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Moffat County Balloon Festival ready for weekend lift-off

Event includes many family activities

The fifth annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off early Friday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park as balloon enthusiasts take to the skies.

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EPA hearings prompt Craig and Steamboat constituents to rally for coal in Denver Tuesday

Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat.

Moffat County 450-acre Elk Springs fire on track to 100 percent containment Monday

Alkali Fire 100 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

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John Rossfeld named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital has officially announced John Rossfeld as its permanent chief executive officer.

Safety improvements underway for Highway 13

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a $7.4 million resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 13 from mile markers 79 to 88, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40, according to a press release.

Business Buzz: Craig Daily Press welcomes new reporter

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Lauren Blair to the community. Blair will take Andy Bockelman’s place covering health care and education, and Bockelman will move into the sports and entertainment reporter position.

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Free fishing, archery event available Saturday at Wyman Museum

If you use a rod and reel or a bow and arrow, you’ll be able to put them to good use this weekend. Wyman Living History Museum will kick off the official opening of its new archery range with a family “Cast and Twang” seminar, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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