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Frank Ameduri

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Craig local turns part time job into career

Four days after getting her license, Emily Willems backed into a car. To pay for it, she took what she thought would be a part time job at the McDonald's in Craig. As soon as she paid off the damages, she backed into another truck. Six years later, Willems is the general manager and loving her career at McDonald's. “I would be bored if I were working a desk job,” Willems said. It’s becoming a more rare occurrence for young people to work their way up within a company without having incurred student loans and debt along their path to success. But Willems has done just that.

Moffat County Commissioner, Mathers encouraged to consider Senate seat

Commissioner declines, says he will keep eye on applicants

Shortly after State Sen. Al White announced he would resign from his seat in the legislature, a Moffat County Commissioner’s cell phone started to ring. That cell phone belonged to commissioner Tom Mathers and on the other end were several former state senators encouraging the 61-year-old Craig native to throw his hat in the ring for White’s position, he said. White, a Hayden Republican, will be named director of the Colorado Tour­­ism Office on January 11. The Eighth State Senate District Central Committee vacancy committee will soon start looking to replace him. The committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday to discuss appointing a person to serve the remaining two years of White’s term. The committee will review letters of interest and interview candidates for the position Monday, several of whom have already stepped forward.

Michelle Balleck: Weekend goes to the dogs

It’s another slow weekend in Craig, but it might be a welcome respite. The skies are forecasted to clear up for the weekend, so you can get outside for work or play. And watch out for next weekend — it’s shaping up to be a busy one.

Rollover on Moffat County Road 22 kills one

Gary Higgins, 23, of Craig, was killed at 8:30 p.m. Monday when a car he was riding in rolled over and he was ejected from the vehicle, according to a news release from Colorado State Patrol.

FINAL: MCHS boys outlast Eagle Valley, 65-64

The Bulldogs are now 1-0 in Western Slope League play.

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20 mine rescue teams gather in Craig

To prepare for the worst, each underground coal mine has two mine rescue teams, and 20 of those teams gathered in Craig this week to participate in a competition.

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Redevelopment planned for Country Mall site

Developer aiming to rebuild shopping center burned by arson in November 2007

Plans for an empty lot at 365 Ranney St., the site of the former Country Mall, call for the development of Behrman Plaza, a proposed 16,792-square-foot building that would include eight spaces for offices or retail businesses.

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Steamboat Springs girls soccer team cruises past Moffat County, 7-0

The wind cutting across the surface of Gardner Field on Monday afternoon was frigid, but not even the cold seemed to slow Steamboat Springs High School's red-hot offense.

Bulldogs exorcise Demons

Though the Bulldogs stumbled a little in the early offense, it was clear they wanted to open things up against the Glenwood backfield.

Livestock inspections protect cattle, horses

Hunting season brings many visitors to Moffat County, and some of those visitors may be carrying diseases across state lines.

Steamboat cruises in two

Cancer on the Western Slope in line with Colorado rates

A presentation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment brought mixed news about cancer to people living on the Western Slope.

Body of missing man found

Man no-shows for restraining order hearing

County judge closes case against candidate for Moffat County Commissioner

Election season is heating up everywhere, and Moffat County is not exempt from controversy.

Bulldogs chained up on state tournament greens

Bulldog golfers have a hard time at state tournament

Fast greens don't scare Bulldogs

Young marksman unloads at state

Brown bagger bites into amendment

Urgency was the watchword at Thursday's brown bag meeting at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The meeting centered around a discussion of Amendment 21, which has become known as Taxcut 2000.

Young champion riding high

Amendment 21 taxes services

Two proposed amendments will come under scrutiny in Craig on Thursday. Amendment 21, proposed by Doug Bruce, is essentially a progressive tax cut that reduces several taxes in $25 yearly increments. The cuts will affect income, utility, motor vehicle and property taxes.

School rolls back into Moffat County

"C'mon it's time to get up. You'll be late for school." It's that time again, and bleary-eyed kids made their way to bus stops and bike racks Monday as the Moffat County schools opened the doors to another school year.