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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes

The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

Safety improvements underway for Highway 13

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a $7.4 million resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 13 from mile markers 79 to 88, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40, according to a press release.

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The Memorial Hospital holds meet-and-greet for CEO finalist

Tuesday evening, The Memorial Hospital invited community members to meet John Rossfeld, current interim CEO and finalist for the permanent CEO position at the hospital.

Craig briefs: Curtice will not reveal hazing punishment

The Craig Daily Press wrote an editorial that appeared in the July 19 Saturday Morning Press, asking Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice to reveal what punishment the school district has in store for the upperclassmen who allegedly hazed freshmen at football camp in Evanston, Wyoming, in June.

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Goodnight, Texas to rock Craig this weekend

Folk rock group promoting release of new album

The folk rock group Goodnight, Texas will perform Friday and Saturday nights at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill.

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Pot cultivation question to appear on Moffat County ballot — retail option not included

Moffat County Commissioners will ask voters in November if they want to approve marijuana cultivation facilities within county limits, however they opted not to address retail pot sales at this time.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 21, 2014: Craig Youth Hockey seeks coaches for season

Craig Youth Hockey is looking for coaches for the 2014-15 hockey season.

Craig briefs: MCHS 50th class reunion to take place in August

The Moffat County High School Class of 1964 will have its 50th class reunion Aug. 15 through 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 21, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Business Buzz: Craig Daily Press welcomes new reporter

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Lauren Blair to the community. Blair will take Andy Bockelman’s place covering health care and education, and Bockelman will move into the sports and entertainment reporter position.

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Cast and Twang at Wyman Museum in Craig offers outdoor excitement to weekend

Fishing, catching frogs and shooting archery were only a few of the activities at this year’s Cast and Twang at the Wyman Living History Museum Saturday.

Craig briefs: Aerospace Business Road Trip is next week

For a second consecutive year, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable has organized a statewide business development and networking road trip event known as the Aerospace Business Development Road Trip.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Disappearing boom towns

Living in a remote community brings both incredible opportunities and sometimes daunting challenges