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Moffat County basketball looks to set tone for four-game home stretch after matches with Grand Valley

January 18, 2019 — For one Moffat County High School basketball team, Friday night was a chance to catch up with old friends. For the other, well, the night was far from congenial.

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Craig police respond to several animal calls: On the Record — Jan. 17

January 18, 2019 — Craig Police Department Thursday, Jan. 17 7:45 a.m. Near the intersection of West Ninth Street and Finley Lane, officers with Craig Police Department engaged in a traffic stop. 8 a.m. Near the intersection of East Seventh Street and Yampa Avenue, police responded to an animal

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13.5 inches the largest 24-hour snow total at Steamboat Resort since January 2017

January 18, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you didn't have a big smile on your face this morning, you live in the wrong town. Steamboat Resort's 5 a.m. report tallied 13.5 inches at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours, with 13 of that falling after lifts closed Thursday. Since

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Boys & Girls Club of Craig closes Friday afternoon due to power outage

January 18, 2019 — CRAIG — Boys & Girls Club of Craig has had to close early on Friday, Jan. 18 as a result of the power outage that been impacting the region. Executive Director Dana Duran said the facility has been without power since the beginning of the outage.

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Colorado women dominate Sports Illustrated list of world’s fittest athletes

January 18, 2019 — You only have to look around to know Colorado is one of the fittest states in the United States, but when it comes to bragging rights, Colorado actually rocks the world when it comes to really fit women. That, at least, is the conclusion of a story

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Always learning: Craig instructor Paul Cruz looks back on 3 decades in martial arts

January 18, 2019 — The number 12 bears special significance for Paul Cruz. It was the 12th day of the 12th month of the calendar at the start of his 12th year of life that he first began down a path that would last for decades to come. Cruz

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UPDATED 1 p.m.: Moffat, Routt County Schools will open despite power outage, storm

January 18, 2019 — CRAIG — There will be no snow day in Moffat and Routt Counties as public schools will be in session on Friday, Jan. 18. “Due to power outages and snow levels, busses will be running about 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule,” stated an email

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UPDATED at 1:15 p.m.: Intermittent power outages continue to impact Yampa Valley Electric Association customers Friday

January 18, 2019 — CRAIG — Many in Northwest Colorado woke up without electricity as heavy snowfall moved into the region causing widespread outages that began at about 2:25 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. As of 11:25 a.m. Yampa Valley Electric Association stated on their website that power had been

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Weekend Roundup: Happy hoops, poker power, snowshoe speed

January 18, 2019 — Indoors or outdoors, there are a handful of options for sporting entertainment in Moffat County this weekend. Bulldog ball Moffat County High School basketball teams play their first Western Slope League home games Friday and Saturday against league opponents Grand Valley Friday and Cedaredge Saturday

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Recreational marijuana initiative fails; two seats still open on Craig City Council

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — A recreational marijuana initiative in Craig failed to garner the signatures needed to place the question before voters, Craig's city clerk confirmed Thursday, Jan. 17. According to Craig City Clerk Liz White, the Committee to Grow Craig handed in about 850 signatures of

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Man with history of strangulation charges too combative to appear in court

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — A Craig man with a history of attempted murder charges had his bond set in a Moffat County court Thursday, Jan. 17. Dustin Jackson, 32, was arrested in March 2018 on several charges, including two counts of felony criminal attempt and two counts

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Police respond to possible sexual assault: On the Record — Jan. 16

January 17, 2019 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 16 4:26 a.m. Officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a domestic violence call in Craig. 5:01 a.m. On the 800 block of Columbine Street, officers responded to a road kill call. 7:54 a.m. On the 1300 block of

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Craig brewers over a barrel as result of federal government shutdown

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — Brewers are the latest beleaguered by the federal government shutdown as the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has been unable to review or approve any labeling changes, new formulae, or permits for brewers and distillers across the country. Yampa Valley Brewing

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Getting those steps in

January 17, 2019 — Recently, one of the evening news channels featured the findings of some experts on exercise. What I took from the report is that a person does not need to exercise (like walking) in one large block of time; small periods of exercise per day add

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Editorial: Please end it now

January 17, 2019 — On June 21, 1788, our Founding Fathers ratified the United States Constitution, the bedrock upon which our republic was built and from which it has grown and thrived for the past 230 years.

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Dry January: Why take a break from booze?

January 17, 2019 — "Dryuary" or "Dry January" started in 2013 in the United Kingdom and is gaining popularity in the United States. Committing to 30 days of not drinking alcohol is an excellent way to reevaluate your relationship with booze. As you explore other ways to relax and

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Over a Cup of Coffee: About the mayonnaise cake …

January 17, 2019 — Last week's column featured a recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. A few days later, Lois Stoffle, of Craig, called me with some cake-saving advice about the recipe. She said to make sure to check the ingredients/additives in the mayonnaise before making the cake. Some brands

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Colorado State Patrol asks people to slow down during winter driving conditions

January 17, 2019 — MILNER — Three vehicles — including a truck and livestock trailer, a semitrailer, and an SUV — were involved in a crash Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 40 west of Milner. The 24-year-old driver of a red Saturn Vue was eastbound on U.S. 40 when

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Coffee & a Newspaper to focus on regional airport

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell and Editor Jim Patterson invite the public to Coffee & a Newspaper, set for 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the East Kum & Go, 700 E. Victory Way. February's guest speaker will be Tinneal Gerber, assistant director

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Memorial Regional Health Hospital board to consider investing in drug, alcohol treatment program

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — A two-year, $502,639 investment in a public-private partnership for a drug and alcohol treatment program will be considered for approval when the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. The comprehensive program would see people struggling with substance abuse treated

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