Craig briefs: Photography show to showcase Villard ranch |

Craig briefs: Photography show to showcase Villard ranch

The Moffat County Tourism Center in 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 then will be launching his Kickstarter campaign by presenting a video about 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 due to 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 collect photos 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.

Fundraiser for Oxley family that lost home

The home of Christina and Kevin Oxley was destroyed Sunday night after a barbecue grill blaze lit the house on fire. The couple has three young daughters. The Craig Chamber of Commerce is collecting gift cards, money and clothes to give to the Oxley family. It also is planning a fundraiser at the ice-skating rink at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 970-824-5689.

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