The Moffat County Fair is celebrating 100 years this summer. The first fair was in Maybell on Labor Day in 1918.
- The parade is at noon August 3, which is a Friday, along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. Fair Board Treasurer Karl Huntsman says they want the parade to be the biggest one ever, celebrating their 100th anniversary. All types of entries are welcome. Entry forms are available at the Moffat County Extension Office or the Community Budget Center.
- August 9th is the Ridin’ & Riggin’ Days Rodeo and the Catch-a-Pig Contest. That’s on a Thursday.
- Also at Moffat County Fairgrounds, country music stars Diamond Rio will perform Aug. 10.
- And to celebrate 100 years, there will be 100 local quilts on display around Craig, at places like the Museum of Northwest Colorado, the Moffat County Courthouse, and the Luttrell Barn.
- Back to that first Moffat County Fair in Maybell 100 years ago, the biggest contest was for babies, and who had the best. Thirty-six babies were in the beautiful baby contest. The Moffat County Cattlewomen will do it again with the Cowboy Baby Contest on Saturday, August 11.
The Pressgrove Family of Craig was involved in a car crash in Idaho last Friday, when a cement truck hit their mini-van from behind in Idaho. David and Jennifer Pressgrove and their five children weren’t hurt. They were headed to Oregon for a Young Life summer camp. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family. https://www.gofundme.com/pressgrove-family
A woman has been bitten by a rattlesnake. It happened between Milner and Steamboat, on Saddle Mountain Drive. Beanna Lind goes to University of Wyoming. She was visiting her parents when she went for a walk with her family’s two dogs and was bitten by the rattler. She was taken to the hospital in Steamboat, and given some anti-venom. Beanna spent three nights in the hospital and has fully recovered.
There was a structure fire Tuesday at the Bear Claw II Condos in Steamboat. A fire started in a dryer vent on the 5th floor, but firefighters were able to put the fire out before it spread.
Steamboat may be putting a five percent sales tax on marijuana. City Council has instructed the city attorney to write up the resolution that would go before voters in November. The tax could bring in $613,000 a year.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is inviting residents of Northwest Colorado to meet with his staff. Residents will have a chance to discuss issues and offer suggestions. The first session is at 11:30 next Monday at the Rio Blanco County Courthouse in Meeker. The next is at noon on Tuesday, July 24, at the Moffat County Courthouse in Craig. To schedule an appointment, call 970-241-6631.
The weather today will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 90s. The sun is setting at 8:36 this evening. Look for partly cloudy skies tomorrow, through the weekend, and on Monday.
Moffat County’s Garrett Uptain won the novice division of saddle-bronc riding at the Calgary Stampede last week, in Alberta, Canada. It’s a big rodeo, with a crowd of 30,000 people, and known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Uptain is a 2016 graduate of Moffat County High School. He has finished at Sheridan College in Wyoming and is now headed to Chadron State in Nebraska. He also plans to compete at Cheyenne Frontier Days, which starts tomorrow.
Lots of soccer players have practice tonight at Woodbury Sports Complex. And the 4H .22 pistol state completion shoot is at 6 at Bears Ears Sportsman Club.
The TGIF Tournament is tomorrow evening at Yampa Valley Golf Course, and then the Tri-State Generation & Transmission Golf Tournament is Saturday.