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Crews respond to early morning fire on Moffat County Road 103

Authorities from Craig Fire/Rescue and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire in Moffat County early Saturday morning.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: TMH Clinic and outpatient services closed for Thanksgiving

The Memorial Hospital Clinic and outpatient services will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The Emergency Department will remain open 24/7.

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Craig has many Holiday Happenings in store

Turkey Day may be the closest holiday on the calendar, but Christmas will be upon us before the table is even cleared. Craig is already in the swing of things, with plenty of cheery activities to round out November and get you in the holly jolly mindset.

Business Buzz: Fashion shop sees success in Centennial Mall

When Just Dance moved to Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, along with it went a shop known as Studio V, and the new location has worked well.

Weather Watch: Slow warm-up, small showers in store for Craig

The cold front experienced across the state last week will be moving along, but the winter impact will remain.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 15, 2014: MCHS students to offer workshop on job skills

Members of DECA and Future Business Leaders of America will host “Business in Action” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 15, 2014: Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans begins Saturday

To compare health plans, visit Connect For Health Colorado at http://connectforhealthco.com. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15, 2015, however to receive coverage beginning Jan. 1 or to change your existing plan, you must complete your enrollment by Dec. 15.

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Time is running out to get tickets for Craig Chamber’s Crabfest

Crabfest 2014, an annual extravaganza of delicious seafood hosted by Craig Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday evening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Gardner wins Colorado U.S. Senate, marijuana cultivation fails in Moffat County

With 82 percent of the precincts reporting, Gardner logged 50.6 percent, while Udall lost with 44 percent. Moffat County overwhelmingly came out in favor of Gardner, with 76.5 percent, or 3,724 of voters favoring the Republican, while only 16.9 percent, or 826 voters vied for Udall.

Weather Watch: Early week moisture won’t last long for Craig

Northwest Colorado will be getting a taste of winter, but for those who want some greater cold to come, the appetizer will have to suffice.

Pregnancy center to host 22nd annual chili supper

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host its annual chili supper and silent auction for the 22nd year on Saturday. Those looking for hearty chili at a low price should head to the event that takes place at 6 p.m. at the Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave. in Craig.

Craig Chamber of Commerce, Clarion Inn host mixer, burger challenge Wednesday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host its regular Business After-Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

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Trick-or-treating, pumpkins, dancing and more in store for Craig

The spookiest day of the year is almost here, and Craig is preparing for the many fun activities that are always linked with the holiday known as Halloween. Whatever your age, there’s something for you within the community.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Grief support group offers help for getting through holidays

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program will offer a “Getting through the Holidays” Grief Support and Education Group from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building, Room 114.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Public input sought by Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force

The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will hold a series of roundtable discussions to gather public input on Colorado’s statewide assessment system, including an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Weather Watch: Uneventful atmosphere expected for Craig’s Halloween

Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Barbells for Boobs to support early breast cancer detection

A race incorporating both running and weightlifting will take place at 10 a.m. today at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event will raise money for Barbells for Boobs, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer.

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Moffat County School District Board of Education meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.

Business Buzz: Craig cinema offering ticket deal for October

At midweek, grab your sweetheart and head for the movies, because the West Theatre is trying something new.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: TMH hosts first annual fun run event Saturday

The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant

Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive, which promotes good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. The contest launched Wednesday and MCHS quickly moved into the top 20 schools by the end of the first day.

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Moffat County cross country: Ready, set, regionals

Things are moving at just the right pace as the members of the Moffat County High School cross country move into the final part of their season. The teams will be attending the 3A Region 1 competition this Friday in Delta, and if their performance last week is any indication, Moffat County may be state-bound.

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Craig’s Doak Walker football championships this week

The end of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football season takes place this week, with last week’s matches helping determine the arrangement of the championships on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warm temperatures, clear skies forecast for week ahead

Keep your shorts and sandals out for at least one more week, as warm temperatures and clear, sunny weather will make for pleasant Indian summer conditions in Northwest Colorado through the weekend.

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Concerts, banquets, Halloween and more in store for Craig community

There’s no shortage of things to do in Craig this month, whether you’re wanting to get some culture, show support for an important cause or enjoy the spookiest holiday of the year.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Presentation for parents will inform on respiratory illnesses in kids

The Memorial Hospital pediatrician Christie Yarmer, M.D., will host a community education presentation for parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the TMH conference rooms.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges

The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Aspen High School. Representatives from over 250 four-year colleges and universities from throughout the country, Canada and Europe will be attending, as well as many two-year colleges and technical schools.

Moffat County’s Mike Bingham sinks 46th place at state golf tourney

Golfer’s two-day total 168

Moffat County High School golfer Mike Bingham tied for 46th out of 84 during the 3A State Championships Monday and Tuesday at Northeastern 18 Golf Course in Sterling.

Business Buzz: Loaf ‘N Jug in Craig gets facelift

The Loaf ‘N Jug on the west side of Craig is going through a complete remodel that’s expected to be complete by the end of this week.

Weather Watch: Cool and wet temperatures expected this week

High country to get snow

Wet weather will continue through most of the week in the region, with snowfall levels dropping as low as 10,000 feet Monday afternoon, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 27, 2014: Event to provide safe disposal of prescription drugs

The Craig Police Department and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide volunteers will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

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Moffat County Homecoming a hit

The Craig community turned out in droves to show their support for Moffat County High School during Friday’s Homecoming activities.

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Moffat County Homecoming offers fun for all

Moffat County High School’s annual Homecoming festivities take place this week, and the schedule promises plenty to make the tradition a memorable one this year.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Free flu clinic for veterans in Craig and Steamboat Springs

A free flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. Veterans need to bring a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or DD Form 214.

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Cory Pike golf tourney swings into action Saturday

The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor memorial golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009.

Weekend music shows to conclude Craig’s summer season

After this weekend, summer will be officially over, which means Craig residents should take advantage of all the easygoing seasonal atmosphere they can.

Craig businesses look for entries in Upcycle Contest

The judging for the Upcycle Contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days packs weekend fun

The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.

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Yahoo golf tourney tees off Saturday in Craig

Ball drop fundraiser offers valuable prizes

The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place this Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club and will consist of two-person teams in men’s women’s and mixed divisions, with the $120 team registration covering greens fees, carts, food and prizes. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

Craig briefs: Applications for meal program due Sept. 19

Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and driver education fees. In order to be considered for free or reduced fees, an approved meal application form must be on file prior to Sept. 19.

Business Buzz: FNBR has been renamed Bank of the San Juans

One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado rebranded its business with 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches — including one in Craig — being renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release.

Weather Watch: Labor Day sun hopeful after Craig’s rainy August

With any luck, the people of Craig won’t have their three-day weekend’s outdoor activities rained out, but with the way the region has been pounded by precipitation recently, it might be wise to make indoor plans just to be safe.

Business Buzz: Furniture store plans remodel, works to move inventory

Furniture Gallery of Craig, 385 Ranney St., is seeking to remodel its interior, but first they’ll need to get rid of some of their stock. The store will be open Labor Day offering considerable price drops on items for customers.

Live music heavy on Friday in Craig locales

The beginning of Labor Day weekend will feature live music at Craig venues.

Weather Watch: Storm systems to cause chilling effect in Craig

A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new designer

The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.

Rio Blanco sheriff recovering from being stabbed

Rio Blanco County’s sheriff was stabbed Thursday and underwent surgery to “repair the wound” at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, according to a press release from the county.

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