Briefs for August 1: Balloons and BBQ Blast at Loudy-Simpson Park |

Briefs for August 1: Balloons and BBQ Blast at Loudy-Simpson Park

The Balloons and BBQ Blast, which includes both the Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig and the Moffat County Balloon Festival, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Activities include vendor booths, entertainment, a performance by Beatles tribute band FAB 4, and balloon launches.

The event begins at 9 a.m. Friday with meat inspection for BBQ competitors.

Balloon launches begin after sunrise Saturday and Sunday, and awards for the BBQ competition will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

For a complete schedule, see the community calendar at or visit

Craig library opening late

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., will open at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

For more information, call the library at 824-7550.

Sports physicals available Thursday at TMH Medical Clinic

Sports physicals for Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School athletes will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, located at 785 Russell St.

The cost is $15 per physical with all proceeds going to the Athletic Training Scholarship fund.

Appointments are not necessary.

Young Life golf tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Bear River Young Life will host its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament format is a four-person scramble, with award money going to teams with the top three gross and net scores.

The cost is $50 per golfer.

Participants can sign up at the YVGC pro shop or online at the Bear River Young Life website.

Call David Pressgrove with questions at 629-9600.

Mud Drags and Truck Pulling Competition

A mud drag and truck pulling competition is scheduled for Saturday at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park, two miles south of Craig on Ranney Street.

The event begins at 7 p.m.

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