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Craig officials work with owner of collapsed Breeze Street building

The owner of the collapsed building at the foot of Breeze Street is working with city officials to get the mess cleaned up in a timely fashion.

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Moffat County Board of Education picks 4 superintendent finalists

Interviews with the finalists are scheduled for May 10

Board President Darrell Camilletti said interviews with the candidates are planned for May 10, with the school board conducting 90-minute interviews and three community-and-school-staff committees conducting hour-long interview sessions.

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Craig Briefs: Preserving last frontier group meets Saturday

Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The program will be presented by Bill Yost about the Yost family who lived on Sage Creek. For more information, call 970-824-6761.

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Government update for the week of April 25

Government update for the week of April 25.

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Craig hosts meeting with Air Pollution Control Division

The city of Craig is hosting the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division for a public event to discuss the future of energy communities on Wednesday.

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Craig’s Sheyenne Cromer bowls over competition at state

Teen to compete in national event this summer

The idea of qualifying for a national event was so nice, Sheyenne Cromer just had to do it twice. Breakout bowling star Cromer won the 2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament for girls 20 and under, held April 16 and 17 in Fort Collins. The Craig teen was not the only competitor from Northwest Colorado to bowl at the event, as fellow local rollers Trent Hillewaert and Chase Peed also made it to state, though she was the last one left standing in the finals.

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Fruita Monument meet sees Moffat County track set new school records

Girls hit new marks in 4x100-meter relay, 400 dash, 100 hurdles

Records are made to be broken, and that’s what members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams did Friday afternoon. Fruita Monument’s Phil Wertman Invitational was the site of numerous Bulldog bests as MCHS girls tracksters earned new school records in the 4x100-meter relay, 100 hurdles and 400 dash.

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SAPP’s pancake breakfast provides funds for Craig activities

Program emphasizes youth alternatives to drug use

A hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, and a meal that helps support a healthy community is even better. Craig’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program served up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee aplenty Saturday morning at the local McDonald’s as part of a fundraiser to support SAPP’s work in the area to promote education about use of illicit substances and alternatives for young people.

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CNCC students, community members paint, draw, dream for coming art show

Students and other artists can submit their works on Monday, before evening's show

The art show is open to students and to members of the larger community, and the first-place artwork from each category will be purchased by the college for $500 and put on display.

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Moffat County Libraries tap One Book 4 Colorado program during story time

This year's selection is "Giraffes Can't Dance," by Giles Andreae

“It’s just fun,” said Christy Gonzales, library services supervisor for Moffat County Libraries, reflecting on her reading of “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to a group of children.

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Craig native Clint Wells runs big in Boston Marathon

Moffat County graduate wins race’s Master’s Division

One of the most prestigious races in the world took place earlier this week, and among the fleet of foot from across the globe were those who have called Craig, Colorado home. Craig native Clint Wells won the Master’s Division of the 120th Boston Marathon, held Monday, with a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race.

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Craig briefs: Prevention program holds pancake breakfast

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is holding a pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 and include a hotcake and sausage breakfast with orange juice or coffee. Tickets can be purchased from participating third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and will also be available at the event.

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Craig Rural Fire Protection District election is May 3

New facility being built for firetrucks, other fire department storage

As wildland fire season begins, the Craig Rural Fire Protection District is looking at an election and the beginning of construction on a new storage facility.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Life is a Breeze

Uncovering history behind Craig's street names

About 1880, two young brothers from Illinois came out to Breckenridge to pursue their careers as attorneys. Lemuel and John Breeze weren’t long in that mining district before their instincts for land drew them across the rugged Rocky Mountain divide to settle on the Bear River, now known as the Yampa River. Arriving in mid-summer of 1883, the brothers chose wide, meadow lands bordering the south banks of the river, near the future site of Craig.

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Education Briefs: Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high

For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.