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YampaCare Family Medicine to replace Kinder Family Clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center announced Monday that it will take over the Kinder Family Clinic, according to a news release from the medical center.

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Firefighters continue to babysit small Zirkel Wilderness fire

Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.

Moffat County 450-acre Elk Springs fire on track to 100 percent containment Monday

Alkali Fire 100 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.

Craig briefs: EPA rally to be held in Denver, Craig this week

A number of Moffat County residents are headed to Denver on Tuesday to attend the Environmental Protection Agency hearings its proposed Clean Power Energy Plan that targets the coal industry and coal-fired power plants.

Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

Earl Bascom overcame his on-again, off-again education to became a highly collected Western artist, as well as a legendary rodeo cowboy whose designs for early bucking chutes and the one-handed bareback bronc saddle changed the sport forever.

Mary Jo Brown: Memories of my childhood home

When I was growing up, the kitchen was where the family and sometimes friends usually got together. It seemed that the rest of the house had limited space for gathering. Later, when we moved to bigger houses, the kitchen was still where we gathered, because it seemed like the living rooms were needed for other things — sometimes even used as a bedroom.

Stephanie Pearce: My perspective on the birth control debate

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the Colorado U.S. Senate race between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner. I actually have been getting extremely angry about it, to be honest. To me, the issues they are running on don’t even compare. I am a woman in Colorado who owns a ranch and works at a coal mine and somehow my livelihood seems more important than making sure my employer helps me to not make a life.

Government update for July 27

Moffat County Commissioner agenda

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Two Craig painters excited for Steamboat art contest

Winnings include $10,000 top prize

Mary Pat Ettinger and Israel Holloway were recently accepted into Art Steamboat, a contest that's part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival in mid-August.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 28, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s LOVEMI fashion show makes striking debut

The LOVEMI Thrift Way Fashion Show took place this weekend, with the No Float Showboat located behind The OP Bar and Grill serving as a runway as people of all ages displayed a variety of unique wardrobes.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

Education briefs for July 26, 2014: Hunter Outreach Program available for youths, women

The deadline to apply for the Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Programs is 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

Health briefs for July 26, 2014: General surgeon to start at The Memorial Hospital

Dr. X. Alexis Driggs will begin her time with The Memorial Hospital, her first day with the organization scheduled for July 30.

Over a Cup: Ideas for using leftover ham

It’s so hot that I ought to be featuring recipes for cold things — maybe smoothies or cold fruit drinks. (Does anybody have any recipes for cold drinks?) However, recently I have been trying to figure out how to fix quick, nutritious meals that fit into my busy schedule. So this week, I looked in my files for recipes that I’ve never tried for using leftover ham. That way I can fix a ham and use it for several meals.

Craig briefs: Book signing by local area resident is Saturday

Lou Dean will be at Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about her latest book, “On My Ass: Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail.”

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