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Re-centering to manage stress, create a happier life

April 22, 2018 — CRAIG — One's thoughts can change his or her life. That was the message Dana Armstrong had for a group of businesspeople during the March Blend workshop titled, "Managing Stress." Armstrong, instructor of massage therapy at Colorado Northwestern Community College, led the free course March 28

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BLM to sell Moffat County oil, gas leases in June

April 20, 2018 — DENVER – The Bureau of Land Management will offer 22 parcels, totaling 23,192 acres, in Moffat County at its June 7 oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online via energynet.com, and bidding will begin at 9 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. In

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Two local automotive businesses join under new ownership

April 19, 2018 — CRAIG — With the recent purchase of Detail Solutions Auto Spa — at 124 W. Fourth St. — by Kevin and Heidi Kernen, two local automotive businesses have joined forces. Formerly owned by Dave and Kaley O'Mailia, Detail Solutions Auto Spa came under new ownership March

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Business Buzz: Economic development board to visit local Flint Personnel

April 17, 2018 — The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its next business visit meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Flint Personnel, 469 Yampa Ave. Nancy and C.J. Skowronski will give the CMDEP board and guests an in-depth look into the

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Nominate your favorites for the 2018 Best of Moffat County awards

April 14, 2018 — CRAIG — One of the Craig Press's most popular contests is back with new rules and a new event to celebrate the best Moffat County has to offer. Best of Moffat County offers the chance for readers to select their favorite businesses and professionals. "We've made

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Tri-State leadership gives more details of Craig Station Unit 1 closure, Colowyo Mine’s Collom expansion

April 12, 2018 — CRAIG — During a meeting with community leaders Wednesday, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association leadership provided more details on the retirement of Unit 1 at Craig Station and Colowyo Mine's Collom Expansion. Representatives of the city of Craig, Moffat County, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,

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Moffat County College District Board considers options for fitness club

April 12, 2018 — CRAIG — A five-year lease for a facility used by a popular gym is set to expire in December, and both building and business owners are considering their options for the future of the facility. Trapper Fitness Center is owned by Dan and Ashleigh Seely

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Racking up the awards: Craig taxidermist twice bags ‘best professional’

April 12, 2018 — CRAIG — After two big wins in Utah, the awards are mounting up for Scott Moore, owner of Mountain Man Taxidermy in Craig. Moore was recently awarded best professional large life-sized animal for a mount of a Himalayan tahr he killed during a 2016 hunt

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2nd attempt to demolish Empire Mine silo deemed successful

April 10, 2018 — CRAIG — The earth quaked, and a boom could be heard just before 2:30 p.m. in the wake of a shockwave produced by explosives detonated in a second attempt to bring down the coal silo at the old Empire Mine south of Craig on Tuesday

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Awards, updates and more slated for State of the Community event in Craig

April 10, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual State of the Community event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Clarion Inn and Suites. Audience members will hear a recap of 2017's highlights and learn what's in store for 2018. "State of

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Business Buzz: Mix, mingle and sell at 4 Craig business events

April 10, 2018 — Chamber, Northwest Colorado nonprofits mix it up April 19 The community is invited to an after-hours business mixer, hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Nonprofits of the Bell Tower — Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, Craig/Moffat Economic Partnership, Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA,

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Utah officials wary after Dinosaur pot shop opens 3 miles from state border

April 10, 2018 — Utah officials are wary after the first marijuana shop opened in the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado, just a few miles from the state line. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce reminded residents of Utah, where recreational marijuana remains illegal, that they will still be

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Michelle Perry Balleck: Broadband effort takes small step with huge implications

April 10, 2018 — Progress feels good. Two weeks ago, our community took a significant step forward in the broadband project, which we are calling the Moffat County Broadband Initiative, or MCBI. The city of Craig and Moffat County each contributed half of the $25,000 pricetag for phase one

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Colorado-based coal mining company considers bankruptcy protection

April 9, 2018 — BILLLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado company with three coal mines in Montana and one in Wyoming says in a statement to shareholders that it may consider bankruptcy. Englewood-based Westmoreland Coal Co. is facing declining demand and more than $1 billion in debt. The company said

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Thurlow bill aims to protect severance tax revenues

April 8, 2018 — The last time the state collected more money than it is allowed to keep under the Constitution, lawmakers cut into severance tax dollars to lessen the burden on paying refunds. That could happen again next year if the state doesn’t move to protect those dollars,

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Farm Service Agency offers joint financing option on direct farm ownership loans

April 8, 2018 — The USDA Farm Service Agency's Direct Farm Ownership loans are a resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase agricultural productivity and assist with land tenure to save farmland for future generations. Depending on the applicant's

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Help available to develop registered apprentice programs

April 8, 2018 — CRAIG — The registered apprenticeship model gives employers an opportunity to build a workforce trained to meet their specific skill needs. Apprenticeships offer flexible training solutions, aligned with national and company-specific standards, resulting in a well-skilled, well-rounded worker ready for a professional career in the

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Twentymile Coal Mine recognized for 2017 safety record

April 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County's Twentymile Coal Mine has once again received top honors from its parent company for keeping miners safe while working underground. Peabody Energy recognized Twentymile with its annual President's Award for having the company's best safety record in 2017 out of

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Craig Farmers Market organizers release 2018 season details

April 5, 2018 — CRAIG — The organizers of the Downtown Craig Farmers Market have announced dates and details for the 2018 season. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays June 2 through Sept. 1 in Alice Pleasant Park in historic downtown Craig. The

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Engineering and design of broadband network gets go ahead from Craig, Moffat County

April 3, 2018 — CRAIG — Construction plans could soon be on the table for the Moffat County Broadband Initiative. Last week, the Craig City Council and the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners put up $12,500 each. These funds will pay for the first phase of the project

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