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Craig health briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Presentation for parents will inform on respiratory illnesses in kids

The Memorial Hospital pediatrician Christie Yarmer, M.D., will host a community education presentation for parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the TMH conference rooms.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 4, 2014: Western Slope College Fair to provide information on colleges

The Colorado Western Slope College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Aspen High School. Representatives from over 250 four-year colleges and universities from throughout the country, Canada and Europe will be attending, as well as many two-year colleges and technical schools.

Moffat County’s Mike Bingham sinks 46th place at state golf tourney

Golfer’s two-day total 168

Moffat County High School golfer Mike Bingham tied for 46th out of 84 during the 3A State Championships Monday and Tuesday at Northeastern 18 Golf Course in Sterling.

Business Buzz: Loaf ‘N Jug in Craig gets facelift

The Loaf ‘N Jug on the west side of Craig is going through a complete remodel that’s expected to be complete by the end of this week.

Weather Watch: Cool and wet temperatures expected this week

High country to get snow

Wet weather will continue through most of the week in the region, with snowfall levels dropping as low as 10,000 feet Monday afternoon, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 27, 2014: Event to provide safe disposal of prescription drugs

The Craig Police Department and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide volunteers will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. The event will provide an opportunity for individuals with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

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Moffat County Homecoming a hit

The Craig community turned out in droves to show their support for Moffat County High School during Friday’s Homecoming activities.

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Moffat County Homecoming offers fun for all

Moffat County High School’s annual Homecoming festivities take place this week, and the schedule promises plenty to make the tradition a memorable one this year.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Free flu clinic for veterans in Craig and Steamboat Springs

A free flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. Veterans need to bring a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or DD Form 214.

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Cory Pike golf tourney swings into action Saturday

The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor memorial golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009.

Weekend music shows to conclude Craig’s summer season

After this weekend, summer will be officially over, which means Craig residents should take advantage of all the easygoing seasonal atmosphere they can.

Craig businesses look for entries in Upcycle Contest

The judging for the Upcycle Contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days packs weekend fun

The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.

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Yahoo golf tourney tees off Saturday in Craig

Ball drop fundraiser offers valuable prizes

The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place this Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club and will consist of two-person teams in men’s women’s and mixed divisions, with the $120 team registration covering greens fees, carts, food and prizes. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

Craig briefs: Applications for meal program due Sept. 19

Households that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for free or reduced book fees, class fees, sport and athletic fees and driver education fees. In order to be considered for free or reduced fees, an approved meal application form must be on file prior to Sept. 19.

Business Buzz: FNBR has been renamed Bank of the San Juans

One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado rebranded its business with 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches — including one in Craig — being renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release.

Weather Watch: Labor Day sun hopeful after Craig’s rainy August

With any luck, the people of Craig won’t have their three-day weekend’s outdoor activities rained out, but with the way the region has been pounded by precipitation recently, it might be wise to make indoor plans just to be safe.

Business Buzz: Furniture store plans remodel, works to move inventory

Furniture Gallery of Craig, 385 Ranney St., is seeking to remodel its interior, but first they’ll need to get rid of some of their stock. The store will be open Labor Day offering considerable price drops on items for customers.

Live music heavy on Friday in Craig locales

The beginning of Labor Day weekend will feature live music at Craig venues.

Weather Watch: Storm systems to cause chilling effect in Craig

A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new designer

The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.

Rio Blanco sheriff recovering from being stabbed

Rio Blanco County’s sheriff was stabbed Thursday and underwent surgery to “repair the wound” at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, according to a press release from the county.

Summer music in Craig continues at JW Snack’s

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

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Craig firefighters’ luau fundraiser to take place Saturday

Craig Fire/Rescue will host the 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau Saturday night at The OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Weather Watch: Midweek storms could go longer for Craig

Northwest Colorado almost undoubtedly has some moisture headed its way, but the question is how long it will stay.

Business Buzz: Colorado partnership to highlight economics of hunting

A group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers recently announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership.

Business Buzz: Visiting Nurse Association to host Craig Chamber Mixer on Thursday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Craig Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VNA offices located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

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Weather Watch: Northwest Colorado experiencing good moisture trends

Compared to 2013, Craig and Moffat County are a lot wetter these days. This week will be no exception, with an expectation of isolated storms that have touched the area over the weekend running through Monday.

Moffat County High School football team to gather Friday

Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun

The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.

Northwest Colorado law enforcement on the lookout for missing person

Trappers Lake supposed last known whereabouts for Craig’s John Simons

The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Craig resident John Michael Simons.

Business Buzz: Craig insurance agency develops new app

The latest business news for Moffat County, Craig and Colorado.

Eagle Lake Camp in Craig starting Monday

The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Camp for local children Aug. 4 to 8 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival ready for weekend lift-off

Event includes many family activities

The fifth annual Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off early Friday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park as balloon enthusiasts take to the skies.

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EPA hearings prompt Craig and Steamboat constituents to rally for coal in Denver Tuesday

Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat.

Moffat County 450-acre Elk Springs fire on track to 100 percent containment Monday

Alkali Fire 100 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

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John Rossfeld named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital has officially announced John Rossfeld as its permanent chief executive officer.

Safety improvements underway for Highway 13

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a $7.4 million resurfacing project on Colorado Highway 13 from mile markers 79 to 88, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40, according to a press release.

Business Buzz: Craig Daily Press welcomes new reporter

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Lauren Blair to the community. Blair will take Andy Bockelman’s place covering health care and education, and Bockelman will move into the sports and entertainment reporter position.

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Free fishing, archery event available Saturday at Wyman Museum

If you use a rod and reel or a bow and arrow, you’ll be able to put them to good use this weekend. Wyman Living History Museum will kick off the official opening of its new archery range with a family “Cast and Twang” seminar, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Wyoming police visit Craig on Thursday concerning alleged hazing incident

Coaches asked to resign, athletic director needed for sports

Craig Police Department personnel confirmed that representatives from the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming will be in Craig Thursday to investigate the alleged hazing incident with the Moffat County High School football team while at football camp in the Wyoming town.

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28th annual Ladies Silver Bullet shoots Saturday, Sunday in Craig

The Ladies Silver Bullet Classic golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Comedy duo to bring weekend laughs to Craig

The Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13, will host a unique act this weekend. “The Hobbit Trail: A Misguided Comedy Tour” will premiere at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in The Sports Page Bar.

BLM responds to 8 small, lightning-caused fires

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Moffat County football coaches asked to resign

Moffat County School District has asked the six football coaches from the district’s high school football team to resign following a hazing incident that happened several weeks ago in Evanston, Wyoming.

Weather Watch: Arid atmosphere to move to more moisture in Craig

The high summer temperatures aren’t about to stop for Northwest Colorado, but some humidity later in the week may change up the climate a little bit.

Business Buzz: Craig hotel displays new sign

The Clarion Inn & Suites, of Craig, recently completed the latest phase of its re-branding with the addition of a new sign on its premises at 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Coffee and a Newspaper to take place July 9

The Craig Daily Press' Coffee and Newspaper event that typically takes place the first Wednesday of each month has been rescheduled for 7 a.m. June 9 at the Mountain Cafe at The Memorial Hospital due to the Fourth of July holiday.