Sasha Nelson

Education/Health Care Reporter

Email: snelson@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1794

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$1.3M loss in revenue prompts Colorado Northwestern Community College to restructure

Anticipating steep declines in local and state revenues next year, Colorado Northwestern Community College will restructure to cut the budget without compromising student services. “The fact is we will be receiving approximate $1.3 million less for next year’s budget,” said CNCC President Granger in a news release.

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Efforts underway to build a community brand to better market Craig and Moffat County

Community pride and branding is third on a list of top priorities among individuals and groups trying to grow the local economy.

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First step to build new medical clinic in Craig approved by hospital board Thursday

Patients in Craig may be one step closer to more convenient care as the hospital board adopts a new master site plan to build a medical clinic next to the Memorial Hospital.

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‘All Stars’ shine at Colorado Northwestern Community College

Student achievers from across Colorado's Community College System were inducted into the “All Colorado Academic Team” on March 8 in Denver and included two students from CNCC.

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Small organization aims to make big impact on health in Northwest Colorado

The Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership isn’t new — it has operated under Northwest Colorado Health for years — but the organization recently branched off, gaining 501c3 nonprofit status and its independence.

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Drivers warned not to push their luck on St. Patrick’s Day

Federal, State and Local law enforcement to conduct saturation patrols

Law enforcement will be out this St. Patrick’s Day holiday looking for drivers operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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$50K awarded to Moffat County United Way to support Bridges Out of Poverty program

People struggling to overcome poverty in Craig and Moffat County may have a better chance after a $50,000 grant was awarded on Tuesday to Moffat County United Way for the “Bridges Out of Poverty” program.

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Companies and employees recognized for contributions to Moffat County United Way

The 22 companies and their employees who contributed the 2017 Moffat County United Way community campaign were honored at a luncheon Tuesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig.

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Trump bump: Sales of real estate in Craig double from this time last year

Real estate professionals credit President Trump’s support of coal to creating confidence

Property sales doubled in February 2017 from the same time last year and area real estate professionals credit President Donald Trump’s support of the coal industry as the reason behind buyer confidence.

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Horses removed from Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado available for adoption in April

Application accepted prior to silent auction sales

The 43 wild horses removed from Sand Wash Basin between November and January will be ready for adoption in April. The Bureau of Land Management removed the horses during an on-going bait and trap operation. After capture, the horses were transported to BLM’s wild horse holding facility in Canon City where they have been prepared for adoption.

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A pair of Canada geese bask in the sun along the Yampa River on Thursday.

Companies and employees contributing to the success of the Moffat County United Way community fundraising campaign were honored at a luncheon held Tuesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites in Craig. This year employees of Tri-State Generation and Transmission raised almost $100,000 a total about $30,000 more than the year prior. Pictured are United Way President Sandra King, Executive Director Amanda Arnold and Rich Thompson of Tri-State Generation and Transmission.

Data from Northwest Title Company in Craig shows that property sales in February have doubled since the same time in 2016.

The pace of real estate sales in Moffat County has quickened, making it more difficult to find the for sale signs that were ubiquitous a few years ago.

A nanny goat stands patiently as her kid grabs some milk.

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