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Craig briefs: Book signing by local area resident is Saturday

Lou Dean will be at Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about her latest book, “On My Ass: Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail.”

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Alkali Fire in Moffat County is 75 percent contained; fire danger in region remains high

The nearly 20,700 acre Alkali Fire in Moffat County has been 75% contained as of Friday evening with no real perimeter growth, according to Lynn Barclay with the Bureau of Land Management. A reduced firefighter crew continued to build containment lines and extinguish hot spots Friday.

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Northwest Colorado residents to rally for coal in Denver

EPA carbon emission hearings to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday

Next week is a big deal for friends of coal. Dozens of Northwest Colorado residents and lawmakers will head to Denver on Tuesday to testify and rally on behalf of the coal industry.

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John Rossfeld named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital has officially announced John Rossfeld as its permanent chief executive officer.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Remnants of Loyd community

Driving the vast distances throughout Moffat County it is hard to imagine all the little burgs, post offices and stores that once dotted the immense landscape. Traveling south today on U.S. Highway 13, there are signs of new oil and gas activity, but the first oil boom to hit the region actually originated in that remote area. The first oil wells were drilled in Moffat County in the early 1920s, and as a result of that activity, numerous small communities sprang up.

Craig briefs: Book signing by local resident is Saturday

Lou Dean will be at Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about her latest book, “On My Ass: Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail.”

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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes

The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

Safety improvements underway for Highway 13

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a $7.4 million resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 13 from mile markers 79 to 88, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40, according to a press release.

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The Memorial Hospital holds meet-and-greet for CEO finalist

Tuesday evening, The Memorial Hospital invited community members to meet John Rossfeld, current interim CEO and finalist for the permanent CEO position at the hospital.

Craig briefs: Curtice will not reveal hazing punishment

The Craig Daily Press wrote an editorial that appeared in the July 19 Saturday Morning Press, asking Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice to reveal what punishment the school district has in store for the upperclassmen who allegedly hazed freshmen at football camp in Evanston, Wyoming, in June.

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Goodnight, Texas to rock Craig this weekend

Folk rock group promoting release of new album

The folk rock group Goodnight, Texas will perform Friday and Saturday nights at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill.

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Pot cultivation question to appear on Moffat County ballot — retail option not included

Moffat County Commissioners will ask voters in November if they want to approve marijuana cultivation facilities within county limits, however they opted not to address retail pot sales at this time.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 21, 2014: Craig Youth Hockey seeks coaches for season

Craig Youth Hockey is looking for coaches for the 2014-15 hockey season.

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