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On the record for Moffat County Jail April 24

The daily cops roundup and jail report.

Moffat County High School prom takes place Saturday night

Moffat County High School’s prom will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way.

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Moffat County seniors Swindler, Cleverly win Dude Dent awards for 2014

Jazmine Swindler and Taft Cleverly were selected as the recipients for outstanding achievement on and off the field.

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Craig secretaries reflect on time with schools

In honor of Secretary’s Day, also known as Administrative Professionals Day, the Craig Daily Press stopped by schools around town to speak with some of the people who help make the wheels turn in the educational world and to say thank you to the secretaries, bookkeepers, office assistants and all who fill such roles in our schools, with each of them having their own unique story about what brought them to their jobs.

Craig briefs: Colorado gas prices dip slightly this past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado fell 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.62 per gallon, according to gasoline price website www.gasbuddy.com.

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Moffat County Commissioner, Craig City Council April 22 recap

The recaps for the April 22 Moffat County Commissioner meeting and City Council meeting.

Advocates raises awareness about sexual assault for Denim Day

Advocates Crisis Support Services, a Craig organization that aids victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, is recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month by encouraging business to celebrate Denim Day today. The non-profit suggested businesses across the community allow their employees to wear jeans for Denim Day to address the problem of sexual assault and victim blaming, said Sharon Farquhar, executive director of Advocates.

Seniors can receive early work for TMH health fair

The Memorial Hospital will host the second annual Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at its facilities at 750 Hospital Loop. As part of the event, which includes low-cost health screenings and presentations by physicians and health experts, seniors can participate in a blood draw ahead of time from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St.

On the record for Moffat County jail April 21

The daily cops roundup and jail report.

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Starbucks back in business in Craig

Coffee company opens new location in City Market

After much anticipation brewing for several months, Starbucks Coffee Company made its return to Craig this weekend. The provider of blended beverages, pastries and more offered its grand opening Easter Sunday at a kiosk location in the southeast corner of City Market.

Craig briefs: MCHS class reunion for 1994 graduates in June

The Moffat County High School Class of 1994 is holding its 20th class reunion on June 13 and 14.

8th-graders express selves through poetry contest

Winners to read poems Wednesday night

The chance to hear the words of the next great young writers will be happening this week. The winners of the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest will be reading their entries Wednesday afternoon at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The contest highlights the talents of the top 10 poets of Craig Middle School’s eighth grade class, with five ranked places and five honorable mentions.

Weather Watch: Winds to impact Craig’s climate

Batten down the hatches because the atmosphere of Northwest Colorado may be hard to handle this week. After harsh winds Sunday afternoon, the pattern looks to repeat for Craig and the surrounding areas, according the National Weather Service.

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Resurrecting the history of Craig churches

Sunday is a significant day for those of the Christian faith as they celebrate the events forming the basis of their religion, the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. With numerous local sites to worship during the holiday, the Craig Daily Press has compiled a brief history for many of the churches in town.