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Government update for the week of April 20

Government update for the week of April 20

Craig education briefs for April 18, 2015: Sandrock Elementary launches app

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

Craig health briefs for April 18, 2015: Craig VFW to host veterans town hall event

The Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System will hold its quarterly town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, in Craig.

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Moffat County golfers tee up in Rifle, Glenwood Springs to start week

The Moffat County High School girls golf team has had a lot of drive in the past week. Most recently, the ladies of the links played in the Rifle Invitational Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course, the team gaining ninth place out of 10 with a group score of 347.

On the record for Craig Police Department April 14

Craig Police Department on the record.

Business Buzz: Locals Love You More launches again

Business news across Craig, Moffat County and Colorado.

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Moffat County track takes 5 wins at Coal Ridge Invite

Girls 4th, boys 6th overall

The Moffat County High School track and field teams saw some great results Friday afternoon during the Coal Ridge Invitational in New Castle. MCHS girls placed fourth overall and boys were sixth in a day that saw more wins than any other so far this season.

Government update for the week of April 13

Government agendas for Moffat County and Craig officials.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation granted $30,000 through Caring for Colorado

The Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a $30,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation, according to a press release. Caring for Colorado is a health grant providing funding to build health care capacity, strengthen existing health care systems and link people to care.

Young Life dessert banquet scheduled for Sunday

Bear River Young Life will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The youth ministry organization hosts the event each year to update people in the area on the impact positive influences have on local teens and adolescents.

Moffat County Commissioners call consecutive executive sessions

Moffat County Commissioners call executive sessions to discuss personnel matters with Moffat County Social Services.

Two armed drug dealers arrested in Moffat County sentenced to prison

Two armed drug dealers will spend time at the Colorado Department of Corrections after they were arrested in Moffat County late last year for possession of several drugs including methamphetamines.

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Craig wrestlers compete at state, in Rangely

Craig sent five wrestlers to the Colorado Middle School State Finals Friday and Saturday.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for April 6, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships from the Moffat County High School website and submitted by other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

Weather Watch: High winds bring fire caution to Moffat County

Moffat County is under a fire weather watch Sunday and Monday by the National Weather Service, with extremely dry and windy conditions necessitating caution.

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Eastertime in Craig offers many activities

The Easter holiday is coming up soon, bringing with it some springtime celebrations. Here are a few of the events that will make up the Craig community’s ringing in of the festive day.

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Moffat County’s Camillettis take basketball honors

MCHS senior Joe Camilletti was selected All-State Second Team in the 3A division as announced Wednesday in a list compiled by Colorado High School Activities Association, Colorado Preps Network and MaxPreps.

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Moffat County swimmers racing with vigor

Athletes nearing state qualifying times

The Moffat County High School boys swim competed March 28 in a dual meet at El Pomar Natatorium of Colorado Mesa University with the District 51 combined team of Fruita Monument, Grand Junction, Palisade and Central High School athletes.

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Moffat County track teams finish strong in Broomfield

Girls 12th, boys 24th in overall events

The Moffat County High School track and field teams earned their Spring Break respite with a solid performance Friday at the Broomfield Shootout. The girls took 12th place and the boys were 24th in the large event that had 30 schools in attendance.

On the record for Moffat County Jail March 24 to 29

Jail reports from Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff's Office.

Biz Buzz: Tipton’s bill to ease regulatory burden on community banks

WASHINGTON —Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, introduced legislation last week to reduce red tape compliance burdens on well-managed community banks so they can better focus their resources on providing vital economic services that help their communities grow and prosper, according to a press release from Tipton’s office.

Weather Watch: Cold front, wind expected to impact Craig midweek

Northwest Colorado will experience some bluster this week, though it’s anyone’s guess if that will impact the Easter holiday weekend.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 28, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships from the Moffat County High School website and submitted by other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

Craig education briefs for March 28, 2015: Moffat County High School uses prize money from Celebrate My Drive competition

Moffat County won $25,000 through State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive competition in October, and has recently announced how it will allocate the money.

Craig health briefs for March 28, 2015: The Memorial Hospital honors doctors

Every year on March 30, The Memorial Hospital at Craig takes time to honor and celebrate its physicians and providers.

