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How rescuer Jay Bowman survived the slide

Routt County Search and Rescue member Jay Bowman now has a long plate with 13 screws holding his shattered arm together, some broken bones in a leg and five staples in the back of his head to remind him of the avalanche that nearly took his life Jan. 12 on Buffalo Mountain.

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Crane rollover spills diesel fuel on highway near Rangley

A construction crane was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colorado Highway 64 about 12 miles east of Rangely in Rio Blanco County spilling diesel fuel at the scene.

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'Suspicious pizza' turns out to be supreme part of police officers' day

Craig Police Department was feeling the love Saturday once suspicions cleared around a pizza that was sent as a token of thanks from an appreciative family.

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Flames completely engulf small truck in Craig

A small pickup truck caught fire near City Park in Craig late Wednesday morning, and Craig Fire/Rescue extinguished the flames minutes after it arrived on scene.

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Teachers gain tech skills under NW BOCES grant program

When trying to incorporate technology into his fifth-grade classroom, Hayden teacher Karl von Ahn said he struggles to wade through all the apps and programs available to educators.

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Craig briefs: Petitions for City Council candidates due Monday

Those interested in running for Craig City Council can pick up candidate nomination petitions from the city clerk’s office at Craig City Hall. Three council seats and the position of mayor are up for election in April.

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Jessie Easterly turns 100 years old

Jessie Caroline (Palmer) Easterly marked her 100th birthday Jan. 14.

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YVMC debuts new Jan Bishop Cancer Center

Yampa Valley Medical Center leaders hope the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center will be a place patients feel at ease, despite facing the frightening realities of cancer.

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Two injured in head-on crash in Routt County

Two drivers received minor injuries after being involved in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Routt County Road 16 leading to Lynx Pass.

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Does Craig need more space for conferences, weddings, special events?

Two large conferences will be held in Craig this year but questions are being asked if the city needs more space to further develop the market for conferences and events.

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Suspicious pizza sent as gift to officers: On the record for Jan. 10 - 16

When a pizza delivery man showed up unexpectedly at the Public Safety Center, officers were puzzled until they learned it had been sent as a gift from a family in Michigan to say thanks for help with a previous incident.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017: Moffat County swimmers speed along at Summit

Moffat County High School girls swimming took sixth of seven teams Saturday at the Lady Tigers Invitational hosted by Summit High School in Frisco. Among the top results for Bulldog swimmers were a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of two minutes, 19.80 seconds for Isabel Enzi-Feichter and Kolbi Franklin — both competing for MCHS from Meeker — and Molly Neton and Marisa Hulstine.

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Lance Scranton: Grow up!

The recurring messages coming out of the mouths of many of our elected leaders are embarrassing. I'm never going to defend what happened during the election, but the inauguration of our 45th President is just days away and many of our role models of civility are severely lacking. The election of Barack Obama in 2008 proved that the color of your skin would never again be a hinderance for gaining the highest elected office in the land. I wasn't a big fan of his politics but he inspired hope when he positioned himself as a transformational leader.

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Craig Middle School students inspired to dream bigger after talk by Harvard student

Craig middle school students learned what it takes to make it to Harvard University and were inspired to think big after a talk from class of 2016 Moffat County High School graduate Morgan Lawton.

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Prather’s Pick: A home full of books

This week’s picture book for children was a Christmas gift from my sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Miner Blackford of Rocky Ford. (They know that I love children’s books and sometimes use them when teaching classes.) It’s the cutest book!

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CPW seeks information on poached mule deer buck in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is searching for the person responsible for poaching a mule deer buck in Grand Junction Jan. 10. The dead buck was shot and left in a field.

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BLM seeking public comment on sage grouse habitat improvement projects

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments from the public regarding greater sage grouse habitat improvement projects in northwestern Colorado. Comments are most helpful if received by Thursday.

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‘Moonlight’ leads Denver Film Critics Society awards

On Monday, Denver Film Critics Society announced its annual list of winners, honoring the best in cinema for 2016.

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Craig briefs: BLM to host open house in Craig to discuss roads, trails

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an open house at The Memorial Hospital on Wednesday to discuss management of roads and trails on 370,000 acres of BLM-administered lands in Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Responses to neutralize arguments

Kids know arguing is a good way to get attention from their parents, even if it is negative. They also know if they’re persistent enough, their parents will eventually concede.