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Craig briefs: McDonald’s to host Night Out programming

National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America, according to a news release.

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Moffat County School District to keep popular literacy program in response to teachers' pleas

News that a program associated with Passport to Reading was on the chopping block this month brought forth cries from parents and teachers who were unhappy to see it go, leading to a decision from Moffat County School District administration Thursday to retain the program for the coming school year.

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Community convenes for Colowyo

Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday night at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment.

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Summer sweat means winter strength for Moffat County basketball

While others are trying to cool off this time of year, Moffat County High School hoopsters are staying hot. It’s been a busy summer for MCHS boys and girls basketball, and coaches Sam McLeod and Eric Hamilton have taken note of those athletes who have made the effort to retain and improve their skills in the sport.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 31, 2015: Saturday’s Elevate Education 5K to benefit FMCE

As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education will host the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. during the hot air balloon launch, with the races beginning at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 for ages 18 and older, kids run for free. Everyone receives a t-shirt, and prizes will go to the top individuals in different age brackets with a traveling trophy going to the group or business with the most racers.

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Moffat County Fair looking for riders in open horse show, ranch horse jackpot

The Moffat County Fairgrounds will be packed with horses this weekend. As part of the Moffat County Fair, the Open Horse Show takes place with the English division at 4 p.m. Friday and the Western division at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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4 wildland fires ignite around Moffat County Thursday afternoon

Officials responded to four wild land fires in Moffat County Thursday.

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Veterans Charity Ride coming through Northwest Colorado Friday

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 invites the community to join them as they welcome a unique group coming through Craig this week. Roaring into town at about 3:30 p.m. Friday will be the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a cross-country motorcycle journey for men and women who have served their nation in the Armed Forces, an effort which raises awareness about vets who have been injured in the line of duty.

BLM to gather wild horses in Northwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in Northwest Colorado as early as September 2015, according to a BLM press release.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals

The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.

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Craig City Council recap for July 28

Craig City Council recap for July 28.

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Local officials look to new lodging tax for economic development dollars

Community leaders have been busy in recent months brainstorming ways to bolster Moffat County’s economic future amidst myriad challenges facing the region’s energy-based economy, and a proposed lodging tax is quickly gaining traction.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival offering more balloons, more activities in sixth year

The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival heats up Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park, with plenty of activities in both the skies and on the ground. A field of 22 balloonists — the greatest number to date — will be launching at 6:30 a.m. each day, weather permitting filling the air with a rainbow of colors.

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Trapper Mine continues to update court

Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week.

Community meetings on Colowyo planned

Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.

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