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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.

Stephanie Pearce: My perspective on the birth control debate

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the Colorado U.S. Senate race between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner. I actually have been getting extremely angry about it, to be honest. To me, the issues they are running on don’t even compare. I am a woman in Colorado who owns a ranch and works at a coal mine and somehow my livelihood seems more important than making sure my employer helps me to not make a life.

Government update for July 27

Moffat County Commissioner agenda

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Two Craig painters excited for Steamboat art contest

Winnings include $10,000 top prize

Mary Pat Ettinger and Israel Holloway were recently accepted into Art Steamboat, a contest that's part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival in mid-August.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 28, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s LOVEMI fashion show makes striking debut

The LOVEMI Thrift Way Fashion Show took place this weekend, with the No Float Showboat located behind The OP Bar and Grill serving as a runway as people of all ages displayed a variety of unique wardrobes.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

Education briefs for July 26, 2014: Hunter Outreach Program available for youths, women

The deadline to apply for the Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Programs is 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

Health briefs for July 26, 2014: General surgeon to start at The Memorial Hospital

Dr. X. Alexis Driggs will begin her time with The Memorial Hospital, her first day with the organization scheduled for July 30.