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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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After election, medical plan enrollment for 2017 increases

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, more than 16,000 Coloradans selected health coverage for 2017 through the state health insurance marketplace, according to new data released by Connect for Health Colorado. The day after the election, Nov. 9, saw more than 1,400 plan selections, one of the busier days so far.

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Oil and gas leases being considered on public land in Northwest Colorado

Bureau of Land Management invites the public to weigh in on proposal that includes land in Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties

Public land in Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties are being considered for oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management and is seeking information and feedback. “Public involvement is an important part of our evaluation of the proposal,” said Northwest District Manager Andrew Archuleta. “The most effective comments during this comment period will be specific to the proposal and the environmental assessment.”

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Government update for the week of Nov. 13

Government update for the week of Nov. 13

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On the record for Nov. 11

On the record for Nov. 11.

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Health Briefs: Resources for Family Caregivers

News and events related to health and health care.

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Weekend Roundup: Honor vets, crack some crab, take in some tunes

If you’ve served in the military, Friday is a day for you to be honored, but veterans and civilians alike can find something to do this weekend in Northwest Colorado.

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Craig Parks & Rec dodgeball targets January start for new season

A playground favorite is making its way back to Craig, certain to make adults feel like a kid again. Craig Parks & Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Following a successful introduction in early 2016, the program will be back, hopefully bigger than ever.

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Moffat County High School hosts Veteran’s Day ceremony Friday

Moffat County High School will have a special schedule Friday to accommodate its Veteran’s Day program. The day starts normally at 8 a.m. with the assembly at 9 a.m. in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The assembly will include recognition of local veterans, among other honors, and will conclude with a Color Guard presentation either on the football field or in the auditorium, depending on weather.

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Full 2016 Election results for Moffat County

Here's how Moffat County residents voted in this year's election

The unofficial results of Moffat County voters.

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Missing hunter found alive in Northwest Colorado

Michigan's David Boelcke located in Rio Blanco County following four-day search

On Tuesday, search officials located David Boelcke, a 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest and went missing Nov. 5.

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On the record for Nov. 7

On the record for Nov. 7.

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Craig Concert Association to showcase 1960s tribute group A Band Called Honalee

The 2016-17 Craig Concert Association continues next week with a trip back in time to the Swinging 1960s. A Band Called Honalee will take the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. The group is a tribute act celebrating the folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary among others of the genre.

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Craig makes national news in USA Today profile

Craig was the focus of an article on coal and the presidential election published by USA Today on Friday.

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Tri-State selects transition leader for Unit 1 closer

A transition leader has been selected to manage the retirement of Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association’s Craig Station Unit 1, Nucla Station and New Horizon Mine.

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Education Briefs: Family Game Night on Thursday

News and events in education.

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Weekend Roundup: Learn a little, have some laughs, find support

After a high-energy October, November starts to slow down a bit for Northwest Colorado, but there’s still plenty in store this weekend.

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Get cracking on Craig Chamber Crabfest discount while possible

For a limited time only, Craig residents can get a lower price on some big-time tickets, and if you miss it, you might be feeling crabby. Craig Chamber of Commerce Crabfest will feature a ticket discount through Friday, going at a price of $50 per ticket. The cost will go up to $60 after Friday.

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On the record for Oct. 3

On the record for Oct. 3.

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City of Craig sifting through 49 applications for new city manager

The search for Craig’s new city manager continues with 49 applicants ready for the first round of interviews.

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On the record for Nov. 1

On the record for Nov. 1.

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Luttrell Barn committee in Craig asks for time to raise funds

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners continued discussion with a group of community members who are hoping to save Craig’s historic Luttrell Barn at its Tuesday morning meeting.

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Moffat County approves oil and gas leases

Four new oil and gas leases northeast of Lay received approval from the Board of Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday morning.

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Downtown Halloween the place to be Monday in Craig

Every year they come out in droves, a parade of princesses, Power Rangers, cartoon characters, ghosts and goblins and much more as families attend the annual trick-or-treating of downtown Craig. Making the rounds Monday were people of all ages, collecting Halloween goodies at businesses along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way, and the seasonal celebration also extended to the surrounding area.

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Union Wireless outage affects Craig

Telecommunications provider Union Wireless is currently experiencing an outage to its wireless service.

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Help Colorado wildlife by cleaning up your yard

With warm weather now behind us for the year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to take down equipment and yard toys that cause problems for wildlife across the state.

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Beauty Tip: Wash off Halloween makeup

There's nothing worse for your skin than leaving makeup on your face, especially thick Halloween makeup that can clog your pores.

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Craig Halloween Happenings: Spooky stuff, colorful costumes, fun for everyone

Halloween is Monday, but odds are you’ll be celebrating this weekend and the day of, so here are some things to do in Northwest Colorado for all ages to enjoy.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 31

Government update for the week of Oct. 31.

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Moffat County volleyball ends year with 3-1 loss in Aspen

Moffat County High School varsity volleyball last in four sets Thursday in its final game of the season in Aspen.

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On the record for Oct. 27

On the record for Oct. 27.

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On the record for Oct. 25

On the record for Oct. 25.

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Truck towing camper collides with car Sunday in Craig

Craig fire responded to a motor vehicle accident just before 6:30 Sunday evening involving a truck pulling a camper and a car.

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Superfood Tip: Butternut squash adds nutrition to diet

October is a great time of year to make meals with squash, including the delicate and delicious butternut squash.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 24

Government update for the week of Oct. 24.

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Health Briefs: Saturday is International Stuttering Awareness Day

News and events relating to health care.

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Education Briefs: McTeacher's Night on Tuesday

News and events in education.

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On the record for Oct. 21

On the record for Oct. 21.

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Run or lurch along in Craig Grand Futures’ Zombie 5K

Grab your running shoes and your survival bag, because the next big Craig running race is one where you may be running for your life. The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K returns Oct. 29 at Loudy-Simpson Park as the undead and their terrified living victims alike get some exercise.

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CDOT hopes for Saturday opening of CO 133

Crews are shooting for a Saturday opening of Colorado 133 at mile point 29.5, north of Paonia, where a rock slide dumped more than 100 tons of debris on the highway Wednesday. The slide caused extensive damage to the roadway surface and concrete barrier adjacent to the highway, which is used by more than 1,100 vehicles per day, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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Weekend Roundup: Orange you glad it’s pumpkin time?

In case the leaves swirling around the streets haven’t made it clear, fall is definitely here, and this weekend’s happenings in Northwest Colorado are full of seasonal fun, among them, plentiful pumpkins.

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On the record for Oct. 20

On the record for Oct. 20.

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Craig eatery received several complaints — including fingernail in food — prior to closure

Before being shut down by state health inspectors on Sept. 27, Craig’s Galaxy Chinese restaurant logged five complaints in the last two years.

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Craig police to host drug take-back

Craig Police Department will be conducting a drug take-back event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot west of the McDonald’s on Victory Way.

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On the record for Oct. 18

On the record for Oct. 18.

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Yampa Valley Chapter draws winning tickets for big hunting prizes

Many are on the hunt for a big prize each year, but only a select few are chosen. Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter hosted its annual drawing Saturday afternoon in the showroom of Mountain Man Taxidermy.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 17

Government update for the week of Oct. 17.