News Briefs: Moffat County High School registration days start Wednesday |

News Briefs: Moffat County High School registration days start Wednesday

Moffat County High School registration days start Wednesday

All students planning to attend Moffat County High School should register for classes before Aug. 18. The school will be holding registration days from Aug. 9 to 15.  Julie Hoff of Colorado Northwest Community College will be on hand during registration to discuss concurrent enrollment.

The high school will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for registration days.

• Seniors Aug. 9

• Juniors Aug. 10

• Sophomores Aug. 14

• Freshman Aug. 15

If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day, you can still register until Aug. 17. After Aug. 18 schedule changes must be approved by new MCHS Principal Kyle York.

New student and freshman orientation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by a parent meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

Classes start on Aug. 28.

For more information call the school at 970-824-7036.

Annual artisan market set for Dec. 1-2

Yampa Valley Artisans are now accepting applications for the 8th Annual Holiday Artisan Market to be held Dec. 1 & 2. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 9. Contact for more information.

The market will be from 3-7 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Chamber mixer celebrates Community Health Center

Northwest Colorado Health and the Craig Chamber of Commerce are hosting a mixer to celebrate the Community Health Center in Craig. The event will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Northwest Colorado Health’s Community Health Center, 745 Russell Street. The mixer will include food, drinks and door prizes. Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race on August 26 also will be available for $10 each. For more information, call 970-871-7609.

Chamber board has openings for strategic thinkers, community leaders

The Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Chamber’s board of directors.

Terms run for three years, 2018-2020.

The board meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Board members are expected to regularly attend board meetings, sit on at least one Chamber sub-committee, participate in Chamber events and be a strong voice for Moffat County’s business interests.

Characteristics sought in Chamber board members include:

A solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.

A demonstrated commitment to the organization, its mission and goals.

The ability to participate fully in Chamber activities, prepare for meetings and serve constructively on committees.

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

An ability to tackle difficult issues by letting facts and ethics overcome emotional or personal responses and the ability to make decisions that may not be popular with members, elected officials or community members.

Chamber leadership may require subordinating personal interests for the greater good of the Chamber and the community

Those interested can contact Executive Director Christina Oxley at (970) 824-5689 or board president Robin Schiffbauer at (970) 824-3252 for more information.

Yampa River bridge on Moffat County Road 17 to close for repair

Moffat County Road 17 will close for approximately four weeks on Monday where it crosses the Yampa River between U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 13.

Road & Bridge crews will be re-decking the bridge, with a target completion date of Sept. 8. A detour will direct drivers to the nearest river crossing at Moffat County Road 53, an approximately eight-mile detour.

“The bridge is in really bad shape,” Road & Bridge Director Dan Miller told commissioners at the July 25 Tuesday meeting. “The only problem is if it rains, County Road 77 is impassable… and people would have to go back around through Craig.”

Digital signs have been placed to alert people to the closure. The bridge sits about seven miles south of Lay on County Road 17, which connects to Highway 13 at Colowyo Coal Mine.


Michael Smith: Yampa building a historic treasure

June 20, 2019

I have followed with interest the discussion concerning the potential transfer of the Yampa Elementary School to Memorial Regional Health. Although there are many significant unanswered questions about what Memorial Regional Health plans to do with the Yampa Elementary School, the focus of my letter is on the Yampa Elementary School as a community asset.

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