Athletes nearing state times as season leads to conference championships
Even with its numbers reduced more so than usual, the Moffat County High School boys swim team made do and made its mark this past weekend. Bulldog swimmers placed fifth at the Montrose Invitational, finding good results despite a diminished roster.
Nearly 400 athletes compete in Levi Weber Memorial event
Another Craig tournament, another huge turnout. Moffat County High School was packed Saturday during the Levi Weber Memorial Youth Tournament, run by Moffat County Youth Wrestling. With as many as eight matches going at once and nearly 400 wrestlers ages 14 or younger competing — 394 total — the high-energy event was a big one for MCYW and fellow home team Bad Dogs, which hosted its tourney earlier in the month.
Moffat County High School athletes go at it in Golden
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo men’s and women’s teams recently competed the end of their season, and many of the Spartans are on their way to the College National Finals Rodeo. The CNCC men were named the Rocky Mountain Region Reserve Champion team following the season finale at Colorado Mesa University’s Maverick Stampede this past weekend.
Andrea Camp, who was vying for a Moffat County Commissioner District 1 seat, will not be in the race after the county deemed her petitions “insufficient.” Camp missed her shot at the ballot by only 17 signatures.
On the record for April 12.
The week between their home events was no day off for members of Craig’s two youth wrestling teams. Bad Dogs and Moffat County Youth Wrestling each walked away Saturday with plenty of excitement and experience, as well as some medals following the Hayden Peewee Wrestling Tournament. With about two dozen teams visiting Hayden for the day and some weight classes so full they required multiple brackets, Craig’s groups did well, 17 champions between them — some taking five straight pins during the day — and even more second- and third-place finishers.
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New dining establishment offers up homemade meals
A new eatery in Craig has opened its doors. The Elk Mountain Family Restaurant held its soft opening Friday. The new establishment is located at 1740 E. Highway 40, the former site of The French Bistro and other previous businesses.
Government update for the week of April 11.
The accident occurred at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday in the 2600 block of West Victory Way.
Regional competitors top state rankings
As the Colorado high school rodeo season gets back into action, you can bet athletes from Northwest Colorado will be at the forefront. Riders and ropers jumped back into it in Lamar this past weekend, finding success and adding to the season tallies that could send them to the national level.
On the record for April 7.
Two U.S. Senators from Colorado sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday, urging her to finalize the environmental assessment for Trapper coal mine in Moffat County before the April 30 deadline.
On the record for April 5.
Bulldogs lead 3A state rankings in four events
The amount of participants was smaller Saturday than any varsity meet Moffat County High School track and field teams have had this year, but the numbers spoke for themselves at the Mickey Dunn Invitational. A smaller Bulldog turnout for the Grand Junction event — not originally on the schedule — had MCHS girls placing seventh and boys ninth overall, but athletes let loose their competitive spirit with no less than 30 season bests.
The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital at Craig. Discussion will focus on the evolution of the newspaper industry and the changing patterns.
Local athletes to compete in Hayden April 9, back in Craig April 16
Bigger, better and badder than ever. That was the scene Saturday in the Moffat County High School gym as the ninth annual Bad Dogs Classic took place, bringing in 395 youth wrestlers from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
On the record for April 1.
Government update for the week of April 4.
Health magazine has suggestions on foods that will not only make you look good, but also keep you feeling great.
The American Dental Association has tons of tips on how to keep your teeth white. It also outlines reasons why our teeth change colors, including drinking coffee, using tobacco, aging and medications.
My Fitness Pal, an app for smart phone and tablet users, gives tons of suggestions on health and wellness.
On the record for March 31.
JV athletes excel in Glenwood Springs; varsity copes with Brighton cancellation
With spring snow sweeping the area, Moffat County High School track and field has a few possible changes in store for the coming week.
One man stabbed in neck; alleged assailant in custody
A suspect is in custody following an apparent stabbing late Tuesday night at Frontier Apartments in Craig, according to law enforcement officials.
On the record for March 29.
Friday home meet in Craig canceled
Moffat County High School boys swimmers came home with some fine results this weekend after the Glenwood Springs Demon Invitational.
On the record March 15.
Governor John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday the next phase for the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 — Blueprint Initiatives — which invites the state’s rural communities and regions to apply for specialized resources to help make their economies more robust, according to a news release.
Government update for the week of March 28.
Bulldogs win five events; boys, girls each place 3rd
Perhaps it was being at a meet that bore their name, but either way the Moffat County High School track and field teams saw lots of success Saturday. MCHS boys and girls each took third place at the Hotchkiss Bulldog Invitational, picking up wins in five events.
Pedestrian sustained 'moderate' injuries
A Colorado State Trooper struck a pedestrian Friday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Edwards Access Road in Eagle County, according to law enforcement officials.
On the record for March 25.
Basketball, swimming distribute awards; wrestling ceremony to take place after Spring Break
The Moffat County High School winter sports teams recently announced their list of awards. Boys and girls basketball and girls swimming provided varsity letters and honors such as All-Conference and All-State following the season. The MCHS wrestling program will announce its awards following Spring Break.
On the record for March 24.
Craig families won’t have to search too far this weekend for some holiday fun. New Creation Church will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. and the event in full gear at 11 a.m. at 520 Westridge Road.
On the record for March 22.
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Bulldogs take seven individual championships in Rangely
The Bulldogs added a district championship to their list of honors this season with a big win Saturday in Rangely as seven individuals rose to the top of their weight classes.
Government update for the week of March 21.
Colorado State Patrol has identified the driver in a Friday rollover accident on Moffat County Road 7.
Names being withheld until family is notified of crash
A single-vehicle rollover crash on Moffat County Road 7 late Friday afternoon left a 32-year-old man and a juvenile dead after they were ejected from a Dodge truck, according to Colorado State Patrol.
MCHS wins three events at Rifle Invite; girls place 3rd, boys 7th
The Moffat County High School track and field teams are back in business. The Bulldogs made a great impression Friday at the Rifle Invitational with a trio of first-place finishes in the girls 100-meter dash, the girls 4x400 relay and the boys 4x800 relay.
A single-vehicle rollover accident happened on Moffat County Road 7 late Friday afternoon.
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On the record for March 18.
On the record for March 17.
Delegates to choose commissioner candidates
At the convention, the 97 delegates elected at the March 1 precinct caucuses will pick which county commissioner candidates they want to see compete in the June primary.
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Bulldogs take 10 titles in event hosted by Soroco
The wrestling program at Craig Middle School is showing no signs of stopping heading into the final portion of its season. The Bulldogs claimed the top team spot Saturday during the Northwest Colorado Championships hosted by Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek. CMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders amassed 239 points during the weekend to place first of eight schools, again picking up numerous individual wins.