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Steamboat firefighters join fray

Beaver Creek Fire continues to push east

Chief Mel Stewart said firefighters Julie Wernig and Matt Mathison have been assigned to protect structures and are scheduled to return to Steamboat on Sunday. They join the 150 people that are working the fire.

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BLM hears from coal country as it considers program changes

Federal officials saw some of the faces behind the debate over the future of the U.S. coal industry Thursday in Grand Junction, as everyone from miners to people concerned about the local impacts of climate change turned out for a regional Bureau of Land Management meeting.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Finding Dory’ a fine, funny fin-tastic sequel

Memory is a tricky thing. A movie you held in high regard more than 10 years ago may remain in your mind as the best thing you’ve ever seen, or it could just as easily be replaced by the next big fad. Most viewers aren’t likely to forget the feature that preceded “Finding Dory,” yet most who watch this sequel will be remembering it for new reasons.

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Cal Thomas: Character no longer counts

Ranking right up there with the line, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" is this recent headline in The Washington Times: "Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows."

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Jonah Goldberg: Time for Trump to put up or shut up

The real estate mogul says he's worth "in excess" of $10 billion. I think he's lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the question. Forbes has put his net worth at $4.5 billion. Bloomberg says it's below $3 billion. Billionaire Mark Cuban has cast doubt on whether Trump is even a billionaire at all.

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On the record for June 23

On the record for June 23.

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Craig's Senior Citizens: A great trip

We had another great river float trip! It's such a fun, relaxing time for all of us — just sitting, soaking up some sun, dragging our feet in the water, watching the birds along the way.

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John Williams: Littwin's disappointing views

Once again, left wing hack, political pundit and renowned hypocrite, Mike Littwin, in his column, shows his true ability to bend the facts while ignoring the actions of the liberal left.

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Yampa Valley Artisans: Thank you!

Yampa Valley Artisans would like to thank the city of Craig, Moffat County, Samuelson’s True Value, and Pam Foster for their support of our Galleria at the Park.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 24, 2016: Moffat County cheerleaders offer free clinic

The Moffat County Thunder Cheer team will host a free clinic June 27 through July 1 at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Registration will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. this Monday with sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. each day. Girls and boys who participate will learn basic cheer and tumbling techniques and will perform with the team in the Fourth of July parade. Parents need to sign a liability waiver before their child participates.

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Newspaper seeks compelling hunting stories for Colorado Hunter

The Craig Daily Press is looking for interesting hunting stories for Colorado Hunter. If you have a great hunting tale, unique hunting skills or any other story idea you’d like to contribute call or email Daily Press Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or editor@craigdailypress.com.

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Fire rages over Divide

The status of 30 privately-owned cabins and other structures along Forest Service Road 600 was unknown Wednesday. The structures had been evacuated, and firefighters were going to check for damage Wednesday.

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Children learn science inside — and outside — of the Wyman Living History Museum

Bre Ford, math and science teacher at Craig Middle School, presents lessons on Tuesday and Thursday

“Our goal is hands-on science,” Bre Ford said.

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Craig briefs: Rankins to give update, conduct Q&A today

Rep. Bob Rankin and Joyce Rankin, of the State Board of Education, will give an update and Q&A on the latest Colorado legislative and education news from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. today at Craig City Council Chambers.

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Craig Sea Sharks pool talents for ABC Meet

The members of Craig Sea Sharks showed their capability for aquatic awesomeness during their home event, the ABC Swim Meet, Saturday and Sunday. Craig swimmers won 47 individual races while in their own pool, a result that earned them fourth place overall as a team among 11 total groups at the ABC Meet at Craig City Pool Complex, including Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, Delta, Grand Junction and Wyoming.

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On the record for June 21

On the record for June 21.

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118 autos roll into Craig for Young Life Car Show

The 12th annual Bear River Young Life Car Show and Fundraiser took place Father’s Day weekend in downtown Craig with 118 total cars and motorcycles on display. Young Life organizers are still tabulating the amount of money raised through attendees’ votes for their favorite autos and the car wash by group members, though funds will go toward the organization’s work providing area teens the chance to attend youth camps.

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Moffat County seeks volunteers for emergency animal shelter

In an emergency situation, taking care of people is always the priority, but animals are important, too.

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Fire growing; burns 3,800 acres

A fire in the Routt National Forest near the Wyoming border grew to 3,800 acres Tuesday.

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Eugene McQuay: CPW’s fish management seems harmful to Craig

The article in Saturday’s Daily Press by Tom Chart concerning the elimination of the “invasive species” in the Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir finally struck the last nerve and has prompted me to respond in kind.