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Craig briefs: EPA to visit Craig for panel discussion on coal

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized a listening tour — hosted by the county — during which members of the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 8 will visit Craig on Sept. 10 and 11. A panel discussion will take place Sept. 10, giving the community an opportunity to share their stories about the coal industry with EPA representatives.

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series: 2014 Sunshine Loop XC results for Aug. 20, 2014

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series: 2014 Sunshine Loop XC results for Aug. 20, 2014

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Moffat County, Craig officials discuss Shadow Mountain progress

The Phase 1 stage of the Shadow Mountain construction project is well underway, a fact not lost on the residents of the subdivision, who met Thursday night at American Legion Post 62 to talk with county and city officials about what they can continue to expect from the work happening around them.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team placed 10th out of 12 3A teams during the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Thursday in Colorado Springs. Ashley Suits was the top finisher for MCHS, clocking in at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

Moffat County emergency officials prep school district for disaster scenario

A newly designed mass casualty drill took place Thursday at Moffat County High School. The drill allowed for Moffat County officials and the high school to test how it would react to a mass casualty situation at the school.

Janet Sheridan: For teachers

Last August, a niece who teaches high school posted on Facebook, “Oh, hello, teaching anxiety. There you are. I was wondering when you’d show up.” A week later, a friend in Alabama wrote, “I am going to start my 10th year of teaching next week. Can a person be full of excitement and dread at the same time?”

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Giver’ suffers from sameness

Rarely are the days to come presented in a positive light when it comes to the movies, and “The Giver” is no exception. Of course, everything looks bleak when you’re seeing it all in black and white.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

Candidates have until Monday to turn in paperwork for Hayden races

There are four positions up for election on the Hayden Town Board, and those interested in running have until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in their paperwork.

Student achievement: Moffat County High School grad awarded $5,000 scholarship

Recent Moffat County High School graduate Kelly Knez, who is heading to Regis University in Denver this fall to pursue a nursing degree, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation, according to a press release.

Craig briefs: Mass casualty drill to take place at MCHS

A newly designed mass casualty drill has been scheduled for Thursday at Moffat County High School. The drill will allow for the testing of many community emergency resources and give the Moffat County School District an opportunity to exercise their lockdown procedures and protocols.

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Happiness abounds at Senior Social Center event in Craig

Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship lit up the American Legion Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gathered to enjoy each other’s company.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

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NTSB releases preliminary report for fatal plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

When he took off from Steamboat Springs Airport earlier this month, Terry Stewart was looking forward to getting the license he needed to start flying from his home in Houston to his new vacation home in Estes Park.

Mike Littwin: Making a Fallujah of Ferguson

Ten days after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a white cop, the problem in Ferguson, Missouri, is pretty clear. The people doing the protesting don’t trust the police. And the police seem intent on showing that the protesters are right — that there’s no reason at all anyone should trust them.

Summer music in Craig continues at JW Snack’s

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

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Craig firefighters’ luau fundraiser to take place Saturday

Craig Fire/Rescue will host the 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau Saturday night at The OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Prather’s Pick: A unique photographic picture book

This week’s book is a cleverly done photographic picture book. The author is Terry Border who is well-known for his intriguing photography that involves the use of common everyday objects such as food, wire, paper clip, tape and others.

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Dream Island pedestrian crossing taking shape

The concrete median itself isn’t flashy, but three electronic signs that are soon to be installed will change that.

Preliminary hearing canceled in McKeon case

A preliminary hearing has been canceled for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.

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