From The Editor: The vast world of Northwest Colorado's energy economy

Imagine life without electricity. Picture yourself, rushing home after a long day at work and fumbling around for matches to light a candle so you can illuminate your house.

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Craig's solar garden to light up renewable opportunities

A partnership between the city of Craig, Clean Energy Collective and Yampa Valley Electric Association will offer residents the opportunity to participate in solar energy generation.

The heated climate change debate

The climate change debate continues to heat up political races across America. While the Obama administration passes clean energy policies, not everyone in the country agrees.

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Trapper Mine

Powering Craig Station since the 1970's

For Craig Station to produce its more than 1,000 megawatts of energy each year, it needs coal. It needs a lot of coal. Some of that coal comes from the Trapper Mine. It opened and began mining coal for its only customer, Craig Station, in 1977. The aboveground mine produces between 2 and 2 ½ million tons of coal every year for the plant.

School district primary benefactor of lease with Southwestern

In September 2014, Moffat County signed a lease with Southwestern Energy Production Company.

Northwest Colorado energy industry economic impacts

Without Colorado’s robust energy industry, much of America wouldn’t be able to turn lights on or watch TV.

Business Buzz: Loaf ‘N Jug in Craig gets facelift

The Loaf ‘N Jug on the west side of Craig is going through a complete remodel that’s expected to be complete by the end of this week.

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Northwest Colorado preps for ski season

Making the most of the upcoming ski season means preparing for the slopes well before the first chairlift ride of the winter.

Business Buzz: New government/energy reporter starts at the Craig Daily Press

Business news for the Moffat County community.

Business buzz: Economic indicators shows uptick in coal production

Yampa Valley Data Partners released its Fast Facts report last week, outlining recent economic activity in Northwest Colorado. The following are economic indicators for Moffat and Routt counties.

Craig businesses look for entries in Upcycle Contest

The judging for the Upcycle Contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park.

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.

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Craig businesses show love for local shoppers

Summer contest winners announced

Shopping locally has paid off for quite a few Northwest Colorado residents, as well as the businesses they’ve patronized. The Locals Love You More contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association during the summer recently announced the winners of a variety of prizes, 44 to be exact. Names were drawn at random Thursday morning from a collection of entries from shoppers.