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.
Tonight, Craig City Council will discuss what the city wants to do with Amendment 64, concerning recreational marijuana.
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.
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.
Thompson, who majored in English and minored in politics and government, was presented with the 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence.
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.
The switch, which went into effect Thursday, eliminates a paywall that was put in place in August 2012.
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's baseball doubleheader at Basalt was postponed Saturday because of field conditions.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting families to come out April 27 for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade.
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.
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.
With big-game herds moving back to higher ground, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reopened the Byers Canyon Shooting Range for 2013.
Moffat County High School baseball and girls soccer had to cancel games scheduled for Tuesday in Craig.
Craig resident Renee Campbell has been named the general manager of the Craig Daily Press. She starts Monday.
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.
The Moffat County baseball team's home games for Saturday against Cedaredge have been rescheduled because of field conditions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is traveling this week to Alamosa, the site of this month’s regular meeting.
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 local Elder Garrett David Spears received his two-year mission call for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints.
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.
The Moffat County School District is hosting open houses for community members to meet candidates for two principal positions.
Agenda items include staffing, financial and project updates
The U.S. Department of Education announced that Colorado will receive $5.2 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department’s School Improvement Grant program. Colorado is one of 10 states to receive the funding.
Spring break is from April 1 to 5 for all Moffat County School District schools.
The American Council of the Blind will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the first floor of Sunset Meadows 2, 595 Ledford in Craig. The meeting is open to the public. The council is looking for volunteers willing to transport participants to and from monthly meetings. For more information contact Evelyn Tileston at email@example.com or 970-824-6449.
The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Race will be held in its original location at the north end of City Park. This year's race previously had been planned for the CNCC Bell Tower parking lot. The egg race is at 1 p.m. March 30. The Lions Club recently decided to keep the event where it has been held for years, as recent warm temperatures will allow the area north of the swimming complex to be clear of snow in time for Easter.
The MCHS girls soccer team and CMS wrestling team both had alterations to their schedules for Saturday.
Both leagues are tight from top to bottom, with all 10 teams having between 709 and 768 points. Jean’s Angels still lead the Sunday league, but their advantage has shrunk in the past two weeks. In the Monday league, Up Against the Walls has jumped from third to first in the course of the past two weeks.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a class on turkey hunting in Grand Junction on March 20. The class, called “Turkey Hunting 101,” will be a one-night affair taught by veteran turkey hunters about one of the fastest-growing hunting activities in the U.S. over the past couple decades.
The Daniels Fund has announced a scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students seeking admission to select two- and four-year colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The annual Easter Egg Race hosted by the Craig Lions Club will be at a new location this year. The race will take place in the parking lot at the CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive. The race begins at 1 p.m. March 30. Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as 8 minutes.
The 32nd annual Health Fair is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. In the past, the event was held by the Craig Lions Club in conjunction with the 9News Health Fair, but it is now sponsored by the Craig Lions Club and The Memorial Hospital. Craig Lions Club and Cedar Mountain Lions will act as ambassadors.
As the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, testing gets under way in the Moffat County School District, here are some tips for parents to help prepare their children.
During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital at Craig board of trustees unanimously approved all action items, including: — Medical staff privileges — Approval of the Organizational Performance Improvement Plan
No one was injured when a Greyhound bus caught fire west of Craig on Friday afternoon.
CNCC, the Colorado Workforce Center and the Craig Daily Press will host the CNCC Discovery Expo from 2-7 p.m. March 26. The event will provide information on transfer degrees, careers and local jobs.
Connections 4 Kids is conducting a parent survey to gauge the community’s needs and to guide the organization’s work. Everyone who takes the survey and provides their basic information will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
Spring marks the beginning of a different type of hunting in Northwest Colorado. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding shed-antler hunters that it’s illegal to travel off existing roads on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.
The Moffat County Youth United Way and Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, says registration for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has reopened for Moffat County residents.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education is hosting a work session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the board room at 775 Yampa Ave. The work session agenda includes board direction for the district's budget committee. The meeting is open to the public.
How to prepare game or fish is a question every hunter and angler faces, whether it’s in the field or back at the cabin. A new interactive application, from the designers of FishMate and HuntMate, aims at making those preparation decisions a little easier.
Stream improvements, falconry regulations on agenda
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Greeley to discuss regulations for state park and wildlife area use, updates about stream habitat improvement efforts and new falconry regulations.