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Moffat County High School Class of 2015 lost a senior in December

The lives of many Moffat County High School students and Craig residents were changed when they heard the news that one of their own was gone.

Moffat County graduates prepare for next level of school

Moffat County High School's freshest crop of graduates are making big plans for the future. From engineering to agriculture to culinary arts, here’s a sampling of what’s ahead for the class of 2015...

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Awards night honors achievements, service, growth

Students and parents filled the auditorium in Moffat County High School Tuesday night to honor 135 students for a wide variety of academic and extracurricular accomplishments.

Ambitious high school grads jump ahead of peers in college prep work

Abigail Gonzalez and Aubrey Cambell completed an associate's degree at Colorado Northwestern Community College alongside obtaining their high school degree from Moffat County High School.

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Three Moffat County teachers honored with Peabody awards

Three Moffat County School District teachers were caught by surprise this month when they were presented with Peabody Energy Leader in Education awards, complete with $1,000 checks, in front of their students and peers.

Graduation schedule for Moffat County High School

Moffat County High School graduation schedule.

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A grand amount of activities available for Craig’s Memorial Day weekend

You know it’s summertime in Moffat County when the kids are out of school, the cowpokes start getting ready for some big events, and everyone powers through the wet weather. Memorial Day weekend in Craig will be jam-packed with happenings for everyone, from those commemorating the fallen soldiers who gave the nation the day of rest to the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 and their families to those just looking for the area’s unique style of fun through the 25th anniversary of Grand Olde West Days.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School sports offers physicals

The Moffat County High School athletics department will be getting ahead of the game by offering early physical examinations this year for incoming and returning athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic, 785 Russell St. Both MCHS students and those planning to play sports through Craig Middle School can pick up registration at the MCHS first floor athletic office at 900 Finley Lane.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A Western kind of guy

“Familiar Faces” was a cartoon column produced by nationally noted cartoonist Chester Klock for the Craig Empire-Courier newspaper in 1956. The first cartoon article of this brief series highlighted local saddler Conway Irick who operated his saddle shop at 577 Yampa Ave. for over 40 years.

Craig education briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday

Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium. Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.

Craig health briefs for May 23, 2015: Sports physicals for 2015-16 school year offered Wednesday

Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

Our View: Judge R. Brooke Jackson should visit Northwest Colorado's coal industry

The May 8 ruling against the Office of Surface Mining and Colowyo Coal Mine is deeply concerning to the residents of Moffat County. It’s troublesome that Federal District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled that OSM has only 120 days to complete an environmental assessment for mining plans. We invite the judge to visit Northwest Colorado’s coal industry. The editorial board would be happy to show you around Trapper, Colowyo and Craig Station, Judge Jackson.

Human Resource Council Column: Boys & Girls Club works to inspire youth

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado is to enable and inspire the youth of Northwest Colorado to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Healthy eating: Seasonal vegetable frittata

This recipe makes a healthy brunch offering and is perfect for dinner.

Baxter Black: Hurricane Charlotte

Every now and then a feller has a weekend that is hard to forget. I had one years ago on a beautiful ranch in southern California.

Faith Column: Being a good Christian

We look around our world, listen to the news, or even look within ourselves and our families and see the frailty, imperfection, and flawed nature of mankind. In Bible words, sin abounds. This is easy to see and cannot be argued away. Man’s nature is to think, “Well I’ve done more good than evil, and I’m certainly doing better than the next guy, so God must be ok with me; I’ll take my chances.”

From Pipi's Pasture: It's wet here in the pasture

We’re so thankful for all of the moisture. The rain has greened up the pastures, and a little water is even seeping into the summer pasture ponds. It’s wet—that’s for sure.

On the record for May 22

On the record for May 22.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making a sausage stew

This past week, Prather’s Pick, in Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press, reviewed a new cookbook. “Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love” was written by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day. Besides reading through the cookbook, I checked out my “to try” files, looking for recipes that might appeal to us during this rainy weather. I found one for “Sausage Stew” that has some ingredients that many of us harvest from our gardens in late summer — a great way to use zucchini.

Gov. Hickenlooper address Secretary of the Interior

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton in addressing the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the situation at Colowyo Mine.