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Faith Column: Deal with today's issues to enjoy the future

We are in charge of our own happienss

What I feel this scripture means in a simple way is “handle today’s difficulties today” no matter if it is in marriage or in life. Don’t allow the problems of today to affect tomorrow. Handle the issues today so you don’t have to wade through them tomorrow.

Government update for July 2

Government update for July 2

Craig Sports Briefs for July 4, 2015: Deadline for fall turkey hunting nears

The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, running September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27. CPW encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try during the season, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23.

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Craig Parks & Recreation places new carvings in town

Just weeks ago, Craig’s Whittle the Wood attracted artists from California to Ohio, all of whom were eager to show their mastery of wood carving. While only the top three statues received awards, all of the carvings found homes throughout Craig. But just where have all of those carvings gone? That question is not as easy as it may seem. In the weeks after Whittle the Wood, Craig Parks and Recreation works to find the ideal spot for each carving. This year, Craig welcomed 11 new statues to the community.

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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

Craig briefs: Corrective Disclosure with Federal Court filed

In a response to the lawsuit filed by the WildEarth Guardians, Trapper Mining, Inc. filed a corrective disclosure with United States District Court, District of Colorado on Wednesday, according to a news release from Trapper.

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Shrinking funds means less access to local care for veterans

Veterans’ are facing added constraints on where and from whom they can receive their health care as Congress and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to refine new protocols laid down by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.

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Fireworks and fun, but safety is number 1

There is plenty of room for fun, but while partaking in Independence Day revelry it is important to keep in mind proper firework safety and wildfire prevention.

On the record for July 2

On the record for July 2.

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Dinosaur National Monument fire under control

A lightning strike started a 500-acre wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument’s Ecklund Draw ignited last weekend in a remote portion of the monument on the Northwest Boundary.

Mike Littwin: DougCo’s dodgy voucher plan boosts religious recruitment, not public education

Religious schools throughout Douglas County might be unhappy with the state Supreme Court ruling knocking down the dodgy DougCo voucher plan. But, the national voucher-movement people who are pushing the lawsuit must be thrilled with the ruling against them. The way for them to win is by losing, at least in this round. Winning in Colorado would be small stakes. Winning at the U.S. Supreme Court level, which is where this case may be headed, could be transformational.

Sen. Michael Bennet: Collaboration is common sense in Colorado

Last month, Sen. Cory Gardner and I teamed up for our inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s Eastern Plains — a place Senator Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Senator Gardner’s hospitality gave us a great opportunity to meet with rural Coloradans. From the Country Steak-out in Fort Morgan to the Colorado Highland Wind Project in Fleming and the Anderson wheat farm in Haxtun, we had the chance to discuss a number of issues important to rural communities, including the Farm Bill, trade, and economic development. While we didn’t agree on every issue, the common theme we heard at each stop was how refreshing it is to see a Democrat and a Republican working together. The tour proved what people in Colorado already know, there is plenty of common ground for both parties to get things done.

Neton’s Then and Now: Welcome to Moffat County history

As a social studies teacher at MCHS, the invariable question that always arises from students is, “Why do we have to learn this stuff? It doesn’t mean anything to my life.” Even though social studies teachers groan at this question, it is one we must try to answer for students each and every day. Some days we are successful. Some days we are not.

Chance for rain in Steamboat increases Sunday after dry second half of June

The dry spell could break over the holiday weekend with the greatest chance of rain arriving Sunday in the Park Range outside Steamboat as well as in the Flat Tops.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 3, 2015: Billiards league getting organized for fall

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players. The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams. Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The city champions from the past season will be competing at the nationals later this month.

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Accused murderer told deputies he 'snapped'

Court records show Cole Pollard told deputies he “snapped,” choked Patricia Richmond to death and then raped her.

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Cole Pollard located, arrested, will likely face homicide charges

Cole Pollard has been taken into custody, and Sheriff Wiggins said Pollard will likely face charges related to the death of Patricia Richmond.

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Search on for 'person of interest' in Flat Tops Wilderness Area

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says they have located Cole Pollard's vehicle above Trappers Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss economy

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. July 8 at The Memorial Hospital. July’s topic of discussion will surround Moffat County’s economy in light of the Colowyo situation.

Parker King: Let Craig grow

Craig won’t beat Steamboat. 
As a life-time resident and Moffat County Alumni, it is disappointing to see how Craig is losing our small-town vibe.