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Nine injured in Highway 9 crash

September 15, 2019

A two-vehicle, head-on crash near Green Mountain Reservoir on Sunday closed Colorado Highway 9 for multiple hours and sent at least eight people to hospitals, including one via a Flight For Life helicopter.




One dead after serious wreck on Highway 40 near Granby

September 14, 2019

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a car accident on US Highway 40 late Friday evening, which has left one dead and one with serious injuries. Around 11 p.m. Friday, a Grand County Deputy observed a...







Dean Brosious, Justin Kawcak: Trade tensions affect markets

September 13, 2019

The Dog Days of Summer were on full display this past month, as a variety of concerns pushed stocks and bond yields lower. After reaching new record highs in late July, the S&P 500 Index dropped approximately three percent in August as trade concerns pressured investor sentiment around the world. Impacts of U.S.–China trade tensions reverberated throughout the economy and financial markets in recent weeks, including weakening global manufacturing data and plunging sovereign interest rates.



History in Focus: A mascot — An identity

September 13, 2019

There are 806 high schools in the United States that claim “Bulldogs” as their mascot. According to mascotDB.com, “Bulldogs” is the third most common nickname for high schools and universities. For being situated in such a unique region of our nation, Moffat County High School has a most common mascot.


Editorial: Watch for motorcycles until the snows come

September 13, 2019

There was another serious motorcycle crash in Craig on Monday that left a man fighting for his life. According to Craig police, the rider was traveling south on Yampa Avenue about 4 p.m. — close...


Over a Cup: A spice cake recipe

September 13, 2019

Fall is in the air and so is the aroma of cinnamon and cloves and other spices. “Sour Cream Spice Cake,” this week’s featured recipe comes from one of my old “1000 Recipe Cook Books,” published in the 1940s. From the directions, such as those for sifting, you will be able to tell that the recipe is old.


Colorado Trust: Doing good works through C.R.A.I.G. Group grants

September 13, 2019

One of my favorite parts of the C.R.A.I.G. Group’s work is being able to give money to organizations in our community. The C.R.A.I.G. Group’s first grant went to Love INC for their PB & J Weekend Food Bag Program. This program provides bags of food for local youth elementary through high school age with food insecurities.


From Pipi’s Pasture: Trials and tribulations with deer

September 13, 2019

For most of the years that we have lived here at Pipi’s Pasture, the deer have been picking at my summer flowers, sometimes eating the blossoms, other times leaving them on the ground around the flower pots. I thought I had it made this summer because the deer left them alone during June, July, and even part of August. The pansies and petunias were beautiful. The geraniums had gorgeous red blossoms.