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Buyer found for Downtown Books; Craig's only bookstore poised to stay open

Cheer and excitement rang through Downtown Books this evening after owner Terry Carwile shared the good news that he found a buyer for his bookstore.

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Craig Middle School student expelled for bringing knives to school

Although the District Attorney's office elected not to charge the Craig Middle School student who brought knives onto school property, Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice said the student was expelled.

Moffat, Routt experience drops in unemployed workers

Moffat County had 242 more workers employed in October of this year and 129 fewer unemployed workers compared to October of last year.

Craig briefs: Craig Rotary offers trees left at reduced price

Craig Rotary still has a few Christmas trees left. All trees now are priced at a reduced rate of $30.

Curtice, Gerber, George, et. all: Let’s stay positive

This year, a small group of individuals from a variety of businesses and industries began meeting to discuss how we could begin impacting the culture of our community in a positive way.

St. Michael’s Alter and Rosary Society: Thank you for donations

St. Michael’s Alter and Rosary Society would like to thank the business and community members who so graciously gave donations for our annual bazaar.

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Craig Elks shoot for great turnout at free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577 will host the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Dec. 16

Moffat County Jail report for Dec. 16

Craig Police Department November calls for service drop from last year

Craig Police Department received 830 calls this November compared to 1,060 calls last November, according to the police station’s 2014 progress report.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 17, 2014: Youth hockey brings in teams for tourney

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team will host the ‘Tis the Season Tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.

Lance Scranton: Opportunity cost

During the holiday season, you’ll have the opportunity to do something for someone in need or make something right, and for most of us, it will come down to being available. It’s an “opportunity cost” and it reveals much more about our true nature than we care to admit. Most of our holiday schedules will be so packed that the cost of opportunity will outweigh the benefits.

Prather’s Pick: A book for lawyers

This week’s book would make a great gift for a lawyer! I found it while browsing through the Christmas books in the children’s room at the Moffat County Library — not that it’s the place you would ordinarily find books for lawyers. “Lawyer’s Week Before Christmas” is a picture book with a story and illustrations on each page. The illustrations help tell the story and add depth to the story, too. Picture books are usually intended for kids.

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Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

When Classic Air Medical launched its Bell 407 helicopter for it 100th mission flight from Northwest Colorado on Dec. 8, it traveled a little bit out of its usual territory to transfer a 20-year-old woman having seizures from Rangely District Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Man suspected of sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl

Hayden police arrested a 37-year-old man Monday that they believe sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

Moffat County Commissioner Dec. 15 meeting recap

Moffat County Commissioner meeting recap for Dec. 15

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Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers

The city's proposed ordinance would require all residents to use an approved wildlife-resistant trash container outdoors regardless of what time they put out their trash to be collected.

Craig briefs: BLM to burn slash piles through December

The Bureau of Land Management’s Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel will burn slash piles when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire spreading is unlikely.

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Downtown Books, Craig's only bookstore, to close in January

Craig Mayor Terry Carwile will close the Downtown Books chapter of his life Jan. 15.

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