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Across the Street: Betsy DeVos deserves a fair chance

Members of Congress began confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees this month. Regrettably, some lawmakers — spurred on by K Street lobbyists, public smear campaigns, and the media — signaled their intent to sink some of the appointments even before the gavel called these sessions to order. Coloradans, like all Americans, deserve better from their national representatives. And Betsy DeVos deserves a fair and timely confirmation hearing.

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Danielle Elkins: Trump takes the reigns Friday

Friday is the day. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the new president of the United States of America.

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Feds approve Colowyo Coal Mine's Collom expansion

The Collom expansion at Colowyo Mine received final approval from federal officials, according to a press release from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc.

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Mike Littwin: Coffman, bobbing and weaving, ducking and running, has gone viral again

Mike Coffman is now the national poster boy for Republican panic over those protesting the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 20, 2017: Try your luck at Saturday’s snowmobile Poker Run

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser takes place this Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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Weekend Roundup: Cool times in Northwest Colorado

Another weekend in Northwest Colorado, another round of chilly weather. But, the cold is no excuse to not find something to do in the area.

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Bulldog at the big time: Eddie Smercina to represent Moffat County football nationally

Bulldog running back to play among top-tier athletes in Blue-Grey’s All-American Bowl

As a bona fide bunch of Raider Haters, the venue may not be ideal for the Smercina family this weekend, but the occasion is nonetheless one to celebrate. Moffat County High School senior Eddie Smercina will compete in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. The collection of high school-level gridiron greats is a showcase of prospects in the sport from across the nation, with three separate events at NFL stadiums in Oakland, Dallas and Jacksonville, Florida.

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Youth develop leadership, life skills through Moffat County 4-H

2017 enrollment is open now until Feb. 28

Roughly 200 volunteers help Moffat County youth to develop leadership and life skills through 4-H.

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How rescuer Jay Bowman survived the slide

Routt County Search and Rescue member Jay Bowman now has a long plate with 13 screws holding his shattered arm together, some broken bones in a leg and five staples in the back of his head to remind him of the avalanche that nearly took his life Jan. 12 on Buffalo Mountain.

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Crane rollover spills diesel fuel on highway near Rangley

A construction crane was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on Colorado Highway 64 about 12 miles east of Rangely in Rio Blanco County spilling diesel fuel at the scene.

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'Suspicious pizza' turns out to be supreme part of police officers' day

Craig Police Department was feeling the love Saturday once suspicions cleared around a pizza that was sent as a token of thanks from an appreciative family.

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Flames completely engulf small truck in Craig

A small pickup truck caught fire near City Park in Craig late Wednesday morning, and Craig Fire/Rescue extinguished the flames minutes after it arrived on scene.

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Teachers gain tech skills under NW BOCES grant program

When trying to incorporate technology into his fifth-grade classroom, Hayden teacher Karl von Ahn said he struggles to wade through all the apps and programs available to educators.

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Craig briefs: Petitions for City Council candidates due Monday

Those interested in running for Craig City Council can pick up candidate nomination petitions from the city clerk’s office at Craig City Hall. Three council seats and the position of mayor are up for election in April.

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Jessie Easterly turns 100 years old

Jessie Caroline (Palmer) Easterly marked her 100th birthday Jan. 14.

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YVMC debuts new Jan Bishop Cancer Center

Yampa Valley Medical Center leaders hope the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center will be a place patients feel at ease, despite facing the frightening realities of cancer.

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Two injured in head-on crash in Routt County

Two drivers received minor injuries after being involved in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Routt County Road 16 leading to Lynx Pass.

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Does Craig need more space for conferences, weddings, special events?

Two large conferences will be held in Craig this year but questions are being asked if the city needs more space to further develop the market for conferences and events.

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Suspicious pizza sent as gift to officers: On the record for Jan. 10 - 16

When a pizza delivery man showed up unexpectedly at the Public Safety Center, officers were puzzled until they learned it had been sent as a gift from a family in Michigan to say thanks for help with a previous incident.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 18, 2017: Moffat County swimmers speed along at Summit

Moffat County High School girls swimming took sixth of seven teams Saturday at the Lady Tigers Invitational hosted by Summit High School in Frisco. Among the top results for Bulldog swimmers were a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of two minutes, 19.80 seconds for Isabel Enzi-Feichter and Kolbi Franklin — both competing for MCHS from Meeker — and Molly Neton and Marisa Hulstine.

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