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Editorial: Get those flags ready
Editorial: Get those flags ready

May 17, 2019

In Craig and Moffat County, we love America. We love its ideals of free market capitalism and self-sufficiency, of resilience, of sacrifice and compassion for the downtrodden.


Editorial: Never again
Editorial: Never again

May 10, 2019

When Moffat County School District teacher Justin Folley was acquitted in December on 10 counts of felony exploitation of a child, it marked a real low point for the justice system in Moffat County and the State of Colorado.



Editorial: Show us the money
Editorial: Show us the money

April 26, 2019

For decades, our community has tried and failed to pass a recreation center initiative. As the years have gone by, other nearby cities large and small are enjoying their own new community recreation centers.


Editorial: Broadband blues no more
Editorial: Broadband blues no more

April 19, 2019

In today’s digital age, it isn’t comforting to know Craig hasn’t yet fully joined the rest of the industrialized world’s instant interconnectedness brought about by fast and reliable internet.


Editorial: County, city should save our libraries
Editorial: County, city should save our libraries

April 11, 2019

Editor’s note: Editor Jim Patterson was unable to attend this week’s Editorial Board meeting and did not participate in the development of this position. Ever since the publication of Sidney Ditzion’s Arsenals of Democratic Culture...



Editorial: Kudos to the candidates
Editorial: Kudos to the candidates

March 28, 2019

In Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Craig voters will choose who is to represent them in the mayor’s office and on city council for the next several years. This is an important election. Our community is facing...


Editorial: Have you thanked a plow driver?
Editorial: Have you thanked a plow driver?

March 22, 2019

When a snow storm blows through the Yampa Valley, inundating much of Moffat County, those of us who live in the Craig city limits have it pretty darn good. While most residents were sleeping in...


Editorial: Our right; our duty
Editorial: Our right; our duty

March 15, 2019

Editor’s note: Reporter Clay Thorp was unable to attend this week’s Editorial Board meeting and did not participate in the development of this position. On April 2 — a little more than two weeks from today...


Editorial: Red-flag law extreme overreach
Editorial: Red-flag law extreme overreach

March 7, 2019

For those who may not be familiar with the term, a “red flag law” permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from those who may...


Editorial: How will things be?
Editorial: How will things be?

February 21, 2019

Editor’s note: Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell was unable to attend this week’s meeting of the Editorial Board and did not participate in the development of this position. After 17 years working to bolster economic...


Editorial: Worthy idea, poor execution
Editorial: Worthy idea, poor execution

February 14, 2019

Editor’s note: Publisher Renee Campbell and Community Representative Codi Fisher were unable to attend this week’s meeting of the Editorial Board and did not participate in the development of this position. Near the close of...


Editorial: Don’t become a statistic
Editorial: Don’t become a statistic

February 7, 2019

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 628 people were killed in automobile crashes on Colorado roadways in 2018, a slight decrease from 2017 numbers, but still a troubling statistic, particularly when one considers how...


Editorial: Keeping us mobile
Editorial: Keeping us mobile

January 31, 2019

This past week has brought a welcome break from the almost daily snowstorms we endured the week before. But we’re living in Northwest Colorado in the heart of winter, so our brief reprieve is sure...


Editorial: You don’t know us
Editorial: You don’t know us

January 24, 2019

One of the first lessons a journalist should learn is that writing and reporting are two different skill sets, and to succeed in the news game, you have to be good at both. That was...


Editorial: Please end it now
Editorial: Please end it now

January 17, 2019

Editor’s note: Dan Davidson was unable to attend this week’s meeting of the Editorial Board and did not participate in the development of this position. On June 21, 1788, our Founding Fathers ratified the United...


Editorial: Do the right thing
Editorial: Do the right thing

January 10, 2019

Editor’s note: Codi Fisher was unable to attend this week’s meeting of the Editorial Board and did not participate in the development of this position. To the enthusiastic applause of a room packed with friends,...


Editorial: New year … new possibilities
Editorial: New year … new possibilities

January 3, 2019

Once every 365 days or so, the calendar tells us an old year has ended and a new year has begun, though in actuality, the “new year” is nothing new at all. Time marches doggedly...


Editorial: A wealth of giving
Editorial: A wealth of giving

December 27, 2018

We never cease to be both gratified and amazed by the boundless spirit of giving that lives with us here in Craig and Moffat County, though we really shouldn’t be amazed at all; time and...