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Man found dead in North Routt County remembered as ‘family man’

November 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The family of 66-year-old Broomfield resident Ron Sellers was mourning his death Thursday. As a tribute, Sellers’ nephew Skyler Pichon said the family was wearing hunter orange. “He was a very good person,” Pichon said. “He was a hunter. He was always

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Juvenile who shot, killed dog near Carbondale sentenced to two years in youth division

November 16, 2018 — GARFIELD COUNTY — A Garfield County district judge sentenced a 14-year-old boy Wednesday to two years in the Colorado Division of Youth Services for shooting a dog to death and transgressions he committed in two unrelated cases. That’s according to prosecutor Tony Hershey, who provided limited details

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Sickly mountain lion kitten removed from private home as Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds public not to disturb baby wildlife

November 16, 2018 — WALSENBURG — After removing a mountain lion kitten from a private home, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public it is illegal to possess wild animals and dangerous to the animals' health, according to a CPW news release. Although sick from being fed bratwurst,

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Craig officers help drunken man from ditch: On the Record — Wednesday, Nov. 14

November 15, 2018 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Nov. 14 7:34 a.m. On the 800 block of East Seventh Street, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a report of a threat. The caller said a former housemate was threatening to burn the house down. The reporting party

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Assault on a Moffat County Sheriff’s deputy might be linked to Colorado prison gang

November 15, 2018 — Editor's Note: The Craig Press has elected not to name the deputy who was assaulted to provide privacy through the recovery process and help ensure a jury can be seated if the matter goes to trial. CRAIG — Inmates who witnessed a violent assault on

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Craig City council votes divided on first reading of 2019 budget; officials hear middle school science presentations

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG — The votes were split on motions made to adopt the first reading of the 2019 city budget when the Craig City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 13. Ordinance No. 1080 (2018) sets appropriations for city revenues and expenditures and making and fixing the amount

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City of Craig staff compensation will remain flat in 2019

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG  — A survey comparing the compensation — salaries and benefits —  of city of Craig staff indicates wages here are as good or better than comparable municipalities, prompting city staff to recommend to the Craig City Council that most wages remain flat in 2019.

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Moffat County Economic Trends — Lodging tax collection in Moffat County trending lower than previous years

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County Tourism Association receives a 1.9 percent lodging tax due quarterly. The Moffat County Local Marketing District receives a 4 percent lodging tax due according to the same schedule as each business's sale tax and is reported monthly. Following is a summary of

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Breckenridge takes down trail troll

November 15, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — A crew took down Breckenridge’s trailside troll Thursday morning. Town staff blocked off the Wellington Trail on Thursday, as crews cut up and dismantled the roughly 15-foot sculpture made of reclaimed wood by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo. The sculpture, a unique reward

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Editorial: Consider the evidence

November 15, 2018 — It is not our general practice to respond to the comments readers make on articles published online by the Craig Press. We feel everyone is entitled to an opinion, so we offer our online comments section as an open forum for the expression of such

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Firefighters plan to burn slash piles south of Steamboat Lake

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG – Smoke may be visible beginning as early as Friday south of Steamboat Lake near County Road 129, as firefighters from the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit begin burning about 50 lodgepole pine slash piles. The slash piles were created during a forest

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Death notice: Marvin Lee Moore

November 15, 2018 — Sept. 1, 1931 — Nov. 12, 2018 Marvin Moore, of Craig, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at The Colorado Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle. Services will be held at a later date.

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Obituary: Carl Michael Marsell

November 15, 2018 — Feb. 4, 1938 — Nov. 6, 2018 Carl Michael Marsell passed away of CHF on Nov. 6, 2018. He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Cortez  to Gertrude Gregory Marsell and Lawrence Marsell. He is survived by Marilyn his wife of 31 years, two children

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Obituary: Gary Acord

November 15, 2018 — On Monday Nov. 12, 2018, Gary Acord, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 76. A native of Wyoming, he was born in Casper to Charles and Virginia Acord. He spent his childhood building roads in Wyoming with his

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Remembering Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018 — When Thanksgiving rolls around, I can't help but remember my childhood, when the holiday was celebrated with a big dinner and lots of family. Thanksgiving was usually spent with the Osborn family, since our grandparents, Dad's parents, lived on Deer Creek, just over the hill

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Some Thanksgiving recipes

November 15, 2018 — I can't believe it's less than a week until Thanksgiving. These days, with my busy schedule, it's hard to get the time to do a lot of cooking, as my mother did years ago, but there are always the family favorites, like a salad with

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Holes in the Sky’ a moving picture book

November 15, 2018 — "Holes in the Sky" is Patricia Polacco's most recent picture book for children. Polacco has written more than 100 picture books based on her childhood. In fact, she is the "Trisha" in many of her stories, as is the case in this week's book. As

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Craig gingerbread house competition builds on 14 years of sweet success

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Move over pumpkin spice; it's gingerbread's turn, as Craig bakers begin building tiny houses for the annual gingerbread house competition. The competition to build a house using only edible materials began 14 years ago as a way to add to the festive atmosphere

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A one-on-one with Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis

November 15, 2018 — Governor-elect Jared Polis took some time this week to answer a few questions about some regional issues, as he looks ahead to being the voice for Colorado, including the Western Slope, which was key in his election. The governor’s race was among the first called

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Father of man accused of starting Lake Christine Fire asks for trial in trespass case

November 14, 2018 — EAGLE — Craig Miller said he is not guilty and will take his chances at trial. Miller, whose son Richard is accused with Allison Marcus of sparking the Lake Christine Fire, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges that he stormed to a neighbor’s house and

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