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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado residents rally for coal in Denver

Miners and community members gathered in the Kmart parking lot early Tuesday morning to board a fleet of buses to Denver to rally in support of coal.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss school district

The Craig Daily Press will host its next Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café. Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss the state of Moffat County School District as it pertains to the recent hazing allegations, the district’s change in administrative staff and its budget.

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Gallery ‘popping up’ again in downtown Craig

Local artists will host a new pop-up gallery this week in downtown Craig, briefly taking over the premises of 518 Yampa Ave. from Thursday through Saturday.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival ready for weekend lift-off

Event includes many family activities

The fifth annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off early Friday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park as balloon enthusiasts take to the skies.

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YampaCare Family Medicine to replace Kinder Family Clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center announced Monday that it will rebrand and lease Kinder Family Clinic, a deal that Dr. Pamela Kinder has been working on for months.

Craig briefs: EPA rally to be held in Denver, Craig this week

A number of Moffat County residents are headed to Denver on Tuesday to attend the Environmental Protection Agency hearings its proposed Clean Power Energy Plan that targets the coal industry and coal-fired power plants.

Government update for July 27

Moffat County Commissioner agenda

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Two Craig painters excited for Steamboat art contest

Winnings include $10,000 top prize

Mary Pat Ettinger and Israel Holloway were recently accepted into Art Steamboat, a contest that's part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival in mid-August.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 28, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s LOVEMI fashion show makes striking debut

The LOVEMI Thrift Way Fashion Show took place this weekend, with the No Float Showboat located behind The OP Bar and Grill serving as a runway as people of all ages displayed a variety of unique wardrobes.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

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.