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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Craig sales, use tax measure fails in city election

The fate of the much-debated Craig sales and use tax measure has finally been decided.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest: On the record and jail report for March 28 to April 3

1:10 a.m. On the 1100 block of West Sixth Street, officers initiated a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a female for possession of a schedule I/II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a restraining order, no insurance and failure to use a turn signal.

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Kids shouldn't climb on downtown rooftops, says Craig police

Craig police have received several reports in recent weeks of kids climbing onto the roofs of downtown businesses along Yampa Avenue, and have issued a warning that doing so could lead to injury or charges being pressed.

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Fugitives in Craig found hiding in kitchen cabinets

Despite their best efforts to hide, three individuals were arrested Wednesday night by Craig Police officers acting as part of the All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET.

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Puppy attacked by cattle dog: On the record for March 31, April 1 and 2

2:36 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident. A party was in jail and others were selling their belongings in a yard sale. Officers resolved the situation.

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Government update for the week of April 3

Government meeting agendas for April 3

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Scholarship Happenings: Deadlines this week

High school scholarships with applications due between April 3 and April 10.

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Beauty Tip: Why should you exfoliate your skin?

It's no secret how dirty your skin gets throughout the day or week, that's why it's important to get deep down into your pores to remove excess skin and dirt.

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Fitness Tip: Track your fitness with apps on your smart phone

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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Superfood Tip: Eggs are a great snack with low calories and no sugar

Eggs are full of protein and are a great snack. They also are considered a superfood for many reasons, including the fact that they're low in fat and calories.

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Health Briefs: Grief support group will start April 12

Events and news in health care

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Sticky fingers at City Market: On the record for March 30

5:20 p.m. At City Market, officers took a report of shoplifting. A female was cited for taking makeup and reusable bangs.

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1,500 ballots returned, 3,200 ballots to go for Craig city election

Voters should drop off ballots or visit voting booths by Tuesday

Ballots for Tuesday’s city election have been streaming in. Roughly 1,500 of nearly 4,700 ballots have been received or about 32 percent of active Craig voters, according to Moffat County Election Supervisor Tori Pingley.

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Turkey vulture blasts: On the record for March 29

5:16 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a complaint of someone firing cracker shells at the pond behind the public safety center. Officers were training on the equipment that will be used to relocate turkey vultures.

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Weekend Roundup: Mucho music, decadent desserts to be found in Craig

With multiple musical performances and some great gatherings, Craig’s happenings are many this weekend.

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1 man dead, 1 arrested for manslaughter after fight at Trav-O-Tel Motel in Craig

One man is dead and another has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following a physical altercation in the alley behind the Trav-O-Tel Motel early Thursday morning.

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Moffat Family Clinic acquired by Memorial Regional Health

Respected Craig doctor will soon have more time to focus on patient care.

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Craig police using loud noises in evenings to discourage turkey vultures

It’s about to get loud in parts of Craig. Craig Police Department announced Wednesday it will be working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to roust a group of turkey vultures from Craig. Starting this week, the agencies will be utilizing “loud sound-making devices, fired from rifles and shotguns,” according to a news release from the department.

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Meth found in bra: On the record for March 28

9:53 p.m. On the 500 block of Ledford Street, officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male with all of his belongings who wanted to stay overnight at the laundromat. He had been kicked out of his girlfriend’s house, but the business didn’t want him to stay there. He said he couldn’t carry all of his belongings and needed a ride to the hotel, but he wasn’t sure which hotel. Officers made contact and were going to try to help him get a bus ticket.

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Toothless man knocks: On the record and jail report for March 21 to 28

9:46 p.m. On the 600 block of Taylor Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident. A woman reported that a toothless man, approximately 40 years old wearing a beanie and a hoodie, had come to her door four times in the past several months asking for random people who had never resided at her residence. He then told her he was going to take care of that hill leaning on her fence. Officers did not find him.

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A Capella choir to serve up sweet treats at Moffat County High School Friday

Good Vibes — the high school a capella choir — is presenting a spring showcase of music with a side of desert.

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Give me that remote control or else: On the record for March 24 to 26

12:46 p.m. On the 800 block of Legion Street, officers responded to a report of possible domestic violence. A male party said his girlfriend was threatening physical abuse because he took the remote from her...

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Government update for the week of March 27

Government meeting agendas for the week of March 27

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Lost and found kids: On the record for March 23

5:27 p.m. Officers responded to report of a runaway juvenile male, who turned up at McDonald’s in a rain storm. He requested to call the police. The crisis team did an intervention between him and his mom at the Public Safety Center and he returned home.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado approves $16K mineral lease

The Museum of Northwest Colorado will receive $16,000 from a mineral lease approved this month to Three Crown Petroleum, LLC.

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Duct-taped Jeep rouses suspicion: On the record for March 22

8:11 p.m. At The Memorial Hospital, officers responded to a report of a disturbance by a male party in the lobby who was knocking things over and being obnoxious. He left when officers arrived and no charges were pressed.

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Streaker steals Sweet Lucy Bourbon: On the record for March 21

7:54 p.m. At Stockmen’s Liquors, officers responded to a report of theft by the man who was caught streaking in February between Stockmen’s and City Market. In this incident, he was fully clothed when he stole a bottle of Sweet Lucy Bourbon. He was issued a trespass notice and a summons for theft.

