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Dam outlet work at Steamboat Lake studied by engineers

Assessing damage to the dam's concrete outlet works at Steamboat Lake is part of an overall engineering study to create a new maintenance plan.

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Summer survey finds river otters continue to thrive on the Yampa River after successful reintroduction

The early 1900s weren't a good time to be a river otter in the state of Colorado. Today, wildlife biologists here in Northwest Colorado are confirming it's a whole different story.

Steamboat police asking for help identifying suspect

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

Frank Moe: EPA meeting important

Today’s EPA community “COAL” meeting is truly the opportunity to not only overcome the naysayers statements that “no one on the Front Range will listen” but is the opportunity to change the decision makers’ minds.

DJ Barger: Full story on bank bear

The new icon for the Bank of Colorado is beautiful! Craig truly supports our local events, and the Whittle the Wood bear is dramatic.

The family of Roy Markham: Thank you for support

We would like to express a great appreciation for those who were so instrumental in Roy Markham’s care, especially in the last few months of his life.

Craig briefs: Community college board seeks members

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control is seeking Moffat County residents to fill two vacancies. Interested individuals should be forward thinking and motivated to invest the time necessary to ensure the future success of CNCC.

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Craig takes on display at Art’n the Park’n Lot

It’s not too late to experience one last gasp of summer this weekend, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the cultural elite. The sixth annual Art’n the Park’n Lot will take place this Saturday in the vacant lot near J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill.

TMH event in Craig to educate about concussion treatment, prevention

On Friday morning, TMH will hold a presentation on concussions hosted by Karen McAvoy, a doctor of psychology and director of the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

Prather’s Pick: An inspirational book for young people

This week’s book has a message for children (perhaps even adults) who have a problem speaking to audiences. It doesn’t matter whether the audience is made up of classmates or people who have come to watch a performance, some young people just freeze up. It’s terrifying for them.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 10, 2014: Fundraiser for Craig gymnasts on Thursday

Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 1111 W. Victory Way, will host a fundraiser night from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday for Rising Star Youth Training Center. The gymnastics program will receive 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds.

Dog House moving to Hayden

John Rolfe Burroughs was always in the Dog House writing his Western history books

John Rolfe Burroughs’ historic writing cabin, the Dog House, has finally found a new home at the Hayden Heritage Center.

Planning Commission votes to approve zip line adventure, which could be appealed

County Planning Director Chad Phillips said he would not immediately issue the permit to Steamboat Zipline Adventures, waiting the five days opponents are given to appeal the decision.

Driver eludes police after Tuesday morning pursuit

Because of safety concerns, local authorities chose not to continue the pursuit of a driver Tuesday morning who was eluding police.

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Yahoo golf tourney tees off Saturday in Craig

Ball drop fundraiser offers valuable prizes

The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place this Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club and will consist of two-person teams in men’s women’s and mixed divisions, with the $120 team registration covering greens fees, carts, food and prizes. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

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For mother, stakes are high in debate over coal, air

As the Environmental Protection Agency considers imposing carbon emission limits on coal-fired power plants, Craig miner Sarah Lewis fears that more than just her livelihood could be at stake. She also fears for her sons’ lives.

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Mamba makes another break for it

Steamboat's most wanted dog again made a break from the animal shelter on Monday.

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport deputy retires after 9 years

Dean Smith retired from his post at Yampa Valley Regional Airport after almost nine years as assistant manager and with a military Legion of Merit medal.

Craig briefs: Applications for meal program due Sept. 19

Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and driver education fees. In order to be considered for free or reduced fees, an approved meal application form must be on file prior to Sept. 19.

Business Buzz: FNBR has been renamed Bank of the San Juans

One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado rebranded its business with 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches — including one in Craig — being renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release.