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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Moffat County’s Little Britches Rodeo kicks off Friday

The annual Little Britches Rodeo is scheduled to take this place starting Friday as part of the festive spirit of the holiday weekend.

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Get walking for Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Walk-a-thon runs through July 26

You’re going to be using your feet at certain points in the day, so you might as well put them to work for a good cause. The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is seeking participants for its FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon. A registration event Saturday to herald the kickoff of the event brought in about 30 people, a number YVPC Director Katie Grobe said is good — though she hopes local residents will step it up in the weeks to come.

Business Buzz: Flooring business shows customer appreciation

TLC Carpet One Floor & Home recently featured its fourth annual customer appreciation barbecue, providing free food for all in attendance Friday afternoon.

Weather Watch: Craig will see a hot, dry 4th of July

The sparks coming off a bundle of fireworks won’t be the only heat Northwest Colorado will see this Independence Day.

National rodeo starts well for Craig competitors

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo began Sunday and runs through this Saturday.

Business Buzz: Craig Walmart celebrates remodel

The latest business news for Northwest Colorado.

Weather Watch: Craig’s heat wave to shift to unrest

Craig will have a warm beginning to its week as daily highs and overnight lows start to escalate, into the mid-80s and mid-40s, respectively.

Moffat County voting service center will be open Saturday

Moffat County residents need to turn in their ballots by Tuesday to vote in the primary and choose, among other candidates, their next District 3 Moffat County commissioner.

Grand Futures hosting free movie night in Craig City Park

Moffat County’s Grand Futures Prevention Coalition plans to provide some outdoor summer fun in the weeks to come. The organization, dedicated to countering substance abuse among the youth of Northwest Colorado, will host a free movie night Friday on the north end of Craig City Park. As the sun begins to go down, the cinematic experience will begin as the screen lights up with “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

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Moffat County Cattlewomen offer gift to parents of Father’s Day baby

The Moffat County Cattlewomen recently provided a unique gift to local parents in honor of Father’s Day.

Business Buzz: Whittle the Wood strengthens local businesses

Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous carving event not only provided plenty of entertainment for residents and visitors, it was also a boon for those who set up items for sale during the festivities Friday and Saturday. More than 40 total vendors, many of which are based in Craig, were involved in selling food and crafts.

Weather Watch: Craig to feel sudden, brief midweek chill

The cycle of hot and cold will hold steady this week for Northwest Colorado, even if the temperatures will see some noteworthy changes.

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Car show driving force for downtown entertainment Saturday

The Bear River Young Life Car and Motorcycle Show will take place this weekend as part of the Whittle the Wood festivities.

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Colorado State Taxidermy Championships Awards 2014

The full rundown of awards from the taxidermy competition and show, held Saturday in Craig.

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Pregnancy Center seeking donations

Baby Bottle Fundraiser runs through Father’s Day

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center’s Baby Bottle Fundraiser will continue through June 15. Those participating in the effort, which began Mother’s Day and runs through Father’s Day, can place donated funds within baby bottles available either through local churches or at the YVPC office at 25 W. Victory Way.

Weather Watch: Dry, warm week expected for Craig's Whittle the Wood

The National Weather Service forecast for Craig is trending toward several days of pure warmth this week. Following some turbulent activity Sunday, the chances for a mild climate should be solid as the days continue.

TMH CEO finalist will pursue a different job opportunity

After months of seeking a CEO for the Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees announced Friday that their top candidate for the position, Jim Marshall, would be pursuing another job opportunity.

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Moose visits Craig's Shadow Mountain neighborhood

A moose walked around Shadow Mountain after making its way into Craig on Thursday.

State talent auditions canceled within Moffat County; regional competitions open to all

Moffat County residents planning to participate in the competition “Colorado You Got Talent” will be unable to do so in their own area in a preliminary capacity, but the stage will still be open to them down the line.

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Next week’s Whittle the Wood to carve up some fun

The 15th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous is set to take place from June 11 to 14 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Weather Watch: Calm climate in store for Craig; river caution advised

With the onset of summer, Northwest Colorado could use some stillness while coming out of the climate of late spring, and it looks like that’s what’s happening for the region.

Business Buzz: Local shopping incentive begins this week

The Downtown Business Association has started its Locals Love You More Downtown Contest for the summer, running through Sept. 1.

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The Memorial Hospital invites community to meet CEO finalist

The Memorial Hospital will host an event Wednesday night for the public to meet with James Marshall, a candidate for the position of TMH’s Chief Executive Officer.

Neighborhood block party with vendors, food scheduled for Saturday

A weekend block party will help Craig residents kick off the summer season.

Weather Watch: Good conditions expected for Memorial Day in Craig

A splash of wet weather Sunday may have set a poor tone for the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend in Craig, but the early part of this week looks to be drying up.

