Catch-a-Pig contest adds squeals to rodeo at Moffat County Fair
The inaugural Ridin' & Riggin' Days kicked off as the main attraction, and many of Craig’s favorite Moffat County High School students and graduates took to the arena, riding horses, wrestling steers and barrel racing in front of a packed crowd.
Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt county officials are fighting hard for the Northwest Colorado communities in light of the Colowyo situation.
Nearly 74 years ago, two Moffat County residents set off on a seven-day fishing and floating adventure down the Yampa River on a boat made of canvas.
Running around Moffat County Fairgrounds, chasing greased pigs and falling in the mud is sure to offer a great time for Craig kids looking to participate in this year's Catch-A-Pig contest at the fair.
A wave of change could be in store for Moffat County Social Services under its new director Dollie Rose who took helm of the department last week.
Garrett Ferguson’s dedication and love for hockey has carried him a long way, but it’s not the only thing that has given the 18-year-old success.
After the Fourth of July Parade, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a community barbecue at Veterans Park, where nearly a hundred Craig residents flocked for free hamburgers and hot dogs.
Fourth of July brought pride, respect and merriment to the Craig community as they participated in the parade and fireworks on the nation’s birthday.
Megan Jones won best hair stylist and her salon won best hair salon in Moffat County.
After less than six months of being in business, the owner of Stacks Smokehouse closed the doors to his restaurant due to Craig’s economic uncertainty in light of what’s happening at Colowyo Coal Mine.
For five years, a massive conservation effort across 11 states has been under way to protect the greater sage grouse in hopes that this September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would find the bird “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
More than 450 businesses requested that their names be removed from the WildEarth Guardians’ website after Craig businesses boycotted New Belgium Brewing Company for being listed as a supporter of the environmental group.
Mary Jo Brown stopped writing for the Craig Daily Press a few weeks ago due to health conditions, leaving a large hole in the newspaper each Monday.
Country school teachers and students unite
Saturday is a big day for those who attended and taught at rural country schools in Northwest Colorado. A large Country School Reunion will bring generations of students and teachers together at Moffat County Fairgrounds who haven’t seen each other in a long time. The reunion starts at 11 a.m.
Craig’s well-known photographer extraordinaire Janele Husband was honored with two awards at the National Photography Show in Louisville for her photo titled “Mystery Dancers.”
Six New Belgium Brewery representatives visited Craig this week after several local business owners pulled the company’s beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that litigated against Colowyo Coal Mine and Trapper Mining, Inc.
Effects on Twentymile aren't clear
Peabody Energy, owner of Twentymile Mine, announced Wednesday that it plans to save roughly $40 to $45 million a year by cutting 250 salaried positions within the company “to create a leaner organization with lower costs.”
Yampa Valley Medical Center is currently under contract to purchase a 49,500 square foot building in Craig that used to house the Safeway grocery store.
Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, which is the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down.
Summertime is here, and getting out for a little exercise is important for overall health. However, it’s often a daunting task for adults who want to get into shape, especially for those with weight and health problems.
Nick Davis works at Colowyo Coal Mine, and the recent ruling against the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement regarding Colowyo shook their family plans, making them wonder if they’ll have to leave the community they’ve called home all their lives. If Colowyo closes, they could lose everything.
We know from the fossil record that equines roamed the North American Continent in pre-historic times. The horse that we know today arrived in the early 1500s with the Spanish Conquest. When the Spanish left America, they also left their mounts to fend for themselves in their new land. The American Indians developed an interest in the horse in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Heads hung low as members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Daughters of the American Revolution read names out loud of nearly 700 deceased Craig veterans who bravely contributed our nation’s freedom.
Abigail Gonzalez and Aubrey Cambell completed an associate's degree at Colorado Northwestern Community College alongside obtaining their high school degree from Moffat County High School.
QWA college education is the foundation to a solid future in any given field, and anyone who graduated with a higher education degree knows they’ve gained more than just a diploma. That’s why the Craig Daily Press is thrilled to introduce The Learning Chronicles, which is a new section featuring higher education news that will publish the first Saturday each month.
