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Craig Daily Press welcomes new designer

The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 25, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Fire/Rescue offers tropical fun at weekend luau

Event a fundraiser for scholarships

The 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball was well-attended Saturday night at The O.P. Bar and Grill by folks wanting to kick back and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and good company.

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Fire erupts inside Craig mobile home Saturday

Hume: Cause of blaze uncertain

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at Unit 302 of Craig’s Cedar Mountain Village. The members of Craig Fire/Rescue received the call shortly after 3:30 p.m., and were quick to respond alongside personnel from Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services.

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Back-to-school activities promise good year ahead for Moffat County schools

As the nights cooled and the mad rush of summer coasted to a close this last week, kids, parents and teachers began the yearly ritual of back-to-school nights and orientations.

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Moffat County High School football preps for greatness

The Moffat County High School football team’s season officially has begun, and amid a great deal of changes, players remain ready to do what they love more than anything: Grab the pigskin and do their school proud.

Stretches of I-70 to be repaired by ski season

The Colorado Department of Transportation and APC Southern will begin work next week on a paving project along Interstate 70 in Eagle, Summit and Clear Creek counties, according to a news release.

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Moffat County High School football outdone by Rifle in 62-7 opener

Moffat County High School’s football team is in the process of building its way back to respectability. The Rifle Bears on Friday showed the Bulldogs just how far they need to go.

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TV show, Craig book signing target Western figure Tom Horn

History will come alive in the next few days for Moffat County residents. The Museum of Northwest Colorado will host a book-signing and presentation by Larry Ball, the writer of “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Foodies and coffee that won the West

Preparing coffee in the old West was quite a process. The Museum of Northwest Colorado penned an interesting story this week about the process.

Craig Education Briefs for Aug. 23, 2014: 1st day of school for Moffat County School District is Monday

Students of Moffat County public schools will head back to school Monday morning at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students, 8:05 a.m. for middle school students and 7:55 a.m for high school students.

Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids age 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit Craig for panel discussion on coal

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized a listening tour — hosted by the county — during which members of the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 8 will visit Craig on Sept. 10 and 11. A panel discussion will take place Sept. 10, giving the community an opportunity to share their stories about the coal industry with EPA representatives.

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Moffat County, Craig officials discuss Shadow Mountain progress

The Phase 1 stage of the Shadow Mountain construction project is well underway, a fact not lost on the residents of the subdivision, who met Thursday night at American Legion Post 62 to talk with county and city officials about what they can continue to expect from the work happening around them.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team placed 10th out of 12 3A teams during the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Thursday in Colorado Springs. Ashley Suits was the top finisher for MCHS, clocking in at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.