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Mother of missing boy takes polygraph test

The mother of a 13-year-old boy missing in southwestern Colorado says she and her ex-husband have taken polygraph tests to help authorities find him. Elaine Redwine told CNN Headline News on Monday she passed her lie detector test, but authorities cannot release the results.

Aspen Highlands opening delayed by lack of snow

Aspen Skiing Co. says Aspen Highlands won't open for the season Saturday as planned because there's not enough snow. The resort company said Tuesday that Aspen Highlands needs at least eight more inches of natural snow to open.

Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying from an infection. But the sick 11-year-old isn't in a hospital. Her mother last week inexplicably unhooked a tube that had been carrying vital medication through the girl's heart, got her out of bed and changed her clothes. Then she did something police say is even more baffling — she walked the child out of the hospital, the tiny tube still protruding from her chest. Doctors say the device, if left unattended, could allow bacteria to quickly enter her body, leading to a potentially deadly infection.

Shell hosts local business event in Moffat County

More than 200 residents learn how to become an approved Shell supplier

There’s been a lot of excitement, some frustration and a little bit of mystery surrounding Shell since it first started exploring the Niobrara Formation in Moffat County and northwest Colorado. But the oil and natural gas giant set out to reconcile some of those frustrations Tuesday when representatives hosted an event at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 750 E. Fourth St., in Craig. The event was geared toward local business owners interested in learning how to become a Shell service company or supplier, and attracted more than 200 residents, Shell officials said.

CDP Editorial: Tower talk

Our view: As Craig Fire/Rescue breaks ground on construction of its live fire training tower, the department deserves credit for keeping promises and awarding the construction contract to a local contractor as well as for keeping to the construction schedule, especially after facing strong public scrutiny during the planning phase of the project.

Matt Winey: Where do we go from here?

So the American people have voted and now we are headed down a socialistic path. So President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Bill of Second Rights” has become what the American citizenry desire. In case you have not heard of this bill from FDR, below is an excerpt from a speech of his that explains the philosophy. “This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty. As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”

25 Shades of Craig: Happily ever after

Love at first sight and a good kiss goodnight is the “happily ever after” that the entertainment industry has put into not only in our heads but the heads of our children. Growing up I watched the Disney princess movies and that is how I grew up thinking that love should be, that one day my prince would come and sweep me off my feet, we would fall in love and live happily ever after, the end. So when it came time for dating I was let down. As a little girl you watch these movies and get false expectations of how love should be. You dream of being the princess of your own fairy tale wedding with the big dress.

CDOT outlines financial woes for Moffat County Commissioners

Regional officials launch public awareness campaign in hopes of gas tax increase

The Colorado Department of Transportation is broke. Maybe not completely broke, CDOT does have an operating budget of $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2013, but the agency responsible for maintaining more than 23,000 lane miles in Colorado is having difficulty keeping pace with increasing reconstruction needs. During a presentation Tuesday before the Moffat County Commission Mark Eike, CDOT deputy superintendent for the northwest Colorado region, said the bulk of CDOT’s infrastructure is in a state of disrepair. The Craig City Council received the same presentation during a workshop before its meeting last week.

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Moffat County Youth United Way's Festival of Trees kicks off

The spirit of Christmas has invaded the Moffat County Courthouse. Stepping inside, Christmas music is played between the 23 Christmas trees that fill the halls. The first, “Festival of Trees,” a program put on by the Moffat County Youth United Way and Key Club, features themed trees from local non-profits. “I think it’s just fun to have music and decorations up, and to see all the people coming and going,” said Stephanie Beckett, deputy clerk to the board of county commissioners.

Daily Press collecting letters to Santa

Attention, children of Craig. Santa Claus has asked the newspaper to help him gather Christmas letters. send your letter to Santa to the Daily Press at santa@craigdailypress.com by Dec. 19. You can download a letter form at www.craigdailypress.com. You also can pick up a hard copy from your school or the newspaper’s office, 466 Yampa Ave., any time before Dec. 19.

Robin Taylor: Thanksgiving dinner appreciated

I have been a resident of Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Facility in Craig since mid August. Around the beginning of November we were told that they were planning a Thanksgiving Dinner for us and to plan on inviting our family members and friends, and to sign everybody up.

On the Record for Tuesday, Dec. 4

On the Record for Tuesday, Dec. 4