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Tri-State outlines preliminary plans for Unit 1 transition at community meeting in Craig

CEO Mike McInnes speaks with community about developing teams address various concerns

Tri-State and Generation Transmission Association’s CEO Mike McInnes was in Craig Thursday night to address the community regarding the scheduled retirement of Craig Station’s Unit 1 by 2025.

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New coach steps into Moffat County basketball job

Idaho’s Kenley Nebeker seeks to keep Lady Bulldogs hoops high quality

Moffat County High School girls basketball was on the rebound this summer as they went from a banner season to lacking a head coach, but now they appear to be in good hands. Newly hired head coach Kenley Nebeker met Thursday evening with parents of the girls hoops program. The new director of girls basketball comes to Northwest Colorado from Twin Falls, Idaho, though this isn’t his first time in Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 16, 2016: Doak Walker tackle football results — Week 3

Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth pigskin program continues its season with games Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Woodbury Sports Complex. The following are the details from games Sept. 13 and 14.

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Moffat County United Way 2017 campaign underway

Moffat County United Way teamed up with Yampa Valley Bank Thursday at Yampa Valley Bank for the 10K Day for United Way event, during which the bank agreed to match donations up to $5,000. The event was the kickoff to Moffat County United Way’s 2017 campaign, running from Sept. 15 through Nov. 15, to raise funding for local nonprofit organizations.

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Tri-State hosts meeting about Unit 1 closure Thursday evening

Tri-State will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School, at which company CEO Mike McInnes will discuss Craig Station closing Unit 1 and answer questions. The community is encouraged to attend.

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Craig City Council debates Jake brakes

The Craig City Council killed an ordinance that would have banned the use of Jake brakes within city limits in a three to four vote Tuesday.

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Constitution Week starts Saturday

Daughters of the American Revolution to celebrate American document

Bells will ring for 15 minutes beginning at noon on Saturday, marking the start of Constitution Week that runs until Sept. 23 and is an annual commemoration of the signing of the document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life. The U.S. Constitution turns 229 years old on Saturday. The local Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution members will celebrate by standing at the intersection of Victory Way and Yampa Avenue, ringing bells. Area church bells will also sound as a way to remember the sacrifices made for our freedoms.

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Craig briefs: Tri-State hosts meeting about Unit 1 closure

Tri-State will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School, at which company CEO Mike McInnes will discuss Craig Station closing Unit 1 and answer questions. The community is encouraged to attend.

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County approves economic strategy

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners approved a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that will guide the county’s economic goals and allow access to federal grants at their Tuesday morning meeting.

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Moffat County Road and Bridge gets new director

Moffat County Road and Bridge Department has a new director as of Tuesday morning.

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Craig Fire/Rescue raises nearly $7,000 at its Fill the Boot campaign

Craig Fire/Rescue raised close to $7,000 on Labor Day for Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot campaign.

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Local ospreys mature rapidly, prepare for long, lonely migration

Female osprey can be expected to return to the vicinity of their birth nest for the first time with a mate in tow after spending back-to-back winters in the south.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 14, 2016: Safari Club raffle offers big prizes

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host a ticket drawing as a fundraiser for its yearly activities. The grand prize is a Smith and Wesson rifle complete with adjustable stock, adjustable barrel and 4,000 rounds of ammunition. Second prize is a pair of tickets to SCI’s annual convention in Las Vegas held February 2017.

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Officials encourage residents to take broadband survey

The firm hired by Moffat County and the City of Craig to preform broadband planning in the area kicked off its survey process Tuesday.

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Concerns of inadequate sex education in schools prompts local providers to offer new classes

Abstinence is the only form of birth control taught in Moffat County Schools, high birth rates by teens causes area providers to offer new reproductive health classes

Students attending Moffat County schools are not being taught sex education and many believe this accounts for the high rate of teen pregnancies experienced in the area. A new series of classes called “Building a Healthy You” has been designed to help parents and teens become better informed about reproductive health.