Craig Daily Press office temporarily closes due to electrical issues — business resumes remotely |

Craig Daily Press office temporarily closes due to electrical issues — business resumes remotely

An electrical transformer failure caused a small electrical fire at the Craig Daily Press Wednesday afternoon. The incident left the news organization without power.

At around 3:30 p.m., the Craig Daily Press called 9-11 to report smoke in the distribution area, located in the back of the building.

Craig Fire/Rescue and Yampa Valley Electric arrived and it was determined that the transformer caught fire.

It’s not yet known how long it will take to repair the electrical issue, and the office will be closed Thursday and Friday until the problem is fixed.

“Although our office is closed, we encourage the community to contact us. We are still in full operation, even if we’re not in the office,” said Craig Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell.

Those wanting to contact newspaper representatives can still send emails and call the office, as employees will be checking phone messages and answering emails.

Those wanting to communicate with the design and advertising staff can call Campbell at 970-629-3829 or email her at

Those wishing to contact reporters should email, or call Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-756-1308.

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