Craig briefs for Sept. 9 |

Craig briefs for Sept. 9

Local band releases new album

“High Country” is the latest offering from local group, the John Wayne Band, which includes Wayne Davis, John Allen, his son Wayde Allen, daughter-in-law Jodie Allen and grandson James Allen.

Allen Audio produced, arranged and recorded the CD, which is now available at the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Downtown Books.

“This is the toe-tapping sound of Moffat County, driving down dusty roads, coming upon a herd of elk or black cows scattered across the landscape,” according to a news release. “If you love the John Wayne Band in person, you’ll enjoy this music.”

The band plays old favorites like “Four Walls,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Loving Her Was Easier,” and also original songs like “High Country Woman” and “Mountain Harmony.”

Load transportation to cause traffic delays

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A “super load” about 20 feet wide, 20 feet tall and 23 feet long is scheduled to be transported Wednesday from Baggs, Wyo., to Craig, Emmert International announced in a news release.

The move will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and include escorts from the Colorado State Patrol, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, utility companies and private escorts.

The load is being moved from Baggs to a plant south of Meeker in three stages, Emmert International reported. On Thursday, it will move from Craig to Meeker and Friday from Meeker to the plant. Again, the hours of transportation will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The load will travel at speeds of 20 miles per hour, and traffic delays shouldn’t be more than 30 minutes; traffic also will be waved around, Emmert International reported.

Daily Press editorial board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Oct 1.

Editorial board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper’s opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms last three months.

To apply, call Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail jgrubbs@craigdailypress.