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July 24, 2017 — Last Frontier group sets meeting The Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p. m. Saturday July 29, on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 663 Ledford St. Tom Mathers will give the program on the 100 year old Mathers Ranch. For […]

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New Walk-In Medical Clinic to be built near Wal Mart in Craig

July 24, 2017 — Speculation about the property near Wal Mart that was purchased by the hospital board last summer were put to rest on Thursday when the board revealed plans to work with developers to build a walk-in medical clinic. The county owns all real property purchased by […]

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Business Buzz: Taste of Craig – Craig Chamber’s annual mixer

July 24, 2017 — Taste of Craig – Craig Chamber's annual mixer The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors invite the community to their annual business Taste of Craig after-hours mixer. This mixer will feature several member restaurants who will be serving a variety of foods. It's a great opportunity […]

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Government update

July 24, 2017 — Moffat County Commissioners meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda 1) Call to order by the Chairman • Pledge of Allegiance/Opening Prayer • Approval of the agenda 2) Consent agenda — review & sign the following documents: a) […]

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Man dies while tubing Platte River; 3rd tubing death in Colorado in a week

July 24, 2017 — Colorado authorities say a person has died while inner tubing in the Platte River — the state’s third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that a 43-year-old Castle Rock resident drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say […]

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Sign up by Monday for softball tourney: Craig Sports Briefs for July 24, 2017

July 23, 2017 — The second annual Yampa Valley Young Professional Balls Out Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 5. The event takes place during Moffat County Balloon Festival at Loudy-Simpson Park and is open for registration at $200 per team. The format is BYOB with food vendors […]

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of July 24, 2017

July 23, 2017 — Monday 8:30 a.m. Moffat County Youth Wrestling camp at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. 9 a.m. Moffat County High School cheer camp at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane 12:30 p.m. Moffat County Youth Wrestling camp at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. 6:30 p.m. Moffat […]

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Colorado OTC, leftover hunting licenses on sale this week

July 23, 2017 — If you haven't been planning as far in advance as you might have liked or missed out on the drawing opportunities but still want to be prepared for the upcoming hunting seasons, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin selling over-the-counter and leftover licenses this week. […]

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GALLERY: Mile High Shootout in Moffat County

July 22, 2017 — Moffat County played host during the weekend to the Mile High Shootout, a contest through National Rifle League and High Country Precision. More than 100 rifle shooters from across the nation entered the event, which took place near Lay, about 20 miles west of Craig. […]

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Hometown man Chris Jones to lead Bank of Colorado’s Craig branch

July 22, 2017 — Bank of Colorado decided to go with the home court advantage when selecting a new president for the Craig branch. Chris Jones recently accepted the leadership position at his hometown bank. Jones was born and raised in Craig. After graduating from Moffat County High School […]

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The face of city cuts: Craig Police Department may lose big as city slashes budget

July 22, 2017 — Employees in the Craig Police Department and other city departments are feeling the pain of budget cuts as Craig City Council moves swiftly to trim its 2017 budget in preparation for even deeper cuts in 2018. Having failed to pass a sales tax increase in […]

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Heavy rain leads to Friday road closures near Colorado Highway 13

July 21, 2017 — Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to take caution. At about 6 p.m. torrential rainfall north of Rifle created multiple mudslides with heavy debris and rock flows, according to a release from the agency. Highway 325 going toward Rifle Gap from State Highway 13 […]

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MRH Living Well: Delivery Day Just Around the Corner? Here’s What to Expect

July 21, 2017 — If you are in your last few weeks of pregnancy, you're likely feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension, and your head is probably spinning with questions about labor, like, "How do I know when it is starting? What are contractions like? What do I […]

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Moffat County’s Mike Brinks lived life large, will be missed by many

July 21, 2017 — He was a big guy, with a bigger personality, but what made Mike Brinks memorable, to those who were lucky enough to know him, was his big heart. "He cared deeply about Craig, he spoke about it with passion," said close friend Bill Hobson. The […]

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Moffat County ranch hosting national rifle contest: Craig Sports Briefs for July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017 — Rio Ro Mo Ranch in Moffat County will host the National Rifle League and High Country Precision's Mile High Shootout Saturday and Sunday, located at about mile marker 70 on US Highway 40. The Mile High Shootout is an 18- to 20-stage field course with […]

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Education Briefs: Math in Motion at CNCC Summer Camp

July 21, 2017 — Colorado Northwestern Community College is bring the popular Math in Motion Camp to Craig. In this camp, youth have the opportunity to learn how to apply math to paddle boarding at Elkhead Reservoir as well as the history of the reservoir. Camp will be held […]

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Craig-based nonprofit Connections 4 Kids turns 10 years old

July 21, 2017 — Connections 4 Kids has worked to strengthen resources and services for children, from birth to age 8, and their families, in Northwest Colorado for a decade making the organization older than the children it serves. "We strive to provide all children and families in both […]

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Health Briefs: Memorial Regional Health Chooses Construction Management Contractor

July 21, 2017 — Last month, Memorial Regional Health opened a search for a Construction Management as Contractor (CMC) Service. At Thursday night's board meeting, the MRH Board of Trustees selected Adena Corporation to provide the service. The service will facilitate the construction of the future medical office building […]

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Sun protection important in Northwest Colorado

July 21, 2017 — As the summer heat peaks in Northwest Colorado, it's a good time of year to remember to protect against the damaging effects of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. "High altitude locations have a thinner atmosphere that filters less UV radiation before reaching the Earth. Individuals in Moffat […]

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Jeep rollover west of Craig sends one male to hospital

July 21, 2017 — Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 40 about 10 miles west of Craig Friday morning. A Jeep SUV was westbound when it rolled about 50 or 60 feet down an embankment near milepost 80 around 8 a.m, according to Battalion […]

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