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Baxter Black: Veterinary medicine ain’t what it used to be!

Over the years the number of large animal veterinarians has steadily declined. It is most evident in rural America and Canada. Many factors have contributed to this decline; the greatest is the change in the profession itself.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Runner’ isn’t quite a-maze-ing

Kids, whenever you think your parents are being unreasonable, consider the fact that they probably never forced you to live in the wilderness and question if your next day would be your last. Compared to the teens of “The Maze Runner,” adolescents who have their cell phone taken away have it pretty easy.

Touring Moffat County: Freeman Reservoir, Routt National Forest

The fall colors are promising to be spectacular in Northwest Colorado. Freeman Reservoir has been a favorite place for the locals to take in the colors for years!

Mike Littwin: Karl Rove's sad, mad, pretend JeffCo coffee klatchers

It's no mystery why Republicans keep losing the women's vote in Colorado (personhood/abortion/birth control). But if you're even slightly confused, come with me for a trip into the magical world of Karl Rove via his Crossroads GPS way-way-back machine.

Missing Craig man's truck found

A rancher in northern Routt County found John Michael Simons' truck after Simons went missing in July

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Girls hit hard in Moffat County Powder Puff Football

The girls of Moffat County High School took over the gridiron Wednesday as part of the Homecoming week festivities for Powder Puff Football.

Remote buildings eligible for building permits after the fact

Routt County commissioners gave a Craig man until Aug. 1 to apply for building permits, and he engaged an engineer and draftsman in order to comply.

Woman sentenced for dealing heroin

A woman charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs was sentenced Wednesday in district court.

The Memorial Hospital in Craig sees positive boost in finances

The Memorial Hospital in Craig has seen some numbers to be happy about in its financial reports in recent months. The hospital experienced a rough financial ride last year, cycling through two CEOs and laying off staff because of low volume, but 2014 seems to be showing a promising turnaround for the organization.

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Moffat County sweeps Aspen in Homecoming faceoff

To say the Moffat County High School volleyball teams mopped the floor with their latest opponents might be an overstatement. However, all three levels of players still cleaned up nicely. From the freshmen to the varsity squad, the Bulldogs swept the Aspen Skiers Tuesday night in their first home games of the season.

Chickens dominate Craig City Council

Chickens and bachelor's degrees out of Colorado Northwestern Community College were the big topics at Craig City Council's Tuesday night meeting.

Jody and Red Lee and Alvin Luker: Thank you

The Moffat County 4-H Sharp Shooters Club — consisting of the .22 small bore rifle, .22 small bore pistol, air pistol and rifle teams — would like to express our thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their assistance and support, without which the youth shooters would not have had the opportunity to attend the 4-H National Invitational in Grand Island, Nebraska, or the state of Colorado 4-H state shooting competition in Pueblo.

Beth Gilchrist: It takes a village

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads would like to thank our village for their support in our sixth annual Phun Phall Phestival, Art’n the Park’n Lot.
We appreciate Craig Daily Press and KRAI & 55 Country Radio for spreading the word to their readers and listeners about our event.

Craig briefs: Newspaper welcomes photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to

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Colorado Children's Campaign report sheds light on child well-being in Moffat County

Members of Moffat County youth- and education-related organizations gathered Tuesday morning to hear the latest data from the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s 2014 “Kids Count in Colorado!” report, which compiles data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to assess early childhood development, child health and education throughout the state.

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Senior Social Center gains traction at inaugural annual meeting

Craig’s new Senior Social Center is gaining some serious traction. The organization met for its first official annual meeting Monday night to elect permanent board members and unveil its most recent milestones.

Dr. Thomas Told named dean of Rocky Vista medical program

Earlier this month, Thomas Told was named the dean and chief academic officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Told has been part of Rocky Vista since 2009 and was the interim dean for College of Osteopathic Medicine for the past year before moving to the position permanently.

Prather’s Pick: Unhappy crayons

Last week, my sister Darlene Blackford, who lives in Rocky Ford, sent me a clever picture book for children. She thought that my Children’s Literature (college) students and I would enjoy the book. We did enjoy the book — very much — and appreciated the creativity that went into writing and illustrating the story.

Moffat County Jail unaffected by ACLU campaign

For the past few months, the Colorado ACLU has campaigned for county sheriff's offices to stop honoring illegal Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds. Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz explains why the Moffat County Jail isn't affected as much as other Colorado jails.

Advocates Crisis Support Services recovers from embezzlement case

Sharon Farquhar, executive director of Advocates Crisis Support Services, said the organization has recovered from a case of embezzlement and funding has not been dropped.