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Weekend Roundup: Fun on air, land and water

June 23, 2017 — Outdoor fun is all around in Northwest Colorado this weekend. Homemade goodness The Downtown Craig Farmers Market takes place each Friday afternoon at Alice Pleasant Park. The gathering is full of local vendors selling homegrown produce, homemade delicacies, specialty artisan crafts and other unique goods. […]

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Diane Shaffer

June 22, 2017 — The celebration of life for Diane Shaffer will be Saturday, June 24 at 3:00pm in the Maybell Park. Diane was born in Union City, New Jersey June 23, 1931. From the time she could remember she dreamed of moving west. After Graduating and instructing the […]

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Craig briefs: Nominations accepted for Governor’s Service Awards

June 22, 2017 — Serve Colorado, the Governor's Commission on Community Service, is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor's Service Awards. These awards are presented in appreciation to individuals, community and civic leaders, various organizations, and AmeriCorps members for outstanding contributions to volunteerism and service throughout the State […]

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Top 10 Moffat County sports moments of 2016-17 — Part 1

June 22, 2017 — The Moffat County High School athletics department has been out of competition for more than a month, though Bulldogs are taking little time off this summer as they prepare for sports this fall and beyond. While young athletes work toward the 2017-18 school year, the […]

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Craig advocate wins state award for helping victims of domestic and sexual violence find freedom

June 22, 2017 — Immigrating to America with her daughter in 2000 to get married should have been a happy time. When the marriage turned verbally and psychologically violent, Patricia Maradiegue de Wagner found herself needing help. She turned to Advocates Crisis Support Services. She now works there to […]

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Craig man honored for work with Special Olympics

June 22, 2017 — For local Special Olympians, the trip to the summer games in Grand Junction started in Craig at the Western Region Spring Games. And for the 10th year in a row, Games Director Dan Severson organized Craig's spring games. Severson was honored by Special Olympics Colorado […]

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Special Olympics team from Craig shines at summer games

June 22, 2017 — Real life heroes come in all shapes and sizes, like the one who gathered earlier this month for the Colorado Special Olympics Summer Games. "The tooth fairy was one of the heroes I met," said Special Olympian Jason Latham of Craig. "Heroes" was the theme […]

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Community to welcome Fuller Center cyclists with Friday BBQ

June 22, 2017 — Craig will play host this weekend to a hearty and helpful group of cyclists a part of the annual Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, starting with a community BBQ Friday evening. Twenty-one cyclists will stop through Craig to fix, clean, build and beautify local homes as […]

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Free cheer camp starts Monday: Craig Sports Briefs for June 23, 2017

June 22, 2017 — Moffat County Elite Cheer will host a free camp for young spirit athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. June 26 to 29 at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Those who participate in the clinic will be able to join the cheer team during the […]

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How collaboration can save the Colorado River

June 22, 2017 — The Colorado River runs through the heart of my family's ranch near Kremmling, where I live and work, so we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of water. Our family's irrigated meadows and livestock operation depend on it, and it's the common currency of both […]

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The Bock’s Office: Pixar back on track with ‘Cars 3’

June 22, 2017 — A drastic left turn several years ago put one of the top animation studios on a questionable path, but "Cars 3" shows good things can happen with the right people behind the wheel. Compared to his early days on the circuit, racecar Lightning McQueen (voice […]

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Dead Dog, Hunter fires still sending smoke, ash

June 22, 2017 — Two large Northwest Colorado fires that challenged firefighter crews last week are still sending up smoke and dust-devils made of ash. The Dead Dog and Hunter fires are both contained — at 17, 731 and 992 acres, respectively — but pockets of unburned vegetation within the […]

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34-year-old man drowns Wednesday near Rangely

June 22, 2017 — A 34-year-old man drowned near Rangely Wednesday evening while swimming with friends at Kenney Reservoir, according to a press release from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office. The man, who has not yet been identified, reportedly slid into the water off the cliffs and did […]

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The Bock’s Office: Dark Universe series should already wrap after ‘The Mummy’

June 21, 2017 — It seems like only yesterday but was in fact nearly 20 years ago when we were first given the concept of a classic horror character co-starring with the guy both goofy and beefy enough to play George of the Jungle. And, you thought that was […]

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Dogs hit by cars: On the record for June 17 to 19

June 21, 2017 — Craig Police Department Saturday, June 17 3:16 a.m. On the 700 block of East Victory Way, officers took a report of a drunken driver who almost ran into poles in front of a building, then almost hit another driver and ran a stop sign. A […]

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Craig briefs: Craig Chamber of Commerce mixer set for June 29, 2017

June 20, 2017 — Craig Chamber mixer scheduled The next Craig Chamber of Commerce mixer — hosted by Memorial Regional Health — will be from 5-7 p.m. on June 29 at 473 Yampa Ave. There will be prizes and appetizers, and visitors can see the rehabilitation center. For more […]

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Glenda Davis Moore

June 20, 2017 — Glenda Davis Moore, of Grand Junction, formerly of Craig, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Jena, Germany. Services are pending.

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Engineer letter raises issues at YVEA in Northwest Colorado

June 20, 2017 — Yampa Valley Electric Association has seen a lot of changes since CEO Diane Johnson took the helm nearly four years ago, and whether those changes are good or bad depends on whom you ask. From technology upgrades to changes in employee pay, benefits and culture, […]

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Trial date set for Craig power plant worker charged with manslaughter

June 20, 2017 — Justin Blodgett, a Craig Station contract worker who was charged with manslaughter after the death of a co-worker in late March, appeared in Moffat County Court Tuesday afternoon for an arraignment hearing. Blodgett, 26, of Grand Junction, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, and 14th Judicial […]

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Lance Scranton: The heat is on

June 20, 2017 — Summer officially begins this week, and everything is heating up. The temperature is rising as the Northern Hemisphere begins to smile big for the Sun. With all that we know about our home planet's relationship to the Sun, it's hard to believe that people used […]

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