Business Buzz: Craig meat company receives new certification

Brother’s Custom Processing recently achieved a special certification through United States Department of Agriculture as a wholesale retailer of locally slaughtered animals.

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MCHS honors and awards

Moffat County High School hosted its annual awards night Tuesday to shine the spotlight on the academic and athletic accomplishments of its student body.

Graduation schedule

The graduation ceremony for Moffat County High School begins at 10 a.m. today in the MCHS gym. Shuttles for those attending will be available starting at 9 a.m., and audience members are advised to arrive 30 minutes in advance for seating.

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Moffat County Class of 2014 shows its uniqueness with art, gift

As each group of seniors leave behind the school where they spent their last four years, picking defining details and artwork is an ongoing tradition, and Moffat County High School’s Class of 2014 is no different.

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Sunset's Nicholson wins Teacher of the Year honor

The Craig Daily Press presented its Teacher of the Year Award to Susan Nicholson on Thursday morning, highlighting the good works of a woman who dedicated 28 years of her teaching career to Sunset Elementary.

Weather Watch: Warm, dry conditions may or may not stay through Craig’s weekend

Memorial Day weekend in Northwest Colorado is traditionally a period of several days of complete uncertainty when it comes to weather, and this year won’t be much different.

Friday’s Moffat County High School agriculture event offers food, student projects

MCHS Future Farmers of America team to attend national competition

The Moffat County High School agriculture program has had a great deal happening lately. The Vocational Agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America will host a project auction and plant sale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the ag shops at MCHS.

The Memorial Hospital, partnering agencies offering free Sunday barbecue

The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services department and other first-responder agencies will kick off Emergency Medical Services Week, which runs from May 18 to 24, by hosting its third annual free community barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Saturday’s Zumba fundraiser to provide scholarships for local children

The Zumba Dance Party Fundraiser will offer Moffat County residents a chance to provide many opportunities to area youths. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Weather Watch: Snow sticking around early this week in Craig

After a wet weekend and a smattering of snow on Mother’s Day, it doesn’t look like Northwest Colorado will dry out right away.

Postal service food drive seeking donations Saturday

The United States Postal Service is continuing its efforts to help those in need this week. The Stamp Out Hunger event takes place Saturday, and Craig residents can assist just by walking the distance to their mailbox.

Grand Olde West Days 1 highlight of Memorial Day weekend

Lots of exciting stuff is coming up at the end of the month.

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YampaCare clinic sees 1st month in Craig

Recently opened YampaCare Family Medicine has allowed Yampa Valley Medical Center to increase its services in Moffat County. In a collaboration between YVMC and Steamboat Springs’ Yampa Valley Medical Associates, the business first opened in early April as part of the Yampa Valley Medical Center Specialty Clinic already operating out of 651 Yampa Ave.

Weather Watch: Dry, breezy conditions for Craig segue to thunderstorms

It’s going to be a restless week for Northwest Colorado, but it will still be relatively tame compared to what we can expect from summer.

Business Buzz: DBA to meet at Bell Tower this week

Round up of local business news in Craig and Moffat County.

Shelter dogs will get a free training at the Center of Craig

Sue Sternberg, who runs the national Train to Adopt program, will be leading a free day-long dog training for shelter dogs at the Center of Craig on Saturday. About 80 people from all over Northwest Colorado signed up for the program and will bring dogs from their shelters.

Moffat County track athletes positioned well for state

Several athletes and relay teams on both the boys and girls track teams have been good enough so far to qualify for state.

Playoffs not out of the question for Moffat County baseball

The Bulldogs would need two wins and some help this weekend, but could sneak into the final playoff spot.

Weather Watch: Rough activity to shift to smoother climate

If the people of Northwest Colorado can weather a dreary start to the week, what follows should be much more pleasant.

Business Buzz: Craig Walmart to get facelift, needs workers

Craig Walmart and Supercenter will be undergoing a remodel scheduled for May 4 to make it more shopper-friendly, said Delia Garcia, Walmart spokeswoman.

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Screenings available at The Memorial Hospital’s health fair

Saturday event includes low-cost blood work, health information

The Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at its facilities at 750 Hospital Loop.

Moffat County High School prom takes place Saturday night

Moffat County High School’s prom will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way.

Seniors can receive early work for TMH health fair

The Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at its facilities at 750 Hospital Loop. As part of the event, which includes low-cost health screenings and presentations by physicians and health experts, seniors can participate in a blood draw ahead of time from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

Weather Watch: Winds to impact Craig’s climate

Batten down the hatches because the atmosphere of Northwest Colorado may be hard to handle this week. After harsh winds Sunday afternoon, the pattern looks to repeat for Craig and the surrounding areas, according the National Weather Service.