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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Education briefs: Calvary Baptist School to host Bike-a-thon

Calvary Baptist School will host its Bike-a-thon fundraiser at noon Friday in the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

Craig sports briefs: MCHS girls cross-country makes state top 10

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig briefs: Open meeting about secession is Oct. 2

An open meeting about Moffat County seceding from Colorado will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilions. The event offers an opportunity for Moffat County residents to talk about how they feel about secession.

Craig businesses pitch in for flood relief

Several local businesses got involved with the flood relief effort taking place in Craig.

Education briefs for Sept. 14: Moffat County schools hold Picture Days

Say cheese! The schools of Moffat County School District will be featuring Picture Days starting Monday and running through the following week.

Craig sports briefs for Sept. 13: Final tournament for MCHS golf is Friday

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County soccer falls to 0-3 at Rifle

Rifle beat the Bulldogs boys soccer team, 3-1, in Rifle.

Craig sees sizable rains Monday, braces for more

Northwest Colorado’s wet season has finally hit, and it’s hit hard. After bits of rain off and on throughout the weekend, Craig residents saw a greater deluge Monday morning with significant precipitation covering the town for the first time in a good long while.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new intern

The Craig Daily Press is proud to introduce its fall intern, Barry (Bear) Steadman, to the community.

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Road work closes portions of Yampa on Monday, Tuesday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing road work Monday and Tuesday along certain parts of Yampa Avenue.

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Nifty 90s pays tribute to eight Sunset Meadows residents

The days of dancing the Charleston and frequenting speakeasies were back for one night only last week when retirement community Sunset Meadows hosted its annual Nifty 90s party.

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Sea Sharks tough at Seasonal State

The Craig Sea Sharks swam well in their final meet of the summer.

Dry spell continues for Craig

Recent wet weather for parts of Colorado has been beneficial, but the northwest corner remains high and dry, and the National Weather Service expects that won’t be changing this week.

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Ladies golf association raises money for cancer at YVGC

The Yampa Valley Ladies’ Golf Association hosted its Rally for the Cause golf tournament and cancer benefit Wednesday, with 38 golfers making up 10 teams in a scramble format tournament.

Craig Daily Press partners with Google

Craig Daily Press has expanded its partnership with Google in an innovative effort to provide an alternative to subscription-based websites. When users visit pages on, they will see some of the content, but to view all content, readers first will be asked to answer a simple survey question such as, “Do you drink soda?” or to share the content on a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter. By performing either of these actions, all content will appear. The survey question will be displayed only on the first page the reader views.

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Police identify homeless man found dead in Craig

The Craig Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a body found near a Craig restaurant was that of Michael Fedinec, 52, a homeless man.

Dry week to follow Monday rains in Craig

Craig and the surrounding area received between one-third to one inch of precipitation during stormy weather throughout the late afternoon and evening Monday. The majority of rain came about 20 miles west of town, according to the National Weather Service.

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Tri-State tournament features low scores over the weekend

111 golfers formed 28 teams for the Tri-State scramble tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

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2 fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco counties 70 percent contained

The Citadel Fire — located in Moffat County — started Sunday morning. It has burned roughly 2,000 acres of land. The East Tschuddi fire started Saturday and has burned about 630 acres in Rio Blanco County.

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Two cars collide on U.S. 40 in front of Walmart

Emergency responders were called to U.S. Highway 40 at about 4:50 p.m. Tuesday when two cars collided in front of the entrance to Walmart.

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Silver Bullet Tournament celebrates successful, beautiful weekend

Women from Colorado and other states teed off for the largest multiple-day, stroke-play game of the year for women. This year, 62 golfers from three states played 36 holes.

Weekend thunderstorms to cool off Craig

High temperatures in Craig are getting slightly cooler with rain and thunderstorms expected throughout the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

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Water leak in downtown Craig creates minor traffic, hole in ground

Craig city workers dug a huge hole in the corner of Yampa Avenue and Victory Way on Wednesday morning in order to fix a water valve leak on a water main.

City council to discuss recreational use of marijuana in Craig

Tonight, Craig City Council will discuss what the city wants to do with Amendment 64, concerning recreational marijuana.

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Firecracker Scramble golf tournament kicks off Fourth of July in Craig

To start off their celebration of Independence Day, a crowd of golfers took advantage of the beautiful morning weather and headed to Yampa Valley Golf Course for the first-ever Firecracker Scramble.

Craig businesses planning to help entertain on 4th of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Craig will have the center of the city locked down with a parade and barbecue party, but many businesses still plan on being open for the nation’s birthday.

