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Editorial: Preserve and treasure

May 24, 2018 — There's no way around it: The recent destruction of two pieces of locally produced art — though inadvertent — was a huge loss to our community. The pieces in question — two Native American metal sculptures, created by the late local artist Bernie Rose — had been

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Editorial: Blazing a trail to recreational excellence in Moffat County

May 17, 2018 — The spring hiking and camping season is upon us, and we're gratified to see so many groups joining forces and working together to upgrade and enhance our outdoor recreational activities here in Moffat County. Perhaps most visibly, work began last week on a project to

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Editorial: Where do we go from here?

May 11, 2018 — Input gathered from a series of recent focus group meetings confirm what most of us already knew: Colorado Northwestern Community College — though still seen as a valuable asset to the community — has significant perception problems in Moffat County. The study was commissioned by the Moffat

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Editorial: Craig veteran to hike over Rabbit Ears and back to raise awareness, funds for PTSD

May 3, 2018 — A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. — Lao Tzu Will Montgomery isn't planning a journey of 1,000 miles this weekend, but it's safe to say he'll wind up taking a lot more than a single step before the sun sets Saturday.

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Editorial: Moffat County’s Colowyo Mine taking strides toward securing area’s future

April 19, 2018 — Last week, officials with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., owner of the Colowyo Mine, provided an update on the proposed Collom Expansion, which will add 28 acres to existing federal coal leases and give the mine access to another 79 million tons of federal

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Editorial: Lines separating fact, opinion too-often blurred

April 12, 2018 — With the rise of the internet, social media and streaming news services — and the subsequent 24-7 newscycle — the lines between objective news reporting and subjective commentary are becoming ever the more blurred. Admittedly, the media, itself, is at least partially to blame for

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Editorial: Craig superintendent exemplifies leadership

April 5, 2018 — … leadership and learning are indispensible to each other. The foregoing words were borrowed from remarks prepared by President John F. Kennedy for delivery Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy, of course, never had the opportunity to speak those words, but they are just

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Editorial: Moffat County deserves better from commissioner

March 29, 2018 — During Tuesday's meeting of the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner Frank Moe recused himself from a vote on filling a recently vacated and much-needed position in the Motor Vehicle Department. Due to this recusal, the vote ended in a one-to-one tie, with Commissioner

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Editorial: You can make a difference in the Moffat County primary

March 22, 2018 — With the Moffat County Primary Election still a little more that three months down the road, it might seem a little premature for us to begin editorializing about it. But, in our view, the importance of the democratic process — particularly at the local level

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Editorial: Kudos to Moffat County sports for keeping competition heated during cold months

March 17, 2018 — Spring has almost sprung — at least according to the calendar — and part of the change in seasons is a return to the great outdoors for the sporting pursuits that can only be fully enjoyed in the fresh air. Events like baseball and soccer games,

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Editorial: Scams are becoming more common and sophisticated — don’t fall for them

March 8, 2018 — More likely than not, dishonest individuals have been seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of others since the dawn of human history. Such was the case only last week right here in Craig, only in this incident, it is likely several dishonest individuals were

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Editorial: Baumgardner deserves due process

March 1, 2018 — Ever since allegations of sexual harassment against Colorado State Sen. Randy Baumgardner surfaced in November, the call for his resignation has been gaining traction, and, after an official, third-party investigation determined in early February that it was "more likely than not" these allegations are credible,

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Editorial: Our kids have spoken

February 22, 2018 — We were both intrigued and encouraged by the results of a recent report prepared by the Moffat County Communities that Care Data Workgroup. Released Feb. 9, the report sought to identify the risk factors, protective factors and problem behaviors facing children and youth in our

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Editorial: Protecting our most precious assets with revision to state’s ‘sexting’ laws

February 15, 2018 — There's a lot to like in CRS 18-7-109. Recently passed by the Colorado Legislature, the revision modifies state law to offer prosecutors greater latitude in dealing with juveniles who have run afoul of the state's "sexting" laws. The revised statute deals with the posting, possession

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Editorial: Gratitude meets disappointment after last week’s tanker rollover near Hayden

February 8, 2018 — Last Friday's tanker rollover just east of Hayden — which closed U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Steamboat Springs for about eight hours — left us tottering in the midst of a strange goulash of feelings. Foremost, we felt a renewed sense gratitude, first, that

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Editorial: Fundraising fever

February 1, 2018 — We were pleased, gratified and proud last week to learn that Moffat County United Way has surpassed this year's fundraising goal of $460,000, gathering a total of $460,146 thanks to the selfless giving and overwhelming generosity of local businesses and residents. The United Way supports

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Editorial: Expanding medical services to Dinosaur is step in the right direction

January 25, 2018 — At the extreme western edge of Moffat County sits Dinosaur, a tiny town that lays claim to only 315 souls, according to numbers from the 2016 census. It's remote, and it can be difficult to get into and out of — particularly during the winter

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