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Higher education funding overhaul seeks Northwest Colorado's input

Funding discussion held in Craig

Affordability, access and employability emerged as important issues for higher education in Northwest Colorado at a meeting held Thursday to discuss statewide higher education funding.

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Errors aid Aspen’s 3-1 victory against Moffat County soccer

MCHS lost, 3-1, to the visiting Skiers in a match that saw them shuffle their placement of players.

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Moffat County plans to smarten up against Battle Mountain

Homecoming game takes place Friday

Last week saw the Moffat County High School varsity football team take a break from regular play, only to launch into the work of practices. They’ve used that time to come back stronger than ever as the important part of their season begins.

Missing Craig man's truck found

A rancher in northern Routt County found John Michael Simons' truck after Simons went missing in July

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Girls hit hard in Moffat County Powder Puff Football

The girls of Moffat County High School took over the gridiron Wednesday as part of the Homecoming week festivities for Powder Puff Football.

The Memorial Hospital in Craig sees positive boost in finances

The Memorial Hospital in Craig has seen some numbers to be happy about in its financial reports in recent months. The hospital experienced a rough financial ride last year, cycling through two CEOs and laying off staff because of low volume, but 2014 seems to be showing a promising turnaround for the organization.

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Moffat County sweeps Aspen in Homecoming faceoff

To say the Moffat County High School volleyball teams mopped the floor with their latest opponents might be an overstatement. However, all three levels of players still cleaned up nicely. From the freshmen to the varsity squad, the Bulldogs swept the Aspen Skiers Tuesday night in their first home games of the season.

Chickens dominate Craig City Council

Chickens and bachelor's degrees out of Colorado Northwestern Community College were the big topics at Craig City Council's Tuesday night meeting.

Craig briefs: Newspaper welcomes photo submissions

The Craig Daily Press welcomes photo submissions from community members. If you have cool photos you took while on vacation, camping or hunting, or even photos of your child’s birthday party, submit them to editor@CraigDailyPress.com.

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Colorado Children's Campaign report sheds light on child well-being in Moffat County

Members of Moffat County youth- and education-related organizations gathered Tuesday morning to hear the latest data from the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s 2014 “Kids Count in Colorado!” report, which compiles data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to assess early childhood development, child health and education throughout the state.

Dr. Thomas Told named dean of Rocky Vista medical program

Earlier this month, Thomas Told was named the dean and chief academic officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker. Told has been part of Rocky Vista since 2009 and was the interim dean for College of Osteopathic Medicine for the past year before moving to the position permanently.

Moffat County Jail unaffected by ACLU campaign

For the past few months, the Colorado ACLU has campaigned for county sheriff's offices to stop honoring illegal Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds. Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz explains why the Moffat County Jail isn't affected as much as other Colorado jails.

Advocates Crisis Support Services recovers from embezzlement case

Sharon Farquhar, executive director of Advocates Crisis Support Services, said the organization has recovered from a case of embezzlement and funding has not been dropped.

Moffat County commissioner Sept. 23 meeting recap

Fall lawn cleanup safety and Craig’s Senior Social Center were among topics of discussion at the Moffat County commissioners’ weekly Tuesday meeting.

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Swinging Bridge decisions on hold

Moffat County commissioners as well as members of the bridge and road department met with Roy Tipton on Monday morning to discuss options and plans for the Swinging Bridge project.