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Business Buzz: CU students to present recreation plan Friday

"Christmas Around the World" is the theme for the trees at the 6th Annual Festival of Trees now on display in the atrium of the Moffat County Courthouse.
Sasha Nelson

The public is invited to a recreation planning presentation by University of Colorado Masters of the Environment students. The workshop is scheduled for 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. Light refreshments will be served.

The students have visited Craig and Moffat County twice during the semester to meet with stakeholders, understand current efforts and identify goals for future recreational opportunities.

Friday’s presentation will include analyses of three recreational opportunities — trails, an amphitheater and the Yampa River Diversion Park — as well as an implementation plan that identifies a team of champions who will be responsible for the action.

“We welcome community participation as we work with the CU students for these foundational planning pieces that will help to give the city feedback on priority projects and implementation steps,” Craig Parks and Recreation Director Dave Pike said. “Their findings will be a very useful tool when we begin to put together the new Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan for the greater Craig area.”

For more information about the recreation workshop or the city’s plans, call Pike at 970-826-2006.

Winter Arts and Craft Show set for weekend

Santa’s Workshop and crafts will fill Centennial Mall on Friday and Saturday during the Winter Arts and Craft Show. Vendors will offer a range of goods, including metalwork, woodwork, handcrafted furniture, Western items, ceramics, accessories, jewelry, books, photography, embroidery, holiday craft items, candles, beauty items, clothing and more.

The show is open from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Downhome Christmas scheduled for Saturday

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Craig at the Annual Downhome Christmas, set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. The event will include performances from the all-elementary schools choir and high school a cappella group, smore’s making, roasting chestnuts, letters to Santa at PackCenter Shipping, Christmas Cards to Soldiers at Thunder Run Survival, a candy cane hunt, hot chocolate and cookies, Elfie selfie station and visits with Santa Claus at 5:15 p.m. Wagon rides will be provided between the park and the Moffat Courthouse to allow people to enjoy the Festival of Trees.

For more information, call Karen Brown at 970-824-7898 or Kandee Dilldine at 970-824-2151.

Festival of Trees celebrates ‘Christmas Around the World’

Christmas Around the World is the theme of the sixth annual Festival of Trees, now on display in the atrium of the Moffat County Courthouse. The exhibit of trees, decorated by area nonprofits, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Jan. 5. Everyone is invited to vote on their favorite tree, and prizes will be awarded to the winning nonprofits. Two big events are planned for the festival.

After-Hours Business Mixer with the Craig Chamber of Commerce and partners
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 211 W. Victory Way
For more information call: 970-824-5689 or email

The Big Event
When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9
Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 211 W. Victory Way
Cookies with Santa starts at 2 p.m. Wagon rides will be provided between the Moffat Court House and Alice Pleasant Park to allow people to also enjoy Downhome Christmas.

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