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Rob Gebhart

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Businesses recognized for teaching

Conner Walton doesn't think he would have learned how to run a store while sitting in a classroom.

Church prepares for Mexico mission trip

Nine days in Mexico won't be a vacation for eight members of the Craig Assembly of God.

Craig's Cinco de Mayo fiesta set for Saturday

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively uncelebrated holiday.

BOCC authorizes ballot questions

Voters asked if county can exceed tax growth limitations

This November, voters will get to decide whether to exempt Moffat County from tax growth limitations.

BLM lease plan draws fire

Opponents denounce drilling near Dinosaur monument

A coalition of environmental groups and Dinosaur residents are denouncing Bureau of Land Management plans to auction mineral leases along the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument.

Entrega Gas supports Maybell Ambulance

A $5,000 donation from Entrega Gas Pipeline will help Maybell Ambulance upgrade its newest ambulance.

Colorado's uninsured top 300,000

If Jeannie Carranza had�--n't found the Colorado Indigent Care Program, she doesn't know how she would have paid her medical bills.

Program aims to prevent suicides

Ten Yampa Valley residents committed suicide last year.

Bethell faces criminal charges

The owner of a solid-waste treatment plant west of Craig faces criminal charges of forgery and attempt to influence a public official.

Group: RFW program has few benefits

The Ranching For Wildlife program might not even have the same name after a committee of residents has finished reviewing it.

Muddy waters

The state is suing the owner of a waste-treatment plant west of Maybell, saying the facility has been out of compliance with hazardous-material testing regulations for the past several years.

More jail time for Craig man

A Craig man will have to serve six more months behind bars for being involved with an assault on his brother while both men were inmates in the Moffat County Jail.

800 mega-hurts: County commissioners opposed to state-mandated towers

Moffat County Commissioners are stuck between a rock and hard spot.

Weed affiliation grows

This spring, weeds aren't the only things growing fast.

Local women honored by state VFW

Two of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars group's newest members are its best volunteers.

No water, no service

Without adequate funding and needed equipment, it's not likely that the Craig Rural Fire Protection District will consider annexation requests to the district until the fire department gets its second tanker running.

Dental coalition nabs grant, loses dentist

First the good news. The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition asked the Gates Family Foundation for $20,000 and received almost twice that amount.

Garage supports safety

According to a 2003 study, 27 percent of motorists drive vehicles with low or dirty oil.

Back on the airwaves

After two weeks of static, K27 television is back on the air.

Bell rings for first time in 50 years

For this Greek Orthodox Easter, bells will ring at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church for the first time in 50 years.

Motoring on public lands

Coalition aims to protect the use of off-road vehicles

Dirt bike and four-wheeler riders are revving up to oppose possible motorized vehicle restrictions on public land.

Group promotes responsible use of OHVs

The Colorado Off-highway Vehicle Coalition is working with federal and state agencies to keep off-highway vehicle users on the trail.

Little interest in fire planning

Routt, Jackson counties' landowners more apt to inquire about mitigation

Several months after completing fire plans for four Moffat County communities, Dale Thompson, owner of Resource Logic, called community members to encourage them to contact the county about implementing the plan.

Museum to take over care of historic ovens

Thinking that their group soon may soon disband, Pre-serving the Last Frontier has turned care of the coke ovens in Greystone over to the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

Park Service to measure air quality in Dinosaur

Air quality on the Colorado Plateau is worsening, National Park Service research has shown.

Marketing focus of workshop

A sign that used to hang in a Craig hardware store read, "If we don't take care of the customer, someone else will."

Too busy to snooze

On a good night, Eric Zimmerman gets about four hours of sleep.

VNA closer to building Hayden senior center

Grant provides $600,000 for 'aging well' program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is receiving a $600,000 state grant, a key component of the group's plan to create an aging well model in the Yampa Valley.

Fiesta planned

Craig to host first May 5 celebration

In a move to celebrate the city's ethnic diversity, Craig City Council has agreed to sponsor a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

A fuzzy signal

Moffat County commissioners on Thursday gave the go ahead that K27 Television needed to get back on the air. But it's unclear whether the Craig station's owner will take advantage.

Taxes are due today

Taxes are due today, and the U.S. Postal Service estimates that about 10 percent of taxpayers have waited until the last minute to file their returns.

Pipeline hearing draws few comments

Moffat County resident Paul Anderson said he's had a good working relationship with Entr-ega Gas Pipeline.

No cause determined in Wednesday's fire near Hayden

A fire several miles west of Hayden burned about 15 acres along U.S. Highway 40 on Wednesday.

The lifeblood of blood drives

Dean Brosious has donated 10 gallons of his blood to help others.

City proposes changes to animal ordinance

Craig residents won't be allowed to own pigs, poisonous snakes and reptiles, primates that aren't human or wildlife if Craig City Council approves an updated animal ordinance.

DeRose achieved much as mayor

From updating Craig's water system to starting a youth football league, former Craig Mayor Dave DeRose achieved a lot during the 10 years he served on the Craig City Council.

Craig recovers from windstorm

Gusts that approached hurricane force swept through area Friday

If the windstorm in Craig blew 4 mph faster Friday, winds would have reached hurricane force.

Housing program seeks Craig interest

A program that helps people build homes in Routt County could get priced out of the market.

It's all in the fire-fighting family

For five years straight, Doug Slaight got calls to fight fires on the birthday of his son, Brian.

County commissioners will discuss assessment appeal

The Moffat County commissioners will decide whether to fight the state Board of Assessment Appeals when they meet Tuesday.

Club ready to celebrate Lodore Hall restoration

After three years of work, Lodore Hall in Browns Park has been restored.

Tri-State considers new plant

For the past year, Tri-State Generation and Transmission has been investigating ways to generate more power.

Bridges tests the waters

Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Rutt Bridges doesn't think he could have been successful in life if it wasn't for affordable public higher education.

A book club for business people

Pres Askew and Pete Bergmann could have tried to start a good book group.

Fish recovery crews take to river

Fish in the Yampa River are in for a shock this month.

Judge wants security

Chief Judge Michael O'Hara wants security at the courts in Moffat County.

Recreational water issues critical: Taylor

Although state Sen. Jack Taylor's recreational-water bill has died, the effort to control recreational-water appropriations still is alive.

Mantle Ranch native writes family history

After 10 years of research and writing, Queeda Mantle Walker has finished the story of her family's life in the Yampa River Canyon.

Elk foundation raises $36,000

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raised $36,000 at its annual banquet Saturday.

Shear numbers

Sheep industry rebounds after decline in 1990s

More sheep are in the United States than at any time since 1990.