Each year in Moffat County Fair's Catch-a-Pig contest, kids across Moffat County gather at the fairgrounds arena for their chance to catch a slippery, slimy, muddy pig that — if they’re lucky enough to pin down — they get to keep and take home.
Annual birthday celebration makes Craig's oldest seniors smile
Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated. Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated.
A wildland fire ignited near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon.
A pickup truck hauling a trailer caught fire on Moffat County Road 35 Wednesday afternoon.
The 9th Annual Bear River Young Life golf tournament had its most successful year yet.
7th annual balloon festival offers extra activities, fun for patrons
Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig was bustling with activity over the weekend, bringing a plethora of fun to those who attended the 2016 Moffat County Balloon Festival.
Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW
Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.
The annual greasy Catch-a-Pig contest is on the roster for the 2016 Moffat County Fair, but it has some much-needed changes.
Campbell’s funeral slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist in Craig
Trystan Campbell, 18, was what family members described as a “gentle giant.”
The 18-year-old who was pulled from the Yampa River on Friday passed away Saturday, according to Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.
After only a year and a half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.
Whittle the Wood Rendezvous brings hundreds to Loudy-Simpson Park each year to engage in festivities. The annual extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the whittlers, and this year 11 artists traveled to Craig to make masterpieces out of wood stumps.
Yampa Valley Artisans — the group that hosted Pop Up Galleries over the past couple years throughout Craig — has a new art show that will be on display at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous this week.
Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s deceased veterans — those who died while in combat and those who served in a branch of the military, made it home succumbed to death outside of the armed forces.
When Tim Boyle set out to work on Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday morning, he noticed an alarming sight on the bank of the Yampa River — trash.
The Great American Horse Drive make its way through Maybell on Sunday, entertaining hundreds of spectators as nearly 500 horses were driven from one ranch in Moffat County to another.
The work that Moffat County’s six instructional coaches do on a daily basis can be equated to this: Coaching teachers equals better learning for students.
Young Life celebrated a major milestone at its yearly banquet Sunday. The organization has been helping Northwest Colorado youth in Craig for two decades.
Annual event provides confidence boost for Horizons members
Pick a Dish has become a favorite of Moffat County locals, where they buy tickets to sample food made by various local restaurants who team up with Horizons’ clients, giving them an opportunity to cook alongside local chefs.
At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, Bear River Young Life will celebrate such accomplishments by offering the community a free hot dog buffet with desserts. The youth organized the event and attendees will be able to make various types of hot dogs, including “Chicago-style” coneys.
Shannon Moore will lead hotel as director of sales, assistant general manager
The Clarion Inn & Suites is taking the term “local” to a whole new level by promoting several employees who live in Craig to prominent management positions.
State Farm in Craig has a new leader who replaced the community’s beloved Bob Johnson.
Majority of elected officials spend little or nothing in travel expenditures
Local elected officials are tasked with doing work inside and outside Moffat County, and they’re allocated an expense budget to accommodate travel. After analyzing the last two years of travel expenses, both the city and county have come in under budget in 2014 and 2015. The expenses also revealed the big spenders within Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission.
Craig Rotary set up a $1,000 annual scholarship to help children get on the slopes.
I’m pleased to announce that the Craig Daily Press now has a new smartphone and tablet app that readers can download from the Android Market or Apple’s App Store.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Moffat County who doesn’t know former Craig Mayor Terry Carwile.
Craig Daily Press Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley highlights the importance of Making a Difference in Craig and Moffat County.
Karen Burley spent her career serving others — a role she’s enjoyed in many capacities.
Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice accepted a superintendent position at Garfield Re-2 late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release.
Candidates encouraged to bid for office before March 1 caucuses
As the presidential race heats up, Moffat County has a big election of its own in November with two commissioner seats up for voter approval.
Last Valentine’s Day, I wrote a story about Ed and Corky Coverston’s love and how it’s guided them through a number of difficult hurdles — especially cancer. Corky was fighting breast cancer — the second type of cancer that has attacked her body — and she lost all of her hair due to chemotherapy. To show his love and support for his wife, Ed shaved his head.
