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Will Craig win a dog park? Volunteers ramp up efforts for grant funding

Craig could be home to its own dog park in the near future if Moffat County Humane Society volunteers are successful in their efforts to secure funding.

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Electrical pole catches fire Tuesday morning in Craig

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a call around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a local resident on the 500 block of School Street who woke up and smelled smoke, Battalion Chief Troy Hampton said.

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What does it mean? CNCC president responds to questions on impact of restructuring

To meet the challenge of declining local revenues, Colorado Northwestern Community College is restructuring. We asked college President Ron Granger what changes will mean for staff, hiring process and programs in the second part of a three part question and answer series.

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New barber shop creates buzz around Craig

It’s been a lifelong dream for Josh Fessler to open his own business, and on May 1 his vision came to life when he opened Fessler’s Barber Shop and Salon in Craig.

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Yampa Valley Golf’s TGIF opener moved to May 26: Craig Sports Briefs for May 17, 2017

Yampa Valley Golf Course has rescheduled the first of its TGIF couples tournaments from this Friday to May 26 due to inclement weather. The TGIF series takes place at 5:30 p.m. Fridays as two- or four-person events complete with a theme, the first of which will be Pirates Night. Players are encouraged to get creative with costumes for further games this summer, which include Red Solo Cup, Cowboys and Indians, Dress Like Your Dad and more. TGIF registration is $25 per couple and should be done by the Thursday before each event.

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Buy local at Moffat County High School FFA project auction on Friday

The agricultural building at the high school was filled with activity on Monday as students put finishing touches to tables, benches, sheds, welded art and projects that will be on auction Friday.

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Mysterious explosions continue: On the record, jail report for May 9 to 15

8:17 p.m. On the 700 block of Green Street, officers responded to a report of an explosion for the second night in a row. The caller heard loud booming that shook the house and seemed to come from the northwest. Officers responded to the area and were unable to hear any noise.

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Moffat County track, field pushing toward state in 12 events

The finish line is in sight for the athletes of Moffat County High School track and field, and they intend to hold back nothing at the most crucial part of the season. Qualifiers for the Colorado High School Activities Association State Championships were announced this week, and the Bulldogs will be sending 15 competitors in 12 events at the biggest meet of the year Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood.

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Exploding glass cookware ignites house fire Sunday in Craig

Craig/Fire Rescue firefighters were called out of bed early Sunday morning for a fire ignited by an exploding piece of glass cookware.

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Snow, freezing temperatures in Craig to hold spring hostage until Saturday

Craig residents will have to tuck the flip-flops and sun hats back into the closet for a few days as windy, dry conditions give way to snow and freezing temperatures this week.

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Craig nurse received one of 12 top honors on Saturday

Colorado’s nurses gathered in Denver on Saturday to celebrate 57 Nightingale Luminaries and from those, honor 12 with a Nightingale award — Colorado’s top nursing honor.

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Drunk and disorderly duo: On the record for May 11 to 14

11:02 p.m. At the Super 8 Motel, officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct by an intoxicated, female guest that who was causing trouble and refusing to leave. She was banging on the door of her boyfriend’s room, but he was passed out...

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Craig welcome sign receives temporary addition

For a short time last week the welcome sign on the east side of Craig invited people to Craig “America.”

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How does it work? A primer on Colorado Northwestern Community College finances

The community college is in the process of restructuring to address a $1.3 million loss of local revenue. News of the restructure followed reports that the college had to dip into roughly $500,000 from cash reserves last year and was placed under a temporary hiring freeze by the Colorado Community College System to allow the new President time to examine the budget. President Granger intends to present the 2017-18 budget to the college board at the monthly meeting on May 15. We caught-up with him, asking questions to help the community better understand the college's finances.

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Special Olympics’ Craig spring games let athletes win in multiple ways

As he awaited his turn to dive into the waters of the Moffat County High School pool Saturday, Derek Powers was relaxed and enjoying himself, cracking jokes while also thinking about the competition in front of him. It was only earlier that morning that he had the chance to lead a crowd in an oath that meant a lot to him and many other people — “Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” So began the Western Region Spring Games for Special Olympics Colorado, a gathering of athletes from across the Western Slope ready to show their capabilities.

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