Dan Olsen


Email: dolsen@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-824-7031

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Dan Olsen was born in the same hospital as Ernest Hemmingway, Dan Olsen took to journalism like a duck to water. After earning a journalism degree at Colorado State University, he began his career in television in Steamboat Springs, shooting production videos and local news.
Working the next decade for CBS, ABC and independent television stations, Olsen found his way back to Northwest Colorado and signed on with the Craig Daily Press, covering county government and agriculture and livestock, as well as general assignment reporting.

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Fair offers a plethora of activities

From the first livestock weigh-in to the final check-out and ribbon awards there are weeks of activities and exhibits to see, smell and taste at the Moffat County Fair. Even if your child has no livestock entry being prodded, groomed and judged, there are still plenty of don’t-miss activities, especially during the last weekend of events.

Fair entertainment features Yampa Valley band Old River Road

What is a bluegrass band without a name that reflects not just the music, but the lifestyle of banjos, guitars and harmonicas, along with witty banter directed at the audience.

Catch-A-Pig Contest provides squealing, messy fun to Moffat County Fair

As county fairs across America get underway, one common thread throughout the country is that these events focus on the children, and one of the favorite events if you ask the kids themselves is the Catch-A-Pig contest.

Know the ropes

Rope-maker has been in the craft since his childhood

As a child, Steve Cattoor spent more time on the road than in one spot, thanks to the business his father had chosen.

Beginning a rivalry

Craig and Steamboat Springs face off in first gridiron match

Football has been a great American pastime for more than a century, and the game was the talk of Northwest Colorado by 1909.

New trail to old artwork

Volunteers sought for BLM local history project

Saturday is more than the 14th annual National Public Lands Day across America. It's a chance for Moffat County residents to be involved in creating a new trail to a piece of local history for generations to come.

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Dinosaur marshal and bridges on county agenda

Commissioners sign applications for improvement grants

Sheriff Tim Jantz informed the Moffat County Commissioners on Tuesday that progress has been made in the search for a town marshal in Dinosaur.

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You can lead this elk to water, but he only drinks bottled

Museum resident no longer has taste for drinking from well

Clyde, the Wyman Living History Museum's elk, is a very picky drinker when it comes to quenching his thirst.

Veteran's clinic to open Friday

Friday's ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony signaling the opening of a Craig Community Telehealth Clinic, a health care offering for area veterans, is the culmination of 15 years of work, said Bill Harding, Moffat County Veterans Service Officer.

Washington Street apartment fire shows Craig Fire/Rescue strengths, needs

Talk at the Craig Rural Fire Protection District meeting Thursday evening quickly turned to the recent Washington Street apartment fire.

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The bridge north of Maybell on Moffat County Road 19 will see some repairs in 2009 thanks to a federal grant funneled through the Colorado Department of Transportation. Plans call for the replacement of decking on both ends of the structure with the county paying 20 percent of the $230,000 cost.

Clyde, the resident elk at Wyman Living History Museum east of Craig, has recently developed a taste for bottled water after being offered a sample. Julie Harris waters the 10-year-old bull elk, a big attraction at the museum, especially in the fall when he bugles to greet visitors arriving.

A foundation and stairway are all that remain from this home in the Gadd subdivision located in the town of Blue Mountain, eight miles east of Dinosaur. W. E. Gadd welcomed the public to build in the town that could offer, "Water, and plenty of it."

Charlene Scott, left, and Frances Kiser admire the interior of the new Maybell Senior Citizens bus received Monday morning. The bus is used to transport citizens to doctors, dentists, banks and stores in Craig each week, and it usually carries about 14 people per trip.

Jerry Champlin with Continental Industries prepares to cap an old natural gas well in Moffat County near the Wyoming state line. The crew has been busy in Wyoming, and this was their first trip out of state for work in five years, they said.

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