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Craig Chamber director expresses concerns on visitor center funding

Craig Chamber of Commerce Director Christina Oxley addressed the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning regarding the funding of the Moffat County Visitor Center in 2016.

Rare copies of Three Wire Winter Steamboat history magazine find new digital history

The digitization of the Three Wire Winter magazine will preserve the recorded voices of mid-Twentieth Century Routt County pioneers.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 25, 2015: Parks & Rec aiming to start dodgeball games

Craig Parks & Recreation is organizing a co-ed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $20 per person, and games will take place Wednesday nights at Craig Middle School starting in January. The deadline is Dec. 16.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Top adds and drops

Week 11 has come and gone and the landscape around fantasy football is once again changing. There were significant injuries to Justin Forsett, who was dealt a broken arm, and the leading running back in fantasy, Devonta Freeman, who suffered a concussion. Peyton Manning's plantar fasciitis took hold and is not letting the legend finish out his career in the fashion he may have wanted. But with everything changing, that means some doors were opened for players to have bigger roles down the home stretch of the season.

Prather’s Pick: Reasons for being thankful

This week’s picture book for kids is a reminder that we don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful. In fact, the author encourages the book’s readers to try to remember some of the things for which they’re thankful each day.

Lance Scranton: Many thanks to many people

Giving thanks is the theme of the week as Thanksgiving approaches, and families, friends and relatives begin thinking about who they’ll visit and what they’ll be eating.

John Pogline: Overton’s letter was spot on about Swinging Bridge

Thank you Mr. Overton for opening our eyes. I agree completely with you.

1 dead in rollover on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig

Driver tried to avoid hitting a deer

One person is dead and another was transported to The Memorial Hospital after a vehicle roll over crash on Highway 13 near mile marker 112 early Monday morning.

Westlake: Comet Catalina's pre-dawn performance

Formally named C/2013 US10, Comet Catalina comes to us from the distant Oort comet cloud that surrounds our solar system. Several million years ago, some unknown disturbance, such as a passing star, nudged C/2013 US10 into a trajectory that would take it into the inner solar system for the first time.

Craig briefs: Parade of Lights slated for Saturday in Craig

Head down to Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night to watch the Parade of Lights.

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1 released, 1 still hospitalized in alcohol related rollover crash

The Colorado State Patrol Vehicular Crimes Unit is currently investigating a single-vehicle rollover accident on Moffat County Road 7 Friday night. Alcohol and speed were suspected in the crash, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with state patrol.

Moffat, Routt counties no exemption to national heroin presence

Across Northwest Colorado, law enforcement is witnessing an influx of heroin.

Sasha Nelson: Grab the Oars

My mom was eight months pregnant when my adventurous father launched his small raft from the South Beach boat launch just south of Caraig for a day trip to lay bridge. Two days later my very worried, very pregnant mom was reunited with my sunburned, dehydrated father who brought his raft in behind schedule. So began a legacy of family adventures on the Yampa River.

Stephanie Pearce: The American from Syria

There was a man I had the pleasure of knowing. He embodied the American dream. This man was educated, athletic, worked in coal mines, owned a business in town and spent years in public office.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 23, 2015: Parks & Rec training lifeguards in December

Craig Parks & Recreation will offer Red Cross lifeguard training for ages 15 and older during Winter Break. The cost is $125, and participants must pass a pre-course swim test held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane, on Dec. 8, which is also the registration deadline. Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Government update for the week of Nov. 23

Government update for the week of Nov. 23.

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Driver sustains 'life-threatening' injuries in rollover Friday night

Victims names have not been released

A 26-year-old Craig man was ejected from a truck Friday night on Moffat County Road 7 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over, according to Colorado State Patrol. A 21-year-old female also was in the car.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.