The Moffat County Commissioners convened for their regular Tuesday morning meeting, but it was no ordinary gathering — they had a scheme up their sleeves.
The Ninth Annual State of the County will kick off Wednesday night with a handful of speakers who will highlight the ebbs and flows in Moffat County and the city of Craig.
Brandi Meek’s political career is gaining momentum within the Republican Party. The 31-year-old was elected secretary of Colorado’s GOP by the Republican Central Committee on March 14 in Castle Rock, boosting her into a new role that she hopes carry her far in politics.
It’s often difficult to put feelings into words, especially in the form of poetry, but a total of 177 eighth graders from Craig Middle School rose to the occasion and wrote poems for the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest.
19-year-old killed in car accident Saturday
Tayler Slaugh will long be remembered as a young man who loved dirt biking, hunting and big diesel trucks. “He was one of them kids who was always smiling. He was a people person,” his father Allen Slaugh said.
Hansen returns home for a week to see friends, family
The men and women who serve the United States of America are branded with honor the moment they join the armed services, and that’s exactly what happened to Zach Hansen when he entered the Marine Corps after he graduated Moffat County High School in 2012.
Craig lost one of its most joyful residents last week, Bob Johnson. Bob was well liked and well known throughout Moffat County, and his smiles, warm demeanor and inquisitive spirit will be greatly missed. He passed away quietly in his home on March 6.
A lifetime of love equals an eternity of happiness, and that’s the life that Lorence and Raeola Ellgen have lived the past seven decades.
As the moon climbed over the horizon of Moffat County on March 4, 2015, MaryBea Neu’s spirit rose to Heaven. It’s was a suitable ending to a life filled with family, happiness, humor and adventure.
Several bills are circulating the state Capitol to protect and boost the quality of life for Colorado’s elderly population, and lawmakers seem keenly aware of how the proposed laws could positively affect senior citizens.
Have you ever been so down and out that you can’t afford food? It’s an unfortunate reality for many, which is why the Interfaith Food Bank exists — to help put food in the bellies of those who can’t pay for groceries.
Moffat County United Way is the thread to funding, support and communication for our local nonprofits.
Hope, giving, caring and camaraderie are a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about nonprofits in our community.
Moffat County Youth United Way teaches students how to run a board and allocate money to non-profits in the community.
Love is expressed in many ways, but perhaps the most powerful way to show someone you love them is to stand by their side during rough times. That’s exactly what Ed Coverston has done for his lovely wife Corky, who is fighting triple negative breast cancer.
Craig Police Department is warning residents to screen their calls due to an IRS tax scam where bogus tax agents are trying swindle money out of folks by claiming they owe back taxes.
Next week, Moffat County will say hello to a new county assessor, treasurer, commissioner and sheriff. But first, the community has to say goodbye to Robert Razzano, Elaine Sullivan, Tim Jantz and Tom Mathers.
You’d be hard-pressed to stop by Tina Williams' house and not see foster animals running around. For the last 8 years, she’s fostered cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in need of warmth, love and food. She also volunteers at the Moffat County Humane Society, helping with a variety of duties.
The senior citizens in Craig are a dedicated group of highly intelligent and compassionate people.
A 17-year-old Moffat County High School student was killed Friday afternoon after his pickup collided with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 40, according to police officials.
Children lined up at the Craig Daily Press Wednesday evening to drink hot cocoa and sit on Santa’s lap, telling him precisely what they want for Christmas. Some desired several gifts, while others asked for just one.
One of Craig’s favorite restaurants will close its doors on Dec. 20. Double Barrel Steakhouse owners Ann Marie and Mark Roberts have enjoyed their time as restaurant owners, but they’ve decided to say goodbye to the dining business so they can spend more time with their 5-year-old son.
Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Dozens of local businesses and non-profits lit up Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Craig.
As Thanksgiving nears, I’m reminded how thankful I am for my wonderful grandparents. Although my two biological grandmothers and my amazing step-grandfather have passed, I still have my Grandpa Bob and my Step-Grandma Jan.
A man impersonating a police officer pulled a car over Thursday night on U.S. Highway 40 near the border of Moffat and Routt counties, and local law enforcement agencies said it’s the second incident reported in the last three weeks.
Other weekend accidents send more to hospital
One man has died and two others were transported to The Memorial Hospital on Sunday because of suspected carbon monoxide exposure.
Sunset Elementary School’s preschool students participated in a wonderful community service this week — they visited the elderly at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab on Wednesday and sang songs, bringing laughter and joy to Craig’s senior citizens.
Recount still possible
In an extraordinarily tight gubernatorial race, it looks like Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will hold onto his governorship for a second term, beating Republican Bob Beauprez by a tight margin.
Victory Motors handed the Moffat County Cancer Society a $13,254 check on Wednesday — money that was raised in September over a two-day period. The best part about the donation is that it stays in Moffat County, said Kelly Smith, treasurer for Moffat County Cancer Society. The cancer society allocates the monies to help variety of local cancer patient needs.
Colowyo Coal Company opened in 1978 and was purchased from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association in 2011. The surface mine is filled with massive equipment that mines million of tons of coal each year that's shipped to Craig Station coal-fired power plant in Craig.
Drilling in Moffat, Routt counties will continue through 2015
Southwestern Energy’s oil and gas play in Northwest Colorado got much bigger in July after the company entered an agreement to acquire an additional 74,000 net acres of mineral leases in the Niobrara shale formation for $31 million.
Imagine life without electricity. Picture yourself, rushing home after a long day at work and fumbling around for matches to light a candle so you can illuminate your house.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Let's fight the good fight.
Concerned parties want community to heal
In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation.
2015 campaign kicked off Monday
The act of giving is one of the most powerful ways to contribute to someone in need, and Moffat County United Way provides a pathway for community members to give back to society.
Announcement comes less than a week after EPA visits Craig
After receiving nearly 750,000 comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to extend its deadline by 45 days for public comments on the Clean Power Plan concerning carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year.
Next steps: Hold public meeting, research screening costs
A group of concerned residents and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials met at Craig Station last week to discuss options on how to control non-native fish in Elkhead Reservoir that are eating endangered fish along the Yampa River.
Community invited to Wednesday night meeting
Moffat County is gearing up for a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, as EPA representatives will meet with the community Wednesday night and tour Craig Station on Thursday.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.
A recap of the Moffat County Commissioner meeting that took place on Tuesday.
Perhaps the most important role of a mortuary is to be compassionate, caring and understanding to the families that have lost loved ones. That’s exactly what Owen Grant has done for the Craig community for the last 34 years as owner of Grant Mortuary. After being a humble servant to thousands of local residents, the time has come for Grant to retire from his full-time duties.
Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship lit up the American Legion Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gathered to enjoy each other’s company.
Colorado treasurer candidate Betsy Markey visited Craig on Friday for a campaign stop.
If you’re looking to give back to homeless animals in the community, this Saturday lends that opportunity to Craig residents.
Craig City Council met Tuesday to discuss city business and other topics.
Action and discussion items covered at the Moffat County Commissioner meeting on Aug. 12.
County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public
On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.
U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., was in Craig on Friday, touring Craig Station and visiting patrons at the 2014 Moffat County Fair to win the hearts of Northwest Colorado residents for the upcoming election in November.