Andie Tessler

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Craig's Joyce McClanahan receives grant to help with day care business

For more than two years, one woman has been caring for the children of Craig with open arms and an open heart.

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Sen. Mark Udall visits Moffat County

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., toured Craig Station on Wednesday as part of his energy outreach program, which highlights the multiple areas in which Colorado's diverse energy portfolio is leading the country in innovation and energy independence.

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Craig-based Kinder Family Clinic expands practice

The Kinder Family Clinic is reaching out to more patients with the addition of Lauri Morgan, FNP, and the opening of Kinder Family at Baggs.

Moffat County thirsty for rain

It's going to be a hot, dry Fourth of July — and the rest of the summer, too.

Relay for Life returns to Craig

On July 19, Moffat County residents will gather to celebrate some of the strongest people you will ever meet.

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Best of Moffat County: Lorrae Moon wins best school bus driver

Lorrae Moon is the proud, admittedly over-protective mother of three boys, but she has oodles of other kids. Bus-loads of them, in fact.

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Best of Moffat County: Dave Higgins wins best nurse

Dave Higgins is Moffat County's best nurse for the third year in a row, but that doesn't mean the designation has gone to his head.

Charity cycling rolls through Craig

Cyclists from across the country have banded together to undertake the Journey of Hope, bringing their message of understanding to the Boys and Girls Club of Craig on Thursday.

MCDS is revved up for a new 1st-class activities bus

The Moffat County School District's activities bus has served the district well since 2001, but age has caught up with the 10-year-old transport, and the Board of Education voted Thursday to retire the old rig and replace it with a new, first-class set of wheels.

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Have goat, will walk across the country for charity

Drivers slowed and pedestrians pulled out cameras as Steve Wescott and LeeRoy Brown strolled down the street. It might not sound that odd, but bear in mind — LeeRoy Brown is a goat.

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Joyce McClanahan sits in the backyard of what is her home and her business: Loving Care Child Care. According to Mary Pat Ettinger-Dunn, "Joyce's backyard is probably the best park in the city."

Not even Moffat County's critters are immune to the recent high temperatures. This mule deer has found a nice place to cool off for the afternoon. She's so fond of it that she returns there almost every day as the sun nears its zenith in the sky. Mule deer tend to become almost dormant during the day, venturing out to forage at about dusk.

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, visits with Craig Station Manager Rick Johnson on Wednesday. Udall was in Moffat County to promote his energy outreach project.

Carleen Chapman, right, of Craig, shows off her unexpected prize alongside Craig Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell on Monday. Chapman randomly was selected from the 984 people who voted for Best of Moffat County this year to win a $500 shopping spree. At first, Chapman was amused but wasn’t sure if she actually had won something. “Oh, I just thought, ‘This is so crazy,’ when I got the email. I couldn’t remember why I’d be getting one from the paper,” she said with a laugh. Chapman plans to use part of her winnings at Murdoch’s, and she’ll figure out how to spend the rest later. “I’m tempted to spend it on things I need,” she said. “But this is my play money.”

The Kinder Family Clinic, located at 595 Russell St. in Craig, is expanding its team with the addition of Lauri Morgan, FNP. The clinic has also opened a new location, Kinder Family at Baggs, providing the first healthcare facility there since last March.

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