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Museum of Northwest Colorado: The start of a Moffat County family line

Communities are comprised of so many types of family structures, some very mobile and far ranging, others stationary for generations. One early settler into Northwest Colorado was A.L. Durham, who came into the area in 1879 with his freighting business out of Rawlins. On one of his trips back from Meeker to Rawlins in September of that year, Durham met Major Thornburg with his soldiers, heading towards Milk Creek.

Craig briefs: Wildlife zones to remain on Colorado corridors

According to a news release, the Colorado Department of Transportation traffic met with local law enforcement in Rio Blanco, Moffat and Garfield counties and Colorado State Patrol and will keep several wildlife zones intact on Colorado Highway 13, U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 82.

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Trapper comment period closed Thursday

The public comment period for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s preliminary environmental assessment of Trapper Mine came to a close on Thursday.

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Jury convicts Craig doctor of overprescibing medication, killing patient

A Craig doctor faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of unlawfully prescribing controlled substances and causing the death of one his patients, according to court documents.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 13, 2015: Shoot hoops at open gym

Craig Parks & Recreation is hosting open gym basketball and pickup games for ages 15 and older Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School. 915 Yampa Ave, running through February. The cost is $2.50 per person at the door, with punch cards available.

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Life in the fast lane: Moffat County’s Kayla Pinnt signs for college track

State champion Bulldog runner to compete for Colorado State University

Kayla Pinnt is running toward a goal, and this week saw her take a huge step toward it. As part of National Letter of Intent Day, the Moffat County High School senior completed the paperwork Wednesday to run track for Colorado State University. The temptation to sign the letter early was great for the accomplished speedster, who didn’t win six state championships and multiple school records over the past two years by standing still.

History in Focus: The first Craig man to die in WWII

The life of John Levkulich was a series of “firsts.” He was the first-born American son of Czech immigrants. This immigrant son was the first of his family to return to Europe and the first man from Moffat County to die during World War II.

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Larry Cook fought Soviets as Army counterintelligence agent

After the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950, Larry Cook decided to enlist in the U.S. Army rather than wait to be drafted under the Selective Service Act.

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Brian and Kara Soper: A military love story

Craig couple share bond of time in Army, service in Iraq

Brian and Kara Soper look back fondly on their time served in the United States military. Yes, it was a way for them to honor the nation they love, but it was also what helped them find love with one another.

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Bob Nicodemus: Craig veteran with 97 years of stories to tell

On Tuesday morning, 97-year-old Bob Nicodemus could be found at the top of a ladder on his front driveway, extracting leaves from a leaky gutter.

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Craig's Veterans continue to serve

Though their time in the military might be over, Craig’s veterans are still finding ways to serve others.

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Moffat County High School honors accomplishments of fall sports season

The Moffat County High School gym was full of people and full of pride Tuesday night as the fall sports teams acknowledged its many triumphs. Teams including football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer, boys golf and rodeo handed out awards as part of the evening, while the spirit team — who will receive awards following the winter season — and MCHS girls who participate in Meeker’s varsity softball team also received acknowledgement.

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Craig City Council recap for Nov. 10: Colowyo gives the city $15k

Craig City Council recap for Nov. 10.

Test results show no indication of bacterial meningitis Tuesday

Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 11, 2015: MCHS winter sports commence practices

Moffat County High School’s winter sports teams officially begin practices for their respective seasons Thursday afternoon, in accordance with the rules of Colorado High School Activities Association. The wrestling, girls basketball and girls swimming teams will start their practices this week, while boys basketball’s sessions will not begin until Monday.