News for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Craig Lions Club to bring circus to town

There’s nothing like the sight of exotic animals, the thrill of people flying through the air and the overall enjoyment of a show that will delight the kid in all of us. Craig residents will have the opportunity to experience all that and more when the big top sets up at the Moffat County Fairgrounds this weekend.

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Poster contest starts celebration of Dinosaur National Monument

On Thursday afternoon, children at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig kicked off a celebration 75 years in the making. Dinosaur National Monument expanded from its original 80-acre fossil quarry in Eastern Utah into Colorado into the 200,000 acres it currently covers. The expansion happened on July 14, 1938.

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British soccer camp brings unique coaches to Craig

Moffat County kids were treated to some top-notch soccer instruction this week as young players and coaches from across the pond came to show them the ropes of the world’s game. About 30 children ages three to 13 took part in the British Soccer Camp this week, concluding today on the soccer fields at Woodbury Sports Complex.

Janet Sheridan: Wildfires leave many with nothing; love and prayers prevail

Once again, wildfires feed on the drought-stricken West. Uncontrollable infernos in a ravenous quest for combustible fuel rage against the forests, firefighters, and man-made structures that stand in their way. Those of us who call the West home scan horizons stacked with layers of brown-gray smoke, smell the acrid odor of burning landscapes, and count the number of days, weeks, months that have crept by without significant rainfall.

Silver Bullet to tee off in Craig Saturday

Yampa Valley Golf Course is ready for women locally and from the surrounding states to take the course over this weekend, as the prestigious Ladies Silver Bullet tournament comes to town.

The Record for July 12, 2013

The daily police and jail report for Craig and Moffat County.

Denver metal groups to rock Craig Saturday

Each time Craig natives Sam Johnson and Evan Hertzog return to their hometown, it’s with a different cluster of friends. With any luck, their appearance in Craig this weekend will be their best trip yet. Johnson and Hertzog will be among the musicians taking the stage at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion Saturday night as the community welcomes several metal bands from Denver and surrounding areas.

Milk Creek Fire near Meeker continues to burn for environmental benefits

A 25-acre fire is burning roughly 15 miles northeast of Meeker, and officials are letting it slowly burn to reduce dead and downed vegetation, according to a news release. It’s being called the Milk Creek Fire.

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Water leak in downtown Craig creates minor traffic, hole in ground

Craig city workers dug a huge hole in the corner of Yampa Avenue and Victory Way on Wednesday morning in order to fix a water valve leak on a water main.

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Carpet cleaning van catches fire in Craig on Thursday afternoon

A carpet cleaning van caught fire in Thursday afternoon at 530 Fifth Ave. West in Craig, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air.

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NTSB determines probable causes of 2 deadly Routt County plane crashes in 2012

The investigations revealed that the crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden likely was caused by snowy, adverse weather, and a student pilot in a more recent crash north of Milner was flying impaired by alcohol and marijuana.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Lone Ranger’ remake is shooting silver bullet blanks

Pounding a railroad spike into your ear would be about as fun as watching “The Lone Ranger.”

Latest Colorado Highway 13 project north of Rifle unveiled

Improvements to Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle will include about 12 wildlife underpasses designed to accommodate deer and elk.