KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 8, 2018

The mission and vision for Colorado Northwestern Community College has been announced. The mission is, “To enhance people’s lives by providing an accessible, affordable, quality education. The vision: Colorado Northwestern Community College will be the college of choice for students seeking a unique education grounded in the Colorado experience.” The Craig Press reports that CNCC President Ron Granger says the school is centered on the experience the students get in rural Colorado, and especially rural Northwest Colorado.

Veterans are being honored and recognized this weekend, for Veterans Day. At Moffat County High School today, local vets will have a panel and slideshow. There will be a ceremony, demonstrations, and a memorial for fallen soldiers. That’s at 10 a.m. It is free if you would like to go.

Sunday at the Lighthouse of Craig, there is a Sunday feast for Craig Veterans. All who have served their country are invited to the festivities as part of Veterans Day. It’s from 11 a.m. to 12:30 and it’s free.

The Craig Service Center for Yampa Valley Electric has reopened for payment drop-offs, and service-related questions. It’s at 3715 U.S. Highway 40. There will be an official open house from 7 a.m. to 3:30 this Monday.

The Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District has a new district ranger. Tara Umphries will work with a staff of 29 year-round employees and help manage the 1.1 million acres that encompasses the Routt National Forest. Umphries has extensive experience working with wildfires. Her office is based in Steamboat Springs.

The Holiday Craft Show starts at noon today, in the Center of Craig. It also runs again tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s hosted by the Downtown Business Association.

A Home for the Holidays Craft Show is Saturday in Steamboat. It will feature 29 local crafters and artisans. The show is from 9 to 2 Saturday in Library Hall, at Bud Werner Memorial Library and it’s free.

The library in Hayden will be closed Saturday through Monday for repairs. The library will open Tuesday morning at 10.

In sports…

In hockey this weekend, the Craig Peewee team hosts a double header against the Telluride Lizardheads Sunday. Games are at 9 and 11:30 a.m. at Moffat County Ice Arena.

Winter Sports at Moffat County High School officially start with practices this Monday. That’s according to CHSAA, which is the governing body. A meeting for parents of all winter athletes is at 6 o’clock, this next Wednesday evening, in the library at the high school.

One of those sports is swimming for the girls at Moffat County High School. But there isn’t a pool anymore. The School District voted to shut it down. The swim team will head to Meeker to swim three times a week at the Meeker Recreation Center, and they’ll do two days of dryland.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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