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Where the wind blows

Northwest Colorado is home to coal, oil, natural gas, and now, a solar garden. But what about wind power?

Northwest Colorado energy industry economic impacts

Without Colorado’s robust energy industry, much of America wouldn’t be able to turn lights on or watch TV.

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Yampa Valley Electric Association: We'll leave the light on for you

Stretching across Moffat and Routt counties and even reaching into Wyoming is the cooperative Yampa Valley Electric Association, which is the next stop for the power produced by Hayden station. Though methods of providing power and levels of demand have changed greatly since the company’s 1940 inception, the mission to keep the state alight remains the same.

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Coal Mining 101: Out of the ground and onto the grid

Though most of us benefit from the work done in a coal mine, few people ever gain a first-hand understanding of how the stuff gets from deep inside the ground to the stuff that turns our lights on.

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Craig Station works to supply the demand

Craig Station is one of the largest coal-fired power plants in Colorado.

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Craig's community groups prevent bad habits, encourage healthy ones

Tuesday night’s Craig City Council meeting brought gifts from adolescents to the Craig Police Department, as well as a proposed plan for a Craig-wide obstacle course.

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Moffat County cross country: Ready, set, regionals

Things are moving at just the right pace as the members of the Moffat County High School cross country move into the final part of their season. The teams will be attending the 3A Region 1 competition this Friday in Delta, and if their performance last week is any indication, Moffat County may be state-bound.

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Moffat County graduate pumps up Grand Junction competition

Bodybuilder Mychal Beauchamp seeks to promote physical fitness

Keeping in peak physical condition can build a lot of brawn, but for Mychal Beauchamp, keeping the brain in good form is just as important.

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Love INC seeks more coats to help area residents weather the cold

As the last wave of summer warmth fades into freezing nights and cool autumn days, people are digging through their closets to pull out their winter gear. But for some families, staying warm and keeping their children snug during frigid temperatures can be a challenge.

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Moffat County Commissioner Oct. 14 meeting recap

At the weekly Moffat County commissioners’ meeting, commissioners discussed and decided on the following topics:

Craig briefs: Love INC Coat Drive is currently underway

Love INC’s annual coat drive started this week and runs through Friday. The organization seeks donated coats for those in need of warmth this winter. Last winter, Love INC distributed roughly 365 coats in addition to mittens, gloves and hats. If you have gently used coats (no sweaters or jackets), consider giving them to someone in need.

Government update for the week of Oct. 13

Moffat County Commissioners and Craig City Council agendas.

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French restaurant debuts in Craig

For Craig residents craving a taste of France, they needn’t travel far.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 13, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s Doak Walker football championships this week

The end of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football season takes place this week, with last week’s matches helping determine the arrangement of the championships on Tuesday and Wednesday.