Craig's Gavin Thompson receives top honor from Western State

Thompson, who majored in English and minored in politics and government, was presented with the 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new managing editor and reporter

With the addition of Noelle Leavitt Riley and Andrea Tessler, the Craig Daily Press is poised for continued growth and success, General Manager Renee Campbell said. now free to all users

The switch, which went into effect Thursday, eliminates a paywall that was put in place in August 2012.

Rain, afternoon thunderstorms likely in Craig this week

The daytime highs will be in the low to mid-60s throughout the week, but perhaps more significant is the persistent chance of rain through Thursday. Craig and Moffat County remain in the grip of severe drought conditions, with local officials already preparing for another wildfire season.

Moffat County baseball games at Basalt postponed

Moffat County's baseball doubleheader at Basalt was postponed Saturday because of field conditions.

Outdoor Heritage Day open to public April 27

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting families to come out April 27 for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade.

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Pinwheel garden planted in Craig

A seed to remind the public about child neglect and abuse was planted in Craig Friday. Connections 4 Kids, Moffat County Child Protection Team, Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates, McDonald’s of Craig and Prevent Child Abuse Colorado teamed up again to plant a garden of pinwheels in Craig to advocate bright futures for children in Moffat County.

Craig, National League of Cities launch water line warranty protection program

The city of Craig, in partnership with the National League of Cities, is launching its spring campaign offering a water line warranty protection program for local homeowners.

Byers Canyon shooting ranges open for the year

With big-game herds moving back to higher ground, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reopened the Byers Canyon Shooting Range for 2013.

More games rescheduled in Craig because of weather

Moffat County High School baseball and girls soccer had to cancel games scheduled for Tuesday in Craig.

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Campbell named general manager of Craig Daily Press

Craig resident Renee Campbell has been named the general manager of the Craig Daily Press. She starts Monday.

Baumgardner resolution against federal water permit requirements passes committee

House Joint Resolution 13-1004 calls on the U.S. Forest Service to rescind a 2012 directive that stipulates water rights revert to the federal government upon termination of a special-use permit.

Moffat County baseball doubleheader postponed

The Moffat County baseball team's home games for Saturday against Cedaredge have been rescheduled because of field conditions.

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Woman extricated from vehicle after 2-car crash

A Craig woman was transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig with neck pain after a two-car collision at west Victory Way and Barclay Street. The crash took place at 9 a.m. just west of the Moffat County Courthouse.

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TMH donates $1,000 to high school booster club

With the effort of more than 20 Moffat County student-athletes, booster club sponsors, parents and coaches, more than 90 percent of the boxed medical records were moved within four hours.

Brother's Customer Processing wins awards

Brother’s won grand champion for its jerky, bacon and specialty game. Brother’s took reserve grand champion for its salami. Brother’s also was awarded champion for its bone-in ham and summer sausage.

Two The Memorial Hospital nurses earn certifications for wound care

The Memorial Hospital at Craig recently had two registered nurses become Wound Care Certified. Amy Knights and Wendy Furman attended training through the Wound Care Education Institute and then passed the National Alliance for Wound Care exam to become certified. TMH General Surgeon Jeff Womble will become the physician advisor for the wound care clinic at TMH. The wound care clinic is for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes who have wounds that are slow healing. Patients needing to be seen at the clinic should contact Amy Knights at 970-826-3247.

Shell community meeting in Hamilton postponed

The meeting Tuesday at the Hamilton Community Center to update residents about Shell work scheduled to begin this spring has been postponed, according to Shell representatives.

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1 taken to hospital after 2-car crash in Craig

A Craig man has been transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig following a two-car crash at the intersection of west Victory Way and Finley Lane. The crash took place at about noon.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife accepting registrations for Focus on Forever conference

The Focus on Forever conference is designed to provide existing and new outdoors instructors with the latest training to teach skills such as archery, cast-iron cooking, shooting, canoeing and kayaking, among others.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission sets Alamosa meeting

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is traveling this week to Alamosa, the site of this month’s regular meeting.

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Election results in: Carwile wins; most other incumbents not as fortunate

Terry Carwile will retain his seat as mayor of Craig after defeating councilman Ray Beck in Tuesday’s municipal election. Other incumbents didn’t fare as well.

Craig resident receives mission assignment

Craig local Elder Garrett David Spears received his two-year mission call for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints.

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Colorado GOP lawmaker tours Tri-State power plant in Craig

Rep. Mark Waller had previously been invited to Craig by Moffat County Republican Party Chairwoman Brandi Meek, who met him during a Colorado Republican Central Committee meeting in early March and talked with him about how recent and proposed legislation would impact local economic stability and recreation.