Collin Smith

Lead Reporter

Email: cesmith@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1794

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Collin Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Dec. 2006. He has worked with Face the Nation at CBS News in Washington, D.C.; Texas Monthly, a National Magazine Award-winning publication based in Austin; and in the office of Austin's Texas state representative.

Recent Stories

Regional suicide prevention officials ready to help

Ronna Autrey’s son committed suicide eight years ago, at the age of 31, leaving behind a grieving mother and father in Steamboat Springs and a wife and two children in Maryland, where he lived. Autrey came home to Steam­boat after the funeral and started to look for someone to talk to, a counselor or psychiatrist who might help her cope with the uncertainty that enveloped her life.

Investigations ongoing in burglary, arson cases

Craig police still are following leads on a recent burglary at the Moffat County Courthouse, Sergeant John Forgay said. The courthouse was broken into Nov. 11, 2009, on Veterans Day, when staff was off work for the holiday.

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Council approves liquor tastings

Officials table decision on purchasing land south of Craig

The Craig City Council approved, 7-0, a resolution at its meeting Tuesday allowing retail liquor stores and liquor licensed drug stores to host wine, beer and liquor tastings.

Police Department review partially complete

City: Findings will be released when final report is submitted

City officials have received a partial report from an outside investigator tasked with reviewing the Craig Police Department’s internal affairs policies and procedures. However, its contents won’t become public until a final draft is complete, City Manager Jim Ferree said.

Moffat County Commission discusses bypass signage

County approves no-bid computer contract for treasurer

The Moffat County commissioners would like to see clearer signs that explain to truck drivers there is a road bypass around Craig, and they should use it.

Council reassured about ACET

CBI agent: Task force has issues, needs work

After lengthy presentations by Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Curt Williams and Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta, Craig City Council members said they feel more comfortable with the operations of the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force and its commander, Garrett Wiggins.

Twentymile cuts about 15 full-time employees

Officials: Reduction due to changing operations

Peabody Energy officials confirmed Monday that Twentymile Coal Co., which Peabody owns, recently terminated about 15 full-time positions at the mine. Twentymile is located in Routt County but employs many Moffat County residents.

Council to discuss ACET review today

Officials to host public workshop before regular meeting

After a five-week hiatus during the holidays, the Craig City Council plans to start the new year where it left off — addressing concerns regarding the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force. City officials plan to host a public workshop on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s independent review of the agency at 5:30 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

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Craig native elected Loveland’s mayor after years of teaching, military service

Although he is now 62 and hasn’t lived in Moffat County since he graduated from high school in 1965, Craig native Cecil Gutierrez never forgets.

Young attorney joins Moffat County DA’s office

Marty Galloway, a 25-year-old who graduated from the University of Colorado in May, soon will get his chance at a childhood dream.

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Recent photos

Residents and members of the Moffat County Youth Leadership Team, an organization made up of local teenagers, listen to Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz address the crowd Monday at the kick off to National Runaway Prevention Month.

Randa Reed, 11, right, and her brother, Zach, 15, wave signs with their stepmother, Paula, outside the kick off event for National Runaway Prevention Month on Monday at the Moffat County Courthouse. Paula, who is the coordinator for the Moffat County Youth Leadership Team, helped organize the event. Behind, volunteer J.D. Merriam hands a green light bulb to a passing motorist. Organizers hope residents put the green lights up at their homes and businesses to raise awareness about homeless youth.

Moffat County health officials have boxes of Tamiflu and Relenza from a national stockpile to help treat people with the flu this fall and winter. Officials said one of the best ways residents can avoid illness is practicing clean habits.

A car pulls out of the City Market parking lot onto Pershing Street. Right in front of the exit, Cindy and Randy Looper, who own the Elk Run Inn, placed a sign denouncing a potential development that would expand City Market and possibly affect their business.

Volunteers with Interfaith Food Bank listen as Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner, right, and Starlene Collins, left, present Interfaith treasurer and bookkeeper Claudean Talkington, middle, with a $7,500 check. Collins is the director of Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies, which will provide food for Interfaith to purchase with the money. Xavior Robinson, far left, represents the El Pomar Foundation, which furnished the money through its Colorado Assistance Fund.

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