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Craig briefs: Grand Olde West Days kicks off this weekend

Grand Olde West Days will take place Memorial Day weekend, bringing the community together for food, live entertainment and more along the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

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Moffat County High School seniors to serve the United States

After graduation, four Moffat County High School seniors will be shipping off to begin their training and service as members of the United States Armed Forces.

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Craig schools pocket nearly $6k from Axis Steel fundraiser

Local businesses, community provide 65.4 tons of metal for recycling

After several weeks of collection, thousands of pounds of scrap metal have been gathered from around Moffat County, and local schools have a little bit more in their coffers as a result. The second annual Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling PAC Fundraiser amounted to $5,904.22 for Craig’s educational institutions, including Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School, GOAL Academy and East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools.

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French man's tricycle found in Yampa River

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said the trike was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers while they were doing a clean up on the Yampa River near the campground.

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Ski Corp. execs share views of post-merger airline industry with Routt County commissioners

The most effective strategy for Yampa Valley Regional Airport during ski season has been to secure flights form regional hub airports that draw passengers from 40 or 50 cities beyond the hub.

On the record for May 19

On the record for Craig Police Department and Moffat County Jail.

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Soggy weather delays runway paving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

When the weather improves airport director Kevin Booth said, crews from Grand Junction-based United Co. are prepared to lay down asphalt on the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport around the clock.

Prather's Pick: A new cookbook

This past weekend I read a cookbook — I actually read it, not just looked through the recipes. There’s interesting information in the book for reading, and I enjoyed it a lot. I found the cookbook with new books at the Craig Moffat County Library. “Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love” was written by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day. The book is published by Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. The authors have previously published “The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.”

Lance Scranton: The value of meaning

Asked by members of the community to deliver a short address to those attending Baccalaureate this year, I thought back to one of my favorite books written many years ago that taught me some life lessons that have carried me through both good times and bad.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2015: Thursday’s Dude Dent awards night honors athletes

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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Moffat County Commission recap for May 19

Moffat County Commission recap for May 19

Gary Cox: Thanks, Bears Ears group

I’m extending a special thank you to the Bears Ears Patriots group for hosting an evening of discussion related to the Convention of States Project, a special evening with great conversation and questions.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper is on community needs

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. June 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of discussion will center on how the Craig Daily Press news team can better serve the community.

Sen. Gardner drafts letter to OSM, Sally Jewell

Moffat County Commissioners met with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, on Saturday morning in Mesa County to discuss the recent lawsuit that threatens Colowyo Coal Company.

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Hayden sends off 31 graduates

Hayden teacher, coach and rancher Ty Zabel wasted no words telling the class of 2015 what lies ahead.

Business Buzz: DBA and Craig Fire/Rescue clean up downtown Craig

Business news from across Craig, Moffat County and Colorado.

Senior Spotlight: Saying goodbye to my column

Having the position of Moffat County Seniors Activity Director gave me opportunity to meet people and know what was happening in Craig and surrounding areas. My columns were mainly about what was going on and who was participating in the events, also local family events and notices, just a basic who’s doing what or who is going where. Since the town was smaller it seemed like everyone knew everyone or had heard of them and local news held a distinct interest to the readers.

Stephanie Pearce: Protect our coal mines

This last week has been a whirlwind of emotion with the ruling of Judge R. Brooke Jackson regarding his decision that affects Colowyo Mine. I honestly wonder where common sense has gone sometimes.

Government update for May 15

Government update for Moffat County Commissioners and Craig Rural Fire Protection District.

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Moffat County seniors get their game faces on for Dude Dent Awards

Dinner to honor scholar athletes of all grade levels

To excel on the football field, basketball court or any other sporting venue takes talent. To do that and also succeed in the classroom is especially worthy of acknowledgment. Moffat County High School will pay tribute to its best and brightest athletes during the annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner Thursday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that will honor those who have played multiple sports throughout high school while still paying attention to their schoolwork.