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Craig Middle School wrestles its way to Western Slope championship

The season is far from over for the wrestlers of Craig Middle School. The Bulldogs claimed a title as the best of twelve schools in the area at the Western Slope Championship Saturday in Meeker.

Craig education briefs for March 21, 2015: College tax credits available for 2014 tax year

Two college tax credits and several other education-related tax benefits are available to qualifying students and their parents when they file 2014 federal income tax returns, according to a news release from the Internal Revenue Service.

Craig health briefs for March 21, 2015: Free blood glucose screenings at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood glucose screenings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell Street.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 23, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

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Moffat County Thunder Cheer places well at state event

Another competition, another solid finish for the members of Moffat County Thunder Cheer. The local cheer team’s latest appearance was at the CHEERSPORT Denver Grand Championships Sunday at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, as the smallest members of the team, the Minis, won their competition, with coaching by Amber Snow and Hannah Mannon.

1 man wounded, 1 arrested in altercation Wednesday night

A man was punctured with a “sharp instrument” at Bear Valley Inn late Wednesday night in Craig, putting one man in the hospital and another in custody, according police officials.

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Moffat County girls track 6th in Rifle, boys 17th

Girls 800-meter sprint medley team wins, all athletes making strides

The Moffat County High School track and field teams continue to find success as their seasons progress, the girls placing sixth and the boys 17th at the Rifle Invitational held March 13.

Moffat County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam in Craig

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a scam that’s currently happening in Craig. A man is calling residents, telling them they have a warrant out for their arrest and trying to obtain personal information in an effort to get money.

Bill Johnston not a candidate for City Council despite inclusion on ballots

Ballots for the elections of Craig City Council and mayoral positions were mailed out Monday, though voters are advised to remember one of the candidates included in the list is no longer eligible. Votes for former candidate Bill Johnston, whose name is featured on the ballot, will not be included in the final results.

Officials still working to identify fatal crash victim

Colorado State Patrol and Rio Blanco officials are working to identify the remains of the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that happened early Saturday morning west of Meeker.

Vehicle crash near Meeker leaves one dead

One person is dead after a vehicle caught fire early 28 miles west of Meeker Saturday morning, according to a press release from Colorado State Patrol. Identification of the driver is pending and the crash is still actively under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol Vehicular Crimes Unit.

Government update for the week of March 16

Agendas for Moffat County Commissioners weekly meeting and Craig Rural Fire Protection District board monthly meeting.

Craig education briefs for March 14, 2015: Band selected to go to state

The Moffat County High School band was recently selected to attend the state competition in Fort Collins, where it will perform at 1:45 p.m. April 13.

Craig health briefs for March 14, 2015: Kick Butts Day events planned at schools

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is raising money to support its Hospice and Palliative Care program with the Daffodils for Hospice fundraiser.

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Moffat County honors statebound basketball, band, speech

The members of multiple Moffat County High School activities were the guests of honor at a pep assembly Wednesday in the MCHS gym, acknowledging those bound for state events.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 11, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin is compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

Biz Buzz: Burgers and brats come to Mathers' Bar in Craig

A new grill took the place of what used to be Virginia’s Mexican Food in Mathers bar. On Feb. 14, Shannon Mose and her daughter Tasa Miller opened B&B Grill.

Mild temperatures and sunny skies ahead for the week

March has made a quick transition from lion to lamb, with mild temperatures and clear skies expected to continue throughout most of the week in Craig.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 9, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin is compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

Parks and Wildlife offering turkey hunts in locations including Craig

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering young hunters a chance to win a mentored spring turkey hunt. Three hunters will be selected for a hunt April 11 and 12 near Meeker, and two will be picked for a hunt May 3 and 4 near Craig.

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Rebecca and Kuba to bring wide range of music to Craig

Craig Concert Association performance takes place Saturday

Craig Concert Association’s newest show will feature a little bit of everything from an act that prides itself on variety. “An Evening with Rebecca and Kuba” will be the latest act in the CCA series, taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

On the record for Moffat County Jail and Craig Police Department March 5

Moffat County Jail report and Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

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