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Economic development board supports ballot measures 2A, 5A

September 22, 2017 — CRAIG — Business leaders are among the first to endorse two tax measures that will appear on local ballots in November. The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors voted Sept. 20 to unanimously support Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Referred Measure 5A and city […]

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Moffat County football goes back and forth in penalty-heavy loss to Resurrection Christian

September 22, 2017 — It was a heartbreaker in Loveland Friday night as Moffat County High School varsity football fought it out with the Cougars of Resurrection Christian, ultimately ending with a 27-18 loss. The closest game yet for the 1-3 Bulldogs was a far cry from the 42-0 […]

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New website for Memorial Regional Health launches

September 22, 2017 — Memorial Regional Health has launched a new website — MemorialRegionalHealth.com. "I really like the new website because it's mobile friendly. It looks modern and updated, and I think it's great," said MRH CEO Andy Daniels. In April, the hospital contracted Steamboat Springs web design firm […]

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Update: Winter Valley Fire grows to 6,400 acres near Elk Springs, Cross Mountain in western Moffat County

September 22, 2017 — Updated 10 a.m. Saturday: The Winter Valley Fire grew to an estimated 6,400 acres by Friday evening, according to a news release from the Bureau of Land Management. Weather conditions appear to have helped firefighting efforts Friday. Lily Park resident Larry Hoover, whose home was in the […]

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Craig Association of Realtors honors Craig Press

September 22, 2017 — The Craig Association of Realtors recently presented Craig Press with its Community Improvement Award. The honor is given to local businesses and organizations that work to better the look of Craig. The newspaper recently remodeled its location at 466 Yampa Ave. “We are really happy […]

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Catherine Shoenhair

September 21, 2017 — Catherine Shoenhair, of Maybell, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at The Memorial Regional Health Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at The Maybell Community Church. Interment will follow in Maybell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the […]

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Sharon Wagner

September 21, 2017 — Memorial services for Sharon Wagner, of Craig, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at The Kingdom Hall Church. Memorial donations may be made to Kingdom Hall in care of Grant Mortuary.

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Robert (Bob) Birch

September 21, 2017 — Jan. 26, 1927- Sept. 12, 2017 Robert (Bob) Birch died peacefully on Sept 12,2017, surrounded by his family, in Searchlight, Nevada. He was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Preston, Nebraska, to Haley Harrison Birch and Sarah Ann Birch. He was a longtime resident of Craig […]

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Lowry Geddes “Sparky” Seely

September 21, 2017 — Aug. 7, 1945- Sept. 15, 2017 Lowry Geddes Seely “Sparky” was born August 7, 1945 the third child of Lowry and Gwen Seely. He passed away September 15, 2017. He married the love of his life, Anna Mae Schneider in 1996. She died in 2016. […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Wind River’ a bone-chilling Western

September 21, 2017 — The stark landscape of the West looks no less desolate when it's covered in snow, and if anything it's more intimidating for anyone foolhardy enough to be out and about on a cold winter night. But, it's when this uneasy peace is shattered with unwelcome […]

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Moffat County suicides drop to zero; access to care increasing, barriers still remain

September 21, 2017 — CRAIG — No one has died as the result of suicide in Moffat County this year, and only one death by suicide has been recorded for the year in Routt County. "This is a historical low," said Mindy Marriott, executive director of Reaching Everyone Preventing […]

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Moffat County football on the rise after bye week, prepping for Resurrection Christian

September 21, 2017 — After a week of recuperation, Moffat County High School football is saying "bye" to the struggles of the early season and hello to good things in store. A bye week for the Bulldogs has allowed them a period of time to get their heads together […]

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Education Briefs: Locals weigh-in on CCCS president selection

September 21, 2017 — The search for a new college system president began in Rangely and Craig on Tuesday, with forums that provided locals an opportunity to contribute. The Colorado Community College System is the state's largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and […]

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Consultants provide Craig parents with data to inform school closure process

September 21, 2017 — CRAIG — One of Craig's elementary schools will be selected for closure in December, and this week, consultants presented initial data on each school to parents, school staff and school board members. Closing a school is expected to save Moffat County School District about $700,000 […]

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Update: Winter Valley Fire burns 3,500 acres, Deerlodge residents evacuated in western Moffat County

September 21, 2017 — As of 6:20 p.m. Thursday, a wildfire that was first reported around noon south of Elk Springs in western Moffat County had ripped through more 3,500 acres of grass and sagebrush, threatening residences in Deerlodge Park and surrounding areas. U.S. Highway 40 remained closed Thursday […]

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Photo Gallery: Great work happening in community

September 21, 2017 — There were many celebrations around Craig this week, and we rounded up a few photos from the fundraisers, parties and prize giveaways. If you have something to celebrate or a great photo to share, email them to share@CraigDailyPress.com for a chance to see them online […]

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Moffat County soccer set for Saturday rematch: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 23, 2017

September 21, 2017 — Moffat County High School boys soccer will host Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 11 a.m. Saturday at MCHS. The game is a rematch for the Bulldogs and the Oysters, who played last week in Carbondale, CRMS winning 4-0. Moffat County most recently faced off Monday […]

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Jim Patterson: The next sentence you read is a lie

September 21, 2017 — President Donald Trump today ordered limited military strikes aimed at crippling North Korea's strategic nuclear capabilities. To reiterate the headline: Don’t head for the bomb shelters just yet; the sentence you just read is a lie. I made it up, right off the top of […]

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History in Focus: A taxing issue

September 21, 2017 — The current Craig city budget deficits have everyone on edge. The spectre of massive cuts to important services and amenities are forcing elected officials into difficult decisions. In a bid to shore up city funds, the city council will ask voters to increase the city […]

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Over a Cup: Using autumn vegetables

September 21, 2017 — According to Saturday's weather forecast, the Craig area was going to get frost. When I heard that, I hurried out to the garden and harvested the green beans and peppers. I figured the corn and cabbages would make it through this first frost, so I […]

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