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Moffat County opts not to seek tax increase

August 22, 2017 — Moffat County will not to pursue any kind of tax increase on the November ballot this year, Commissioner Don Cook said Tuesday. "We've decided we're better off not to go for it this year," Cook said. "We're going to attempt to correct as much of […]

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A look at Moffat County fall sports

August 22, 2017 — The academic year has yet to begin for Moffat County School District, but the athletes of Moffat County High School will be engaged in competition even before they hit the classroom. The majority of the Bulldogs' fall sports get a jump on their schedules during […]

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On the record for Aug. 16 to 18

August 22, 2017 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Aug. 16 12:13 a.m. In the alley between the 700 block of Rose and Tucker streets, officers recovered a stolen Dodge truck. 2:12 a.m. On the 1200 block of West Sixth Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance between […]

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Moffat County College District Board asks for up to $2 million tax increase for student housing

August 22, 2017 — Voters will be asked to increase their property taxes by up to 5 mills to raise $2 million in 2018, and additional dollars for 30 years, to build on-campus student housing at the college in Craig. The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of […]

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Aug. 23, 2017

August 22, 2017 — Wednesday 1 p.m. Moffat County High School boys golf at Bulldog Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394 Thursday 8 a.m. Moffat County High School boys golf at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs 4 p.m. Moffat County High School C-Team volleyball vs. […]

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Gallery: 2017 solar eclipse

August 21, 2017 — Here are a few of our favorite photos taken during Monday’s Great American Eclipse. If you have a photo you’d like to share, please send it to share@craigdailypress.com.

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2017 Moffat County Fair: Our favorite moments from this year’s events

August 21, 2017 — See all of the Craig Press Moffat County Fair coverage in one place.

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Sunday’s fire was ‘human caused’

August 21, 2017 — A fire that burned about 215 acres west of Craig near Round Bottom Road on Sunday afternoon is believe to have been "human caused," said Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume. Several structures were threatened, but not damaged and no injuries were reported. The fire is […]

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Craig woman dies Sunday in ATV accident north of Toponas

August 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A well-known 58-year-old woman from Craig died Sunday after being ejected from an ATV she was riding northeast of Toponas in the southern part of Routt County. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the woman as Julie Nalty, manager of City Market. […]

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On Faith: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever

August 20, 2017 — This past week I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days away, camping in the great outdoors. I thought how good it is to get to spend some time doing the same thing I did with my parents many years ago. I then […]

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Health Briefs: Board members recognized for decades of service

August 20, 2017 — Board members recognized for decades of service The Memorial Regional Health Foundation recently recognized Jeannie Thornberry and Sue Lyster for their years of service on the Foundation Board. Both served 10 years on the board and were involved with building the new hospital. The board […]

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Moffat County landfill rates set to rise

August 20, 2017 — Getting rid of your refuse could get a little pricier in 2018 under proposed tipping fee increases for the Moffat County Landfill. The City of Craig is the landfill's largest customer, which means the increase will likely translate into a small increase in residential trash […]

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Craig eye doctor offers safety tips for viewing Monday’s solar eclipse

August 20, 2017 — On Monday a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the entire continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. Proper eye protection is necessary to prevent irreversible damage when enjoying the eclipse and regular sunglasses do not offer protection, […]

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Joyce Rankin: Education? ‘It’s complicated’

August 20, 2017 — Have you ever asked a question and been given the answer, "It's complicated"? Me, too. It's a frequently used phrase around the Colorado Department of Education. Recently I was having a conversation with constituents when the following question was raised: "What are we doing for […]

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Moffat County College board member stepping down

August 20, 2017 — Time in office is ending for two members of the Moffat County college board, and at least one will not be seeking re-election. Deciding not to run for office, Jennifer Riley, secretary of the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control and vice […]

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Education Briefs: Substitute teachers for Moffat County receive pay increase

August 20, 2017 — The school district has revamped its program for substitute teachers resulting in a pay increase. "Daily rates will be going up. We even have incentive pay for those who substitute often," said Human Resource Specialist Linda Foulk. Last year substitute teachers were paid $80 per […]

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Prather’s Pick: A ‘Fairy Tale’ memoir

August 20, 2017 — This week's book for adult readers is a memoir, but the author writes that she used her diary as a guide and "arranged certain facts to entertain." So the book might also be considered a graphic novel. "The Fairy Tale Girl" was written by Susan […]

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Pipi’s Pasture: Life’s little inconveniences

August 20, 2017 — This week my computer had a nervous breakdown, and I had to take it in for a check-up. Anyway, I didn't get to finish one column — just when my stuff is just getting settled into the new papers, too. Luckily, the mouse was a […]

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Want to watch the eclipse? Here are 3 eclipse events happening in Northwest Colorado

August 20, 2017 — On Monday the skies in Northwest Colorado will darken when the moon covers about 93 percent of the sun and one of the greatest natural light shows, a solar eclipse, will be on display. Everyone in North America will have at least a partial eclipse […]

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GALLERY: Victory Motors Cancer Drive

August 19, 2017 — The fourth annual fundraiser for Moffat County Cancer Society began Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park as community members enjoyed a day of energy, including an early morning color run, pancake breakfast and cheer clinic and NFL Play 60 by personnel from the Denver Broncos.  Sunday saw […]

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