Minor traffic delays are underway in Craig this week as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs maintenance on three intersections in Craig.
Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and additional agencies are working to suppress the Bench Fire located north of Yampa Bench Road, about two miles west of Haystack Rock.
Annual event benefits fire department’s scholarship fund
After nearly eight decades, it’s still an event for which the people of Northwest Colorado have a burning love in their hearts, almost as much as they do for the people who stage it. The 77th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Luau hosted by Craig Fire/Rescue brought the atmosphere of the tropics to The OP Bar & Grill Saturday night as people gathered for good vibes and good times with the local fire brigade.
Break out the island attire, Craig Fire/Rescue is hosting the 77th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau on Saturday night at The O.P. Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. The tropical themed festivities, which are 21 and older, begin at 6 p.m. and last until midnight. Tickets are $10, and will be available at the door.
5 sign Friday for Spartans, multiple players in line to join men’s women’s program
Craig’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus brought on multiple talents this week, with five players signing their letters of intent for the men’s team during a Friday press conference.
Education news for Moffat County.
Government update for the week of July 25.
If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape without hitting the gym, try dropping in on Craig Parks and Rec Sand Volleyball.
Do your hands ever get dry and flaky? If so, try using hand lotion to keep them moisturized and healthy. Often times, hands that don’t get the proper treatment and can crack, making them painful.
Green tea has a number of antioxidants that benefit your body and brain. According to authoritynutrition.com, green tea helps your internal organs function better and boost your brain power.
On the record for June 21.
Two vehicles collided in downtown Craig Wednesday.
The Memorial Hospital has two new CEO finalists, according to a news release.
On Tuesday, a 73-year-old female fell to her death after falling off a 120-foot cliff at the Wade Curtis River Campsite on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, according to a news release.
One motorcyclist was transported to The Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after an accident on U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 96.
On the record for June 19.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is in Craig Wednesday to discuss efforts to combat the “opioid abuse epidemic.
The Committee to Grow Craig is hosting an event Thursday evening to inform the community about recreational marijuana and provide an opportunity to sign its petition for retail pot in Craig.
The 2016 Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland and runs through Thursday.
Government update for the week of July 18.
Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. Try replacing spaghetti pasta with spaghetti squash the next time you make an Italian dish at home.
If you're looking for some exercise outside this weekend, head over to Hayden for the city's annual Hayden Daze.
There are several ways to reduce puffiness in the eyes, and hydration — or drinking plenty of water is one way, but there are other ways to brighten external eye appearance, according to newhealthguide.org.
On the record for July 15.
On the record for June 14.
On the record for July 12.
The Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. employee who was injured in an industrial accident on July 5 is in stable condition, according to Anson co-owner Mardi Anson.
Business news across Northwest Colorado.
Northwest Colorado competitors to compete in international, national finals
With more 800 competitors in the field and $200,000 in prize money at stake, kids from Moffat County plan to ride away with their heads held high and hopefully sporting a lot of shiny swag in the next week. The 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo, billed as “the world’s richest youth rodeo,” takes place starting this Sunday and running through July 15 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
On the record for July 8.
Better City, an Ogden, Utah, based firm specializing in implementing business strategies and revitalizing regional economies is hosting a series of open house meetings across the county as part of the final phase of its project.
If you like spicy foods, you’re in luck, because jalapeños have a variety of health benefits.
Do your toenails suffer from fungus? Have you ever wondered how you should treat them?
The Memorial Hospital in Craig has purchased two lots near the Walmart shopping center, said Jennifer Riley, chief of marketing and business development.
On the record for July 7.
The national conservation organization American Rivers will team up with local river organizations such as Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads in Craig and Friends of the Yampa in Steamboat Springs, for a Yampa River Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon July 9 to remove any trash that may have been left by floaters during the long Fourth of July weekend.
The town of Hayden will have a planned electrical outage starting at 9 p.m. Thursday in order for Yampa Valley Electric Association to repair the Hayden Substation that was damaged earlier this week.
Sheriff: Authorities awaiting more details before releasing names
Three people were transported to The Memorial Hospital after their all-terrain vehicle flipped around 5 p.m. Saturday.
First responders from Craig Fire/Rescue and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded to a 41-year-old Anson Excavating & Pipe, Inc. employee who was struck in the head Tuesday afternoon by a concrete pipe.
The group Committee to Grow Craig is currently hosting its petition drive for an ordinance to allow Craig residents to own and operate recreational marijuana stores and associated facilities. Those who plan to sign the petition must be registered voter and a resident of the city of Craig.
On the record for July 5.
Government update for the week of July 4.
Craig Fire/Rescue and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded to a call of an ATV accident at about 5 p.m. Saturday about 20 miles north of Craig.
Colorado State Patrol responded to a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon on Colorado Highway 13 near milepost 59 in Moffat County, according to a press release issued by the agency. Justin Watson, 38, was driving a 2015 green Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Highway 13. Watson’s wife, Carissa Watson, 39, was riding on the motorcycle with him.
Craig Fire/Rescue and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to a small wildfire Thursday around 3:30 p.m.
Community welcome to attend Friday workshop at Pavilion
The co-author of the book “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” was in Craig Thursday night to discuss what not to do if you want your community to flourish. Doug Griffiths’ book is based on the principle that showing people common mistakes within communities struggling to grow their economies is a better solution than telling them what to do, the writer giving a presentation at Moffat County High School.
On the record for June 30.
On the record for June 28.
The 49th annual Cottonwood Classic finished its three-day run Sunday, with 97 competitors vying for the title of the best of the bunch in the Craig men's tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
The body of the 62-year-old rafter who went missing on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Friday was recovered Sunday night, according to national park officials.