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Craig briefs: CDOT released seatbelt after campaign in state

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently partnered with Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to successfully complete statewide Click It or Ticket heightened seatbelt patrols.

CMEDP: More good news for Craig’s economy concerning broadband

The city of Craig recently asked Terry Carwile to bring together those interested in high speed telecommunications and broadband for our community. Terry has encouraged conversation between the Local Technology Planning Team, Craig Moffat Economic Development and others interested in broadband for Moffat County.

Business Buzz: YVDP releases economic Fast Facts

Yampa Valley Data Partners is a nonprofit that tracks economic figures for Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. The group releases Fast Facts to highlight various economic indicators for each county.

Moffat County Commissioners consider county manager

Moffat County Commissioners are starting the conversation on hiring a county manager and have sought funding for the position.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 3, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival attracts record turnout

A bustle of balloons, runners and pancake flippers broke the early morning silence at Loudy-Simpson Park Saturday morning for the sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival.

Craig briefs: Free park entrance to active-duty military, veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

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CNCC Salon & Spa good deal for both students, customers

Craig residents in need of an affordable haircut or in the mood for a pedicure need look no further than Craig’s own Salon and Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Craig salutes Veterans Charity Riders

Motorcycle program for soldiers stops passes through Northwest Colorado

They’ve served in some of the most brutal parts of the world, fought through the loss of body parts and sustained some memories that might still give them nightmares — to say the least, the participants in the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis have earned some fun. The cross-country effort to raise awareness about combat veterans and giving something back to them pulled into Craig Friday afternoon to a small but enthusiastic greeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.

Hayden reader of the week: Eve Phillips

The reader of the week seven for Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading program is two-year-old Eve Phillips. Eve is one of the youngest Readers of the Week in the history of this program. She is a Craig resident along with her parents Courtney Archuleta and Seth Phillips.

Interior Department takes comments on federal coal leasing

The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Study finds health problems in older adults linked to giving up driving

Announcements, events, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

TMH Living Well: When to call 911

Your son falls while climbing on a boulder and is unresponsive. Your toddler has had the stomach flu for two days, and now she is listless. It’s time to call 911. For parents, it’s hard to make these care decisions on the fly when we’re feeling stressed and scared. Here are some guidelines on when to call 911 and when to opt for driving to the ER or walk-in care.

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Study shows consumers still find sunscreen labels confusing

Though its been more than two years since the United States Food and Drug Administration rewrote the rules on sunscreen labeling, many consumers are still confused at what the numbers and letters on bottles mean. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Dermatology publication in June revealed that consumers don’t have a clear understanding of the meaning of SPF and difference between numeric SPF levels, the difference between UVA and UVB ray protection and the purpose of “broad spectrum” products.

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