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Letters to the editor

Paula Hendry: Taste of Chocolate huge success

February 13, 2018 — The Taste of Chocolate 2018 was a success. Everyone outdid themselves. The pottery was beautiful, and the soups were delicious. My personal favorite was the gumbo. The chocolate was over the top in variety and flavor. I don’t yet know what business won top place,

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Ellen E. Brockett: Coroner candidate embodies true compassion

February 9, 2018 — This letter is about my friend, Jesse J. Arthurs, in reference to him running for Moffat County coroner. This position, I am afraid, is one that most people do not know the depths of or what it entails. If you vote in Moffat County, then

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Local family conveys thanks

February 8, 2018 — The Perry family wishes to gratefully convey our sincere, heartfelt thanks for the kindness and support we have received from all of our friends, neighbors, coworkers and the wonderful people of our community following Kraig's accident. We also wish to thank the Tri-State EMT and

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Family of Rob Syverston expresses gratitude for support

February 8, 2018 — The family of Rob Syverstson would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for all the outpouring of support and care at the time of our unexpected loss. Thanks to the first responders, EMS, fire department, the MRH emergency staff, Grant Mortuary, Pastor Leonard

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Dave Wallace: In our best interest

February 1, 2018 — After attending the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday, I find myself somewhat troubled with what I observed. Prior to expressing my concerns, I first must take you back several weeks, when an issue first surfaced. I read the January 10 article

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Sonja Hammond: There’s good news in Craig, too

January 18, 2018 — I am sorry I even picked up a New Year's paper. It was nothing but bad news. I’m sorry you couldn't find anything but bad stuff that happened in Moffat County over the last year. This is to inform you that we had quite a

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John S. Kinkaid: Only in a small town

January 16, 2018 — Last week, I stopped by Kester Jewelers at the end of the day to get a car key fob looked at. After a few minutes, Rich Tyser brought the key fob back out good as new. Then, Rich asked me my name and showed me

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Dave Wallace: Tips for winter safety awareness

January 9, 2018 — While biking through town during the warmer afternoon temperatures, I occasionally see or smell the smoke of a wood-burning stove. I can't help but wonder if the home owner has taken measures to assure the safety of his or her family and property as another

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Dave Wallace: Reduce crime in Craig by getting involved in neighborhood watch programs

December 27, 2017 — Clearing the fresh blanket of snow from the driveway this past Christmas morning reminded me of a point in time several years ago. The conditions were similar as I left for work around 4 a.m. and headed south on Washington toward the park. The street

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Interfaith Food Bank: Celebrating another successful year

December 26, 2017 — The Interfaith Food Bank remains deeply indebted and appreciative of the Craig-Moffat County community in the fulfillment of our mission. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We are thankful for the never-ending support and contributions from Moffat County

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Friends of the Yampa: Let’s work together for our lands, rivers

December 21, 2017 — Friends of the Yampa is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the recreational and environmental integrity of the Yampa River and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, education and partnerships. There is a concerning level of divisiveness in today's political climate. Recently, that divisiveness has

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Dave Wallace: Budgeting for community development

December 21, 2017 — Domestic disputes are not necessarily the result of drugs and alcohol; these confrontations will take place, regardless. Though it is a well-documented fact that the influence of alcohol contributes to poor judgment and can accelerate a mild disagreement into a physical assault and addiction to

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Dave Wallace: Is a domestic violence investigator position for Craig justified?

December 19, 2017 — The 2018 city budget has received the final stamp of approval earlier this month with the addition of a $35,000 contribution to the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership and $95,000 for a domestic violence investigator, which were approved in the Craig City Council meeting. The

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P.E.O. Chapter AJ members: Thanks for a wonderful event

December 19, 2017 — P.E.O. Chapter AJ would like to sincerely thank Tamra and Blaine Tucker, Cindel and Kent Nielson, Kara and Brian Soper, Linda and Shawn Brown and Michelle and Doug Foulk for opening their beautiful homes and sharing their Christmas traditions with all of those who participated

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LMD board member tenders resignation

December 7, 2017 — Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday. It is reprinted here at the request of its writer, former Local Marketing District board member David DeRose. Dear Sirs: Late in the summer of 2015, I was

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Jeff Stoddard: You’re better than that, Craig

December 5, 2017 — I have been tempted to send this image to you all year, mostly because the sign hasn't changed all year. When I was in Craig during Thanksgiving and noticed that it still hasn't been changed, I thought it was time someone brought it up. Is

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Initiative would benefit Moffat County

November 30, 2017 — Happy holidays to everyone … and how did we get to the Christmas season already? Thanksgiving morning, I got up early, as I always do, to start a fire, make coffee and work in the predawn quiet of my house. As I gathered the split

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Nina Anderson: Oil, gas industry make huge difference

November 30, 2017 — I caught wind of a recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis from the U.S. Department of Commerce touting growth in GDP across a multitude of states. Leading the charge? Mining. The mining industry grew by 28.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017

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Dave Wallace: Shopping locally a joint effort

November 28, 2017 — In reference to the Craig Press editorial printed Friday that focused on shopping locally, I find myself generally in agreement, yet feeling some very important items have been overlooked. It is beneficial to the community when residents shop locally; I think we all realize that.

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Ray and Deb Turner: Turns out, you can go home again

November 21, 2017 — They say you can never go home, but last week, we found that so untrue. We lived in the Yampa Valley for 28 years and left 17 years ago to follow Ray's work in Paonia. Ray and I started our married life together here and

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