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Craig schools pocket nearly $6k from Axis Steel fundraiser

Local businesses, community provide 65.4 tons of metal for recycling

After several weeks of collection, thousands of pounds of scrap metal have been gathered from around Moffat County, and local schools have a little bit more in their coffers as a result. The second annual Axis Steel Fabrication & Recycling PAC Fundraiser amounted to $5,904.22 for Craig’s educational institutions, including Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School, GOAL Academy and East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset elementary schools.

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French man's tricycle found in Yampa River

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said the trike was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers while they were doing a clean up on the Yampa River near the campground.

Lance Scranton: The value of meaning

Asked by members of the community to deliver a short address to those attending Baccalaureate this year, I thought back to one of my favorite books written many years ago that taught me some life lessons that have carried me through both good times and bad.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2015: Thursday’s Dude Dent awards night honors athletes

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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Moffat County Commission recap for May 19

Moffat County Commission recap for May 19

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper is on community needs

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. June 3 at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of discussion will center on how the Craig Daily Press news team can better serve the community.

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Moffat County seniors get their game faces on for Dude Dent Awards

Dinner to honor scholar athletes of all grade levels

To excel on the football field, basketball court or any other sporting venue takes talent. To do that and also succeed in the classroom is especially worthy of acknowledgment. Moffat County High School will pay tribute to its best and brightest athletes during the annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner Thursday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that will honor those who have played multiple sports throughout high school while still paying attention to their schoolwork.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 18, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County girls fly to four state track championships

Kayla Pinnt breaks own records, repeats as 100, 200 victor; girls place 4th, boys 31st

The Moffat County High School girls track team had a field day during the final stretch of the 3A State Championships at Jefferson County Stadium.

Craig Briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper on community needs

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. June 3 at The Memorial Hospital.

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Record numbers fill audience and stage for CNCC graduation

Colorado Northwestern Community College graduates and their families filled the Colorado Room on the Rangely campus like never before for the May 9 graduation ceremony.

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Yampa River Ranch Rodeo kicks off in Craig

Moffat County Fairgrounds’ bleachers were full on Friday evening as crowds gathered for the first night of cowboy revelry at the Yampa River Ranch Rodeo.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 16, 2015: Annual bike ride to Maybell gets in gear

The early morning “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle event hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Storage parking lot, 1592 W. Victory Way, in Craig.

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Moffat County swimmers end season with state preliminaries

Relay team posts best time

The Moffat County High School boys swim team made a splash at the 4A State Championships Friday in Thornton, though not quite as big as they needed it to be. The Bulldogs finished the season with some of their best times to date in three events: the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A jovial young giant

Noted cartoonist, Chester Klock, came to Moffat County in 1956 to do a series called “Familiar Faces” for the local Craig Empire-Courier newspaper.