Publisher Renee Campbell and I recently reviewed our Letters to the Editor Policy, and we decided to make some small changes that are sure to benefit our readers’ ability to be heard.
Craig City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for a sales/use tax question to appear on April’s ballot, and they also dissected concerns about recreational marijuana being sold within city limits.
Locals is more than a special section. It’s a window into the heart of this community and into the lives of its many unsung heroes.
If you see Paul Bush walking down the street, take a moment to congratulate him for being almost two years sober.
Teri Mansfield always has loved the western flair of Northwest Colorado.
River rafting runs through Tom Kleinschnitz’s blood. The first rafting trip he went on was along the Yampa River in Moffat County in 1971 at the wee age of 14.
John Ponikvar’s voice was full of enthusiasm Sunday when he announced his bid to be the next mayor of Craig.
If there’s one word that describes how the Neals feel after their home was destroyed by a fire last week, it's grateful.
Meet Rick Thomson — the man who will help Craig prepare for Unit 1’s closure in the next nine years.
A fire completely destroyed a home in Craig Friday afternoon. The house located at 1446 E. 11th St. in Craig belonged to Greg and Charity Neal.
A cloud of political smoke makes it difficult to see into the future of America’s coal industry. In 2014, the Craig Daily Press realized that producing a special section focused solely on energy was not only good for our readers but also a fantastic way to learn about the dichotomy of where the industry was headed.
If you’re wondering what’s going on with Southwestern Energy’s exploratory play in Moffat and Routt counties, the simple answer is… not a darn thing.
We are pleased to announce that all of our print editions are now in full color!
Residents at one of Craig’s senior living communities had a small scare Wednesday after a tenant accidentally left a plastic cutting board on the burner, according to fire officials.
Former Mayor Terry Carwile's home was within hundreds of feet of flames
A wildland fire broke out Sunday afternoon north of Craig, putting former Mayor Terry Carwile’s house in the path of destruction.
Boys were found three miles southeast of original location
Imagine the panic a parent experiences when their child goes missing.
The two young boys who went missing around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon were found alive and well Monday evening by Moffat County Search and Rescue.
Each year in Moffat County Fair's Catch-a-Pig contest, kids across Moffat County gather at the fairgrounds arena for their chance to catch a slippery, slimy, muddy pig that — if they’re lucky enough to pin down — they get to keep and take home.
Annual birthday celebration makes Craig's oldest seniors smile
Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated. Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated.
A wildland fire ignited near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon.
A pickup truck hauling a trailer caught fire on Moffat County Road 35 Wednesday afternoon.
The 9th Annual Bear River Young Life golf tournament had its most successful year yet.
7th annual balloon festival offers extra activities, fun for patrons
Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig was bustling with activity over the weekend, bringing a plethora of fun to those who attended the 2016 Moffat County Balloon Festival.
Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW
Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.
The annual greasy Catch-a-Pig contest is on the roster for the 2016 Moffat County Fair, but it has some much-needed changes.
Campbell’s funeral slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist in Craig
Trystan Campbell, 18, was what family members described as a “gentle giant.”
The 18-year-old who was pulled from the Yampa River on Friday passed away Saturday, according to Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
After only a year and a half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.
Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.
Whittle the Wood Rendezvous brings hundreds to Loudy-Simpson Park each year to engage in festivities. The annual extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the whittlers, and this year 11 artists traveled to Craig to make masterpieces out of wood stumps.
Yampa Valley Artisans — the group that hosted Pop Up Galleries over the past couple years throughout Craig — has a new art show that will be on display at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous this week.
Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s deceased veterans — those who died while in combat and those who served in a branch of the military, made it home succumbed to death outside of the armed forces.
When Tim Boyle set out to work on Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday morning, he noticed an alarming sight on the bank of the Yampa River — trash.
The Great American Horse Drive make its way through Maybell on Sunday, entertaining hundreds of spectators as nearly 500 horses were driven from one ranch in Moffat County to another.
The work that Moffat County’s six instructional coaches do on a daily basis can be equated to this: Coaching teachers equals better learning for students.
Young Life celebrated a major milestone at its yearly banquet Sunday. The organization has been helping Northwest Colorado youth in Craig for two decades.
Annual event provides confidence boost for Horizons members
Pick a Dish has become a favorite of Moffat County locals, where they buy tickets to sample food made by various local restaurants who team up with Horizons’ clients, giving them an opportunity to cook alongside local chefs.
At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, Bear River Young Life will celebrate such accomplishments by offering the community a free hot dog buffet with desserts. The youth organized the event and attendees will be able to make various types of hot dogs, including “Chicago-style” coneys.
Shannon Moore will lead hotel as director of sales, assistant general manager
The Clarion Inn & Suites is taking the term “local” to a whole new level by promoting several employees who live in Craig to prominent management positions.
State Farm in Craig has a new leader who replaced the community’s beloved Bob Johnson.
Majority of elected officials spend little or nothing in travel expenditures
Local elected officials are tasked with doing work inside and outside Moffat County, and they’re allocated an expense budget to accommodate travel. After analyzing the last two years of travel expenses, both the city and county have come in under budget in 2014 and 2015. The expenses also revealed the big spenders within Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission.
Craig Rotary set up a $1,000 annual scholarship to help children get on the slopes.
I’m pleased to announce that the Craig Daily Press now has a new smartphone and tablet app that readers can download from the Android Market or Apple’s App Store.
Craig Daily Press Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley highlights the importance of Making a Difference in Craig and Moffat County.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Moffat County who doesn’t know former Craig Mayor Terry Carwile.
Karen Burley spent her career serving others — a role she’s enjoyed in many capacities.
Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtice accepted a superintendent position at Garfield Re-2 late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release.
Candidates encouraged to bid for office before March 1 caucuses
As the presidential race heats up, Moffat County has a big election of its own in November with two commissioner seats up for voter approval.
Last Valentine’s Day, I wrote a story about Ed and Corky Coverston’s love and how it’s guided them through a number of difficult hurdles — especially cancer. Corky was fighting breast cancer — the second type of cancer that has attacked her body — and she lost all of her hair due to chemotherapy. To show his love and support for his wife, Ed shaved his head.
This month, we invited our elected officials to Coffee and a Newspaper to hear about what kind of coverage they’d like to see in the paper. Several elected officials asked that we write more positive stories about what’s happening in our community. When good stuff happens, we do write stories and will continue to do so. But if we spent all our time writing about rainbows and butterflies, then we would not be living up to what our democracy has mapped out for us as journalist. It also would not be fair to our readers.