A 52-year-old Craig man is dead after the car he was riding in rolled over Sunday evening on Moffat County Road 18, north of Craig, according to law officials.
The great West came alive at Sombrero Ranches Great American Horse Drive in Moffat County Sunday morning as 75 cowboys and cowgirls drove nearly 400 domestic horses from one pasture to the next. People from all over the world travel to Northwest Colorado to experience the horse drive that started in 1962.
The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater was a killer success Saturday night in Craig. Actors from Denver-based Adams Mystery Playhouse led guests through a murder riddle, bringing laughter, investigations and team building to life at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
A fire broke out Saturday morning at the Goodrich Mud Company facility in Craig along Industrial Avenue.
When talking about education in Moffat County, it’s important to know that Moffat County School District is not the only educational institution available to students. GOAL Academy launched in Craig three years ago, offering high school students an alternative way to learn outside of the traditional classroom.
Friends of Moffat County Education has an extremely important role in Craig’s educational community. It’s a nonprofit that obtains funds through grants, business donations and Moffat County United Way and turns around and puts that money back into the community’s hands.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., made a huge move Wednesday, proposing a bill that aims at keeping the federal government out the greater sage grouse decisions for the next six years.
Acceptance, love, food and fun were the main ingredients of the Pick a Dish event sponsored by Horizons Specialized Services Thursday night in Craig. The organization brought local restaurant chefs and Horizons’ clients together to cook food for community members in an effort to raise money for the nonprofit.
World War II is widely known as one of the largest and most deadly wars in history, and Moffat County officials want to honor Craig’s local veterans by building a WWII memorial.
All of the big wigs in Northwest Colorado turned out for the ninth annual State of the County held Wednesday night, where a large number of speakers highlighted the energy industry and how it affects the local economy in Moffat County.
Moffat County is one of seven counties in the United States that was chosen to participate in an Innovation Challenge Workshop to help diversify coal-reliant counties.
The Moffat County Commissioners convened for their regular Tuesday morning meeting, but it was no ordinary gathering — they had a scheme up their sleeves.
The Ninth Annual State of the County will kick off Wednesday night with a handful of speakers who will highlight the ebbs and flows in Moffat County and the city of Craig.
Brandi Meek’s political career is gaining momentum within the Republican Party. The 31-year-old was elected secretary of Colorado’s GOP by the Republican Central Committee on March 14 in Castle Rock, boosting her into a new role that she hopes carry her far in politics.
It’s often difficult to put feelings into words, especially in the form of poetry, but a total of 177 eighth graders from Craig Middle School rose to the occasion and wrote poems for the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest.
19-year-old killed in car accident Saturday
Tayler Slaugh will long be remembered as a young man who loved dirt biking, hunting and big diesel trucks. “He was one of them kids who was always smiling. He was a people person,” his father Allen Slaugh said.
Hansen returns home for a week to see friends, family
The men and women who serve the United States of America are branded with honor the moment they join the armed services, and that’s exactly what happened to Zach Hansen when he entered the Marine Corps after he graduated Moffat County High School in 2012.
Craig lost one of its most joyful residents last week, Bob Johnson. Bob was well liked and well known throughout Moffat County, and his smiles, warm demeanor and inquisitive spirit will be greatly missed. He passed away quietly in his home on March 6.
A lifetime of love equals an eternity of happiness, and that’s the life that Lorence and Raeola Ellgen have lived the past seven decades.
As the moon climbed over the horizon of Moffat County on March 4, 2015, MaryBea Neu’s spirit rose to Heaven. It’s was a suitable ending to a life filled with family, happiness, humor and adventure.
Several bills are circulating the state Capitol to protect and boost the quality of life for Colorado’s elderly population, and lawmakers seem keenly aware of how the proposed laws could positively affect senior citizens.
Have you ever been so down and out that you can’t afford food? It’s an unfortunate reality for many, which is why the Interfaith Food Bank exists — to help put food in the bellies of those who can’t pay for groceries.
Moffat County United Way is the thread to funding, support and communication for our local nonprofits.
Hope, giving, caring and camaraderie are a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about nonprofits in our community.
Moffat County Youth United Way teaches students how to run a board and allocate money to non-profits in the community.