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Business Buzz: The Memorial Hospital seeking new space in Craig

The Memorial Hospital is back on the hunt for a new site for its rehabilitation center after determining that relocating to the old JC Penney building at 473 Yampa Ave. is not financially feasible.

Weather Watch: Early week storm to sprinkle on Craig

Possibility remains for Labor Day weekend atmospheric activity

As we head into the final stretch of summer, it’s not necessary to put the barbecue back in storage just yet if you want to get one last good grill session in this week. Still, don’t print any invitations for a big outdoor celebration, either. A good likelihood of precipitation is in store for Northwest Colorado this week, as a storm system expected to present itself Sunday will spill over into Monday and Tuesday.

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Rain soaks Moffat County golf in Rifle

Moffat County High School athletes had a tough day on the links this past Thursday when both the varsity and JV boys golf teams competed at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

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Quick start to season for Moffat County cross country

Ary Shaffer, Ashley Suits lead Bulldog runners

Moffat County High School cross country got a good start on the season Friday when runners took on the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Free or reduced price meal applications due

Families that may qualify for free and reduced meals must submit an application form to Moffat County School District food services for the 2015-16 school year.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 29, 2015: Kids Count presentation highlights trends for Moffat County kids

Health-related news, announcements and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Government update for the week of Aug. 31

Government update for the week of Aug. 31.

On The Record for Aug. 28

On The Record for Aug. 28.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new advertising rep

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to welcome Melissa Valentine to its sales team as an advertising consultant.

Hang gliding competition takes flight in Dinosaur

Starting on Sunday, the five-day Dinosaur 2015 hang gliding competition “brings serious competition back to the big air of western Colorado,” according to organizers.

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Craig Middle School football, volleyball, cross country looking forward to fall

They may be younger, but they’re no less ready to compete with the big dogs. Craig Middle School started its fall sports seasons this week, including football, volleyball and cross country.

Rotary district governor to visit Craig

Rotary 5440 District Governor Ken Small will be in Craig Monday, according to a press release.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Thursday

Health announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Government update for the week of Aug. 24

Government update for the week of Aug. 24.

On The Record for Aug. 21

On The Record for Aug. 21.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC welcomes community, new students with barbeque

Colorado Northwestern Community College opens its doors to students and community members Saturday for its annual orientation and free community barbeque.

Upcoming meetings on Local Marketing District to take place

On Tuesday, supporters of the LMD confirmed they had gathered enough petitions to put the LMD on the ballot in November.

Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds at Moffat County Lock-Up event

Craig residents who participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up charity event will raise money by asking friends and family to bail them out of their makeshift cells at Craig Fire Station.

4 outbuildings, 12 vehicles lost in 135-acre fire in Rio Blanco

A 135-acre fire in Meeker off County Road 7 Thursday burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The fire was located roughly 2.5 miles up from Highway 64, and it's now 50 percent contained. Meeker Fire Department is in charge of the fire.

On The Record for Aug. 20

On The Record for Aug. 20.

Fires under control in Moffat County

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.

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Moffat County boys golf opens season with 3rd place finish in Gypsum

Moffat County High School boys varsity golf team shot a combined 276 Wednesday at Gypsum Creek Golf Course to place third among eight 3A schools in Eagle Valley High School’s 3A and 4A tournament.

On The Record for Aug. 18

On The Record for Aug. 18.

Officials update community on wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

Of the 20 wildland fires reported Sunday, only three remain uncontained, according to a press release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on state land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land.

Biz Buzz: MJK welcomes new manager

Jenny Boyer recently joined the ranks of MJK Sales and Feed in Craig as the feed store’s new manager, but she is by no means new to the agriculture business.

Government update for the week of Aug. 17

Government update for the week of Aug. 17.

