Craig briefs: Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday |

Craig briefs: Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday

Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on SaturdayPower outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday

Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday

Craig and Hayden experienced a nearly one-and-a-half hour power outage Saturday afternoon, according to Yampa Valley Electric Association spokeswoman Tammi McKenzie.

Power was cut off for 7,850 meters after an equipment failure at the Thompson Hill substation south of Craig around 2:41 p.m. Power was restored one hour and 22 minutes later.

“It wasn’t anticipated, there wasn’t really anything we could have done different. Equipment failed, and that just happens,” McKenzie said.

McKenzie said all of YVEA’s equipment is routinely inspected and maintained.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

School board candidate forum set for ThursdaySchool board candidate forum set for Thursday

School board candidate forum set for Thursday

A Moffat County School District school board candidate forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Bell Tower Building in room 201.

Additionally, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Trustees candidates are invited to attend, speak briefly and answer questions from the public.

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting the forum. The public is encouraged to attend.

Colorado gas prices dip nearly 7 cents per gallonColorado gas prices dip nearly 7 cents per gallon

Colorado gas prices dip nearly 7 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.29 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices Sunday were 101.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 31.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 11.4 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 99.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“Overall, the national average price of gas since last week remains virtually unchanged. While Great Lakes states saw prices climb last week, western states saw sharp declines from deep discounts in wholesale fuel prices … bringing California, Washington and Oregon prices down more than 35 cents lower than where they stood a month ago. Opening this week, Pacific Northwest wholesale gasoline prices are among the lowest in the U.S. and that is truly a rarity,” Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said in a statement.“While the rate of decline has slowed, we still expect the overall decline to continue this week with a nominal decrease in retail gasoline in most parts of the country.”

For a complete listing of current averages and other fuel price data, visit media.gas For fuel news and alerts, follow @gasbuddynews on Twitter.

Deadline to sign up for art, photo show FridayDeadline to sign up for art, photo show Friday

Deadline to sign up for art, photo show Friday

Friday is the last day to enter the Best of Moffat Country Art & Photography Show. The show will be held at the Museum of Northwest Colorado in November and December. Call the museum at 970-824-6360 for information, visit or email for an entry form.

McDonald’s announces all-day breakfastMcDonald’s announces all-day breakfast

McDonald’s announces all-day breakfast

Colorado area McDonald’s invite customers to experience breakfast all day. All Day Breakfast is the number-one request from customers. In fact, more than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout the state will initiate a statewide PJ Day, where anyone who comes into a McDonald’s wearing their PJs will receive a free Egg McMuffin (rules and conditions apply: 5 a.m. to midnight offer, shirts and shoes required).

“All Day Breakfast is something our customers have been asking for and we’re excited to begin offering it,” Jay McAvoy, Colorado McDonald’s Co-op president, said.

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