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Couple arrested after fighting over meth pipe: On the record and jail report for March 13 to 21

10:03 p.m. On the 1500 block of Barclay Street, officers responded to a report of two suspicious males walking around with black coats, one wearing a black clown mask and the other wearing a skull mask. Officers did not find them.

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Multiple reports of explosions: On the record for March 17, 18

1:35 p.m. At City Market, a 66-year-old woman was detained in the office for shoplifting. She was issued a summons theft of peaches, cat treats, ginger, four Kind bars, four Kind Plus bars, pudding and bacon, amounting to $27.25.

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Midweek storming in Craig to shake up unseasonable spring warmth

A warm and dry start to springtime in the Yampa Valley might change a tad this week, but don’t be surprised if the conditions go right back to being nearly tropical.

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Craig Middle School wrestlers keep championship streak alive

Bulldogs dominate district tourney with eight individual champions

Craig Middle School wrestlers have cleaned up during the regular season, exemplified by the sweep of every tournament they’ve attended so far. CMS defended its district title Saturday at the Western Slope Championships in Meeker, finishing as the top school among nine competing teams.

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Naked man seen near Northwest Colorado Health: On the record for March 16

6:20 p.m. At the Davis House, officers heard from a concerned caller that there was a horse in the backyard. The caller wanted to know if it was legal, which it is so long as it’s only temporarily parked there. Officers contacted the owner, who later left with the horse.

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Moffat County broadband plan details strengths, threats to implentation

The long-anticipated Moffat County Strategic Broadband Plan was officially released this week, detailing options for how move forward with broadband implementation in the county.

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Craig Concert Association shines spotlight on Nashville act Jenn Bostic March 24

The 2016-17 Craig Concert Association picks up again next week with a multi-talented, unique musical artist. Jenn Bostic will take the stage at 7 p.m. March 24 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Bostic, originally from Minnesota, is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who also performs on guitar and piano with covers and original songs alike, including the hit “Jealous of the Angels.”

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Streaker strikes again, walks up to woman's door: On the record for March 14, 15

2:03 p.m. On the 500 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of a drunk man walking on the sidewalk and “talking trash.” He was gone on arrival.

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Weekend Roundup: A saintly weekend in Craig

Faith and begorrah! Greenery abounds in Northwest Colorado as the spring season begins but even more so thanks to St. Patrick’s Day. Still, the celebration of the Emerald Isle isn’t all that’s happening this weekend in Craig.

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Colorado big-game hunting license deadline is April 4

A variety of over-the-counter hunting licenses are offered in Colorado, however many big game tags — limited licenses — are only available through an annual drawing.

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Punches thrown in bar fight: On the record and jail report for March 9 to 13

10:39 a.m. At Walmart, an employee called to express concern that an elderly female may be the victim of a scam. She was attempting to send money to Nigeria. Officers were able to halt the transaction and confirmed that it was a scam, but the woman was upset despite being told she was about to lose her money to a scam.

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Moffat County baseball to honor Clayton Moon Thursday

Moffat County High School baseball is ready to hit the field for its first set of home games, but before that comes an important memorial. The Bulldogs will host a pregame ceremony for former team manager and MCHS graduate Clayton Moon at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Craig Middle School field, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Craig man killed in vehicle crash near Kremmling

A 29-year-old Craig man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash outside of Kremmling.

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Plan targets noxious weeds in Moffat County, offers cash incentives

Moffat County has a new Noxious Weed Management Plan for the first time in more than 25 years, with new priorities and reporting guidelines for managing noxious weeds.

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Multiple drug arrests: On the record for March 9, 10

5:50 p.m. On the 600 block of Pershing Street, officers responded to a report of a deer that was attacked by a black lab. The deer’s throat was ripped and the deer was on the ground and unable to get up. Animal control euthanized the deer.

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Weather Watch: Warm temperatures on the rise

Weeklong forecast is so bright you'll need shades

Break out the sunscreen and sunglasses, as temperatures are on the rise in Northwest Colorado.

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Government update for the week of March 13

Moffat County Commissioners' agenda and Craig City Council's agenda.

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Third time’s the charm: Craig Middle School wrestling tops teams in Soroco

The cancelation of a Thursday home event did little to curb the competitive nature of the Craig Middle School wrestling team this weekend. If anything, it only made the Bulldogs hungrier for another win.

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2017 Election Guide: Q&A with Craig City Council and mayoral candidates

On April 4, Craig voters will have the chance to choose a new mayor and four City Council members. Nine candidates are vying for the opportunity to make their mark on Craig’s future. The Craig Daily Press posed them all a series of questions. Here’s what they had to say...

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Fitness Tip: Stay fit despite snow and mud, use a treadmill

Treadmills are a great way to starting a workout when the weather isn’t in our favor. Here are a few tips to follow to make treadmill use effective and safe.

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Superfood Tip: Crave a treat, try a juicy orange

It’s difficult resist a sweet treat. So how do you turn down that extra serving of pie?

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City of Craig 'Fiscal Impact Statement' clarified to reduce confusion

Craig voters could be excused if they feel they need for a lawyer and an accountant to interpret election information sent to all registered voters earlier this week.