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Welcome to Craig! If you’re new to our community, welcome! If you’re just passing through, we hope you don’t need our services, but if you do, we welcome you as well. The Memorial Hospital at Craig provides comprehensive care to residents and visitors of Moffat County. TMH offers excellent healthcare that’s close to home.

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The staff at the Moffat County Visitor Center is here to assist you with every detail of your visit.

• BLM, Forest Service, ATV & hunting maps • OHV registrations • Snowmobile registrations • Boat registrations • State park passes • Wood-cutting permits • Brochures - state and local

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A Towing .................................24 Aaron's Sales & Service .........26 Alpine Condomiums ...............54 Axis Steel ...............................40 Bear Creek Animal Hospital .....49 Bears Ears Landscapes .........47 Bonaker & Associates.............36 Brass Key Realty ...................28 Brother Custom Processing .....27 Carelli's ...................................43 City of Craig .............................6 CNCC ......................................17 Cook Chevrolet .......................27 Cornerstone Realty .................28 Country Living Realty .............24 Craig Daily Press ....................18

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Top: Gates of Lodore Middle: Fly fishing the Yampa River, snowmobiling in Black Mountain , 4-wheeling Bottom: Browns Park Wildlife Refuge, by David Showalter and horses from the Sombrero Horse Drive

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Craig Taxi ...............................51 Custom Auto Body .................50 Craig/Moffat EDP ....................10 CMEDP Business Incubator .....11 Flint Personnel ........................42 Holiday Inn .............................75 Kester's Jewelry ......................34 Lariat Lee Liquor .....................45 Loyd's Cleaners .....................55 Moffat County Schools............16 Moffat County Tourism ..........30 Miller Family Appliance ..........46 Moffat County ...........................8 Moffat County Visitor Center.....4 Mountain View Furniture .........48 Ocean Pearl ...........................44

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Pack Center Shipping .............52 Empire Express ......................56 Paddy Whack .........................53 Rocky Mountain Auto .............74 Severson Supply & Rental .....40 Spiritpass.................................76 State Farm Insurance ............12 TDS Tire..................................32 The Flower Mine Gift Shop.....23 TLC Carpet One........................3 The Memorial Hospital ..............2 Tri-State G & T........................15 Tunies & Such .......................33 Valley Vista Inn ......................18 Yampa River State Park ........31 Yampa Valley Bank .................3

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elcome to Moffat County, and the communities of Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur, not to mention the Elk Hunting Capital of the World, world-class recreation, and scenery so pure and untouched you’ll feel like you’re the first person to admire the view. This guide will introduce you to all the opportunities Moffat County provides, whether it be for a rugged backcountry adventure, business opportunities or a new place to call home. Moffat County is the second largest county in Colorado, with more than half its land area dedicated to public use. We draw big-game hunters in the fall, snowmobilers in the win-


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STATE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

BLM (970) 826-5000 Dinosaur Welcome Center (970) 374-2205 Dinosaur Monument (970) 374-3000 Driver’s License Office (970) 824-5447 Forest Service-Steamboat (970) 870-2299 Post Office (970) 824-5795 State Parks (Hayden) (970) 276-2061

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Cemetery (970) 824-5708 Cemetery (cell) (970) 326-5206 Social Services (970) 824-8282 Love Inc (970) 826-4400 EDP (970) 620-4370 Social Security Admin. (800) 234-5772 Medicare Claims (800) 332-6681 Meals on Wheels (970) 824-3911 Needy Assistance (970) 824-8111 Visiting Nurse Assn. (970) 824-8233 The Memorial Hospital (970) 824-9411 Community information 211 (See more under “Clubs & Organizations” and “Human Services” in the Directory)

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PARKS & RECREATION

Parks & Recreation Ice Rink-Loudy Simpson Center of Craig Fairgrounds-Bill Sixkiller City facilities County facilities

HUNTING/WILDLIFE

(970) 826-2029 (970) 824-3011 (970) 824-6026 (970) 824-5708 (970) 826-2016 (970) 824-5517

DPW-Warehouse (970) 824-2502 DPW-Meeker (970) 878-6090 DPW-Steamboat (970) 870-2197 Habitat Partnership Prog. (970) 629-8518 Hunter Safety: Mike Stoffle (970) 824-7848 Hunter Safety: Mike Gush (970) 824-3628 Sportsman Information (970) 824-3046

