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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.

Lance Scranton: Thanks elected officials!

It’s a well-known and acceptable default to place blame on those in public service. Many times the charge is accurate, which is unfortunate because public service should be an honored. Well-meaning letters, editorials and columns have been written over the past few years that have detailed the woes of our city’s lack of economic diversity. We all know the importance of the mines and power plant as economic drivers in our community and they have certainly been taken for granted by many in our community.

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Hal Quinn: Coal column is insightful

Danielle Elkins' recent opinion column provided a thoughtful perspective on the stress and anxiety in coal communities across the nation due to the sharp loss of coal jobs recently. It is true that the industry has faced drops in the number of mines and miners in the past, but the remaining and new mines were larger, more productive and miners' wages increased. Today, the average coal mine wage is almost $84,000 and with overtime miners can take home six figures a year.

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John Pogline: Pot editorial is unbelievable

I cannot believe someone telling us to put our morals aside and vote for pot. What do they think we govern our lives by? Our morals.

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On the record for Sept. 20

On the record for Sept. 20.

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Prather's Pick: The story of the forgotten crayons

Previously I reviewed “The Day the Crayons Quit,” a most imaginative children’s picture book, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. The point of view of this book was unique, indeed, because some unhappy crayons told the story. This week’s column features the sequel to this book — same author and illustrator. Published in 2015, it’s “The Day the Crayons Come Home.” This time, some former crayons want to be rescued.