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Slick road contributes to Highway 40 rollover in Moffat County

November 17, 2017 — A single vehicle accident at the eastern end of Moffat County sent two to the hospital Friday afternoon. An eastbound car rolled off US Highway 40 near mile marker 94 at about 3:30 p.m. Friday as snow began to overtake Northwest Colorado. The vehicle skidded

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Wanted: Craig Police seek fugitive

November 17, 2017 — The Craig Police Department is asking for help in locating Ezequiel Chavez, 20, who is wanted for failure to appear for traffic and fraud charges. Chavez is a white male, approximately five feet 11, inches tall, weighing 198 pounds. He has green eyes and black

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Live deer named as suspect in vandalism of deer statue: On the record for Nov. 13, 14

November 17, 2017 — Craig Police Department Monday, Nov. 13 12:17 a.m. At Walmart, officers responded to a report of a suspicious, greyish-blue Mazda four-door car with two male parties. One party left the store with a full backpack that appeared heavy, possibly with stolen items. They were seen

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Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner accused of sexual harassment

November 17, 2017 — State Sens. Randy Baumgardner and Jack Tate are facing sexual harassment allegations, radio station KUNC reported Thursday night. Megan Creeden told KUNC she had uncomfortable encounters with Baumgardner during the 2016 General Assembly, when she was a 25-year-old intern. She said Baumgardner, a Republican, often

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Drone program on the rise for Colorado Northwestern Community College

November 17, 2017 — Excitement is rising at Colorado Northwestern Community College. CNCC has plans to partner with Metro State University to expand its aviation program to include drones — Unmanned Aerial Systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in late 2018 or early 2019. "CNCC is very excited about this

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Wonder’ shows kindness can overcome

November 17, 2017 — If you're living with the fantasy that kids are naturally sympathetic and accepting, your time on the playground was smoother than most or you're simply deluded. Either way, you may want to rethink some of your past interactions after watching "Wonder." Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay)

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Health Briefs: Tips offered for snow blower safety

November 17, 2017 — The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute encourages home and business owners to ready snow throwers now for wintry weather and review safe operating procedures "Weather today is more unpredictable than ever, and you need to have your snow thrower serviced and ready to power up," OPEI

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Education Briefs: Area schools announce Thanksgiving closures

November 16, 2017 — Moffat County School District will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Monday through Friday, Nov. 20 through 24. Schools will reopen Monday, Nov. 27. Fall break for Colorado Northwestern Community College faculty and students is Monday through Friday,  Nov. 20 through 24. The residence halls at

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Moffat County Sheriff lauds local heroes, Commissioners take action

November 16, 2017 — CRAIG — Community heroes were highlighted during Tuesday’s meeting of the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners. "People come together and make things happen," said Sheriff KC Hume, speaking about the outpouring of community assistance provided when a semi truck pulling a livestock trailer filled

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Genetic, environment issues cause men to die earlier than women

November 16, 2017 — CRAIG — On average, men die about six years younger than women in the United States, the result of both genetic and environmental health issues, according to a Memorial Regional Health specialist. "They are prone to develop ischemic heart disease at an age a full

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The Rev. Bain White: Utilize the gifts you’ve been given

November 16, 2017 — In our tradition, we are fast approaching the end of the church calendar year, since our year runs from the first Sunday in Advent through the last Sunday in Pentecost, otherwise known as Christ the King Sunday. We often feel that we have a pretty

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Business Buzz: Annual Parade of Lights set for Nov. 25

November 16, 2017 — Christmas is the theme of this year's Annual Parade of Lights. The parade starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25. Floats will line up at 4:45 p.m. at Craig Middle School's Ninth Street parking lot. The parade will travel south on Yampa Ave., west on

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Man stays overnight in church bathroom: On the record for Nov. 11, 12

November 16, 2017 — Craig Police Department Saturday, Nov. 11 12:28 a.m. At the Super 8 Motel, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. A man said his girlfriend beat him up. The female accused the man of sexual assault. Officers contacted both parties and arrested the 29-year-old

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Amber Beaver once student, now teacher at Sunset Elementary School

November 16, 2017 — The latest teacher to be highlighted as part of Craig Press’s ongoing series about Moffat County teachers attended Sunset Elementary School in Craig as a student. "It's pretty awesome I get to teach where I came to school as a kid," said kindergarten teacher Amber

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Pipi’s Pasture: A memorable Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017 — Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, our dining room table would be covered with different kinds of pies, applesauce cake, cookie sheets covered with bread cubes to dry for the stuffing,

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Hayden Turkey Trot returns Saturday: Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 17, 2017

November 16, 2017 — Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team will host its third annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving ahead of time with the running event, which starts rain, snow or otherwise at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden's

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Weekend Roundup: Broadway shows, trotting with turkeys on tap for weekend

November 16, 2017 — Whether you’re in the mood for a musical, a pre-Thanksgiving meal or a jaunt with poultry, you can find something for your taste this weekend. Life’s a stage Moffat County High School’s drama program will present “Annie: The Musical” through Saturday, with several evening shows

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Editorial: Bridging the poverty gap

November 16, 2017 — In a world too-often dominated by the worst sides of human nature, it's gratifying to happen upon a story that turns a spotlight on what we can accomplish when we're at our best. Here in Moffat County, we were treated last week to just such

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Janet Sheridan: 9 things of importance to be thankful for

November 16, 2017 — When B. Davis Evans, my high school drama teacher, modeled our class assignments, we forgot his beak nose, bow tie and sweater vest stretched over a pudgy stomach. As he delivered a dramatic monologue, performed a pantomime or interpreted a poem, we watched intently and

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10-day Thanksgiving DUI crackdown begins Friday across Colorado

November 16, 2017 — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 through

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