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34-14 defeat by Aspen alters Moffat County football playoff projections

Moffat County High School varsity football is still in the running to reach the postseason, but the race is much closer than it was a week ago, after a 34-14 loss Friday in Aspen.

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Moffat County boys, girls runners on path to state meet

Girls cross country team wins 3rd consecutive regional championship

The boys and girls teams will attend the 3A state championships Oct. 25 in Colorado Springs after their strong showing at the 3A Region 1 competition Friday in Delta.

Government update for the week of Oct. 20

Moffat County Commissioner weekly agenda.

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Moffat County Republican Party chairwoman accepted into leadership program

As if Brandi Meek doesn’t already wear enough hats, she decided to put on another one.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Catalog sales savvy

Internet and catalog sales are an enormous part of today’s world of commerce bringing products and services from around the globe to doorsteps sometimes thousands of miles away. The idea of marketing outside a specific geographic area was nothing new to an enterprising Craig businessman 100 years ago.

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Moffat County volleyball can't finish upset bid of Steamboat on Senior Night

Moffat County High School volleyball took an early lead but ultimately fell, 3-1, against their Steamboat Springs rivals.

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Moffat County, Steamboat soccer end season with 2-0 Sailor win

Playoffs still possible for Steamboat team

They may not have been in the same classification for several years, but the Highway 40 rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Sailors was alive and well this week.

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Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton visits Craig, Trapper Mine

Visiting Northwest Colorado is important to Walker Stapleton because he wants to connect with area voters, but he was also excited to visit because he got to tour Trapper Mine after talking with Craig community members.

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Pineridge Homeowners' Association in Craig confronts challenges

Neighborhoods have struggles to deal with, and some formally convene to address those struggles. Such groups are often known as homeowners’ associations.

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Craig’s Doak Walker yearly football champions declared

Tigers, Saints big winners of youth football

With the long tweet of a whistle, another season of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football was officially finished Wednesday evening, with plenty of memories for the pint-sized stars of the gridiron and their families.

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Craig's solar garden to light up renewable opportunities

A partnership between the city of Craig, Clean Energy Collective and Yampa Valley Electric Association will offer residents the opportunity to participate in solar energy generation.

The heated climate change debate

The climate change debate continues to heat up political races across America. While the Obama administration passes clean energy policies, not everyone in the country agrees.

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Trapper Mine

Powering Craig Station since the 1970's

For Craig Station to produce its more than 1,000 megawatts of energy each year, it needs coal. It needs a lot of coal. Some of that coal comes from the Trapper Mine. It opened and began mining coal for its only customer, Craig Station, in 1977. The aboveground mine produces between 2 and 2 ½ million tons of coal every year for the plant.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Coal's history in the Yampa Valley

Black coal in a white apron

The official surveyor for the United States government after the Civil War, F.V. Hayden, completed his survey of the Rocky Mountain region in the early 1870s, which identified Northwest Colorado as home to one of the largest coal reserves in the United States.

School district primary benefactor of lease with Southwestern

In September 2014, Moffat County signed a lease with Southwestern Energy Production Company.