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Crews respond to early morning fire on Moffat County Road 103

Authorities from Craig Fire/Rescue and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire in Moffat County early Saturday morning.

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Weekend crafts events take over Craig

When there’s a nip in the air but not very much snow remaining on the ground during the day in Northwest Colorado, it can only mean it’s time for craft season. Saturday activities were plentiful around Craig for those wanting to get some unique items for the holidays.

Over a Cup: Recipes for using cranberries, just in time for Thanksgiving

These last few days before Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about Thanksgivings past, those days when my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch.

Baxter Black: Hirin’ a cowboy

There’s an old saying that “A cowboy is born, not made.” However, I’d like to propose that if you’re hirin’ a cowboy to help you take care of your stock, you might look twice.

Duane Koukol: ‘Late Night’

It must be two o’clock in the morning. Can I wait until five, the answer — NO!

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to express our thanks to the 
community of Craig and Moffat County for your participation in the City Market 
Community Rewards program.

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Craig fifth-grader undeterred by rare condition, chemo treatments

Nicholas Crookston doesn’t look like he’s sick. The enthusiastic 11-year-old plays baseball and loves science experiments, history and camping.

From Pipi’s Pasture: A note on a napkin

For some years now, our family members have been leaving notes to one another on the dining room table, usually on the placemat where that person usually sits at mealtime. This note-leaving activity became more important after our sons and their families moved away from Craig.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Government update for the week of Nov. 24

Government update for the week of Nov. 24

On the record for Moffat County Jail Nov. 21

Moffat County Jail report for Nov. 21

Forget Me Not: Give thanks to your elderly loved ones

As Thanksgiving nears, I’m reminded how thankful I am for my wonderful grandparents. Although my two biological grandmothers and my amazing step-grandfather have passed, I still have my Grandpa Bob and my Step-Grandma Jan.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: TMH Clinic and outpatient services closed for Thanksgiving

The Memorial Hospital Clinic and outpatient services will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The Emergency Department will remain open 24/7.

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Affordable Care Act: Helping or hurting Northwest Colorado?

Is the Affordable Care Act helping or hurting Northwest Coloradans? For a 40-year-old non-smoker in Craig, the lowest cost bronze and silver plans on Connect for Health Colorado remained almost exactly the same price for 2014 and 2015, however there was a nearly 40 percent jump in premium costs for the standard silver-level plan with Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

Thinking About Health: PBMs horn in on doctors’ decisions about medicines

A few weeks ago Jean, a 64-year-old retiree from Littleton, sent along an e-mail in response to a column I had written. I had told of my friend’s ordeal trying to refill a particular cholesterol-lowering drug that a pharmacy benefit manager, known as a PBM, wanted him to exchange for a new drug. That new medication would have resulted in an out-of-pocket cost increase of more than 1,000 percent.

Cop impersonator pulls over vehicle on U.S. 40 Thursday night

A man impersonating a police officer pulled a car over Thursday night on U.S. Highway 40 near the border of Moffat and Routt counties, and local law enforcement agencies said it’s the second incident reported in the last three weeks.

Faith Column: Be thankful for blessings

This past week was the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an outreach of Samaritan's Purse.

TMH Living Well: Safety tips for preparing your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on some food safety tips.

Super Food Tip: Ground flax seed

Ground flax seed is great for adding a nutritional boost to some of your meals, baked items and smoothies. It is affordable and accessible even for rural residents such as ourselves.

Fitness Tip: It's cold outside!

If you are not inclined to exercise outside in the wintery elements, you can still exercise inside. Believe it or not, you can get plenty of exercise by being an active TV watcher. Instead of just sitting down on the couch, get up and moving.