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Victory Motors Cancer Drive scores in bonding Craig community

August 18, 2018 — The fifth annual Victory Motors Cancer Drive’s Saturday activities provided plenty of pro athletes, high-stakes gaming and most importantly, money brought in for a worthy cause. The yearly fundraiser by the auto dealership on behalf of Moffat County Cancer Society featured a casino night at

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Love INC Back-to-School Fair provides Moffat County students with support, classroom supplies

August 18, 2018 — The start of the 2018-19 school year is nearly here, and if the turnout at Breeze Street Park was any indication, parents and kids alike are more than ready for it. The sixth annual Back-to-School Fair hosted by Love INC of the Yampa Valley provided

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CNCC men’s soccer returns for 3rd year, college calls off women’s season

August 17, 2018 — The Spartans are coming out fighting for a third season as Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer begins its schedule, though there will be significant changes this fall with only one of the two teams competing. CNCC has suspended the season for women’s soccer following low

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Moffat County responders to train in mass casualty drill Saturday

August 17, 2018 — Multiple Northwest Colorado agencies will participate in a mass casualty incident drill Saturday morning along Industrial Avenue in Craig. The drill takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is designed to simulate an emergency scenario, specifically a pipeline leak complete with fire and

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Moffat County commissioners to discuss law enforcement with Dinosaur citizens

August 17, 2018 — CRAIG – The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will hold discussions with a Dinosaur Citizen’s Group during a meeting set for Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The discussions are expected to deal with the Moffat County Sheriff’s

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Officers issue multiple trespassing warnings: On the Record — Thursday, Aug. 16

August 17, 2018 — Craig Police Department Thursday, Aug. 26 2:36 a.m. On the 600 block of Third Street, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a report of a man tampering with utilities. A summons was issued 8:40 a.m. On the 300 block of Woodbury Drive, a

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Memorial Regional Health: U.S. vaccination supply safest in history — Without a proper exemption, Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools to be vaccinated against certain diseases

August 17, 2018 — Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history. As children get ready to head back to school, the subject of vaccination is often front and center. In recent years, a growing number of

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Crews to close parts of I-70 for rockfall mitigation

August 17, 2018 — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation will close both directions of a section of Interstate 70 to perform rockfall mitigation, according to a news release from CDOT. The closure will impact the interstate near Exit 49, also

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City receives positive audit, Parks and Rec Master Plan update

August 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The city of Craig received a positive audit regarding the city’s overall finances for 2017 on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Adams Group senior auditor Jim Rae said that, overall, the city’s financials are fairly positive, adding that the city’s documentation of its finances were

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Fishing Is Fun grants to improve angling, boating opportunities for Moffat, Rio Blanco counties

August 17, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $400,000 to eight Fishing Is Fun projects, all geared to improve angling opportunities in the state of Colorado, according to a CPW news release. The approved projects include improved angler access, habitat improvement, new piers and new ponds. Among

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Weekend Roundup: Take in a lovely luau, contribute to cancer cause, get prepped for school

August 17, 2018 — Time is running out to enjoy the full breadth of the Northwest Colorado summer, and this weekend is as good a time as any to really take in as many activities as possible as autumn looms on the horizon. Make a splash After a rain

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Moffat County Homecoming week scheduled for late September

August 16, 2018 — Moffat County High School announced this week that its Homecoming festivities will take place earlier than usual this fall. MCHS Homecoming week runs from Sept. 24 to 29 rather than early to mid-October. Another change in the week is hosting the football game Saturday afternoon

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Authors detail Northwest Colorado history during book-signing

August 16, 2018 — A pair of writers with roots in the Yampa Valley revisited Northwest Colorado recently to show off works that tell the tale of noteworthy historical happenings. Rose Boscia and Debra Shelton were at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Saturday for a book-signing offered by Craig’s Downtown

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Car burglar caught: On the Record — Wednesday, Aug. 15

August 16, 2018 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Aug. 15 12:23 a.m. On the 800 block of Victory Way, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a residential alarm. When officers arrived, they found no problems. 1:43 a.m. At the intersection of Victory Way and Mack Lane, officers

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Summer 2018 wildfire report for Aug. 16

August 16, 2018 — CRAIG — Wildfire smoke is lingering in the area — even after wildlands firefighters contained the most recent large fire burning in Moffat County — as fires in neighboring counties grow. The 550-acre Three Springs Fire burning in far western Moffat County, which was ignited

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Faith: Words have power

August 16, 2018 — Words are powerful. Powerful words can cause change. For example, Patrick Henry roused the people with his "Give me liberty or give me death" statement. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. Paul introduced God to the Athenians

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Coloradans to consider amending state constitution to better fund education

August 16, 2018 — CRAIG — If Colorado voters choose to support a new provision to the state constitution, local schools could see state funding substantially increase. If adopted, Amendment 73 would modify the flat state income tax rate to establish income tax brackets, raise state income taxes for

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5 Minutes with the SROs: It’s back to school for the SROs

August 16, 2018 — CRAIG — When school starts later this month a second school resource officer will walk the halls to help keep children safe in school and assist in equipping them with the decision-making tools they need to make healthy choices. Craig Police Officer Nathan Businger spent

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Editorial: CRAFTing local tourism

August 16, 2018 — As the Moffat County Tourism Association works toward spotlighting and promoting Northwest Colorado's numerous tourist attractions, we were thrilled to learn last week that the county has been awarded a Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism, or CRAFT, technical assistance support grant in the first round

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Obituary: Gabriel Claude Daigle

August 16, 2018 — Feb. 6, 1945 — Aug. 13, 2018 Gabe Daigle, of Craig, died Aug. 13, 2018, at home in Craig after a short illness of cancer. Formerly of Hackberry, Louisiana, he was the owner of Wildwest BBQ and Mom & Pops with his wife, Joy Daigle.

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