News for Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Recovery plans key to mass tragedy healing

7/20 Recovery Committee members discuss lessons learned from Aurora shooting

During the course of a large-scale tragedy or a natural disaster, many communities discover they were better equipped to respond to the emergency than they expected. What’s often forgotten is the aftermath and the vast amount of resources a community needs to negotiate the long and difficult road to recovery.

Moffat County athletics director candidates speak to community

The three candidates conducted a short interview session in front of those in attendance, then met with school officials as well as parents and a few students to end a full day in Craig.

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Hospital CEO candidate meets Craig community at TMH

Hospital CEO candidate meets Craig community at TMH

Words like “transparency” and “teamwork” are too often used by politicians to create buzz, Chris Smolik said Thursday, but they’re also basic professional philosophies upon which he has built a successful career in health care.

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Yampa River, Elkhead Reservoir ready for outdoor fun

The weather has taken a turn for summer in the past week, and outdoor recreation is on the rise. The biggest local outdoors attraction for summer activities is the Yampa River, where residents can boat, float and fish for much of the year.

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Moffat County boys swimming in four events at state meet

It’s the biggest weekend of the year for the Moffat County boys swimming team, and the Bulldogs are ready to get after it.

Craig sports briefs for May 17, 2013: Final standings from Craig BCA pool league

The latest sports news from around Craig, including pool standings heading into the City Championships, youth summer sporting opportunities and more water aerobics from Parks and Rec.

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Dinosaur National Monument’s Ely Creek campground closed due to black bear activity

The Ely Creek backcountry campsites, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are a popular destination for anglers and hikers, and although Dinosaur doesn’t seem like the most ideal habitat for bears, several black bear sightings have been reported to monument officials during the past several weeks.

Craig man arrested on suspicion of child sexual assault

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim is between 15 and 17 years old. The suspect first contacted the victim using Facebook, according to court documents.

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Taylor Duzik receives first-ever Antique Power Club scholarship

Taylor Duzik, second from the right, a graduating senior from Moffat County High School, was chosen as the recipient of the first ever Yampa Valley Antique Power Club college scholarship. Duzik will attend Colorado Northwestern Community College in the fall where she plans to study equine science.

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Hoyt archery bows now available in Craig

Sand Springs Archery expands shop, product line

Archery bows are a lot like automobiles: they all have their defining characteristics that can breed lifelong customers. Allen Jenkins, 58, owner of Sand Springs Archery, said although archery shooters all have their unique preferences there is one product line that stands out as the Cadillac among Moffat County bow hunters, the Hoyt.

The Record for May 17, 2013

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