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Moffat County School District hires new head football coach, athletic director

Moffat County School District has a new head football coach and athletic director. The district announced Wednesday morning that it has hired Mike Mitchell as the seventh through 12th grade athletic director for the school district, and Keith Gille is the new head coach of the Moffat County High School Bulldogs football team.

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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado residents rally for coal in Denver

Miners and community members gathered in the Kmart parking lot early Tuesday morning to board a fleet of buses to Denver to rally in support of coal.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss school district

The Craig Daily Press will host its next Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café. Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss the state of Moffat County School District as it pertains to the recent hazing allegations, the district’s change in administrative staff and its budget.

Student achievement: Zacharias Raftopoulos

Zacharias Raftopoulos, son of Steve and Toni Raftopoulos, made the spring semester 2014 dean’s list at the University of Montana.

Mike Albee: Oil companies: Fix road

I live on Moffat County Road 30 (Round Bottom Road). The county road department applied magnesium chloride to the road sometime in late June or early July. Since that time, a new oil or gas well was drilled somewhere up the road.

Ray Beck: Aerospace event success

The Colorado aerospace road trip to Northwest Colorado was a very successful three-day event. The Colorado Space Business Roundtable was supported by the Colorado Space Coalition, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Colorado Competitive Council, Lockheed Martin, University of Colorado Boulder, CDOT’s Division of Aeronautics and CLUB 20.

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Gallery ‘popping up’ again in downtown Craig

Local artists will host a new pop-up gallery this week in downtown Craig, briefly taking over the premises of 518 Yampa Ave. from Thursday through Saturday.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival ready for weekend lift-off

Event includes many family activities

The fifth annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off early Friday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park as balloon enthusiasts take to the skies.

6 months in, marijuana sales are 'low impact,' a 'non-issue,' officials say

The roll out of recreational marijuana sales during the first six months in Steamboat Springs has gone smoothly, according to local officials.

On the record for Moffat County Jail July 29

Moffat County Jail report

Prather’s Pick: ‘What the Moon Said’ is an intriguing book for youth

Esther, the almost-10-year-old leading character in this week’s featured book, wants to be accepted by her mother. Ma, a superstitious woman, seems to push Esther away when the girl wants a hug, even though she hugs the other siblings in the family. So Esther vows to do whatever it takes to get her mother’s approval.

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Major road construction project set to start Thursday in Steamboat Springs

Drivers should expect to see traffic go down to one lane near Pine Grove Road on the east side of town and near Elk River Road to the west.

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EPA hearings prompt Craig and Steamboat constituents to rally for coal in Denver Tuesday

Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat.

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YampaCare Family Medicine to replace Kinder Family Clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center announced Monday that it will rebrand and lease Kinder Family Clinic, a deal that Dr. Pamela Kinder has been working on for months.

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Firefighters continue to baby-sit small Zirkel Wilderness fire

Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.

Moffat County 450-acre Elk Springs fire on track to 100 percent containment Monday

Alkali Fire 100 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.

Craig briefs: EPA rally to be held in Denver, Craig this week

A number of Moffat County residents are headed to Denver on Tuesday to attend the Environmental Protection Agency hearings its proposed Clean Power Energy Plan that targets the coal industry and coal-fired power plants.

Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

Earl Bascom overcame his on-again, off-again education to became a highly collected Western artist, as well as a legendary rodeo cowboy whose designs for early bucking chutes and the one-handed bareback bronc saddle changed the sport forever.

Mary Jo Brown: Memories of my childhood home

When I was growing up, the kitchen was where the family and sometimes friends usually got together. It seemed that the rest of the house had limited space for gathering. Later, when we moved to bigger houses, the kitchen was still where we gathered, because it seemed like the living rooms were needed for other things — sometimes even used as a bedroom.

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