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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Craig kids to take spotlight Saturday in Missoula Children's Theater show 'Peter and Wendy'

Missoula Children's Theater will offer two performances for its production of "Peter and Wendy" at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

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Safeway in Craig still empty 2 years after purchase by YVMC

Old Safeway store remains empty two years after being purchased by Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Murdoch's in Craig evacuated due to gas leak

Murdoch’s employees were left out in the cold Wednesday morning when a gas leak caused the building to be evacuated.

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Daily Press welcomes new ad rep

The Craig Daily Press is excited to introduce KayCee Goncalves to the community.

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Drunk man returned safely to motel room: On the record for Jan. 24 to 30

6:36 p.m.: On the 400 block of Rose Street, a woman called to say she saw a suspicious man carrying buckets into a house.

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Business Buzz: Visitation up 4% at Dinosaur National Monument

The large number of people who flocked to Dinosaur National Monument last year boosted the national park’s visitation numbers by roughly 4 percent.

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Government update for the week of Jan. 30

Government agendas for the week of Jan. 30

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Beauty Tip: Use lotion after you wash hands

Are your dry, cracked hands becoming painful?

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Superfood Tip: Try mango, bananas and lime for dessert

It's easy to cut out sugar from dessert when you have something naturally sweet and delicious as a replacement.

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Tools in high demand with local thieves: On the record for Jan. 24, 25

7:47 a.m.: At Yampa Avenue and West 13th Street, officers responded to a report of a dog at large. A yellow lab was said to be sitting in the middle of the road with a bucket tied to it.

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Highway 13 crash sends five to hospital Saturday evening

A two-vehicle collision on Colorado Highway 13 south of Craig closed the highway for nearly two hours and sent five people to the hospital.

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Accident in Moffat County near Hamilton closes Colorado Highway 13

Colorado Highway 13 closed for more than an hour Saturday in both directions south of Craig.

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Moffat County swimmers earn sixth, another state time in Aspen

Moffat County High School girls swimming is coming ever closer to state-qualifying times as the season continues, complete with a first-place individual finish in their most recent meet.

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Rifle shoots down Moffat County basketball; Bulldogs split with Aspen

Girls bounce back from rough Friday to win Saturday; boys fall to Skiers in overtime

A fierce set of Friday night games started the weekend off on the wrong foot for Moffat County High School basketball teams, though they rebounded for the most part the following day.

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Health Briefs: A pain in the back?

News and events in health care.

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Government Update for the week of Jan. 23

Government agendas for the week of Jan. 23

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Ex-girlfriend spotted on fire escape: On the record for Jan. 19

6:11 p.m.: At the Museum of Northwest Colorado, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person standing close to the exterior wall of the building. It turned out the person had plugged their phone into an exterior outlet and was trying to make a call.

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Man sends pictures of himself destroying ex's belongings: On the record for Jan. 17, 18

A woman complained of harassment when a man, apparently her ex, contacted her without her consent and sent pictures of him destroying their belongings.

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Weekend Roundup: Cool times in Northwest Colorado

Another weekend in Northwest Colorado, another round of chilly weather. But, the cold is no excuse to not find something to do in the area.

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Crane rollover spills diesel fuel on highway near Rangley

A construction crane was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colorado Highway 64 about 12 miles east of Rangely in Rio Blanco County spilling diesel fuel at the scene.

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Flames completely engulf small truck in Craig

A small pickup truck caught fire near City Park in Craig late Wednesday morning, and Craig Fire/Rescue extinguished the flames minutes after it arrived on scene.

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Suspicious pizza sent as gift to officers: On the record for Jan. 10 - 16

When a pizza delivery man showed up unexpectedly at the Public Safety Center, officers were puzzled until they learned it had been sent as a gift from a family in Michigan to say thanks for help with a previous incident.

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CPW seeks information on poached mule deer buck in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is searching for the person responsible for poaching a mule deer buck in Grand Junction Jan. 10. The dead buck was shot and left in a field.

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BLM seeking public comment on sage grouse habitat improvement projects

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments from the public regarding greater sage grouse habitat improvement projects in northwestern Colorado. Comments are most helpful if received by Thursday.

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‘Moonlight’ leads Denver Film Critics Society awards

On Monday, Denver Film Critics Society announced its annual list of winners, honoring the best in cinema for 2016.

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Moffat County hoops fall to Grand Valley

Loss to Cardinals puts Bulldog basketball at 2nd in league

Moffat County High School basketball teams took dual losses Saturday during games in Grand Valley. MCHS girls and boys alike fell to the Cardinals with the first Western Slope League defeats for either Bulldog squad.

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Weekend Roundup: Good food, good fundraising, good fun

The snow is piling up in Northwest Colorado lately, and whether you’ve decided to stick it out going out and about or never leaving home this weekend, there’s something for you.

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On the record for Jan. 11: Officers field question about dog pooping on balcony

Officers informed the man that code does not specifically prohibit allowing a dog to poop on an apartment balcony.

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Enjoy winter landscape with Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club Poker Run Jan. 21

Some in Colorado may not love the recent waves of precipitation to hit the region. However, providing the powder lasts, others may feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Enjoy the winter wonderland while speeding through the snow as part of Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser Jan. 21, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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Mesa County murder suspect at large

Mesa County authorities have issued a warrant for a 37-year-old Littleton man in the October homicide of a Palisade man. Matthew Mitchell is considered armed and dangerous, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Snowfall delays BLM wild horse gather operations in Northwest Colorado

Storms that have blanketed Northwest Colorado in over two feet of snow have caused the Bureau of Land Management to delay the resumption of the wild horse bait-trap operation they have had underway since early November in Sand Wash Basin.

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Government update for the week of Jan. 9

Government agendas for the week of Jan. 9

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Plane crashes east of Meeker

A small airplane crashed Saturday morning in Garfield County, about 37 miles east of Meeker.

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On the record for Jan. 7: Boy taught lesson on stealing

Also, the unusually large snowfall had officers responding to code violations and a minor plow-related accident.

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Electricity went down in parts of Craig during frigid temperatures

Many businesses and residents in Craig were without electricity Friday morning when temperatures read minus 19 degrees around 11 a.m.

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Petitions for Craig City Council candidates due Jan. 23

Those interested in running for Craig City Council may now pick up candidate nomination petitions from the city clerk’s office at Craig City Hall. Three council seats and the position of mayor are up for election in April.

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Weekend Roundup: Snow place like the outdoors

With a heavy hit of winter weather in Northwest Colorado, the region is blanketed in snow, which may send some people indoors while others prefer the cold outside and the opportunities it affords.

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Bessie Minor Swift Foundation accepting grant applications from Moffat County

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Moffat County.

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Tuesday rollover south of Craig a reminder to drive safe during winter

Responders attended to a rollover accident shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Colorado Highway 13 about 10 miles south of Craig. The single-vehicle incident involved a Toyota pickup truck traveling southbound, which rolled off the road near Highway 13’s mile marker 79.

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On the record for Jan. 4: Man in bushes looking for lost cat

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the bushes near Abbey Carpet. He was looking for a lost cat.

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Moffat County’s Festival of Trees names people’s choice recipients

The fifth annual Festival of Trees recently announced the winners of its people’s choice award.

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2016 Year in Review for Moffat County

A synopsis of stories published in the last 12 months.

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Government update for the week of Jan. 2

Government agendas

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On the record for Dec. 31: BB gun mistaken for AR-15 rifle

An AR-15 rifle was reported to be leaning against a building at Northwest Storage, but officers found it to be a BB gun.