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Touring Moffat County: Deerlodge Park at Dinosaur National Monument

The “Best of Moffat County” campground is located within the Dinosaur National Monument at Deerlodge Park! It is the perfect spot for a late summer or early fall camping trip for the entire family.

Yampa River sets record for Aug. 27

Wednesday's Yampa River flows measured 408 cubic feet per second in Steamboat, setting an all-time record for Aug. 27

Charges filed against two men related to shipping marijuana across state lines

Two men face felony charges related to a sophisticated Routt County marijuana-growing operation that police say was used to produce and ship marijuana to Illinois.

Marijuana inspectors visit Oak Creek businesses

An inspection Wednesday at two marijuana businesses in Oak Creek could lead to action being taken by state and Oak Creek officials.

Allen Hischke: Attention fishermen

There is a plan underway to drain Elkhead Reservoir, poison it and kill every fish in the lake. This plan is coming from the people that have been killing the fish in the Yampa River for years.

Birthday: Andre Ellen

Happy 85th Birthday, Andre Ellen.

Student news: Sarina (Sari) Marie Maneotis

On Aug. 16, Sarina (Sari) Marie Maneotis graduated with her Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Lynnette Running Siedschlaw: Good luck, Owen Grant

I am writing this letter to wish Owen Grant the best of luck in his retirement. It truly takes an extraordinary person to dedicate his life to such a career, especially the way you have done.

Jorgiea M. Raftopoulos: Thanks Miller Appliance

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris and Tammy at Miller Appliance for their extraordinary customer service.

Moffat County Farm Bureau Board: Luttrell Barn needs help

Having read articles and letters in the past concerning the Luttrell Barn and what to do with it and talking with community members, among them Dana Duran, Pam Foster, Melody Villard and Pat McCaffrey, who have been spearheading Saving the Barn, the Moffat County Farm Bureau Board would like to throw their support into this vital and worthwhile project.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Sept. 10. The event is hosted by the county in conjunction with Club 20 and Craig City Council member Ray Beck.

Craig, Moffat County government staff discuss finances Tuesday

Moffat County Commissioners, Craig City Councilors and county and city staff met for a joint budget workshop Tuesday evening before the regular Craig City Council meeting. The workshop included an update to projected 2014 revenues and follow-up from the July joint discussions about revenue generation, cost-cutting and cost-sharing.

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Visiting author discusses Moffat County history

Moffat County residents received a look at one of the notorious names of the Old West when author Larry Ball dropped by the Museum of Northwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon to discuss and sign copies of his book, “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Moffat County commissioners Aug. 26 meeting recap: Elkhead Reservoir fish could be poisoned

A recap of the Moffat County Commissioner meeting that took place on Tuesday.

Sheep farmer who died in ATV crash was dedicated to industry, children

The Greeley man who died in an all-terrain vehicle accident last week in North Routt County is remembered as a hard-working sheep farmer who was dedicated to educating future generations.

Prather’s Pick: A thriller with some romance, too

Last week, I read three novels for adults, and all three kept me engrossed to the very last page. This week’s “Prather’s Pick” features one of the books. (I’ll do the others eventually.) “Last to Know” was written by Elizabeth Adler, the author of 29 novels. The publisher is Minotaur Books (2014).

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Strong enrollment, student-centered focus bode well for new school year at CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s classrooms were filled once again with eager minds Monday, as students geared up for the year ahead. With full enrollment in nearly all of CNCC’s programs, it was a strong start and students have plenty to look forward to.

El Nino is not a big thing for Steamboat this winter

Steamboat Springs-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said Steamboat’s relationship with El Nino is complex and varies with the longitudinal ocation of a ridge of high pressure that typically sets up in the eastern Pacific during El Nino years.

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Grant Mortuary changes hands

Perhaps the most important role of a mortuary is to be compassionate, caring and understanding to the families that have lost loved ones. That’s exactly what Owen Grant has done for the Craig community for the last 34 years as owner of Grant Mortuary. After being a humble servant to thousands of local residents, the time has come for Grant to retire from his full-time duties.