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Business Buzz: The Winner Is?

June 18, 2017 — The Community Improvement Award for June was given to Samuelson’s True Value Hardware, 456 Breeze Street. The Board of Realtors chose to recognize owner Mark Samuelson for the upgrades he made to the inside and outside of the store earlier this year. Economic development board […]

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Want a great garden? Here are 5 resources for Moffat County gardeners

June 13, 2017 — June is the month when area gardens are usually safe from frost and the time when many gardeners are completing outdoor gardens. Frost, clay soils, water, deer and a short growing season are some of the challenges faced by gardeners in Northwest Colorado. To enjoy […]

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Regional partnership opportunities propel Craig, Moffat broadband efforts

June 11, 2017 — Local efforts to provide faster internet connection in Craig and Moffat County are gathering steam, even as neighboring Rio Blanco County prepares to light up new broadband connections in Meeker and Rangely this month.

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Business Buzz: Community Impact Program awarded Union Pacific Foundation Grant

June 11, 2017 — The Moffat County United Way’s Community Impact Program received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation. The Bridges Out of Poverty initiative used within the Community Impact Program is helpful to the community by using three main components: community education about how poverty looks in […]

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Michelle Balleck: Are you ready to launch your business?

June 11, 2017 — I am constantly feeling out the local business environment to understand our community's needs and best serve them. Our Moffat County Business Climate Survey, conducted in February of this year, gave us insight into what's working and what needs improvement for our local business owners. […]

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Banking on family: Couple prepares to leave Craig to put family first

June 7, 2017 — The impracticality of spending another brutal Colorado winter far from family prompted one Craig couple to make the difficult decision to put service to family above service to a community they have come to love. "Before any rumors begin I want to confirm that (husband) […]

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Business Buzz: 8 new sellers at first Friday Farmers Market

June 4, 2017 — Shoppers enjoyed samples and selections offered by eight new and six returning sellers at the first Friday farmers market in Craig. Over the next few weeks the Craig Daily Press will visit with each market sellers, starting with four of the new sellers. • Handmade […]

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USDA Farm Service Agency sets timeline for County Committee nomination period

June 2, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on June 15. "County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs," said Acting […]

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Newspaper building facelift will cause brief inconvenience

June 1, 2017 — Staff report The Craig Daily Press is remodeling the outside of its building to improve its look and become a better downtown partner. Starting Monday, customers will have limited access to the front office of the newspaper for the week. Because of that, customers needing […]

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As one ‘Epp-ic’ career winds down another is set to go far

June 1, 2017 — Spending 50 years in one career is notable. Remarkable is continuing to love the work after so many years on the job. Professional Land Surveyor Peter Epp has had such a career. "I really like what I do. If I had a choice today, and […]

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7 things to know about Craig’s construction market

June 1, 2017 — In the gloom of the city budget, community development in 2016 provided a glimmer of growth. That growth saw the construction of four new commercial properties, and while no new stick homes were built, three permits were issued for new modular and manufactured (mobile) homes. […]

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Business Buzz: Local leaders attend broadband conference

May 28, 2017 — Several Craig and Moffat County representatives attended the Mountain Connect Broadband Conference last week at Keystone Resort and Conference Center. The event featured educational workshops, networking with state and federal agency representatives, and vendor booths. Local attendees included Craig City Manager Mike Foreman, Moffat County […]

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‘American Pickers’ seeking collections to film in Colorado

May 28, 2017 — A casting call has gone out Colorado-wide to find local characters with large collections of collectables to feature on a T.V. documentary. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Colorado in July 2017 to film episodes of the hit series 'American Pickers.' […]

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Business Buzz: Hard work secret to Madsen Fabrication’s success

May 21, 2017 — Business news from across Northwest Colorado.

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Craig farmers market seeks applications — kickoff for event is June 2

May 18, 2017 — Planning is well underway for this year's local summer farmer's market and first Friday fun fests. Market days are Friday from noon to 6 p.m. starting on June 2 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. The first Friday market of each month will include […]

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New barber shop creates buzz around Craig

May 16, 2017 — Craig — It's been a lifelong dream for Josh Fessler to open his own business, and on May 1 his vision came to life when he opened Fessler's Barber Shop and Salon in Craig. "I've always liked working for myself, whether it was mowing lawns […]

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L.O.V.E.M.I. thrift store in downtown Craig is closing May 31

May 15, 2017 — Craig — The drawbacks of owning and operating a retail store include being tied to store hours, and one small business owner in Craig is closing her doors to provide herself with the freedom to travel. "I am planning to take a break, to travel […]

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New store is a passion project for Craig woman

May 10, 2017 — Craig — Opening a store has fulfilled one woman's lifelong dream and will allow her to live her passions. "I've always loved antiques. It's my passion to find things. It's exciting. A lot of people have that fever," said new building and storeowner Tammy Burton. […]

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New soda fountain opens in Craig on Monday

May 7, 2017 — Cindi Crabtree's dedication to coal communities comes full circle Monday as she celebrates the grand opening of her ice cream shop called Bear Coal Soda Fountain. She named the business after a coal mine her grandfather Tony Bear accidentally discovered in Paonia in 1926. He […]

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Business Buzz: Community recognizes Small Business, Economic Development weeks

May 7, 2017 — National Small Business Week is being celebrated through Saturday across the nation, and the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership and the Marianna Raftopoulos Business Success Center are in full support of the commemoration. Small Business Week highlights the economic and community impact of entrepreneurs and small […]

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