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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Craig’s CNCC honors top students

College graduation set for May 10 in Rangely

The Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently hosted its honors banquet for the 2013-14 school year. Held at the Clarion Inn & Suites on Friday, the event acknowledged the academic achievements of students throughout the past several months.

Weather Watch: Midweek storm to shift to sun by weekend

Easter in Northwest Colorado isn’t a holiday that comes with any guarantees in the weather, but indicators look good for outdoor egg hunts this year.

Musician John Farrell to perform free concert, visit schools

A free concert for the whole family will be available Monday night at Craig Middle School, with singer-songwriter John Farrell bringing his style of music to the area.

Moffat County girls overwhelmed by Coal Ridge offense

The Bulldogs girls soccer team lost its third straight game Saturday, falling 5-0 to Coal Ridge.

Weather Watch: High-pressure front to bring brief area warm-up

It may only be for a short time, but the moderate climate in store this week may be just the kind of weather Northwest Colorado residents have wanted out of spring.

Weather Watch: Stormy week in store for Craig

If you thought the end of March also would mean the end of dreary weather and the start of nonstop sunshine, then the joke’s on you this April Fools' Day, as well as almost every other day in the immediate future.

Fundraiser underway to aid Craig family with ailing teenager

Vallarta’s Restaurant in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, will host a fundraiser night Monday to assist the family of Yolanda Cruz.

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Abrams Brothers to conclude concert series on a high note

The final entry in Craig Concert Association’s 2013-14 season will take place this weekend as The Abrams Brothers take the stage.

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Wrestling proposal could shake up competition for Moffat County

MCHS, Steamboat would be in same classification

CHSAA will consider adding more teams to class 3A to create competitive balance.

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Craig teen competes for Boys & Girls Club Colorado Youth of the Year

Miguel Meza, of Craig, recently attended the Colorado Youth of the Year Competition on March 17 and 18 in Denver.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado to attempt new world record

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado will work in conjunction with clubs across the country this week to create a new Guinness World Records entry. The national organization hopes to set the distinction of “Most People Exercising to a Fitness Video in 24 Hours” by bringing in as many people as possible, with a goal of 28,000 participants.

Weather Watch: More early spring snow in store for Craig

According to the calendar, spring officially has sprung, but residents of Northwest Colorado are quite aware that they always have a chance to see just a little more snow.

Chamber seeks funding for an interactive map

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the city of Craig to apply for a grant that would match the cost of developing an online interactive map and interactive kiosks that would highlight local businesses, trails, attractions and more.

Maybell resident to hold cannabis forum Friday night in Craig

Kris Brannan, of Maybell, wants to reverse the ban on retail marijuana in Moffat County. To fuel the effort, she’s hosting a cannabis forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig.

High school jazz band program to offer pancake breakfast

The Moffat County High School jazz band will host a pancake breakfast for the community from 7 to 11 a.m. March 22 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Weather Watch: Craig’s high winds to shift to calmer, warmer climate

The latest weather forecasts show easygoing trends for Northwest Colorado residents — providing they get through the blustery introduction to the week.

MCHS girls soccer falls to Basalt

The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 to start the season with a 2-0 loss to the Longhorns.

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Bear River Young Life provides desserts, magic show at annual banquet Sunday

A banquet for Bear River Young Life will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Craig fifth-graders to attend Liberty Day at Colorado State Capitol

Students from Northwest Colorado will be traveling to Denver this week to join in the festivities for Liberty Day, an educational program about the workings of American government. Liberty Day includes a field trip to the Colorado State Capitol, including tours, and kids can interact with legislators. Certain students will also be reading the Declaration of Independence on the House floor.

Weather Watch: Craig to experience midweek cool-down

The conversion from a harsh winter climate to a more mild, spring one isn’t going to be a smooth one for Northwest Colorado. Not this week, anyway.

Craig doctor Dennis Kinder to take college position

Craig medical professional Dennis Kinder recently accepted a position with Rocky Vista University, in Parker. Kinder will serve as an associate professor for the school and will supervise the Internal Medicine Resident’s Clinic.

Craig elementary schools to offer literacy events

There will be numerous literacy-themed events offered at each of the local elementary schools next week.

Weather Watch: Northwest Colorado to see ‘unsettled week’

Precipitation is likely for Northwest Colorado this week starting Monday, but don’t expect torrents of rain to hit the entire area.

Weather Watch: Wet weekend coming to Craig

Craig, Moffat County and the majority of Colorado are in store for more wet weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has been tracking a Pacific storm that will linger over the region during the next few days, bringing with it some rain and snow.

Wins would make Moffat County basketball regional hosts

District champions will be hosts in the 3A regional tournament, giving both Moffat County teams a chance to do so when this weekend's action is complete.

