this season.
Education and kid-related happenings in Craig and Moffat County.
A second installment of The Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Series called “Small Talk, Big Topics” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Downtown Books, and other health briefs for Craig and Moffat County.
On the record for June 5
Government update for June 5
The Moffat County Vigilantes will feature a tryout and evaluation seminar Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs. The event includes a 5 p.m. check-in followed by a session on the ice and a Q&A period for interested players. The cost is $30, and players are responsible for their own equipment, as well as any costs should they make the team. All participating should be ready for full contact hockey.
On the record for June 4.
The 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous will get going in the coming weeks, with a huge schedule of activities.
This year, Mardi Anson will have her Draft Horse show Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
On the record for June 2.
Freedom Hooves will host its third annual Horseback Poker Ride Saturday morning at Moffat County’s Duffy Mountain, south of Lay. Registration for the day of riding begins at 8 a.m. at a kiosk off Moffat County Road 17, and eager equestrians will hit the trail at 9 a.m.
Event includes prizes, silent auction for scholarship funds
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is in need of a posse to help them handle a public enemy: a dimpled disruptor of the peace and its skinny accomplice. The Sheriff’s Office annual golf tournament will take place with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
Sunny weather is upon us
Break out the flip flops and sandals — Craig is getting a heat wave this week compared to the past several weeks of rain and uncertain temperatures.
Business news from across Craig.
On the record for May 29.
World No Tobacco Day recognizes the major public health threat posed by the tobacco epidemic. Worldwide, tobacco kills nearly six million people every year; up to half of people who currently use tobacco will die of lung cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, according to the World Health Organization.
On the record for May 28.
Country singer Carol Rose to grace Cassidy's over weekend
A multitude of music will be available in Northwest Colorado this weekend. As part of the Western Slope Concert Series, Il Divo Colorado will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Couny High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. A different sound will be playing Friday and Saturday nights for those who visit Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Colorado native country music songstress Carol Rose will perform for patrons in a set that has no cover charge and lasts until midnight.
On the record for May 27.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.
Government update for Moffat County Commissioners.
Moffat County High School Class of 2015 lost a senior in December
The lives of many Moffat County High School students and Craig residents were changed when they heard the news that one of their own was gone.
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.