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Government update for June 14

Government update for June 14.

On the record for June 12

On the record for June 12.

Craig education briefs for June 13, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

Craig health briefs for June 13, 2015: REPS holds monthly volunteer meeting Thursday

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hold its monthly Moffat County volunteer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building in Craig. All are welcome to attend.

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Craig’s Steve Walls catches large mackinaw in Flaming Gorge

Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release

Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.

Daily Press says goodbye to Amy Fontenot

The Craig Daily Press will say goodbye to a dedicated employee Friday — Amy Fontenot. Amy has worked hard for the newspaper for seven years, helping to boost business and customer service at the Daily Press.

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Moffat County High School soccer players kick it for good cause

Moffat County High School soccer players Ulises Silva and Kaylynn Haefs recently participated in the All-Star games of the Emily Johnson Play-It-Forward Soccer Tournament last week at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

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Moffat County Little Britches ready to ride this weekend

Black Mountain Junior Rodeo offers weekly happenings

If your child thinks they’re getting a bit too big for their britches, this weekend may be the perfect test to test their mettle. The Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo hits Northwest Colorado this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The national organization for young riders and ropers has a considerable calendar for the summer months, including the national finals in mid-July.

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Craig Farmers Market sprouting up next week

Downtown Business Association seeks input for summer project

The goodness of homegrown and homemade items will return to downtown Craig next week. The Craig Farmers Market will set up shop beginning June 18 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. The market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday of the summer through Sept. 24.

On the record for June 9

On the record for June 9.

Weather Watch: Wet week likely for Craig

Summertime in Northwest Colorado means warmer weather though still far from being considered tropical. However, the area will nonetheless be affected by conditions you’d expect in other parts of the world. The National Weather Service forecast for Craig and much of Colorado is for a dry start to the week followed by a splash of wet weather. The past weekend, Tropical Storm Andres in the Eastern Pacific helped bring some precipitation, and Tropical Storm Blanca near the Baja Peninsula threatens to do the same.

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Moffat County girls track takes multiple All-State honors

Kayla Pinnt named Athlete of the Year

Recently, Colorado State High School Activities Association named the All-State track and field teams, and five Moffat County High School runners were on the list. Kayla Pinnt, Lauren Samuelson, Emma Samuelson, Ary Shaffer and Selena Hernandez were given All-State distinctions for their championship efforts this season.

Craig education briefs for June 6, 2015: Boys & Girls Club offers summer youth choir

Education and kid-related happenings in Craig and Moffat County.

Craig health briefs for June 6, 2015: The Memorial Hospital hosts Women’s Health Series

A second installment of The Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Series called “Small Talk, Big Topics” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Downtown Books, and other health briefs for Craig and Moffat County.

On the record for June 5

On the record for June 5

Government update for June 5

Government update for June 5

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Hit the ice for tryouts with Moffat County semi-pro hockey team

The Moffat County Vigilantes will feature a tryout and evaluation seminar Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs. The event includes a 5 p.m. check-in followed by a session on the ice and a Q&A period for interested players. The cost is $30, and players are responsible for their own equipment, as well as any costs should they make the team. All participating should be ready for full contact hockey.

On the record for June 4

On the record for June 4.

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2015 Whittle the Wood coming up soon in Craig

The 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous will get going in the coming weeks, with a huge schedule of activities.

Draft Horse Show kicks off Saturday

This year, Mardi Anson will have her Draft Horse show Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

On the record for June 2

On the record for June 2.

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Saddle up for Freedom Hooves’ Saturday Poker Ride in Moffat County

Freedom Hooves will host its third annual Horseback Poker Ride Saturday morning at Moffat County’s Duffy Mountain, south of Lay. Registration for the day of riding begins at 8 a.m. at a kiosk off Moffat County Road 17, and eager equestrians will hit the trail at 9 a.m.

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Moffat County Sheriff’s Office looking for straight shooters at golf tourney

Event includes prizes, silent auction for scholarship funds

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is in need of a posse to help them handle a public enemy: a dimpled disruptor of the peace and its skinny accomplice. The Sheriff’s Office annual golf tournament will take place with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

80 degree weather in store for Craig

Sunny weather is upon us

Break out the flip flops and sandals — Craig is getting a heat wave this week compared to the past several weeks of rain and uncertain temperatures.

On the record for May 29

On the record for May 29.

Craig health briefs for May 30, 2015: World No Tobacco Day is May 31

World No Tobacco Day recognizes the major public health threat posed by the tobacco epidemic. Worldwide, tobacco kills nearly six million people every year; up to half of people who currently use tobacco will die of lung cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, according to the World Health Organization.

On the record for May 28

On the record for May 28.

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Il Divo Colorado bringing classical sound to Craig Friday

Country singer Carol Rose to grace Cassidy's over weekend

A multitude of music will be available in Northwest Colorado this weekend. As part of the Western Slope Concert Series, Il Divo Colorado will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Couny High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. A different sound will be playing Friday and Saturday nights for those who visit Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Colorado native country music songstress Carol Rose will perform for patrons in a set that has no cover charge and lasts until midnight.

On the record for May 27

On the record for May 27.

Moffat County Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.

Government update for the week of May 25

Government update for Moffat County Commissioners.

Remembering Tory Tovar

Moffat County High School Class of 2015 lost a senior in December

The lives of many Moffat County High School students and Craig residents were changed when they heard the news that one of their own was gone.

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A grand amount of activities available for Craig’s Memorial Day weekend

You know it’s summertime in Moffat County when the kids are out of school, the cowpokes start getting ready for some big events, and everyone powers through the wet weather. Memorial Day weekend in Craig will be jam-packed with happenings for everyone, from those commemorating the fallen soldiers who gave the nation the day of rest to the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 and their families to those just looking for the area’s unique style of fun through the 25th anniversary of Grand Olde West Days.

Craig education briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday

Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium. Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.

On the record for May 22

On the record for May 22.

Gov. Hickenlooper address Secretary of the Interior

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton in addressing the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the situation at Colowyo Mine.

On the record for May 21

On the record for May 21.

On the record for May 19

On the record for Craig Police Department and Moffat County Jail.

Sen. Gardner drafts letter to OSM, Sally Jewell

Moffat County Commissioners met with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, on Saturday morning in Mesa County to discuss the recent lawsuit that threatens Colowyo Coal Company.

Business Buzz: DBA and Craig Fire/Rescue clean up downtown Craig

Business news from across Craig, Moffat County and Colorado.

Government update for May 15

Government update for Moffat County Commissioners and Craig Rural Fire Protection District.

On the record for May 15

On the record for Craig Police Department.

Craig education briefs for May 16, 2015: Library Summer Reading Program launches Monday

Moffat County Library’s Summer Reading Program launches Monday and will run through August 7, plus other education briefs for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig health briefs for May 16, 2015: Sports physicals for 2015-16 school year available May 27

Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. May 27 at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

On the record for May 14

On the record for Moffat County Jail and Craig Police Department.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course tees off on summer events

TGIF, Dirthog Scramble start this week

The place for sporting types to be in Moffat County this summer is at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. YVGC will begin hosting regular events starting this week, with the Dirthog Scramble the first of many tournaments coming this season. The course will host happenings throughout the warm months, with events open to golfers of all skill levels, as well as some reserved for those serious about their handicap.

Yampa River Ranch Rodeo rides in Craig this weekend

There will be a lot of action happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in the next few days. The Yampa River Ranch Rodeo will kick off this weekend, with Friday and Saturday jam-packed with cowboy activities.

Craig Middle School teacher receives $5,000 grant for iPads

Craig Middle School students’ physical education experience is about to get high-tech.