Moffat County Library announces Dec 6. closure |

Moffat County Library announces Dec 6. closure

The Moffat County Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 6. The library will re-open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

Colorado Supreme Court justice finalists selected

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Hon. Allison H. Eid, effective Nov. 3.

The nominees were selected during a recent meeting at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver. They are Marcy Glenn, of Denver; Melissa Hart, of Denver; and the Hon. Pattie P. Swift, of Alamosa.

Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Nov. 29 within which to appoint one of the nominees as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court.

Comments regarding any of the nominees may be emailed to Gov. John Hickenlooper at

NRCS to host small acreage workshop in Craig

The National Resources Conservation Service, with the First Colorado Conservation District, will host a Moffat County small acreage workshop Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Colorado Northwest Community College, 2801 West Ninth St., in Room 185. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the program will end at 8 p.m.

This is an opportunity to meet key resources for Moffat County who can assist with meeting properties goals.

Topics will include proper plant selection, horse husbandry, intro to noxious weeds and getting to know local agriculture agents.

The workshop is free, but RSVPs are requested by Friday, Dec. 1, due to space limitations. To RSVP, call the Colorado First Conservation District at 970-329-3145 or come by the USDA-NRCS office, 145 Commerce St.

Coffee & a Newspaper to focus on broadband issue

Craig Press invites the community to December’s Coffee & a Newspaper for a discussion about the region’s broadband needs and how best to meet them. Representatives from the Broadband Committee and local internet providers will attend.

The event, hosted by Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell and Editor Jim Patterson, will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Conference Room C at The Memorial Hospital. This represents a change from previous Coffee & a Newspaper events, which have typically been held in Conference Rooms A and B.

Everyone is welcome, and coffee and pastries will be served.

Craig Press extends hunting contest deadline

Due to a technical issue, the Craig Press lost access to many of the emails sent to during the past 30 days. This being the case, the newspaper asks all readers who submitted photos for the 2017 Hunter Photo Contest to the above address to please resend the photos directly to Craig Press Editor Jim Patterson at Please include the names of all people appearing in the photo, where the photo was taken, and contact information.

We apologize sincerely for this inconvenience. Due to the error, we will be extending the deadline to submit photos to the contest. Photos will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, and all submitted photos will be posted to the newspaper’s Facebook page Friday, Dec. 8. Whichever submission receives the most Facebook “likes” by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 will receive a $250 gift certificate to Murdoch’s.

For more information, call Patterson at 970-875-1790 or Publisher Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.

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