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Greeley woman charged with stealing $250K from Ace Hardware employer

December 16, 2018 — GREELEY — A Greeley woman was formally charged Thursday on suspicion of stealing more than $250,000 from her employer, Offen Ace Hardware. Kristi Marie Chairez, 32, faces one count of theft of $100,000 to $1 million, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 12

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Santa visits Ridgeview Elementary School, inspires food drive

December 16, 2018 — CRAIG —  Santa Claus made a special visit to Ridgeview Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 13. Each child had the opportunity to speak with the jolly old elf and get a candy cane while Janelle Husband, local award-winning photographer, snapped pictures. Santa has been visiting the

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Mountain Wheels: Colorado drivers – I have some questions for you

December 16, 2018 — Not that it could possibly have anything to do with the coincidence of turning 50 a few days back, but I gotta say that my old-man-styled feelings on the state of driving in contemporary Colorado have finally boiled over. In fact, after a day trip

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Student housing, property top action items on Moffat County College District Board agenda for Monday, Dec. 17

December 16, 2018 — CRAIG — A counter proposal for student housing and the sale of two properties will be considered for action when the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control meets Monday, Dec. 17. The meeting is expected to begin with an executive session pursuant

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Back to state: Moffat County swimmer Molly Neton makes the cut in 2 races in Montrose

December 16, 2018 — Moffat County High School girls swimming proved they were well ahead of schedule when they qualified for state in a Dec. 7 relay race, but the curve advanced all the more Saturday when one of their own made the cut in two more individual races.

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Moffat County girls hoops routs Rifle, boys bested by Bears

December 16, 2018 — Moffat County High School athletes could bear-ly believe the results Saturday afternoon in Rifle. Bulldog basketball teams split results against the Bears in a day that was much easier than expected for one of them while more tougher than the other anticipated. MCHS boys hoops

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JBS fined $50,000 for inaccurately recording weights, grades and prices of carcasses

December 16, 2018 — WASHINGTON — The Agricultural Marketing Service reached a consent decision with JBS USA Food Company, also known as Swift Beef Company, in Greeley, for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act. The consent decision was signed by Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge, Channing D.

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Jet Blue airlines lands at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, marking beginning of winter flights

December 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jet Blue airlines landed at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Saturday morning under blue skies to launch the winter air service program for the 2018-19 ski season. The flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was the first flight of the winter tourism season

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Moffat County wrestler Daniel Caddy finishes strong with bronze at Warrior Classic

December 15, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — After more than a dozen straight wins, Moffat County High School wrestler Daniel Caddy saw his undefeated start to the season come to an end Friday night. That only made the Bulldog want victory all the more the next day. Caddy bounced

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Hayden planning for new 4-mile recreation trail with land donation from Peabody Energy

December 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Plans are in place to have 200 acres of land gifted to the town of Hayden that will create a new four-mile trail for the community. “It gives my town a nice little amenity,” Hayden Mayor Tim Redmond said. “People are excited,

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Northwest Colorado sites among 15 state parks to offer reservation-only camping

December 15, 2018 — DENVER — Starting in 2019, it will be easier than ever for campers to reserve a campsite at 20 of Colorado's state parks, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Effective Jan. 1, 15 state parks will convert to a “reservation-only” system

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Upper Colorado River basin states approve drought-management agreements

December 15, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — The Upper Colorado River Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to execute three agreements designed to bolster Lake Powell's and Lake Mead's water levels, which have been falling due to persistent drought and encroaching aridification in the Colorado River system. The members of the

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to state parks

December 15, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will modify entrance fees to state parks beginning Jan. 1. The increase will include a cost of $8-$10 for a daily vehicle pass, up to $4 for an individual daily pass and to $25 for a dog off-lease annual pass. The

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US Olympic Committee selects Salt Lake City as bidder for future games over Denver

December 15, 2018 — (AP) — Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s

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Moffat County wrestlers fight it out, always improving to start Warrior Classic

December 14, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — All wrestlers begin the season with an undefeated record, and the number who keep a zero in the loss column shrinks every week. While that might not help their reputation or ranking, what matters is how they come back from a defeat.

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Steamboat to explore idea of moving Winter Carnival off Lincoln Avenue

December 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School marching band has skied down Lincoln Avenue during Winter Carnival for more than 70 years. It’s hard for locals to imagine horseback riders pulling skiers without the backdrop of holiday garlands draped over Steamboat’s main street, but the

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Routt County man suspected of molesting his children

December 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bond was set at $40,000 Friday for a 46-year-old Routt County man suspected of molesting his two children. The man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four crimes, including two counts of sex assault on a child by a person in a

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Young Hayden cowboy rides to titles at Junior National Finals Rodeo

December 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Hayden cowboy Keenan Hayes couldn’t help but feel like someone was looking over him this week during his quest to win the bareback title at the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. “I felt like he was up there watching the

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Police investigate another attempt at a tired, old scam: On the Record — Dec. 13, 2018

December 14, 2018 — Craig Police Department Thursday, Dec. 13 12:04 a.m. In Craig, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers investigated and discovered it was a mental health issue. 8:55 a.m. On the 600 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to

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Moffat County fall sports teams clean up in awards

December 14, 2018 — From team honors to regional and state accolades, members of Moffat County High School’s fall sports teams picked up many awards. Cross country In a season that saw them run all the way to the 3A state finals, the MCHS cross country teams received plenty

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