Sasha Nelson

Education/Health Care Reporter

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

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Next generation of broadband hits Craig from High Rapid Networks

More works still needs to be done on broadband, officials say

A new business is bringing 21st century broadband technology to Craig and Moffat County, although leaders of the local broadband initiative believe that the area still has work to do.

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2016 Volunteer of the Year recognized for quiet service to Craig, Moffat County

He’s a quiet man often found at public meetings or out mowing ditches, cleaning windows or walking shelter dogs as he works to improve Craig and Moffat County. That quiet man — Ken Wergin of Craig — was recognized for his efforts Wednesday during the 10th Annual City, County and United Way Volunteer Appreciation Day reception held at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

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2 earthquakes rattle Northwest Colorado last week

Rangely and Craig earth moves from 3.7 and 3.9 tremors

The earth made some rumbles at about 11 a.m. on Earth Day, Saturday when a minor earthquake originating roughly 3 miles west, northwest of Rangley left some people feeling shaken.

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Volunteers needed to help with Moffat County after-prom event

Adult volunteers are needed to help in running the high school prom after-party this Saturday. “We need volunteers throughout the night from 9 p.m. to about 3 a.m.,” said organizer Dawneen Bennett.

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Riddle rooms with props, clues and mysteries open to entertain Craig youth on Friday

Adventures will soon come to life at Craig Christian Church through a series of riddle rooms designed for entertainment, team building and fundraising for the church’s youth.

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Craig community raises over $6.5k in 6 hours to help local family

Year in and year out, the Craig community pulls together to help families and friends in need. Thursday was no different when service staff at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill donated their tips to help a Craig family whose four children all suffer from a rare malformation called Chiari.

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Liquid gold: Maybell Ditch makeover to reduce wasted water, help endangered fish

Moseying across fertile valleys and tumbling through lonely canyons flows Colorado’s most precious resource — water. Water from the Yampa River feeds our communities, our farms and our industry. The ever-growing thirst for more water in the west is behind a renewed push to use this water wisely and that is creating challenges for many managers including the shareholders of the Maybell Irrigation Ditch located about 30 miles west of Craig.

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New children’s stories available for borrowing at Hayden library

Donations from the community and outside benefactors provided Hayden Public Library with 95 new children’s’ books worth $1,600.

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Help wanted: Craig, Moffat County seek 200 volunteers for biggest ever cleanup days

Craig and Moffat County are seeking 200 volunteers to help the long list of partners to hold one of the largest ever Craig cleanup events taking place in May.

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Need help around the house? Moffat County Fuller Center seeks to assist homeowners in June

Applications needed as soon as possible for home improvement help from community group

The Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing is looking for low-income homeowners of all ages including veterans and/or the disabled in need of a little help with their homes.

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The board of Memorial Regional Health approved the acquisition of Centennial Home Care in April and have started the process of adding staff to expand the number of people provided with home care and/or hospice services. Pictured: Nurses Brenda Soos, left, and Brittany Robinson stand to the left of Kristin Cooper who is MRH Director of Home Health Hospice and Population Health.

All those who volunteer for the city, county and United Way were honored at a reception Wednesday held at the Musuem of Northwest Colorado in Craig.

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was measured about 3 miles west-northwest of Rangely. This photograph was taken on the Deserodo Mine road, northeast of Rangely. The cause of the tremor is uncertain and could be natural or induced by processes associated with mineral extraction in the area.

Players must decipher a mysterious message left by the fictitious, deceased Craig resident Sir Walton Bryan. Sisters Mercedes, left, and Bella Wenning review clues in the riddle room at Craig Christian Church.

Mercedes Wenning, left, stands next to her sister Bella with props from the Old West Riddle Room. Clues to beat the room are hidden in the Riddle Room Adventures brochure available at many locations around town including at the Craig Daily Press.

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