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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss economy

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. July 8 at The Memorial Hospital. July’s topic of discussion will surround Moffat County’s economy in light of the Colowyo situation.

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Superintendent Brent Curtice announces he will stay in Craig

Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice made the announcement Tuesday morning that he will stay in Moffat County after being considered as one of three finalists for the position of superintendent in Montrose County School District.

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Craig Moffat Airport sees increased traffic

Craig Moffat Airport saw an increase in freight planes and private jets during the 70-day closure of Hayden’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 1, 2015: Fourth of July shooting event offered Saturday

Bears Ears Sportsman Club and Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host the Freedom Fun Shoot from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bears Ears range on Moffat County Road 7 north of Craig. The event includes multiple gun activities, including usage of the .22 rifle and long range rifle, the pistol bowling pin shoot and kid’s shoot. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Shooters are expected to bring their own firearms, ammunition and protective equipment. Tickets are $2 per person per game.

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Supreme Court rules against EPA

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency incorrectly interpreted the Clean Air Act by setting limits on emissions from power plants without considering costs to the industry.

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Abused rescue dogs find love in Craig home

Pups feel the joy of mud on their paws

Trish Foster, of Craig, rescued abused dogs from Texas. She hopes that her inspirational story will prompt others to rescue animals.

Business Buzz: Cramer Flooring moves locations, buys building

Business news across Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2015: Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Cottonwood, Silver Bullet tourneys approaching

The time is now to sign up for two of Yampa Valley Golf Course’s biggest tournaments, coming up in July, the 48th annual Cottonwood Classic and the 29th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic. The three-day Cottonwood Classic runs this week from Friday to Sunday, and players will be going after a $12,000 purse, providing registration is high. The $165 entry fee includes a demo day Thursday, meals and entry in multiple contests throughout the event.

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Women saddle up for barrel racing in Craig

Riding in the Rockies series continues through summer

The 14th annual Tri-State Barrel Racing Classic presented by Riding in the Rockies featured 102 entries as women of all ages brought their horses to the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig this weekend. Tearing through the fairgrounds arena at top speed with their hooved companions, riders honed their equestrian skills while competing for a purse of more than $2,000.

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Where the sage grouse roam, Part III: Will new regulations threaten Northwest Colorado's energy economy?

At a time when city and county officials are scrambling to find ways to diversify Moffat County’s economy to ensure its survival into the future, increased regulation designed to preserve sage grouse habitat could threaten to close the door on future oil and gas development.

Government update for June 26

Government update for June 26.

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Conservation Colorado: Happy 100th to a real dinosaur

Around 150 million years ago a great flood washed through what is now the Lower Yampa and Green River Valleys. Dozens of Jurassic creatures were pulled into a vortex of water and mud — their lives were lost but their bones were preserved. Thousands of years, layer upon layer of bones were buried in over 26 layers of mud and rock. All traces of the prehistoric beasts were lost.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.

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Moffat County’s Hugh Turner signs to play baseball for Michigan school

Hugh Turner, recent graduate from Moffat County High School, committed this week to play baseball for Finlandia University, a private school on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hugh will be receiving a partial scholarship for the NCAA Division school, where he plans to study sports medicine, physical therapy and sports management, possibly achieving a doctorate in the former two programs.

Colowyo case continues in the courts

On June 12, legal counsel for WildEarth Guardians filed their response in opposition to Colowyo Coal Co.’s motion for stay pending appeal.

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