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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Wyoming police visit Craig on Thursday concerning alleged hazing incident

Coaches asked to resign, athletic director needed for sports

Craig Police Department personnel confirmed that representatives from the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming will be in Craig Thursday to investigate the alleged hazing incident with the Moffat County High School football team while at football camp in the Wyoming town.

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28th annual Ladies Silver Bullet shoots Saturday, Sunday in Craig

The Ladies Silver Bullet Classic golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Comedy duo to bring weekend laughs to Craig

The Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13, will host a unique act this weekend. “The Hobbit Trail: A Misguided Comedy Tour” will premiere at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in The Sports Page Bar.

BLM responds to 8 small, lightning-caused fires

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Moffat County football coaches asked to resign

Moffat County School District has asked the six football coaches from the district’s high school football team to resign following a hazing incident that happened several weeks ago in Evanston, Wyoming.

Weather Watch: Arid atmosphere to move to more moisture in Craig

The high summer temperatures aren’t about to stop for Northwest Colorado, but some humidity later in the week may change up the climate a little bit.

Business Buzz: Craig hotel displays new sign

The Clarion Inn & Suites, of Craig, recently completed the latest phase of its re-branding with the addition of a new sign on its premises at 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Coffee and a Newspaper to take place July 9

The Craig Daily Press' Coffee and Newspaper event that typically takes place the first Wednesday of each month has been rescheduled for 7 a.m. June 9 at the Mountain Cafe at The Memorial Hospital due to the Fourth of July holiday.

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Moffat County’s Little Britches Rodeo kicks off Friday

The annual Little Britches Rodeo is scheduled to take this place starting Friday as part of the festive spirit of the holiday weekend.

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Get walking for Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Walk-a-thon runs through July 26

You’re going to be using your feet at certain points in the day, so you might as well put them to work for a good cause. The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is seeking participants for its FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon. A registration event Saturday to herald the kickoff of the event brought in about 30 people, a number YVPC Director Katie Grobe said is good — though she hopes local residents will step it up in the weeks to come.

Business Buzz: Flooring business shows customer appreciation

TLC Carpet One Floor & Home recently featured its fourth annual customer appreciation barbecue, providing free food for all in attendance Friday afternoon.

Weather Watch: Craig will see a hot, dry 4th of July

The sparks coming off a bundle of fireworks won’t be the only heat Northwest Colorado will see this Independence Day.

National rodeo starts well for Craig competitors

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo began Sunday and runs through this Saturday.

Business Buzz: Craig Walmart celebrates remodel

The latest business news for Northwest Colorado.

Weather Watch: Craig’s heat wave to shift to unrest

Craig will have a warm beginning to its week as daily highs and overnight lows start to escalate, into the mid-80s and mid-40s, respectively.

Moffat County voting service center will be open Saturday

Moffat County residents need to turn in their ballots by Tuesday to vote in the primary and choose, among other candidates, their next District 3 Moffat County commissioner.

Grand Futures hosting free movie night in Craig City Park

Moffat County’s Grand Futures Prevention Coalition plans to provide some outdoor summer fun in the weeks to come. The organization, dedicated to countering substance abuse among the youth of Northwest Colorado, will host a free movie night Friday on the north end of Craig City Park. As the sun begins to go down, the cinematic experience will begin as the screen lights up with “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

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Moffat County Cattlewomen offer gift to parents of Father’s Day baby

The Moffat County Cattlewomen recently provided a unique gift to local parents in honor of Father’s Day.

Business Buzz: Whittle the Wood strengthens local businesses

Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous carving event not only provided plenty of entertainment for residents and visitors, it was also a boon for those who set up items for sale during the festivities Friday and Saturday. More than 40 total vendors, many of which are based in Craig, were involved in selling food and crafts.

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