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Letters to Santa event brings Christmas cheer to Craig kids

Children lined up at the Craig Daily Press Wednesday evening to drink hot cocoa and sit on Santa’s lap, telling him precisely what they want for Christmas. Some desired several gifts, while others asked for just one.

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Craig Middle School student expelled for bringing knives to school

Although the District Attorney's office elected not to charge the Craig Middle School student who brought knives onto school property, Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice said the student was expelled.

Moffat, Routt experience drops in unemployed workers

Moffat County had 242 more workers employed in October of this year and 129 fewer unemployed workers compared to October of last year.

Craig briefs: Craig Rotary offers trees left at reduced price

Craig Rotary still has a few Christmas trees left. All trees now are priced at a reduced rate of $30.

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Craig Elks shoot for great turnout at free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577 will host the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Dec. 16

Moffat County Jail report for Dec. 16

Craig Police Department November calls for service drop from last year

Craig Police Department received 830 calls this November compared to 1,060 calls last November, according to the police station’s 2014 progress report.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 17, 2014: Youth hockey brings in teams for tourney

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team will host the ‘Tis the Season Tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.

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Northwest Colorado-based air ambulance logs 100th mission in 9 months

When Classic Air Medical launched its Bell 407 helicopter for it 100th mission flight from Northwest Colorado on Dec. 8, it traveled a little bit out of its usual territory to transfer a 20-year-old woman having seizures from Rangely District Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Moffat County Commissioner Dec. 15 meeting recap

Moffat County Commissioner meeting recap for Dec. 15

Craig briefs: BLM to burn slash piles through December

The Bureau of Land Management’s Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine if weather conditions are favorable. Fire personnel will burn slash piles when snow is at least 3 inches or more on the ground and the chance of fire spreading is unlikely.

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Downtown Books, Craig's only bookstore, to close in January

Craig Mayor Terry Carwile will close the Downtown Books chapter of his life Jan. 15.

Craig Biz Buzz for Dec. 15, 2014: Rebates, coupons can save shoppers money

With the holiday season in full swing, shoppers tend to look for coupons and discount codes as a means to save money. Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming offers these tips if you’re looking for rebates or coupons.

Senior Spotlight: Keep a merry mindset this Christmas

My holiday celebrating has included a visit from my brother Joe, during which we had a good time getting caught up on family news and views. The visit prompted me to call and visit with other family members I haven’t seen in quite a while, which in turn got me to thinking about sending out Christmas cards.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 15, 2014: Elks Lodge sponsors free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge 1577 will play host to the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Dec. 20 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.