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Craig Briefs: Grand Olde West Days kicks off this weekend

Grand Olde West Days will take place Memorial Day weekend, bringing the community together for food, live entertainment and more along the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

F. Neil Folks — The Wandering Elder: It’s time!

Yes, it’s time to let the outside world know who we are! We’re the West.

Bobbi Peed: Animal carcass concern

I read the article about the dumping of animal carcasses on CR 7, not once but several times to be sure I was understanding the content.

John Pogline: Coal mine confusion

Excuse my ignorance, but it has always been my understanding that our constitution guarantees a fair trial. So explain to me how Colowyo and Trapper Mine got a fair trial from a judge who is self-proclaimed environmentalist and one who stated in many news articles, each before the trial started, that he was going to rule against both mines.

Gilbert Stehle: Thanks YVMC

I would like to say thank you to the staff at Yampa Valley Medical Center for the care they gave me before and during and after my surgery.

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Dude Dent award ceremony a meaningful night for Moffat County sports

Alex Samuelson, Matt Hamilton honored as top senior athletes

The Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner honored many of Moffat County High School’s sports superstars Thursday night, capping off a year that has seen a great deal of athletic achievement.

Mike Littwin: The death penalty's dying breaths, even in Nebraska

The only thing certain is the uncertainty. And the death penalty — the ultimate penalty — cannot survive without certainty. It's built on it.

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Colorado congressmen address Secretary of the Interior on behalf of Moffat County

Colorado congressmen wrote letters to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to encourage a response to a federal judge's ruling regarding Colowyo Mine.

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Moffat County comes together for common goal

Members from a multitude of Moffat County and Craig organizations came together on Wednesday night to discuss economic development and begin planning for the future.

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Passport to Reading hits goal of 6,000 books in third year

179 Craig elementary students party hearty at program’s reward barbecue

Some say the journey is more important than the destination, but for the young bookworms of Passport to Reading, the two went hand in hand this year. In its third year, Passport had the best overall results yet, with fourth- and fifth-grade readers collecting a record 6,066 books read throughout the school year to surpass the goal of 6,000. 179 kids from East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools were able to attend the barbecue Wednesday that served as reward for all who had achieved a minimum of 20 books read from cover to cover from the fall to the spring.

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It's unclear what will be released from investigator's report

It is unclear whether a final report will be made public related to the investigation into accusations against Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

Hearing set to determine whether to unseal documents in Zimmerman homicide case

A hearing has been scheduled to determine whether documents currently sealed in the Ed Zimmerman homicide case should be unsealed.

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Council members satisfied with marijuana status quo

A strong majority of Steamboat Springs City Council members are not interested in allowing any more marijuana dispensaries.

Gail Severson: Great column Pearce

Stephanie Pearce’s article in Monday’s CRAIG Daily Press was right on, and I would like to thank her sincerely.

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Todd Trapp: Track support thanks

Thanks so much to our community which has embraced track and field during the past many years. From our Youth Track events, helping with the Clint Wells Invitational, traveling to watch competitions and cheering on our athletes. Your help and support is genuinely appreciated.

Patrick Mosbey
: An exercise in futility

On one of my frequent trips to the Yampa River, where I exercise my dogs, I met a couple of wildlife employee’s on “Pike patrol.” They spoke of the “non-native” species that are doing so much (perceived) damage to our ecosystem here in Colorado. I was somewhat amused by their naive outlook, not having lived more than a couple of decades.

Andrews, Barnes, Woodley: Support so appreciated

In the loss of our loved one Bill Barnes, our family will never be able to express our appreciation for the kindness and caring support that we received from family, many friends and our community during this difficult time.

Joe and Laura Schmidt
: Friendly and hospitable

We have had the wonderful opportunity to visit your town for the past two days. Such pride and friendliness in a town in this day and age seems rare. First we stayed at the KOA run by the Price’s. They were such hospitable folks wanting us to take in everything Craig had to offer.

Betty Wolgram: Grant Mortuary helped

I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to Jesse Arthurs and the staff at Grant Mortuary in Craig and to all the staff and residents of The Haven Senior Assisted Living in Hayden for their kindnesses to me and for their love and care of my beloved mother, Frances Buchanan, who passed away at The Haven on April 14.

Interfaith Food Bank: Food bank success

Our local postal workers recently assisted by our giving community collected 5,680 pounds of food and more than $300 cash for the Interfaith Food Bank.