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IRS tax scam hits Craig

Craig Police Department is warning residents to screen their calls due to an IRS tax scam where bogus tax agents are trying swindle money out of folks by claiming they owe back taxes.

Craig briefs: Saturday’s Poker Run to offer fun for charity

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club will sponsor its annual Poker Run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead Parking Lot.

Lois Stoffle: Help Craig concerts

The Craig Concert Association is looking for a few folks to join our board. At our meeting of Jan. 18, we noted that we had two vacancies.

CNCC in Craig scores great fit for new vice president position

Janell Oberlander may be new to Craig, but she’s no stranger to the rural West.

G. Ward Mansfield: Recognizing Dr. King

I wonder if Jan. 19 had come and gone with uninterrupted postal service, would a large number of our local population even have realized it was a holiday recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? I think that as human beings and Americans of the 21st century, we need to ask ourselves that question and more.

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Moffat County basketball teams pick up wins in Aspen

Girls hit Skiers hard, 77-17; boys keep league lead with 81-66 triumph

Moffat County High School is going into the second half of the league season with confidence after big Friday wins in Aspen. The Moffat County boys team broke open a close game with a barrage of three-pointers and a bigger barrage of free throws Friday night in an 81-66 victory over the Aspen boys.

Legislative update for the week of Feb. 2

Proposed bills from the 2015 Colorado legislative session relevant to Moffat County and Craig

Our View: School district's financial woes could harm community

It’s never an easy reality to face when one of the community’s most critical operations is in dire financial stress. Marred by bad legislation in 2009, Moffat County School District is facing a nearly $850,000 budget deficit for the 2015-16 school year.

Baxter Black: Only take a minute

In my travels I have been on lots of family farms where the whole family is involved in the work. During calving season it is not uncommon for the “rancher” to allow his wife to take the 10 p.m. heifer check.

Government update for the week of Feb. 2

Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda

On the record for Moffat County Jail Jan. 30

Moffat County Jail report and Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

Craig education briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser

Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.

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Oh baby! Jump in January births keeps TMH doctors busy

January was a banner month for babies at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. As of Thursday, the headcount for babies born in the hospital’s birthing center was 15. With only three babies born in January of last year, this equates to a 500 percent bump in births.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to answer Elkhead questions in Craig

First public meeting on non-native fish to take place Thursday

On Thursday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give the public its first chance to ask questions about the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and Elkhead Reservoir fish management.

TMH Living Well: Women more at risk for heart disease than men

With a lot of focus on cancer in the media, it’s easy to forget about the No. 1 threat to women: heart disease. Each year, more women die from cardiovascular disease than from all cancers combined.

The Memorial Hospital CEO acknowledged with national honor

John Rossfeld, chief executive officer for The Memorial Hospital, was recently named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2015 list of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Remembering Youghal

Traveling out the Yampa Bench road, which takes off to the north near Elk Springs, can be a challenging drive even on dry days. With a four-wheel drive high clearance vehicle, the trip can be made in relative safety and comfort — if one can ignore the jostling over ruts and potholes. The views from that road vary from rolling grasslands dotted with juniper and pinion trees to craggy rock canyons and sheer drop-offs to the Yampa River below. It is a spectacular drive that highlights one of the most scenic areas in our wildly beautiful Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 31, 2015: Moffat County cheer teams make some noise

The young participants of Moffat County Thunder Cheer had good reason to celebrate last weekend, following their placement at the JAMfest Cheer and Dance Competitions in Broomfield.

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