This month, we invited our elected officials to Coffee and a Newspaper to hear about what kind of coverage they’d like to see in the paper. Several elected officials asked that we write more positive stories about what’s happening in our community. When good stuff happens, we do write stories and will continue to do so. But if we spent all our time writing about rainbows and butterflies, then we would not be living up to what our democracy has mapped out for us as journalist. It also would not be fair to our readers.
Confusion circulated the community Monday morning after the city and county sent an email informing officials and residents about a Local Marketing District meeting set for 4 p.m. Tuesday. Organizations on the agenda were not told about the meeting.
I attended the Senior Social Center’s Christmas Tea event Dec. 22, and I was impressed with the games, activities and food. What was more impressive is that more than 50 seniors drove through hazardous winter conditions to attend the party, and not one person complained about weather. Instead, they sat with each other, laughing, solving riddles and singing Christmas carols.
The subzero temperatures in Northwest Colorado are no joke, and taking proper precautions to protect pets is vitally important to their health, according to Yampa Valley pet experts. Perhaps the most important message veterinarians and the Humane Society want pet owners to hear is that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet.
Jenny We misses her two young daughters who live in China with her mother. Jenny and her husband, Wen, work countless hours at the Galaxy restaurant in Craig to save enough money to travel back to their home city to see their girls, deliver thousands of dollars to their family and bring their daughters home to Craig, America.
Kirstie McPherson is full of energy, passion and perseverance. She finished college in three years with two degrees — business technology and marketing — and hightailed it back to Craig to serve the community she loves.
Glory rings through the hearts of those who reside at Sunset Meadows I and II, thanks to love and care provided by Glorybee Ramos.
The Christmas spirit came alive at the Senior Social Center’s Christmas Tea event on Tuesday, where more than 50 seniors enjoyed laughter, food and friendship.
A recent announcement about Postal Service policy regarding marijuana advertisements caused a postmaster in Craig to question if she will mail the city’s local paper to readers on Wednesday. Craig’s postmaster Mary McClellan said she won't mail newspapers that have stories or advertisements that contain information about cannabis.
After 12 years of serving the Craig community, the owners of the Tin Cup Grill have decided to move on. Gary and Carolyn Baysinger decided not to renew their lease with Yampa Valley Golf Course, stating they have too much on their plates operating Mountain Meat Packing in Craig. The couple also has a second Mountain Meat location in Fruita.
As an adult, it’s more prevalent than ever how much love and support I’ve depended on over the years from my parents and grandparents. I certainly didn’t recognize all their gifts and love as a teenager or a young adult, but now — more than ever — I see how their presence in my life shaped me into the woman I am today.
United Way's Community Impact Program continues to shine
Sixteen happy people were honored Thursday night for participating in a program aimed at making their lives better.
Camilletti becomes school board president
The newest members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education were sworn into office Friday morning at the school administration building, and they wasted no time getting started.
Meningitis cases have not been confirmed via testing yet
Three potential cases of meningitis visited The Memorial Hospital during the weekend, and two of the three were transported to Children’s Hospital in Denver, according to TMH officials.
Have you ever been driving along the road and all of a sudden, you get stuck behind someone that is going roughly 10 miles slower than the speed limit and you honk, yell profanities and get annoyed because they can’t seem to speed things up?
Betty Barnes credits her successful battle with breast cancer to early detection, and she has one very important message for women: “It’s so important to have those check ups. It’s not comfortable, it’s not pleasant, but it may save your life,” she said.
Loneliness is a terrible thing to experience, especially if you’ve been married, raised children and have grandchildren who never visit. Our elderly population in the United States is marred by stories of neglect, leaving the loved ones that gave us life in the dust.
Wellness Wednesdays had an important event this week honoring Moffat County’s senior citizens. Organizers gave out dozens of awards to those who participate and volunteer with the program, making elders feel special for their contributions.