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Family escapes house fire in Craig

Emergency responders extinguished a house fire on Mack Lane around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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Better City presenting projects across Moffat County

The economic development firm contracted by Moffat County at the beginning of the year has identified several strategic projects that it hopes will be catalysts for local economic growth.

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Man injured in Craig industrial accident in stable condition

The Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. employee who was injured in an industrial accident on July 5 is in stable condition, according to Anson co-owner Mardi Anson.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2016: Gymkhana series open to young horseback riders

The 2016 Northwest Colorado Gymkhana Series takes place Wednesday nights at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way, running through Aug. 17. The weekly is open to age groups ranging from 4 and younger to 19 and older, with entries starting at 5:30 p.m. and riders beginning at 6 p.m. and including barrel racing poles and flags.

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Yampa Valley Young Professionals plan softball fundraiser

Registration deadline is on Friday

“When we had our softball league here, people would come just to hang out and watch — and to see their pals,” Amanda Tomlinson said.

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Craig briefs: Better City set to make presentation this week

Better City, an Ogden, Utah-based firm specializing in implementing business strategies and revitalizing regional economies, is hosting a series of open-house meetings across the county as part of the final phase of its project.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 11, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Over the Line state championships part of Moffat County Balloon Festival

Softball variation returns to Craig in August

A new sensation in Colorado is coming up, and organizers plan for it to be bigger and better than ever. The first step: its name. The Over the Line tournament returns to Craig in August as part of Moffat County Balloon Festival Aug. 6 at Loudy-Simpson Park, this time bearing the title Colorado State Over the Line Championship.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 11, 2016: Moffat County football conference receives official name

Colorado High School Activities Association recently announced new names for leagues around the state as part of the football realignment that will last through the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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18-year-old dies after being pulled from Yampa River in Craig

The 18-year-old who was pulled from the Yampa River on Friday passed away Saturday, according to Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

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Name released of 18-year-old pulled from Yampa River in Craig

Condition of young man transferred to Denver-area hospital remains unknown

The name has been released of the young man who was pulled from the Yampa River late Friday afternoon but his condition is still unknown.

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Peabody asks court to be allowed to pay property taxes

Peabody Energy has asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to pay property taxes around the country, saying its failure to do so has been a burden on jurisdictions where the mining giant was the key taxpayer.

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Craig briefs: Newspaper’s Letter to Editor policy changes

The Saturday Morning Press has changed its Letter to the Editor policy. Those who want to thank community members and businesses through Letters to the Editor are allowed to thank as many as six entities or people per letter. If a person or organization would like to thank more than six people or entities, they’re welcome to buy an ad.

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First responders pull man from Yampa River in Craig

Conditions of the man are unknown, according to law enforcement

First responders pulled a man from the Yampa River near Loudy-Simpson Park around 4 p.m. on Friday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 9, 2016: Free family Cast ‘N Blast available July 16

The annual Cast ‘N Blast event, promoting fishing, shooting and archery, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. US Highway 40, as sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association and the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International.