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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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Moffat County High School graduate Skylar Tripp signs with Hesston College

Moffat County High School alumnus Skylar Tripp prepares to take her rising star to Kansas as a member of the Hesston College Larks women's soccer team in Hesston, Kan.

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Firefighters winning against Rio Blanco County wildfires

After almost a week of dauntless courage battling the numerous wildfires that afflicted Northwest Colorado, firefighters have gained the high-ground.

Wildfires continue to scorch Northwest Colorado

Strong winds and high temperatures continue to thwart firefighters as they attempt to control several large wildfires in Northwest Colorado.

Craig Rotary Club gives single parents a helping hand

The Rotary Club of Craig wants to make sure that young, single parents can still pursue the education and the future they want.

Loudy-Simpson Park might house Amphitheater

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers wants a new amphitheater built at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Disappointment fire contained but still burning

The Disappointment fire that ignited Tuesday has been contained, but the area is still in flames.

Wild Rose Fire grows to 850 acres in Rio Blanco County

A new wildfire has grown to 850 acres in the southwest corner of Rio Blanco County.

New fire ignites in northwest Moffat County

Crews are battling the Disappointment Fire near Elk Springs.

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The Luttrell Barn Faces Uncertain Future

The stately old Luttrell Barn has fallen into disrepair, and the county must decide if the beloved building is worth saving.

Update: New The Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik takes charge

The Memorial Hospital looks toward the future as Chris Smolik takes the reins as the new, permanent CEO.

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Cracker rocks the park during Whittle the Wood festivities in Craig

Cracker packed the Loudy-Simpson Park on Saturday in a rocking send-off to this year's Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

BLM oil shale regulations up for debate in Moffat County

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners sent a strongly worded letter to the director of the Bureau of Land Management on May 28 deriding the proposed oil shale regulation amendments for inaccurate descriptions of oil shale development, failure to consider the economic impact of the proposed regulations and failure to abide by the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

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Craig officially named a Train Town USA

Craig still relies on the railroad, but on Tuesday evening it was commemorated for its role in the history of the iron horse.

EAGLE-Net officials visit Moffat County, Craig about broadband services

EAGLE-Net representatives visited Moffat County Tuesday for the first time in five months, highlighting the procedures and problems that the broadband-internet alliance is currently facing.

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Riding to Recovery in Moffat County

If you don't think a horse can be a therapist, you just haven't heard about Freedom Hooves yet.

Sheriff's Scramble Golf Results

Results are in from Saturday's Sheriff's Scramble Golf Tournament.

Junior makes his mark at Wyman Living History Museum

Clyde the Elk has some big hoof-prints to fill, but Junior is up to the task.

Senate Bill 252 heats up Moffat County tempers

Senate 252 is now a law. That does't mean the citizens of Moffat County are happy about it. Sponsored by Democrat Senate President John Morse and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the bill requires rural electric co-ops throughout the state to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. That represents a 100 percent increase over the previously required 10 percent.

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Craig Fire and Rescue respond to a roof fire Wednesday morning

Craig Fire and Rescue responded to a roof fire Wednesday morning at 439 Breeze St.

Fuller Center for Housing gears up for construction season in Craig

It doesn't look like much now, but by the end of summer teams of volunteers with the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will turn a vacant lot into a handicap-accessible two-family home.

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Love INC provides charity in Craig

Love INC: It's not a handout, it's a hand up. A local charity organized by Craig church groups helps those in need.

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TMH honors cancer survivors in Craig

TMH celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day for the first time as it continues to expand its oncology clinic.

Locking horns over health care in Moffat County

The staff at Memorial Hospital want to keep people happy and healthy, and so do leaders of Moffat County. The problem is that they each have different ideas about how that should be done.

Not too cool for the pool in Craig

The Craig pool is open, but this early in the season it's easier to get chills than chill out. Even so, there are people around town who won't let a little thing like the weather ruin their time.

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Pleasant farewell for Rehabilitation Services of Craig

It's the end of an era for Rehabilitation Services of Craig, but not the end of the road for Valerie and Jeff Pleasant.

EAGLE-Net draws the ire of Moffat County Commissioners

It was supposed to connect our schools to a high-speed digital world and bring affordable internet to rural Colorado. It was supposed to be complete by this summer. Now EAGLENet Alliance is at a crossroads and many people are wondering "where did the network go?"

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Moffat County High School's Class of 2013 graduates with pomp and circumstance

Two lines of cap and gown-clad members of MCHS’s Class of 2013 stood waiting to enter the gymnasium and mark the end of their 12-year journey of public school education. As the processional began, the students were silent and somewhat somber as they began their walks, two by two, down the center aisle in the gym to seats they would leave as high school students and return to as graduates.