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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.

On The Record for July 24

On The Record for July 24.

Government update on July 24

Government update on July 24.

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High hopes for Friends of Moffat County Education’s running event

Elevate Education 5K, Fun Run takes place during Balloon Festival

As hot air balloons soar, runners can likewise get their heart rates on the rise when Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Aug. 1 at Loudy-Simpson Park as part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival.

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Craig police provide notice of sexual predator

Craig Police Department released a community notice regarding a sexually violent predator.

DA says deadly force justified in officer involved shooting near Dinosaur

Moffat County's District Attorney finds deadly force was justified in the death of James Damon on March 9 near Dinosaur in Northwest Colorado.

On The Record for July 23

On The Record for July 23.

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Grand Futures offering movie nights, pool party

If you think there’s nothing for families to do in the coming weeks, you’re all wet. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the Family Dive In Movie Wednesday evening at the Craig Pool Complex.

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Wyman Museum to host community Science Night Friday

The Wyman Living History Museum in Craig will host Science Night at the Museum from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. Colorado Northwestern Community College staff will bring telescopes for viewing the moon, planets, stars and other objects in space.

On the Record for July 21

On the Record for July 21.

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Firefighters contain Bull Canyon Fire near Dinosaur

Wind, lightning have helped ignite Northwest Colorado blazes

Firefighters are currently battling the 50-acre Bull Canyon Fire is on the Bureau of Land Management five miles north of the town of Dinosaur and ten miles south of Dinosaur National Monument.

Craig health briefs for July 18, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising underway

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

On The Record for July 17

On The Record for July 17.

Government update for July 17

Government update for July 17.

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Support Moffat County Cancer Society through Victory Motors fundraiser

Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.

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Over-the-counter, leftover licenses offered for Colorado hunting

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.

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Little ones smile big for Moffat County Fair’s Cowboy Baby Contest

Get your little buckaroos gussied up in their finest Westernwear because there’s prizes to be won for the tiny tots in the Cowboy Baby Contest. The most adorable part of the Moffat County Fair takes place Aug. 8 in the livestock barn of the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The contest is open to local boy and girl infants and toddlers whose parents want to share their children’s cuteness with the community.

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Pearce goes above and beyond when making fair dress

Samantha Pearce, 16, of Hamilton, wanted to do a clothing project at the fair, featuring her agricultural heritage as well as local products and businesses.

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Moffat County Fair features endless entertainment

Boredom is not an option at the 97th annual Moffat County Fair, and wherever your interests lie, there will be something for you.

On The Record for July 16

On The Record for July 16.

On The Record for July 14

On the record for July 14.

Pop-Up Gallery to return to Craig

The Yampa Valley Artisans will host the latest installment of its Pop-Up Gallery project from Thursday through Saturday at 13, W. Victory Way, formerly home of Wolf’s Tattoo.

Business Buzz: Chamber to host Business and Breakfast at TMH

Business news across Craig and Moffat County.

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Cook-off to heat up competitive spirit at Moffat County Fair

AmeriGas event offers cash prize for best barbecue

If you’re brilliant with a barbecue, have some skills with a grill or just plain love to cook up delectable meat dishes, your moment has come. As part of the Moffat County Fair, propane provider AmeriGas is sponsoring a barbecue cook-off Aug. 1 at the fairgrounds, complete with cash prizes. The contest is open to all who want to display their culinary talents with meat options including chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.

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Colorado Cruisers Poker Run hitting highway Saturday

Part of event’s poker pot will benefit local community members

Get your vehicle gassed up and get ready to ride. The 19th annual Colorado Cruisers Poker Run gets up and running this Saturday. The yearly fundraiser for the group’s community efforts starts at 11 a.m. at The OP Bar and Grill. Those planning to ride in the event can sign up beginning at 9 a.m., with the drive around Northwest Colorado open to anyone who wants to travel it. The Cruisers’ membership of vintage car and motorcycle collectors will be filling the region’s roads with well-maintained hot rods, bikes and more.

Weather Watch: Rain to continue at ‘above-normal’ levels for Craig

The moisture won’t be totally drying up for Northwest Colorado this week, though it also won’t stay long. Mild storming will likely hit Craig and Moffat County early in the week to come, as a high-pressure system forming over Texas pushes wet weather elsewhere, including the Western Slope.

Craig health briefs for July 11, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising under way

The Relay for Life of Craig will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane in Craig. So far, five teams have raised more than $800 for the Craig event and organizers are hoping to sign up at least five more teams for the event.

Government update for July 10

Government update for July 10.

On The Record for July 10

On The Record for July 10.

Moffat County real estate transactions for April

Moffat County real estate transactions for April

On the record for July 9

On the record for July 9.

On the record for July 7

On the record for July 7.

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Heavy hitters needed for Moffat County Balloon Festival’s ‘over-the-line’ tournament

A new sport will be making its way across city lines next month, and you can be one of the first to enjoy it as it hopefully becomes a Craig tradition. As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game “over-the-line” Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Grand Futures offers free movie night with ‘Avengers’ Thursday

Movie fans of all ages, assemble! Grand Futures Prevention Coalition’s series of free family movie nights continues Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park, with “The Avengers” showing as the sun goes down.

Business Buzz: Downtown building has new owner

The former First National Bank building, located on 502 Yampa Ave., has recently changed ownership. The new owner, based out of Arizona, purchased the historic building, which has been the home to businesses and offices since 1917. Eric Tegl, manager of the building and its spaces, says that an out-of-state owner is a positive sign.

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Craig lets freedom ring with Fourth of July happenings

Parade, picnic, fun shoot, fireworks among activities

America’s got a birthday party, and you’re invited. Craig’s Fourth of July celebration takes place this weekend as the people of Northwest Colorado show their patriotism for the date acknowledging the independence of the United States. The fun begins Saturday morning with the fifth annual parade organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 62.

Government update for July 2

Government update for July 2

On the record for July 2

On the record for July 2.

On the record for June 30

On the record for June 30.

Government update for June 26

Government update for June 26.

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Baggs’ Tanner Jensen to play in international football game

Tanner Jensen, recent graduate of Little Snake River Valley School, will represent the Baggs, Wyoming, gridiron program next week in the Can-Am Bowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. The program, which runs from Monday through July 4, takes the best in the nation among six-man football teams to test their mettle against our neighbors to the north.

On the record for June 25

On the record for June 25.

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Get your rah-rah ready for Moffat County Thunder Cheer clinic

Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts

There’s something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering. Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team’s gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.

On the record for June 23

On the record for June 23.

Comedy, music offered at Craig Clarion this weekend

The Clarion Inn & Suites will be a hub of activity this weekend. The Craig hotel will feature multiple acts, including the Dickey Bill Wagner Comedy Show Friday night and the Front Range group Honey Gitters Saturday.