News briefs for May 31 |

News briefs for May 31

Pond open for fishing

The Moffat County Public Safety Center pond is open for fishing.

The pond is for youth fishing only, 12 and younger, and for people with disabilities who are 18 and younger.

Fishing will be allowed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is recommended that those fishing be accompanied by a responsible person.

The pond is open for fishing through Oct. 1. The fishing limit will be two fish per child. There will be no swimming, wading or boating on the pond.

The third annual Cops and Kids fishing day will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught, smallest fish caught, etc. Food and drinks will be provided by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol.

For additional information, call Sergeant Tim Jantz with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office at 826-2309 or 824-4495.

Magazine recognizes Corral West retailer

Corral West, the nation’s largest Western and work wear retailer, recently was named as Best of the Best of Western Retailers by Tack’N Togs Merchandising magazine in its May 2005 issue. Each year, the magazine highlights manufacturers, retailers and sales representatives who are making the Western industry better, serving their customers and communities with outstanding quality and raising the standard in each category.

“We’re thrilled to recognize Corral West with our Best of the Best Award for Retailers,” said Paul Wahl, editor of Tack’N Togs. “When we think of retailers and success, we think of Corral West. They’re certainly leaders in our industry and have a lot to teach others.”

Corral West was established in 1951 as the Red Lodge Trading Post in Red Lodge, Mont. Corral West has become the largest Western and work specialty retailer with 95 locations throughout the United States. Corporate offices, along with the company’s distribution center and e-commerce division ( are in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Corral West is an official sponsor of The National High School Rodeo Association, The National High School Finals Rodeo, The National Little Britches Rodeo Association and Finals. The National Senior Pro Rodeo, the PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held each year in Las Vegas, The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver and the Rocky Mountain Stampede in Greeley.

Museum hosting

energy-boom exhibit

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an exhibit highlighting the challenges of a small town facing the energy boom of the 1970s, featuring photos from Craig photographer Keith Gillam. Admission is free. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 824-6360.

British soccer camp returns to Craig

Challenger British Soccer Camp has been invited to hold one of its training camps in Craig.

Craig Youth Soccer Assoc–iation is hosting the British Soccer camp the week of June 6 at Woodbury Park.

The camp will run Monday through Friday. Children ages 5 to 9 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 10 to 14 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $85 for ages 5 to 9 and $90 for ages 10 to 14. Financial aid is available.

Challenger British Soccer Camps are a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, and lessons about teamwork, sportsmanship and self-discipline.

Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, bag tag and player evaluation.

To sign up for the camp, visit or contact Ray Dubois (970) 826-6101 or (970) 824-1085, or e-mail

Golf tourney to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Third Annual Isidro Arroyo Memorial Golf Tournament at the Yampa Valley Golf Course begins at 8 a.m June 11. This is a four-person team competition, with all proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The cost of the event is $40 and includes lunch. Call Joe Arroyo at 824-2677.

Summer reading

program to be held

Join the library for its summer reading program, “The Library Is Your Castle!”

Registration for all ages will be at the Craig Branch, 570 Green St., beginning June 13. Participants may sign up any day during the program.

Participants will receive a reading log upon registering and will record their progress in the log.

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