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Craig briefs: AmeriGas cook-off event crowns local champs

The inaugural AmeriGas Barbecue Cook-Off featured two Northwest Colorado teams cooking up a storm Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Vicki Van Couvering: Thank you for support

The Board of Directors and I cannot begin to thank the people of Craig and greater Moffat County for their encouragement and support to the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center since we changed directors in May.

Bears Ears Patriots: Thank you donors

ears Ears Patriots would like to thank all the donors listed for their role in making the first annual Freedom Fun shoot a success:.

On the record for Aug. 4

On the record for Aug. 4

Garden walk and luncheon kicks off Saturday

The Craig chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, PEO, will be hosting its first annual garden walk and luncheon Saturday in order to raise money for its local scholarship fund.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Finally a fix for No Child Left Behind

It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, school administrator, or none of the above, you have likely heard of the problems with No Child Left Behind.

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Moffat County Fair’s AmeriGas Barbecue Cook-Off crowns champs from Craig, Steamboat Springs

The inaugural AmeriGas Barbecue Cook-Off featured two Northwest Colorado teams cooking up a storm Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Prather’s Pick: Judy Blume's new novel

Although this week’s novel for adults is a work of fiction, author Judy Blume says that the catastrophic events at the center of the plot really happened. Blume writes that she grew up in Eiizabeth, New Jersey where “In the Unlikely Event” was set. In the winter of 1951-52 she was a teenager. That’s when three airplane crashes occurred after takeoff from Newark Airport.

Hayden to make final decision on allowing marijuana cultivation

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will make a final decision on whether entrepreneurs with a green thumb can grow marijuana for a profit.

Lance Scranton: Coal on the run

Coal and the energy industry are taking some big hits this summer. Most of the body blows are courtesy of the federal arm of our government and their supporters. But the great thing about this fight is that we are only in the early rounds and the opposition’s corner may change in the coming months. If you remember Muhammad Ali’s famous “rope-a-dope” fight, you know that the battle is won in the late rounds if you can just hang on.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Returning players ready to make an impact

Last week I hit you with a few players who in their second years are poised for a breakout season. This week I'm coming at you with more players I believe could have breakout seasons. Now, they might not be just second-year players, just players who could have tremendous seasons on hand due to their big opportunities.

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Popular teacher stays with GOAL Academy, considered return to Moffat County High School

Despite a new director and some changes in its staff lineup for the coming school year, GOAL Academy students will be greeted with mostly familiar faces, including that of Annette Burrow (formerly Annette McCurdy).

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Northwest Colorado reacts to Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event, labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”

City hires search firm to help recruit next police chief

When four to five finalists are selected, they will be brought to Steamboat for interviews and to meet with community members. City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the search process should take about 90 days.

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Fires continue to ignite across Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to three fires in Moffat County on Sunday and another Monday morning.

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Jimmy Westlake: Don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up and is expected to peak around 2 a.m. MDT Thursday, Aug. 13.

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Exclusive Business News: Masterworks Mechanical sells to the Updikes

Dave DeRose sold Masterworks Mechanical last month to Vic and Amy Updike, who took ownership of the business on July 1.

Craig briefs: CDOT released seatbelt after campaign in state

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently partnered with Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to successfully complete statewide Click It or Ticket heightened seatbelt patrols.

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