Craig briefs: MCSD to announce new superintendent Monday |

Craig briefs: MCSD to announce new superintendent Monday

The Moffat County School District’s Board of Education will announce the district’s new superintendent at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the administration building. The board will adopt the agenda, move into executive session, rise from executive session and announce the new superintendent. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Vicki Haddan at 970-826-6261.

Senior citizens action group gains traction

The Moffat County seniors/community center action group met Saturday to start the process of moving forward on ideas of a local activity/community center. The meeting was the fourth in a series to poll the community on what they want and to form committees that will make a senior center possible. About 40 citizens attended the meeting and shared information on how to put ideas into an action plan. Sign up sheets were passed around for a general organizational committee, a public relations committee, a site investigation committee, a fiscal committee, a demographics/data committee along with a naming committee.

The first meeting of the organizational committee will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bell Tower, Room 202.

New Daily Press special section to debut Friday

The Craig Daily Press will present a new special section on Friday called Making a Difference, highlighting the good works of nonprofit organizations in Craig and Moffat County. The section will run as an insert in the Friday Craig Daily Press, and the newspaper is excited to outline the hard work of those who make a difference in the community.

‘The Cat in the Hat’ tickets are on sale now

The Moffat County High School drama program will perform “The Cat in the Hat,” based on the children’s book by Dr. Seuss, in the coming weeks. Shows are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the MCHS auditorium.

The show is about 45 minutes long and is recommended for kids ages 2 to 102 who have a great sense of humor.

Director Christina Wilcox described the play as “great for all families, children of all ages, and it will allow one to finish supper, see the show and be home in time for an early bedtime.”

Tickets to the event are $5 per person or $10 for VIP seating in the center section. They can be purchased in advance with reserved seats at or at the door the night of the performance with cash or a credit or debit card.

Show merchandise, including hats and T-shirts, also may be purchased through the website. The red and white hat also can be worn on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, and Read Across America Day, March 3. In addition, organizers will offer special items which will be available for bid during a silent auction throughout the production, including promotional materials. Plaques for the highest donors to the program also will be presented. For more information, call 970-824-7036.

Grand Junction Film Festival this week

The Grand Junction Film Festival is seeing growth in the number of submissions and general interest for its second installment, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mesa University. The rundown for this year consists of more than 50 short and feature films.

Filmmakers from across the country, as well as western Colorado, will be on site viewing their work and answering questions for an audience. The majority of the films screening are self-funded works from up-and-coming directors looking for their first break in the filmmaking business. A list of the movies being screened can be viewed at

The Grand Junction Film Festival has achieved international status in a very short time. Without an entry fee or any restrictions on genre or subject matter, many filmmakers who made their debut in 2013 have returned for the 2014 festival with groundbreaking improvements to their craft. The event draws a crowd throughout the Grand Valley, with last year bringing in hundreds of movie watchers ranging in age from teens to retirees.

The 2013 winners included “Happiness … Promised Land” (Best Feature) and “Audio Tour” (Best Short).

For interviews or questions, call Hilary Martin at 562-310-1978.

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