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Hayden students plant for the future

Thanks to some local kids, mature aspen, cottonwood and dogwood trees should be flourishing in a couple decades at Dry Creek Park in Hayden.

Brenda Rummell: Shameful coverage

In regards to the front page picture and article depicting the driver in the deadly car accident ...

Craig briefs: Partnership brings new higher education section

Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press will launch a new special edition to the newspaper Saturday called The Learning Chronicles. The section will highlight news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

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Craig City Council recap for May 12

City Council met Tuesday night at City Hall in Craig.

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Bone yard on Moffat County Road 7 used by CPW and others to dump animal carcasses

A variety of animals including, mule deer, elk and even a bear are visible in all stages of decay in a gully near Cedar Mountain.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2015: Moffat County track set for state

The Moffat County High School track and field teams will attend the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium. The Bulldogs have qualified in 19 total events. Boys will compete in the 200-meter dash, long jump, triple jump and the relay races of 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800. Girls will compete in the 100 and 200 dash; 100 and 300 hurdles; 800, 1,600 and 3,200 runs; long jump; discus; and 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

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Logan Otis appears before Moffat County judge Tuesday

Tuesday morning, Logan Otis, 20, appeared before Moffat County Combined Court Judge Sandra Gardner.

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Moffat County Commission recap for May 12

Moffat County Commission recap

Yampa River Ranch Rodeo rides in Craig this weekend

There will be a lot of action happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in the next few days. The Yampa River Ranch Rodeo will kick off this weekend, with Friday and Saturday jam-packed with cowboy activities.

Lance Scranton: You will be called!

Graduation season is upon us and people want to know what to tell those who are preparing to go off to college, find a job or experience a little rest and relaxation. After the flurry of fist bumps, endless hugs, countless celebrations and a few speeches; graduates will be left, just as we were, to figure out how their years of education can pay dividends.

Prather’s Pick: A letter that changed two lives

This week’s book is written for teen readers (juvenile/young adult), but older readers will enjoy reading it, too. I liked it a lot! It’s an inspirational book and a true story. “I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives” was written by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch (who helped Caitlin and Martin tell their story). The book is published by Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Bear euthanized, suspected of ripping through shed door in Steamboat

Colorado Division of Wildlife officers chose to euthanize a problem bear that was caught in a trap Monday night in Steamboat Springs.

Craig Middle School teacher receives $5,000 grant for iPads

Craig Middle School students’ physical education experience is about to get high-tech.

Craig Briefs: AAA projects jump in Memorial Day Travel

AAA Colorado projects 632,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 5 percent increase from last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years, according to a news release.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Impressions of 2015 legislative session

The 2015 session was more contentious than expected but still very rewarding for me. It was an honor to serve you for another session but, of course, Joyce and I are happy to be home.

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Federal judge rules in favor of environmentalists

On Friday, a federal judge sided with WildEarth Guardians on their claim that the Office of Surface Mining did not comply with federal law when it approved mining plans for Colowyo and Trapper mines.

Business Buzz: DBA to host downtown cleanup day May 17

Business news from across Northwest Colorado.

Senior Spotlight: Small trips, warm days

A couple weekends ago, the weather was perfect for a drive, so my daughter and I went to Meeker. I wanted to check out the Wallbridge Memorial Wing at Pioneer Medical Center and have a look at the new facility being built. We had a nice tour of the existing nursing home and while there I found out that an old friend of mine was a resident there.

Stephanie Pearce: Honoring our flag, tradition, heritage

My flag. She brings me pride every time I see her. She makes me emotional when I sing our national anthem to her as I stand in reverence with my right hand over my heart. You see, my flag, she is sacred. She demands respect just by being.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 11, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.