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Museum of Northwest Colorado Facebook feature bolsters social media presence

February 19, 2019 — The Museum of Northwest Colorado is taking huge strides on the social media map with its research feature, "Museum Monday," which appears weekly on the museum's Facebook page. Through a cooperative arrangement with the museum, the Craig Press will begin reprinting the popular feature in

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Remembering an icon: Carol Brett-Beumer left indelible mark on adopted home

February 14, 2019 — A tall, striking woman with long, dark hair, she wore a yellow Stetson hat and cowboy boots, and strode purposefully down the streets of Craig Colorado, usually outpacing anyone who happened to be walking alongside her: That's the most common image described when Moffat County

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CBI: Child likely sparked deadly Christmas Eve house fire in Craig

January 29, 2019 — CRAIG — A probe by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation into a Christmas Eve house fire that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy is now complete, and investigators have determined the blaze was most likely sparked by the child himself. According to Craig Police

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Moffat County commissioners approve MOU for courthouse architectural work

January 15, 2019 — CRAIG — During a brief special meeting Tuesday morning, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding that could lead to construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant single secure entry point for the Moffat County Courthouse. The MOU approved

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Early morning crash near Meeker closes Colo. 13, one person confirmed dead

January 11, 2019 — MEEKER — A Friday-morning, single-vehicle crash near Meeker has claimed the life of one man, sent three others to the hospital, and closed Colo. Highway 13. According to Trooper Gary Cutler, a public information officer for Colorado State Patrol, CSP troopers were dispatched to milepost

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Rankin rises to Colorado Senate — 3-term representative chosen to complete Baumgardner’s term

January 2, 2019 — CRAIG — Colorado will soon welcome a new state senator. With some two dozen residents in attendance Wednesday, the Republican 8th Senate District Vacancy Committee nominated incumbent state Rep. Bob Rankin to complete the final two years of retiring Sen. Randy Baumgardner’s term. Baumgardner, who

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3-year-old perishes in Christmas Eve house fire in Craig

December 24, 2018 — CRAIG — A 3-year-old child perished in a Christmas Eve fire that erupted at a residence in the Meadows subdivision on the west side of Craig Monday, Dec. 24. According to Capt. Bill Leonard, with the Craig Police Department, officers were dispatched to the scene

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Moffat County Locals: McCandless family — 80 years of caring for Moffat County animals

December 22, 2018 — Sometimes, great successes arise from humble beginnings. Consider the following: It's a safe bet that anyone in Moffat County who's ever had a sick or injured animal is familiar with the name "McCandless." In fact, it's a safe bet that more residents know the name

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Moffat County Locals: Lila Herod — A legacy of involvement

December 21, 2018 — One way to think of Lila Herod is as a steady hand on the rudder that ensures Moffat County's elections are sailing on smooth waters. Since she was first elected Moffat County Clerk & Recorder in 2010, one of Herod's most visible — and important

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Moffat County Locals: From the Editor — What’s a local?

December 21, 2018 — Locals are the glue that binds a community together. They’re the folks we see every day, the friends and neighbors who share our struggles alongside our triumphs. They’re the generous, giving individuals who are always willing to step forward and help a friend in need, who make this town and the county that surrounds it more than just a mark on a map or an organized collection of bricks and mortar.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado discovery puts Craig football in the record books

December 17, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County has always been big on football and frequently fields a formidable team. But back in the late 1920s, Craig assembled a squad that accomplished something only a few programs in the nation can boast, and as a result of research undertaken

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Moffat County commissioners approve 2019 budget complete with increases from previous year

December 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Following a public hearing during which no one spoke, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 11, unanimously approved the 2019 budget. Before voting to adopt the budget, Commissioner Frank Moe offered high praise for County Finance Director Mindy Curtis,

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2019 Moffat County budget up for vote during Tuesday meeting

December 10, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is expected to vote on the 2019 Moffat County budget following a final public hearing on the matter when the BOCC meets Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting

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Moffat County BOCC supports proposed coal lease

December 6, 2018 — CRAIG — During a special meeting Nov. 29, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners publicly proclaimed its support for Twentymile Coal Mine's application to lease an additional 3.7 million tons of federal coal, according to a news release from the BOCC. A study of

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Productive conversation: City, county workgroup seeks efficiencies through cooperation

December 4, 2018 — CRAIG — Faced with the ongoing issue of declining revenue, officials from Moffat County and the city of Craig are looking to identify ways in which the two governments can work together to increase efficiency and save money, including the potential consolidation of city and

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Craig middle-schoolers treat first responders to breakfast

November 16, 2018 — CRAIG — There are few better ways to show appreciation for someone than to treat them to a hearty breakfast. And that's just what students at Craig Middle School did Friday morning for first responders serving Moffat County. "We thought we'd do a first responder

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BOCC proclaims Veterans Appreciation Week in Moffat County

November 13, 2018 — CRAIG — In the wake of Veterans Day celebrations, and with numerous local veterans in attendance, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 13, voted unanimously to proclaim the week of Nov. 11 through 17 Veterans Appreciation Week in Moffat County. Commissioner

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Rewards of service: Craig couple grateful for lessons learned in Navy

November 8, 2018 — CRAIG — U.S. Navy veterans Kris and Hannah Wood got to know one another — and learned quite a bit about life in the process — when neither was very far removed from high school (though Hannah had attended a year of community college by

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Moffat County voters shut down Measure 1A

November 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct a tabulation error. Referred Ballot Measure 1A failed with 56 percent of voters opposed and 44 percent in favor. CRAIG — Moffat County voters on Tuesday rejected Referred Ballot Measure 1A, which proposed a mill levy

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Energy Blend: Sales, exports up at Twentymile Mine

October 31, 2018 — Sales are looking up at Twentymile Mine. Located in Routt County and owned by Peabody Energy Corporation, the mine sold 3.4 million tons of coal in 2017, compared to 2.6 million in 2016, according to information provided by Charlene Murdock, director of corporate communications for

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