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Elderly man doing 'OK' after tractor ran him over in Moffat County

Lynn Bower had several broken bones in his face, arms and ribs

The man who was run over by his tractor in Moffat County earlier this month is doing much better, according to his family.

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Danielle Elkins: Coal communities crave balance from EPA

Last week, I discussed the history of coal in Appalachia — mainly in my hometown of Southwest Virginia — and some of the factors leading to its decline.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sully’ lands well as depiction of recent history

A jet slamming into the middle of a frigid waterway may not have been seen as a best-case scenario before Jan. 15, 2009, but the film “Sully” reminds us that you can’t always anticipate everything that comes at you.

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On the record for Sept. 22

On the record for Sept. 22.

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Weekend Roundup: Military honors, music and magic

The days are getting shorter now that autumn has definitively arrived, but whether it’s during daylight hours or late into the night, here are several options for weekend happenings.

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Janet Sheridan: More things to love about Craig

Problems persist in Craig. On every block, small black-and-white signs, “Coal: It Keeps Our Lights On,” reflect our threatened economy. Too many houses stand empty, too many small businesses struggle, and too many families worry about making ends meet. But Craig is where I choose to live. After Joel and I retired, we frequently heard, “When will you be leaving?” We won’t. Here are some of the reasons why.

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Moisture may dampen Lost Solar Fire in Flat Tops Wilderness

A cold front expected to move in Thursday, bringing with it a potential for rain and snow, could significantly reduce the Lost Solar Fire burning in the southwest Flat Tops Wilderness.

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Former Craig police officer suspected of third-degree assault and child abuse

A former Craig Police Department Officer has been charged with third-degree assault and child abuse, according to court documents.

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High-ranking Resurrection Christian to provide challenge for Moffat County football

The last non-conference game of the season could be the toughest one yet for Moffat County High School football, but a victory will have them in an enviable spot as they move toward taking on Western Slope teams. MCHS hosts Resurrection Christian Friday with back-to-back junior varsity and varsity games.

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Logs snarl Routt County Road 129 after crash

It took a small community to clear the road Wednesday morning after a log truck rolled and scattered its load of lodgepole pine trees along Routt County Road 129.

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Law enforcement looking for individual who bought Trystan Campbell alcohol — $1k reward

Local law enforcement is looking for the individual suspected of buying alcohol for Trystan Campbell, the 18-year-old who drowned in the Yampa River on July 8.

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3,000 pot plants seized in illegal grow near Rifle

Fourteen people believed to be Chinese nationals were arrested Monday in a bust of an enormous illegal marijuana grow operation between Rifle and Silt, authorities say.

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Craig Middle School football splits with Steamboat

Bulldog 7th-graders take double OT victory; 8th-graders slammed by Sailors

Craig Middle School’s eighth-graders will be marking their calendars for Oct. 1, setting their sights ahead with one thing in mind: revenge. CMS football teams hosted rival Steamboat Springs Tuesday night as part of the school’s fall sports night, honoring athletes on the gridiron, as well as those in volleyball, cheer and cross country.

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Group forms with hopes to save Luttrell Barn in Craig

A group of individuals interested in preserving the Luttrell Barn convened Tuesday afternoon to discuss the status of the barn and how it can be saved.

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Moffat County soccer takes it to the Tigers

Coach: Players showed great teamwork, skill in 4-2 loss

The last time they faced a Grand Junction team at home, Moffat County High School boys soccer ran away with it from the start, but Tuesday afternoon was a much better all-around effort, if you ask their coach. The Bulldogs fell, 4-2, to the 5A Grand Junction Tigers in a match-up that was closely contested and a fine test of Moffat County’s skill set.

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Fire activity increases in Routt County

On Tuesday morning, smoke had settled in the Yampa Valley after the previous day's increased fire activity.

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Commissioners enter bid for Rural Philanthropy Days convention

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed to support an effort to bring the 2017 Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days conference to Moffat County.

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Elkhead Reservoir net to be installed Friday

A special, $1.2 million net is being installed to guard the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir on Friday.

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BLM Northwest District gets new field manager

The Bureau of Land Management has selected a new field manager for Colorado’s Northwest District.

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CNCC student housing being conceptualized by architect

The first conceptual drawings for campus student housing, have been reviewed by the Colorado Northwestern Community College housing committee, a group composed of faculty, staff, board and community members that was started about three years ago. Design West Architects were retained for $9,200.00, at the August Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board meeting, to develop a set of conceptual drawings for academic housing that would accommodate about 100 beds, the break even point for food services, and a multi-use dining hall, according to Lois Wymore, board treasurer and chair of the housing committee.