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City hires search firm to help recruit next police chief

When four to five finalists are selected, they will be brought to Steamboat for interviews and to meet with community members. City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the search process should take about 90 days.

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Fires continue to ignite across Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to three fires in Moffat County on Sunday and another Monday morning.

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Jimmy Westlake: Don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up and is expected to peak around 2 a.m. MDT Thursday, Aug. 13.

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Exclusive Business News: Masterworks Mechanical sells to the Updikes

Dave DeRose sold Masterworks Mechanical last month to Vic and Amy Updike, who took ownership of the business on July 1.

Craig briefs: CDOT released seatbelt after campaign in state

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently partnered with Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to successfully complete statewide Click It or Ticket heightened seatbelt patrols.

Neton’s Then and Now: Norman Foster — a true war hero

World War II dropped down on top of Craig, carried away hundreds of men, and sent them to nearly all parts of the world. Of those who served from our area, 24 men died during the war leaving behind family members to remember and mourn a life cut short and dreams unfulfilled. One of these men was Norman Foster.

CMEDP: More good news for Craig’s economy concerning broadband

The city of Craig recently asked Terry Carwile to bring together those interested in high speed telecommunications and broadband for our community. Terry has encouraged conversation between the Local Technology Planning Team, Craig Moffat Economic Development and others interested in broadband for Moffat County.

Business Buzz: YVDP releases economic Fast Facts

Yampa Valley Data Partners is a nonprofit that tracks economic figures for Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. The group releases Fast Facts to highlight various economic indicators for each county.

Government update for Aug. 2

Government update for Aug. 2.

Moffat County Commissioners consider county manager

Moffat County Commissioners are starting the conversation on hiring a county manager and have sought funding for the position.

Stephanie Pearce: The fair brings joy and learning to light

Fair is always my favorite time of year. I think for me, it rates right up there with Christmas. It just has nostalgia to it from camping down at the fairgrounds and spending days on end with friends, to showing off all the hard work that has gone into projects and hopefully getting awards for all that hard work.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 3, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race

As part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education saw dozens of runners turn out for the early morning Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. The group provided prizes for the fleetest of foot in several age brackets. Top boy and girl under age 13 were Wyatt Mortenson and Emma Jones. In ages 13 to 18, Connor Scranton and Lauren Samuelson were the top finishers.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival attracts record turnout

A bustle of balloons, runners and pancake flippers broke the early morning silence at Loudy-Simpson Park Saturday morning for the sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival.

Craig briefs: Free park entrance to active-duty military, veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Important dates at CNCC

Dates to remember at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

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CNCC Salon & Spa good deal for both students, customers

Craig residents in need of an affordable haircut or in the mood for a pedicure need look no further than Craig’s own Salon and Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Craig salutes Veterans Charity Riders

Motorcycle program for soldiers stops passes through Northwest Colorado

They’ve served in some of the most brutal parts of the world, fought through the loss of body parts and sustained some memories that might still give them nightmares — to say the least, the participants in the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis have earned some fun. The cross-country effort to raise awareness about combat veterans and giving something back to them pulled into Craig Friday afternoon to a small but enthusiastic greeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.

Hayden reader of the week: Eve Phillips

The reader of the week seven for Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading program is two-year-old Eve Phillips. Eve is one of the youngest Readers of the Week in the history of this program. She is a Craig resident along with her parents Courtney Archuleta and Seth Phillips.