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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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

Summer music in Craig continues at JW Snack’s

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

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Craig firefighters’ luau fundraiser to take place Saturday

Craig Fire/Rescue will host the 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau Saturday night at The OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Business Buzz: Colorado partnership to highlight economics of hunting

A group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers recently announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership.

Weather Watch: Midweek storms could go longer for Craig

Northwest Colorado almost undoubtedly has some moisture headed its way, but the question is how long it will stay.

Business Buzz: Visiting Nurse Association to host Craig Chamber Mixer on Thursday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Craig Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VNA offices located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

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Weather Watch: Northwest Colorado experiencing good moisture trends

Compared to 2013, Craig and Moffat County are a lot wetter these days. This week will be no exception, with an expectation of isolated storms that have touched the area over the weekend running through Monday.

Moffat County High School football team to gather Friday

Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun

The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.

Northwest Colorado law enforcement on the lookout for missing person

Trappers Lake supposed last known whereabouts for Craig’s John Simons

The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Craig resident John Michael Simons.

Business Buzz: Craig insurance agency develops new app

The latest business news for Moffat County, Craig and Colorado.

Eagle Lake Camp in Craig starting Monday

The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Camp for local children Aug. 4 to 8 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

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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.

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