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LMD board to discuss funding requests

June 18, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Local Marketing District Board of Directors is expected to discuss two funding requests when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Room 175 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. The funding requests up for discussion

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Yard of the Week for week of June 11

June 18, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors has selected 835 Exmoor Circle, owned by Eric and Pam Young, as the most recent Yard of the Week honoree.  For more information about the program, contact Country Living Realty Broker Associate Dorina Fredrickson at 970-824-0223 or dorinaf91@yahoo.com.

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Prather’s Pick: ‘This Jazz Man’ offers tribute to timeless musical style

June 18, 2018 — "This Jazz Man," by Karen Ehrhardt and illustrated by R.G. Roth, is this week's featured picture book. The book was recommended by Tania Bade, a librarian at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. Though it has a copyright of 2006, the book is new

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$5K added to effort to build medical office building in Craig

June 18, 2018 — CRAIG — The effort to consolidate clinical and hospital health care into a single location is something Andrea and Dale Camp support. They were at The Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 18, to present a $5,000 contribution from their business — Great Divide Cleaning Service

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Whittle the Wood uneventful for police: On the record June 15 through 17

June 18, 2018 — Craig Police Department City and county streets and parks were filled with crowds during the annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. "Talking to the officers working, it was non-eventful and everyone enjoyed themselves," said Craig Police Chief Jerry Delong.   Friday, June 15 1:48 a.m. On

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United Way of Moffat County receives $15K grant from Yampa Valley Electric Association

June 17, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County United Way announced recently that its Community Impact Program has received a $15,000 grant from Operation RoundUp, a Yampa Valley Electric Association project. According to a news release from YVEA, funding was granted to implement two aspects of the Bridges Out

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College board expected to adopt CNCC budget

June 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control is expected to adopt the 2018-19 budget for Colorado Northwestern Community College when it meets in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, in Room 255 of the CNCC Academic Services Building,

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Moffat County commissioners to consider request to build evaporation pond

June 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in Suite 101 at the Craig Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The special meeting agenda includes a public hearing regarding a request by the Wexpro

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Officers investigate possible drug violations: On the Record for June 13 and 14

June 17, 2018 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, June 13 1:58 a.m. In City Park, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle. 10:12 a.m. In the 800 block of First Street, officers responded to an animal complaint. 10:13 a.m. In the 400

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Small house fire in Craig Friday sends woman to Denver hospital

June 17, 2018 — CRAIG —  First responders extinguished a small fire in a home at Rams Horn Mobile Home Park about 12:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, and a woman, the only occupant of the house, was transported to a Denver hospital for treatment. The fire was isolated to a

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Memorial Regional Health: Benefits of exercise extend beyond weight — physical activity good for mental health, disease prevention, happiness

June 17, 2018 — Colorado might have the lowest obesity rate in the United States, but about a quarter of Moffat County residents are obese and physically inactive, according to state health rankings. Adults should do at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, 75 minutes per week

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Man shoots himself in the stomach at Grand Junction’s “Country Jam” musical festival — apparently by accident

June 17, 2018 — A 37-year-old man attending the Grand Junction-area "Country Jam" music festival shot himself in the stomach Friday evening in what authorities believe may have been an accident. Read more at the Denver Post.

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Anticipated rains not necessarily the antidote to rough fire season

June 17, 2018 — Rains this weekend are expected to alter fire threats to western Colorado, but they won’t eliminate them. “In general, getting a shot of rain doesn’t mean you are out of the woods,” said Chris Asbjorn, a Bureau of Land Management fire mitigation and education specialist.

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Water main break partially closes 7th Street; rain causes localized flooding in Craig

June 17, 2018 — CRAIG — City crews responded to a suspected water main break in the 1600 block of Seventh Street about 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17. As a result, water bubbled up from a crack along an old patch in the road and several drains, causing the

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GALLERY: Craig Sea Sharks 2018 Swim Meet

June 17, 2018 — Craig Sea Sharks hosted its 27th annual swim meet Saturday and Sunday at Craig Pool Complex, with 25 local kids among the nine total teams of aquatic athletes, including Meeker, Rangely, Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction, among others. Craig Press will have full results from

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Body recovered from Steamboat Lake following Friday incident

June 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The body of a man who disappeared in Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon has been recovered. He was found shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man as 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas. Ryg has

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Record number of runners hit Wake the Whittler 5K, Fun Run

June 16, 2018 — An early morning jaunt around the park brought in more runners than ever Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The seventh annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run included nearly 200 athletes of all experience levels. The turnout is the best yet for the running

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Divers called to help search for man at Steamboat Lake State Park

June 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT LAKE — Dive teams from Denver and Summit County were called to help search for a Kansas man who disappeared into Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon. Routt County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ryan Adrian said the man is about 60 years old and is from

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Get your heart pumping with Saturday 5K — Health Briefs

June 15, 2018 — The sixth annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run, part of the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, takes place Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Wake the Whittler, the first in a series of summer running events hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education, starts registration at

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Rodeo Bible Camp teaches youth toughness, faith

June 15, 2018 — The cowboy lifestyle is one that offers lessons regularly if you’re working on a ranch or out on the range, but there are many things to learn in other aspects of life, both physically and spiritually. The inaugural Open Range Rodeo Bible Camp was staked

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