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Colorado State Patrol trooper’s death highlights concern over first responders’ safety

March 22, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado State Patrol troopers buried one of their own Thursday. Corporal Dan Groves, an 11-year member of the patrol based out of the agency's Greeley office, was struck and killed by a car while helping a stranded driver during last week’s historic blizzard.

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Headlight infraction leads to DUI, crystal substance found in vehicle

March 22, 2019 — SILT — On Wednesday, a Silt police officer observed a vehicle leaving the Kum & Go on Main Street just after 2:30 a.m. without its headlights on, according to an arrest affidavit on file with Garfield District Court. The officer made the traffic stop a

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Craig resident gets warning after two pit bulls get loose: On the Record — March 21

March 22, 2019 — Craig Police Department Thursday, March 21 12:50 a.m. On the 800 block of West First Street, police in Craig assisted another police agency. Craig police said they assisted the Moffat County Sheriff's Office with a juvenile who came to the Public Safety Center to turn

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February hit-and-run on I-70 in Glenwood Springs officially ruled a suicide

March 22, 2019 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — After weeks of investigation, Garfield County authorities have ruled the Feb. 14 pedestrian fatality on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs was a suicide. That night, longtime resident Connie Leckwold, 64, was killed when she was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate

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Editorial: Have you thanked a plow driver?

March 22, 2019 — When a snow storm blows through the Yampa Valley, inundating much of Moffat County, those of us who live in the Craig city limits have it pretty darn good. While most residents were sleeping in their warm beds March 13, oblivious to the frigid, 15-foot-deep

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With Bell’s on: Carelli’s hosting launch party in Craig for seasonal microbrew

March 22, 2019 — If you’re a lover of craft beer, there’s a place you’ll want to be next week. And before you say, “I’ll be there with bells on,” that part’s already covered. On tap, that is. Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery hosts its annual re-release of its seasonal favorite,

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Young Craig bowlers rolling their way to state after regional successes

March 22, 2019 — Wherever they may be rolling along to in the weeks to come, you can bet Craig kids will be doing it with focus and determination. Craig will send five bowlers to the state round of the Pepsi Youth Tournament in April in Longmont following a

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Colorado officials warn feeding wildlife harms animals, does not help

March 22, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Spring has arrived, but heavy snows and cold temperatures have kept wildlife at lower elevations around Steamboat Springs where they frequently encounter humans. Those humans, seeing scraggly herds of elk, deer and moose, sometimes take it upon themselves to feed what they

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Wallet stolen at City Market found with cash missing: On the Record — March 20

March 21, 2019 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, March 20 1:19 a.m. At The Popular bar, police in Craig responded to a drunk driver call. Craig police said officers checked the area, but did not find the vehicle. 8:43 a.m. Near the intersection of West Victory Way and Ranney

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Juvenile skier dies following collision at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 21, 2019 — BRECKENRIDGE — A juvenile skier was killed at Breckenridge Ski Resort today, according to a statement from the Summit County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday morning at about 11 a.m., the sheriff's office responded to a report that a juvenile skier collided with a tree on

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Moffat County wrestlers take awards for work on mat, in classroom

March 21, 2019 — The Moffat County High School wrestling program pinned down a date for its awards banquet March 15, bestowing honors on athletes for all their hard work throughout the winter. Awards for exceptional season went to several of the Bulldogs, including freshmen Ryan Duzik, Colton Jones,

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Part 2: Craig City Council candidates address economy, recreation, marijuana at election forum

March 21, 2019 — A slate of six city council hopefuls, some of whom only relatively became residents of Craig, were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters at the Craig Press/Craig Association of Realtors candidate forum, held Monday, March 18, at Moffat County High School in advance of the April 2 municipal election.

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Moffat County Elite Cheer makes some noise at high-level competition

March 21, 2019 — Craig kids had a good reason to be in good spirits, and not just because it’s kind of their job. The members of the Moffat County Elite Cheer program came off the floor of Cheersport’s Denver Grand Championship heads held highly as the Northwest Colorado

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Officials suspend large-scale search efforts for man missing in Rocky Mountain National Park

March 21, 2019 — Large-scale search efforts have been suspended in Rocky Mountain National Park for a 70-year-old Tennessee man who reportedly went missing in the park at the end of February, according to park officials. The family of James Pruitt of Etowah, Tennessee, confirmed that the man was

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Kremmling man pleads guilty to 2018 car burglary spree

March 21, 2019 — GRAND COUNTY — A Kremmling man charged with multiple felonies following a string of car burglaries across Grand County last year pleaded guilty on Thursday and now faces potential prison time. James Water Russell, 23, pleaded guilty in Grand County District Court to three Class-5

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Momma Outfitters seeking Moffat County sellers for fundraiser with a twist

March 21, 2019 — In early April, space under the Moffat County Fairgrounds grandstands will fill with “upscale, second-hand shopping” during the first Momma Outfitters Consignment Sale. Sellers will offer children’s clothing, baby equipment, toys, shoes, home school curriculum, bikes, kids shoes, books, costumes, maternity clothes, video games focused

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Kelly Hatten gives Craig voters write-in option for mayoral election

March 21, 2019 — Craig residents not happy with the two choices for mayor in the upcoming April 2 municipal election have another option as of Thursday, March 21. Kelly Hatten, a small business owner in Craig, officially filed his affidavit Thursday to run as a write-in candidate for

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Student nurses wow Memorial Regional Health providers

March 21, 2019 — During the eighth annual poster presentation held recently at The Memorial Hospital, second-year nursing students from Colorado Northwestern Community College spoke to providers about their research and ideas to improve medical care. “For the Peoples Choice, and most thought-provoking poster, the winner was Tiffany Ford, with

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Frank and Kerry Moe: Appreciative of Maybell store hospitality during snowstorm

March 21, 2019 — During the past week's incredible Bomb Cyclone snowstorm events, we believe there are many heroic stories to be shared and we would like to share one that we are aware of. We would like to thank Mary at the Maybell store for the excellent hospitality

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Community networking meeting set for Monday in Craig

March 21, 2019 — A community networking meeting is planned for noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. Presenting will be the NIFA Flight Team from CNCC, and members will discuss their upcoming competition and fundraising events. Those planning to

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