Craig Daily Press wins 71 awards from Colorado Press Association

Newspaper also takes general excellence honor

The Craig Daily Press recently received 71 individual awards from the Colorado Press Association. The award winners were announced Friday at the 136th annual CPA Convention at the Denver Westin.

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Craig Concert Association presents Goldwing Express

Show to take place Saturday night at high school auditorium

The latest entry in the Craig Concert Association series is a performance by the musical group Goldwing Express, which will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Moffat County School District saves taxpayers $511,000 with bond refinancing

According to a recent press release, Moffat County School District entered the bond market Feb. 13 to refinance $8.4 million of its outstanding Series 2007 general obligation bonds, a financial move that will save taxpayers about $50,000 per year from 2014 to 2023 without extending the life of the original bond issue.

Moffat County School Board continues meetings for superintendent selection

Monday afternoon saw the Moffat County School District Board of Education convene for an executive session meeting to further discuss the process of hiring a new superintendent to replace Joe Petrone.

Craig affected by disruption in Verizon service Sunday, Monday

Winds a factor in technical problems

Recent service issues for Verizon Wireless have sprung up in Northwest Colorado. A representative from Verizon confirmed Monday that the telecommunications provider has been experiencing technological problems that have affected Craig.

Online business presentation shows benefits of using Facebook

A free online seminar for businesses utilizing the social media site Facebook will be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Weather Watch: ‘Cooling trend’ to hit Craig midweek

The break from freezing weather Northwest Colorado has experienced in the past week may be ending soon, though likely not for good.

Abraham Lincoln to come to Craig Monday, Tuesday

Residents of Craig and Moffat County will have a chance to experience history live and in person starting President’s Day with a visit from one of the most noteworthy leaders the United States has ever had.

Weather Watch: Wet week in store for Craig

Craig and Moffat County are expected to see some precipitation this week, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Weather Watch: Snow, winter conditions to stick around Moffat County

The Groundhog Day prediction of six more weeks of winter is holding true for Craig and Moffat County.

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Super Bowl element added to Craig Kiwanis play ticket event

The ticket sale event for the 68th annual Kiwanis play will be a little different this year. Because of the Denver Broncos being scheduled to play in Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can join in a tailgate party prior to purchasing admission to the yearly satire, a local favorite.

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Unemployment remains low in Moffat and Routt counties

Colorado’s unemployment rate went down to 6.2 percent — which is the lowest unemployment rate for the state since winter 2008. This trend doesn’t correspond exactly with unemployment drops in rural areas, but unemployment remained low in Moffat and Routt counties. In December, Moffat County’s rate dipped to 5.1 percent and Routt County hovered at 5.6 percent. In Moffat, this is the lowest unemployment has been since at least fall 2012.

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Governor renames Colorado mountains after Denver Broncos

In a proclamation made today, Gov. John Hickenlooper temporarily renamed Colorado’s 14ers — peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation — after active players on the Denver Broncos roster. The names will be effective for one day: Super Bowl Sunday, when the AFC Championship team will battle the Seattle Seahawks for glory in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Craig tack store moves to Centennial Mall

Shop changes name to Whole Lotta Western; grand opening set for Feb. 14

Northwestern Tack has moved from its downtown location on Yampa Avenue to a spot in Centennial Mall. The store, which sells a variety of equipment for rural use, such as saddles, harnesses and other equine paraphernalia, first opened its doors in its new site Jan. 18.

Weather Watch: Snow expected for Moffat County, much of Colorado

After a dry week, Northwest Colorado now can expect to see some moisture.

Moffat County basketball teams sit outside state polls

The boys and girls teams are both hovering near the state top-10 rankings.

Weather Watch: Craig temperatures to hold steady this week

Craig and Moffat County can expect a steady dose of calm climate this week, according to the National Weather Service.

No Winter Fest at Wyman's

The Craig museum has canceled the 2014 Winter Festival. It will be the first time in eight years the festival has not happened.

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Denver Film Critics dub ‘Gravity’ 2013’s top film

The Denver Film Critics Society recently honored director Alfonso Cuarón’s space-based saga “Gravity” as 2013‘s best movie.

Weather Watch: Warmer, drier week expected for Craig

After a week with snow blowing in at various intervals, it looks to be calming down for Northwest Colorado for the next several days.

Snowmobile winners announced by NOWECOS

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club is closing the door on one fundraiser and prepping for another.

Weather Watch: Snow for Craig is unsure, but cold is certain

Northwest Colorado could be in for a varied week when it comes to weather.

Weather Watch: Temperatures to linger in the 30s on New Year's Day

If you have exciting plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, the weather shouldn’t get in your way. “It’s not real exciting” this week, said Travis Booth, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A few small snow showers are expected mid week, but nothing to severe.

Weather Watch: Mostly dry Christmas expected for Craig

It won’t be the whitest Christmas, but Northwest Colorado could see a little snowfall for the holiday.

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