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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper topic is retail vacancies

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital.

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Moffat County track teams finish strong in Broomfield

Girls 12th, boys 24th in overall events

The Moffat County High School track and field teams earned their Spring Break respite with a solid performance Friday at the Broomfield Shootout. The girls took 12th place and the boys were 24th in the large event that had 30 schools in attendance.

On the record for Moffat County Jail March 24 to 29

Jail reports from Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff's Office.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2015: Rodeo riders, ropers ready to get back into arena

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo athletes will start the spring portion of their season this weekend with an event in Lamar.

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Craig's airport to see more traffic with YVRA closure

Craig Moffat Airport Manager Jerry Hoberg hopes the temporary shutdown of Yampa Valley Regional Airport will divert planes to his runway.

Lance Scranton: Spring invigorates the soul

Spring has sprung around town and our local public schools have this week set aside as break time. Officially referred to as Spring Break, a week off that prepares us for the frenetic finish to the school year. Some people use the break to travel and enjoy the sunshine while others use the week to get a few things done around the house.

Prather's Pick: A book to help kids remember the rules

“Clark the Shark”, a picture book intended for ages 4 to 8, is another book that can be used to teach kids (both at home and at school) as well as to entertain them!

NW BOCES selects five executive director finalists

The Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Education Services has narrowed its search for a new executive director to five finalists.

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High levels of meth found in man who held officers hostage

An autopsy report revealed that James Brent Damon, the man who briefly held two officers hostage in Moffat County on March 9 before being shot and killed, had extremely high levels of methamphetamines in his blood.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 30, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 30, 2015: Moffat County baseball keeps swinging in Olathe

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team struggled in a Saturday doubleheader in Olathe, losing both games, the first 23-2 and the second 10-1.

Stephanie Pearce: Lighting your fire within

I read a quote the other day that said, “Find what lights your fire and then chase that match.” I thought it was pretty appropriate considering my daughter had just given a speech last weekend about how to light your 4-H fire. She talked about the different people in her life that put wood on her fire to help feed it and make it grow.

Senior Spotlight: Enjoying spring’s gifts

The wind that issued the month of March is doing a good job of reminding us that winter is barely behind us. Lately there have been a few cold, windy days.

Government update for the week of March 30

Agenda for the Moffat County Commissioner's Tuesday meeting.

Biz Buzz: Tipton’s bill to ease regulatory burden on community banks

WASHINGTON —Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, introduced legislation last week to reduce red tape compliance burdens on well-managed community banks so they can better focus their resources on providing vital economic services that help their communities grow and prosper, according to a press release from Tipton’s office.

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Preserving the Last Frontier discusses Moffat County’s Sand Wash Basin herd

History came alive Saturday afternoon during a meeting of Preserving the Last Frontier at Sunset Meadows. The Northwest Colorado heritage group heard from regional mainstay Paul Bonnifield regarding one of the area’s most well-known living features: the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin.

Weather Watch: Cold front, wind expected to impact Craig midweek

Northwest Colorado will experience some bluster this week, though it’s anyone’s guess if that will impact the Easter holiday weekend.

Craig briefs: Coffee and Newspaper to talk retail vacancies

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. This month, Publisher Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss retail vacancies in Craig. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

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