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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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YampaCare Family Medicine to replace Kinder Family Clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center announced Monday that it will take over the Kinder Family Clinic, according to a news release from the medical center.

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.

Weather Watch: Craig to feel sudden, brief midweek chill

The cycle of hot and cold will hold steady this week for Northwest Colorado, even if the temperatures will see some noteworthy changes.

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Car show driving force for downtown entertainment Saturday

The Bear River Young Life Car and Motorcycle Show will take place this weekend as part of the Whittle the Wood festivities.

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Colorado State Taxidermy Championships Awards 2014

The full rundown of awards from the taxidermy competition and show, held Saturday in Craig.

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Pregnancy Center seeking donations

Baby Bottle Fundraiser runs through Father’s Day

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center’s Baby Bottle Fundraiser will continue through June 15. Those participating in the effort, which began Mother’s Day and runs through Father’s Day, can place donated funds within baby bottles available either through local churches or at the YVPC office at 25 W. Victory Way.

Weather Watch: Dry, warm week expected for Craig's Whittle the Wood

The National Weather Service forecast for Craig is trending toward several days of pure warmth this week. Following some turbulent activity Sunday, the chances for a mild climate should be solid as the days continue.

TMH CEO finalist will pursue a different job opportunity

After months of seeking a CEO for the Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees announced Friday that their top candidate for the position, Jim Marshall, would be pursuing another job opportunity.

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Moose visits Craig's Shadow Mountain neighborhood

A moose walked around Shadow Mountain after making its way into Craig on Thursday.

State talent auditions canceled within Moffat County; regional competitions open to all

Moffat County residents planning to participate in the competition “Colorado You Got Talent” will be unable to do so in their own area in a preliminary capacity, but the stage will still be open to them down the line.

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Next week’s Whittle the Wood to carve up some fun

The 15th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous is set to take place from June 11 to 14 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Weather Watch: Calm climate in store for Craig; river caution advised

With the onset of summer, Northwest Colorado could use some stillness while coming out of the climate of late spring, and it looks like that’s what’s happening for the region.

Business Buzz: Local shopping incentive begins this week

The Downtown Business Association has started its Locals Love You More Downtown Contest for the summer, running through Sept. 1.

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The Memorial Hospital invites community to meet CEO finalist

The Memorial Hospital will host an event Wednesday night for the public to meet with James Marshall, a candidate for the position of TMH’s Chief Executive Officer.

Neighborhood block party with vendors, food scheduled for Saturday

A weekend block party will help Craig residents kick off the summer season.

Weather Watch: Good conditions expected for Memorial Day in Craig

A splash of wet weather Sunday may have set a poor tone for the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend in Craig, but the early part of this week looks to be drying up.

Business Buzz: Craig meat company receives new certification

Brother’s Custom Processing recently achieved a special certification through United States Department of Agriculture as a wholesale retailer of locally slaughtered animals.

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Moffat County Class of 2014 shows its uniqueness with art, gift

As each group of seniors leave behind the school where they spent their last four years, picking defining details and artwork is an ongoing tradition, and Moffat County High School’s Class of 2014 is no different.

Graduation schedule

The graduation ceremony for Moffat County High School begins at 10 a.m. today in the MCHS gym. Shuttles for those attending will be available starting at 9 a.m., and audience members are advised to arrive 30 minutes in advance for seating.

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MCHS honors and awards

Moffat County High School hosted its annual awards night Tuesday to shine the spotlight on the academic and athletic accomplishments of its student body.

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Sunset's Nicholson wins Teacher of the Year honor

The Craig Daily Press presented its Teacher of the Year Award to Susan Nicholson on Thursday morning, highlighting the good works of a woman who dedicated 28 years of her teaching career to Sunset Elementary.

Weather Watch: Warm, dry conditions may or may not stay through Craig’s weekend

Memorial Day weekend in Northwest Colorado is traditionally a period of several days of complete uncertainty when it comes to weather, and this year won’t be much different.

Friday’s Moffat County High School agriculture event offers food, student projects

MCHS Future Farmers of America team to attend national competition

The Moffat County High School agriculture program has had a great deal happening lately. The Vocational Agriculture program and the Future Farmers of America will host a project auction and plant sale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the ag shops at MCHS.

The Memorial Hospital, partnering agencies offering free Sunday barbecue

The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services department and other first-responder agencies will kick off Emergency Medical Services Week, which runs from May 18 to 24, by hosting its third annual free community barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park.