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Hunting briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Safari Club selling tickets for drawing

Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter is selling tickets for a drawing as part of its efforts to support 4-H shooting sports, work with disabled veterans and other projects in the area. The prize available is a Teton four-burner gas grill. Singles are $5 apiece, while a book of five is $20. Tickets can be purchased from Mountain Man Taxidermy, Rummel Chiropractic or from Ken Fleming or Karl Huntsman. The drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Mountain Man Taxidermy, and entrants need not be present to win.

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School board discusses prospective board candidates, Maybell School, hospital deal

Moffat County School District’s Board of Education convened for its regularly monthly meeting Thursday evening, record-breaking for its brevity.

Healthy eating: Elk fajitas

As hunting season approaches, elk makes for a versatile and lean meat option that can be made into a wide variety of healthy meals. The following recipe for elk fajitas is quick, easy and makes delicious leftovers to keep the family fed through the week. Try mixing extra spice rub and keeping it on hand for the next batch — you'll definitely want to make these again.

Craig briefs: Much of county without power after outage

Two major power outages Wednesday evening affected approximately 4,200 residential and commercial structures in Craig, Maybell, Sunbeam and Elk Springs, according to Yampa Valley Electric Association.

Matt Winey: Iran nuclear deal wrong

The Iran nuclear deal is wrong in many areas. Anyone who studies history will see Iran does not care if they tell the truth.

Arin Daigneau: Support breast feeding

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Month in August, we want to highlight the challenge facing working moms who want to give their babies the affordable and irreplaceable health benefits of breast milk.

Charlie Bartlett: We need NISP now

During the past three decades, agricultural land in the South Platte Basin dropped from 1.1 million acres down to 813,000, as water left farms and ranches, sold to growing cities.

D.F. Morgan: State’s pollution not bad

I bumped into a light bulb the other day, which caused an idea in my pea brain. Things are backwards.

Duane Koukol: ‘Still Here’

Back on main street again. A hot cup of Joe to go. “Tell the old man, hi for me!”

Sunset Meadows II and I: Visit Sunset Meadows

The tenants at Sunset Meadows II and I would like to thank the community and organizations, in Craig for their donations of food, craft items, holiday items and visits.

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Moffat County United Way brings laughs, fun to Thursday event

Moffat County and the city of Craig participated in healthy competition at a United Way barbecue Thursday, where city and county employees teamed up against each other to race tricycles to the finish line. It was the first big event leading up to Moffat County United Way’s 2015 campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits, which officially starts Sept. 14.

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Moffat County Bulldogs ready to rip apart Steamboat rivals

You couldn’t ask for a more appropriate beginning to the varsity football season in Northwest Colorado. Moffat County High School opens its schedule Friday night with a Zero Week match against its Highway 40 foes, the Steamboat Springs Sailors, duking it out at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new advertising rep

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to welcome Melissa Valentine to its sales team as an advertising consultant.

Hang gliding competition takes flight in Dinosaur

Starting on Sunday, the five-day Dinosaur 2015 hang gliding competition “brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado,” according to organizers.

On The Record for Aug. 27

On The Record for Aug. 27.

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Steamboat firefighters helping at Montana fire

With forest fire firefighting resources stretched thin across the country, three Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called up Wednesday to help with a fire in Montana.

Colowyo and Trapper continue to sift through legal woes

As OSMRE approaches its Sept. 6 deadline, Craig and Moffat County are faced with a pivotal moment in the future of the area’s economy. Although the situation at Colowyo may be approaching resolution, Trapper Mine, which was originally spared from a remedial assessment in Jackson’s ruling, has been thrown back into the ring and will likely be subject to an OSMRE redo.

Moffat County outage leaves thousands without power Wednesday

Two major power outages on Wednesday evening affected approximately 4,200 residential and commercial structures in Craig, Maybell, Sunbeam and Elk Springs, according to Yampa Valley Electric Association.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 28, 2015: Co-ed volleyball registration open

Craig Parks & Recreation’s fall co-ed volleyball season begins soon, with two leagues: competitive teams play Monday nights, semi-competitive Tuesdays. Sign-up is $200 per team and $20 per player, and the deadline to register is Sept. 4.