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Unknown party dumps large amounts of trash in Yampa River

When Tim Boyle set out to work on Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday morning, he noticed an alarming sight on the bank of the Yampa River — trash.

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Humane society hopes to create dog park in Craig

The Moffat County Humane Society is looking to secure a grant to help create a dog park in Craig.

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Craig’s Grand Olde West Days a fun festival with new, old cowboy traditions

26th annual event sees changes for Memorial Day weekend happenings

For a quarter-century, the kickoff to summer has been a grand thing to behold in Northwest Colorado. The 26th annual Grand Olde West Days takes place this weekend, bringing in a huge schedule of cowboy and cowgirl activities for Memorial Day weekend.

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Senior prank shows creativity, cooperation

This year, seniors welded a junk car around a light post in the parking lot of Moffat County High School.

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Sunset Elementary School students find familial audience for their books

Third-graders spend five weeks creating books, then share their work with family, classmates

“It was nice because (the students) interacted with the parents,” said parent Megan Jones.

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Moffat County sports honor best of the bunch with ‘Dude’ Dent award

Another year of Moffat County High School sports is in the books, and now comes the time to remember a bit of local history as a select group of athletes set their sights forward. The Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that includes a variety of athletic awards and culminates in the presentation of the Dude Dent trophy and Outstanding Female Athlete to the cream of the crop for the Bulldogs.

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Craig briefs: Commissioners express opposition to BLM plan

A former Craig doctor who was convicted of overprescribing narcotic painkillers has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

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Operation Round Up causing concern for some customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association’s effort to raise money for local charities has some Craig customers feeling deceived and even threatening legal action.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 25, 2016: Moffat County sports physicals available

Students who plan to participate in sports at Craig Middle School or Moffat County High School during the 2016-17 school year can receive their physical examination from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Yampa Ave. The cost is $15 per student.

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Rosie Crosthwaite, revered preschool teacher, retires from Eagle's Nest

Rosie Crosthwaite has taught and directed preschool for 39 years

“I’m going to miss her a tremendous amount,” said Preschool Director Angie Roberts, who described Crosthwaite as a strong source of teaching inspiration. “She’s taught me what I know … She’s given this community a lot of years with kids and grandkids and great grandkids.”

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CNCC to offer creative mix of teen summer camps

Camps tapping teen interests to be presented for the first time in Craig

Desiree Moore, CNCC’s director of community education, said this was the first summer for the camps at the Craig campus.

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Road construction delays motorists

Traffic impacts can be expected northbound and southbound on Colorado Highway 9, Monday through Friday, during daylight hours, according to a news release.

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Craig briefs: Moffat County Library to be closed Tuesday

Moffat County Library will be closed Tuesday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Craig group advocates for retail marijuana in city

The five members of the Committee to Grow Craig advocate for retail pot as a way to create new industry and inject cash into a desperate economy.

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Business Buzz: Free Community Dinner on June 3 in downtown Craig

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