News for Friday, March 8, 2013



Moffat County boys overcome Classical Academy in 4th quarter

The Bulldogs trailed 45-38 entering the fourth quarter of a foul-fest against The Classical Academy, but ended up the better team in the fourth, getting baskets and defensive plays from everyone they put on the court down the stretch.

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Moffat County uses 2nd-half flurry to beat Jefferson

The Bulldogs were in a fight with Jefferson Academy through almost three quarters Friday in Craig in a regional semifinal game. But they were able to put together a big run — something else Moffat County has done all season long — to secure a 53-40 victory and advance to the regional final.

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No injuries in bus fire west of Craig

No one was injured when a Greyhound bus caught fire west of Craig on Friday afternoon.

Editorial: Time for unity

We hope Shadow Mountain residents support an effort to create a special improvement district that would fund the replacement of water and sewer lines on individual homeowners’ properties.

Fuel Gauge for the weekend of March 9, 2013

Local gas prices as of 5 p.m. March 8

Moffat County swimming, track and field teams not traveling Saturday

Due to incoming weather, Moffat County High School canceled travel plans for the boys swimming and track and field teams this weekend.

Moffat County government update for March 9, 2013

Agendas for the Moffat County Commission and Craig City Council meetings next week.

Data Partners reports positive economic trends in Yampa Valley

YVDP unveils new FastFacts design, economic data points

The Yampa Valley’s economy is continuing its slow recovery out of the Great Recession, according to recently released data by Yampa Valley Data Partners.

Weekly CNCC Craig campus update

CNCC, the Colorado Workforce Center and the Craig Daily Press will host the CNCC Discovery Expo from 2-7 p.m. March 26. The event will provide information on transfer degrees, careers and local jobs.

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Craig Middle School students compete in National History Day

It’s the first year CMS have participated in the competition. Sixth-graders chose a topic to research and present that fell under the theme “Turning points in history: People, ideas and events.”

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Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service launch bighorn sheep study

During the past 10 to 15 years, two of the three bighorn sheep herds in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area have experienced population declines possibly resulting from bacterial pneumonia, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release.

Coal industry responds to suit over federal mining leases

A special-interest group has filed suit against the U.S. Interior Department over federal coal mining leases in four Western states, including Colorado. Trapper Mine and Colowyo Coal Co. are both cited in suit.

The Moffat County Record for March 9

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

Janet Sheridan: Colorado byways

During a lunch conversation about sharing winter roads in Colorado with whipping winds, blinding snow, tire-spinning ice and fellow travelers driving like idiots, a friend said that when road conditions are bad, she counts the miles until she can exit the freeway and its massed, slow-moving cars interspersed with crazed drivers intent on passing.

Editorial: Proceed with caution

Shell Oil’s acknowledgement that some its wells here haven’t produced as expected should give some pause to anyone expecting an imminent boom for Moffat County