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Officials still working to identify fatal crash victim

Colorado State Patrol and Rio Blanco officials are working to identify the remains of the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that happened early Saturday morning west of Meeker.

Injured snowmobiler rescued Saturday in North Routt County

The snowmobiler, who reportedly sustained significant internal injuries in the accident, was riding down Farwell Mountain northeast of Pearl Lake when rescuers said she hit an unseen depression in the snow and was ejected off of the snowmobile.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council earns Arbor Day award

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree program has earned the organization the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for your help

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Edward Jones and Northwest Storage for their help and support.

City of Craig 2015 biennial elections guide

Voters to choose new mayor, city council members

The Craig Daily Press sat down with each city council candidate and both mayoral candidates separately and asked them each six questions.

Vehicle crash near Meeker leaves one dead

One person is dead after a vehicle caught fire early 28 miles west of Meeker Saturday morning, according to a press release from Colorado State Patrol. Identification of the driver is pending and the crash is still actively under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol Vehicular Crimes Unit.

Man sentenced for ‘worst ever’ lion poaching schemes




GRAND JUNCTION — A man who was involved in an extensive lion and bobcat poaching scheme where more than 30 cats were illegally killed in western Colorado and eastern Utah was sentenced by the U.S. District Court in Denver on Wednesday.

Senior Spotlight: As I grow older

The day started out lazy for some reason, leaving me feeling like the night went by too fast. After going to breakfast I found a copy of the Daily Press and went back to my room so I could relax and read the events happening around me. With great sadness I read of Mary Bea Neu passing and immediately sent a prayer and thoughts of condolences to her family, especially Beth, whom I’ve known for years.

Stephanie Pearce: Low participation from Craig adults raises concerns

I don’t accept that there is lack of opportunities for our youth. I say instead, there may be lack of participation on the part of adults to make those opportunities happen for youth.

Government update for the week of March 16

Agendas for Moffat County Commissioners weekly meeting and Craig Rural Fire Protection District board monthly meeting.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 16, 2015: Moffat County High School hosting winter sports night awards

Moffat County High School will honor its winter sports teams during an awards night for athletics and activities at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at MCHS. Families will be assigned desserts and beverages to contribute. For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-629-3628.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 16, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County baseball claims two wins Saturday vs. Aspen

The Moffat County High School baseball team doubled up on wins Saturday in its first two home games, 9-2 and 6-5, against Aspen.

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Moffat County girls hoops team ends season 20-7

Coach looking forward to return to state next year

Only six basketball teams in the 3A division were able to round out their season with 27 games, and among them were the Moffat County High School girls, who placed sixth in the state playoffs with their final game a 49-40 loss to the Eaton Reds Saturday morning.

Christina Oxley: Amusing letter

I read with amused interest the letter to the editor from Craig Marshall Smith that ran in the March 4 Craig Daily Press.

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Moffat County baseball ready to slug it out

With players turning out in droves this year, the Moffat County High School baseball team won’t be hurting for kids to fill out the field. MCHS baseball’s roster includes 37 players this season, and coaches Justin Folley and Keith Gille couldn’t be more pleased with the numbers participating in America’s pastime. With more than half of these players freshmen, there will be enough to field a junior varsity team in addition to giving the rookies playing time in the bigger games.

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Craig's Zach Hansen soldiers on as 3rd-generation U.S. Marine

Hansen returns home for a week to see friends, family

The men and women who serve the United States of America are branded with honor the moment they join the armed services, and that’s exactly what happened to Zach Hansen when he entered the Marine Corps after he graduated Moffat County High School in 2012.

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8-1 win vs. Rangely boosts Moffat County soccer spirit

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team won big in its first home match of the season, an 8-1 rout of the Rangely Panthers that put the team at 1-1 in a game that was the exact opposite of their first.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Something fishy

Fishing along the Yampa River in March can often turn into a good prospect with the warming daytime temperatures and receding ice. The river itself is actually starting to show promise as one of the state’s better streams for Rainbow Trout, and that in itself is enough to lure any fly fisherman outdoors and onto the stream banks this time of year.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 14, 2015: Craig Daily Press offers March Madness contest

If you’ve got a head for college basketball as it heads into the biggest tournament of the year, catch the fever online with the Craig Daily Press Battle of the Brackets.