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Fires in northern Moffat County, Maybell ignite Saturday

Northwest Colorado firefighters are currently battling a blaze about 30 miles north of Craig.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: Love INC Back-to-School Fair is Saturday

Education briefs for Craig and Moffat County: Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its annual Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

On the record for Aug. 14

On the record for Aug. 14.

Public and private shooting ranges in Northwest Colorado

Public and private shooting ranges available in Northwest Colorado.

On the record for Aug. 11

On the record for Aug. 11

Grand Futures’ free movie night Tuesday showing ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition’s series of free family movie nights will wrap up the summer Tuesday on the north end of Craig City Park, with “Cowboys & Aliens” showing as the sun goes down. There is no cost for admission for the family activity, but Grand Futures will be selling popcorn and other concessions.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 8, 2015: VNA and Craig Chamber will host mixer

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Craig Sea Sharks tear up state meet in Fort Morgan

Swimmers place 14th; team to host state gathering in 2016

The Craig Sea Sharks recently swam at the CSI Seasonal Club Championships in Fort Morgan, placing 14th overall out of 21 teams with 304 total swimmers at the meet.

Wellness Tip: Deep breathing helps decrease stress, increase wellness

Taking deep breaths can help your physical and mental health on a number of levels. Various experts have touted deep breathing as a way to stay healthy and fit. It’s also a great way to keep your stress levels low.

Fitness Tip: Track your fitness with smart phone apps

Did you know that there are dozens of apps out there that can help track your fitness goals? Since the birth of smart phones, app creators have tapped into the fitness world, helping people reach various health and weight loss goals by tracking progress on phones.

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Moffat County's Black Mountain Junior Rodeo concludes season next week

It’s been another busy summer, but pretty soon the head of one of Moffat County’s equine institutions will be letting someone else take the reins. The Black Mountain Junior Rodeo summer series is nearing the end of its year after meeting nearly every week since June at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

On the record for Aug. 4

On the record for Aug. 4

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Moffat County Fair’s AmeriGas Barbecue Cook-Off crowns champs from Craig, Steamboat Springs

The inaugural AmeriGas Barbecue Cook-Off featured two Northwest Colorado teams cooking up a storm Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Government update for Aug. 2

Government update for Aug. 2.

On The Record for July 30

On the record for July 31.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Study finds health problems in older adults linked to giving up driving

Announcements, events, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Moffat County Fair looking for riders in open horse show, ranch horse jackpot

The Moffat County Fairgrounds will be packed with horses this weekend. As part of the Moffat County Fair, the Open Horse Show takes place with the English division at 4 p.m. Friday and the Western division at 8 a.m. Saturday.

On the record for July 30

On the record for July 30.

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Veterans Charity Ride coming through Northwest Colorado Friday

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 invites the community to join them as they welcome a unique group coming through Craig this week. Roaring into town at about 3:30 p.m. Friday will be the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a cross-country motorcycle journey for men and women who have served their nation in the Armed Forces, an effort which raises awareness about vets who have been injured in the line of duty.

On The Record for July 28

On The Record for July 28.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival offering more balloons, more activities in sixth year

The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival heats up Saturday and Sunday at Loudy-Simpson Park, with plenty of activities in both the skies and on the ground. A field of 22 balloonists — the greatest number to date — will be launching at 6:30 a.m. each day, weather permitting filling the air with a rainbow of colors.

Community meetings on Colowyo planned

Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.

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Kinlie Brennise lassos championship as breakaway roper

Reserve all-around, barrel racing champion also among honors

Despite the name of the venue in which they competed, there’s nothing small about the achievements of Northwest Colorado’s own. Kinlie Brennise claimed multiple titles during the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association over the past week in Pueblo, including World Champion Junior Girls Breakaway Roper, Reserve World Champion Barrel Racer and third in trail course, all of which led to her being named Reserve World All-Round in the junior girls division, second in total points only to Peyton’s Grace Hill.

Craig health briefs for July 25, 2015: New K-12 student varicella vaccine requirement

Announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County health care providers.