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Toothless man knocks: On the record and jail report for March 21 to 28

9:46 p.m. On the 600 block of Taylor Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident. A woman reported that a toothless man, approximately 40 years old wearing a beanie and a hoodie, had come to her door four times in the past several months asking for random people who had never resided at her residence. He then told her he was going to take care of that hill leaning on her fence. Officers did not find him.

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Salt River Project abatements hit Moffat, Routt county pocketbooks

Utility company's reduced value doesn't indicate reductions for other Craig, Hayden station owners

Many publicly funded Northwest Colorado organizations will have to tighten their belts this year after Moffat County Commissioners elected not to protest tax abatement requests from Salt River Project, an Arizona-based utility and partial owner of coal-fired Craig and Hayden stations.

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Prather's Pick: A story about a Colorado Easter Bunny

Easter is about two weeks away, and I found a great picture book to read to children or have them read it to you. “The Littlest Bunny in Colorado” is intended for ages 4 and up. The story is told in rhyme, and the illustrations are beautiful. Readers even get to take part in an Easter egg hunt.

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Lance Scranton: Big changes in health care?

Yes, it failed; actually it wasn’t even voted on so technically, nothing really happened. When the next healthcare bill comes up for vote I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that it will pass. Democracy is a messy thing and sometimes even the best of intentions are thwarted by over exuberance. I’m not a parliamentarian but constant news cycles don’t give too much credence to the give and take of politics and the deals that must be made to get legislation passed that suits the interests of a host of representatives from 50 different states.

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Stan Dempsey: Colorado coal communities saved from costly power plan

Many Americans have already forgotten about the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s signature effort to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants — but not the nation’s coal communities. They’ve lived with this regulation as an ever-present threat even after its implementation was stayed by a federal court.

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Vicki Huyser: Ponikvar for mayor

Your stated reason against support of John Ponikvar for mayor is one of the most absurd things I have ever read. It is right up there with voting for a president based on race or gender.

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A Capella choir to serve up sweet treats at Moffat County High School Friday

Good Vibes — the high school a capella choir — is presenting a spring showcase of music with a side of desert.

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The Bock’s Office: Disney’s latest live-action remake a real ‘Beauty’

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme… You’ve known the story and its title tune for years, but that doesn’t make the new “Beauty and the Beast” any less magical.

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Moffat County swimmers rely on relay skills: Craig Sports Briefs for March 29, 2017

Moffat County High School placed fourth during the Southwest Boys High School Relay Meet in Montrose. The Bulldogs had the best results in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Jacob Briggs, Devin McIntosh, Nathan Cooper and Steamboat Springs’ Brooks Birkinbine placing third with a season best of 1:48.44.

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Digging up daffodils: Craig woman battled pancreatic cancer with spirit

Finding the word cancer scary, one Craig woman battled the disease with unusual spirit.

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Craig fifth-graders take on Colorado State Capitol for Liberty Day

From the gleam of the golden dome to the floor of the House of Representatives, nine Craig fifth-graders visit to the Colorado State Capitol this month put them face to face with their local representatives as part of the Liberty Day Institute.

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Chuck Grobe to take helm of Advocates Crisis Support Services

A Craig victim’s advocacy organization is hopeful a new executive director will lead the struggling non-profit to new strengths.

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Give me that remote control or else: On the record for March 24 to 26

12:46 p.m. On the 800 block of Legion Street, officers responded to a report of possible domestic violence. A male party said his girlfriend was threatening physical abuse because he took the remote from her...

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600 workers bring local spending boost with Craig Station spring outage

Springtime weather appears to be arriving early to the Yampa Valley, but one spring tradition is right on time for local businesses and hotels: the Craig Station spring outage.

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Craig briefs: Club 20 supports state sales tax meant to increase transportation funding

Last week, members of the House Transportation Committee voted yes on transportation funding bill HB17-1242, which would increase state sales tax from 2.9 percent to 3.52 percent, raising an average $702 million per year.

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Kitchen a la More opens in downtown Craig on Friday: Business Buzz

Business news across Moffat County.

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Danielle Elkins: GOP prescription’s for health care fails

Good health care is a top priority for most Americans because regardless of age, race, social class or gender, we all face the fact that our health could be endangered in the blink of an eye.

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Mike Littwin: Half-baked plan dies over twice-baked potato

The defeat was, of course, humiliating — for Donald Trump, for Paul Ryan, for every Republican who had ever promised to repeal Obamacare, meaning every Republican not named Lincoln.

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Government update for the week of March 27

Government meeting agendas for the week of March 27

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Jennifer James: God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation’ — pot included

I am not ashamed for anything I do. I am sad people in this town would shame me to hell even if I have never met them. I would be ashamed of myself for judging those who choose whichever pleasure in life.

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