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Drugs, alcohol, cell phone use not a factor in fatal Tovar crash

Distracted driving likely was cause of crash

The investigation report for a December crash indicates Torivio Tovar was not texting at the time the accident occurred.

Colorado Senate bill helps rural communities promote agritourism

SB15-127 will help rural communities' advertising agencies promote local agritourism events without breaking the bank.

Government update for the week of Feb. 23

Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda and Craig City Council meeting agenda for the week of Feb. 23

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 23, 2015: Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21, 2015 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and live and silent auctions will follow.

Weather Watch: Scattered showers possible as cold moves into Craig

Craig and Moffat County will likely see some precipitation and definitely cooler temperatures this week as something wintry this way comes, showing it isn’t full-fledged springtime in these parts.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Daily Press wins prestigious awards from Colorado Press Association

The Craig Daily Press was recognized by the Colorado Press Association on Saturday night in Denver, winning 57 awards and three overall excellence awards for its creative services, advertising, editorial and website work in 2014.

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Car flips west of Craig on Highway 40

A sports utility vehicle rolled over Saturday night near Mile Marker 83 of Highway 40 west of Craig. A Toyota 4Runner was on its side with significant damage following an accident likely due to the iciness of the road.

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Northwest Colorado sees increased health insurance enrollment numbers for 2015

Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance closed on Sunday after an enrollment period fraught with technical glitches.Nonetheless, numbers released Thursday showed an uptick in enrollment for both Moffat and Routt counties this year over last.

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Maybell Bible Church offers wisdom, teaching with dose of humor

Pastor Linda Taylor looks blindness in the eye

Laughter pealed through the pews of Maybell Bible Church on a Sunday morning in early February, as it does most Sunday mornings starting at 10 a.m.

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Moffat County boys basketball earns Western Slope championship

The stars were aligned for a 3A Western Slope League title-deciding game when Grand Valley hosted Moffat County High School in a battle of one-loss teams. However, the visiting Bulldogs put their stamp on the game with a massive second quarter run to separate themselves from the Cardinals to secure the regular season crown with an 87-66 win.

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Moffat County, Northwest Colorado graduation rates above state average

Graduation rates in Moffat County fell from 86.8 percent in 2013 to 84.6 percent in 2014 but still remained above the state average of 77 percent and the state’s expected graduation rate of 80 percent, according to calculations based on Colorado Department of Education data released in late January.

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Mountain lion treed by border collie and chihuahua in Craig

Craig resident Riley Hoth and her friend Ericka Ramirez ran into a scaredy-cat at Loudy-Simpson Park on Thursday afternoon.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Feb. 20

Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

Legislative update for the week of Feb. 23

Here are the proposed Senate and House bills relevant to Northwest Colorado moving through Colorado's General Assembly.