Craig briefs: Photography event to showcase Villard ranch |

Craig briefs: Photography event to showcase Villard ranch

The Moffat County Tourism Center in the Centennial mall will be hosting Yuri Chicovsky’s photo exhibit Friday as well as hosting the launch of his 30-day Kickstarter fundraising campaign to produce his film on the Villard’s sheep ranch at noon Saturday.  

On Friday, the photo exhibit will be showcasing photos taken by Chicovsky in the American west as well as photos he took of the Villard family and their ranch.

On Saturday, Chicovsky will then be launching his Kickstarter campaign by presenting a video on the Villard family and their ranch. The film will be addressing the current state of the American West, the history of the Villard ranch and the problems and challenges Albert Villard faces to keep his ranch running. The ranch has been in the family for three generations, but the family is struggling to continue their tradition of passing it down to the next generation because of the current state of the American West.

Those who want to donate to Chicovsky’s effort to produce his film on the Villard ranch can do so by going to his online portal set up through the Kickstarter website for donations.

Daily Press launches Hunter Photo Contest

The Craig Daily Press is seeking hunting photo submissions for its Hunter Photo Contest. The newspaper will continue to collect submissions through Nov. 30. Whoever submits the best hunter photo will receive a $250 gift certificate to Murdoch’s. Send your photos to Additionally, many of the photos could appear in next year’s Colorado Hunter magazine. For more information, call 970-875-1790 or 970-875-1788.

Veterans Day dinner is Monday at Post 4265

Join Veterans of Foreign Wars on Veterans Day for a dinner honoring vets and their spouses.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. upstairs at VFW Post 4265. For more information, call 970-824-2923.

Food to be distributed on Tuesday at club

Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. There also will be a TEFAP commodities distribution. Please bring supporting documents if you qualify. Distribution will be at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. Distribution will be inside. Bring boxes or bags for your food.  

MCHS Veterans Day assembly is Monday

Moffat County High School is having a Veterans Day assembly from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. The assembly will consist of viewing the movie “Saving Chance,” a veteran’s panel, and a veteran’s slideshow.

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