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Editorial: Teacher raises elevate us all
Editorial: Teacher raises elevate us all

July 5, 2019

Last month, teachers at the Moffat County School District got a pleasant surprise. They got a raise from a starting salary of $32,960 to $37,500. It’s not a lot. But it’s something they’ve needed for a very long time.





Editorial: Do your part to keep Craig beautiful
Editorial: Do your part to keep Craig beautiful

June 7, 2019

Spring is a wonderful time in Craig and Moffat County. The rolling uplifts that surround us are a brilliant green — in some places purple, yellow or blue — beautiful and thriving after the rain these last few days and weeks. The Earth has awakened and, when the wind picks up, her dandelion blossoms are thick in the air now almost like the snow we know so well.



Editorial: We should all be proud of Craig’s art culture
Editorial: We should all be proud of Craig’s art culture

May 24, 2019

What often begins as a hobby to pass the time by creating something appealing to the artist or appealing to the eye, to the ear, something tasty or something — anything, can often flower into a real source of income that can help working families in rural economies like ours.


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...