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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

Craig briefs: Corrective Disclosure with Federal Court filed

In a response to the lawsuit filed by the WildEarth Guardians, Trapper Mining, Inc. filed a corrective disclosure with United States District Court, District of Colorado on Wednesday, according to a news release from Trapper.

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Shrinking funds means less access to local care for veterans

Veterans’ are facing added constraints on where and from whom they can receive their health care as Congress and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to refine new protocols laid down by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.

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Fireworks and fun, but safety is number 1

There is plenty of room for fun, but while partaking in Independence Day revelry it is important to keep in mind proper firework safety and wildfire prevention.

On the record for July 2

On the record for July 2.

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Dinosaur National Monument fire under control

A lightning strike started a 500-acre wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument’s Ecklund Draw ignited last weekend in a remote portion of the monument on the Northwest Boundary.

Neton’s Then and Now: Welcome to Moffat County history

As a social studies teacher at MCHS, the invariable question that always arises from students is, “Why do we have to learn this stuff? It doesn’t mean anything to my life.” Even though social studies teachers groan at this question, it is one we must try to answer for students each and every day. Some days we are successful. Some days we are not.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 3, 2015: Billiards league getting organized for fall

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its sixth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, and teams are already forming and seeking players. The 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams. Players can qualify for a Las Vegas trip during both nights. The city champions from the past season will be competing at the nationals later this month.

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.