GOVERNMENT OFFICES - CRAIG

Clerk & Recorder (970) 826-2010 Building/Planning (970) 826-2013 Road & Bridge (970) 824-4463 Water (970) 824-2005 Refuse Shop (970) 824-3278 (See more below)

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City Hall Administration Administration Animal Control Building Inspection Building Inspection Fire Department Parks & Rec. Personnel Personnel Police Administration Pool Complex Public Works Road & Bridge Sewer Plant Utility Billing Water Plant

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(970) 826-2000 (970) 826-2018 (970) 826-2016 (970) 826-8111 (970) 826-2018 (970) 826-2016 (970) 824-5914 (970) 826-2029 (970) 826-2010 (970) 826-2008 (970) 826-2360 (970) 826-3015 (970) 826-2014 (970) 824-4463 (970) 824-5111 (970) 826-2005 (970) 826-6340


(970) 879-3717 (800) 231-2222 (970) 879-2800 (970) 824-1998 (970) 879-0108

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(970) 824-6501 (970) 824-5914 (970) 824-8111 (970) 824-4495 (970) 824-2360 (970) 824-8166

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Assessor Building Insp. Clerk & Recorder Elections Motor Vehicle Courts Commissioners pm Development Airport 3005 Hwy 394 970-824-9148 CSU Extension 539 Barclay St. 970-824-9180 Fairgrounds 750 E 4th St. 970-824-5708/5517

SCHOOLS

CNCC School Administration MoCo High School MoCo Middle School East Elementary School Ridgeview Elementary Sandrock Elementary Sunset Elementary Early Childhood Center GOAL Academy

Departments at 221 W. Victory Way #240 970-824-9102 #250 970-824-9149 #200 970-824-9104 #200 970-824-9120 #200 970-824-9104 2nd fl 970-824-8254 #130 970-824-5517 #250 970-824-9160 Housing Authority 633 Ledford St. 970-824-3660 Landfill 1806 CR107 N 970-824-4347 Libraries: Craig 570 Green St 970-824-5116

(970) 824-1100 (970) 824-3268 (970) 824-7036 (970) 824-3289 (970) 824-6042 (970) 824-7018 (970) 824-3287 (970) 824-5762 (970) 824-7457 (970) 208-6329

District Attorney 2nd fl. 970-824-7041 Finance Dept #115 970-824-9103 HR #100 970-824-9195 Maintenance #140 970-824-9107 Planning Dept #250 970-824-9148 Public Trustee #230 970-824-9111 Treasurer #230 970-824-9111 Youth Services #150 970-824-9150 Sheriff’s Dept Libraries: Dinosaur 400 W School 800 W 1st St 970-374-2700 970-824-4495 Libraries: Maybell Social Services 202 Collum St. 970-824-8282 & 970-272-9919 970-374-2714 Loudy-Simpson (Dinosaur) 600 S Ranney St. Tourism Assn 970-824-5517/3011 1111 W Victory Museum of NWCO 970-824-2335 Weed/Pest Mgmt 590 Yampa Ave. 970-824-6360 539 Barclay St Road Department 970-824-9180 822 E 1st St Veterans Service 480 Barclay St 970-824-3211 970-824-3246

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American Legion (970) 824-3625 Boys & Girls Club (970) 826-0411 Center of Craig (970) 826-2020 Pavillion (Erin Miller) (970) 824-5517 Sherman Youth Camp (970) 824-5517 VFW (970) 824-7145 (See “Conventions” and “Weddings” in the Activities section for detailed information about area facilities)

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SS/Craig Shuttle Greyhound Bus Shuttle to Denver Craig Taxi Yampa Valley Airport

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(970) 826-2325 (970) 824-4498 (970) 824-6501

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County Commissioners (970) 824-5517 Assessor (970) 824-9102 Combined Courts (970) 824-8254 Clerk & Recorder (970) 824-9104 Extension Office (970) 824-9180 Landfill (970) 824-4347 Library (970) 824-5116 Treasurer (970) 824-9111 Natural Resources (970) 826-3400 (See more below)

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arly settlers originally called this Northwest Colorado valley Bear River Valley after the Bear River, the start of the Yamp River which flows through the hear of Moffat County and is the lifeblood of those industries around which the area was developed: agriculture, mining and extraction. Those early settlers had to wait until the Ute Indians left the area before choosing it as their home. Craig’s first business, the Craig Land and Mercantile Company was opened in 1889. Two of those men were the Reverend William Bayard Craig and A.C. Craig. Reverend Craig and two friends, bought 480 acres to make an official town. It cost them $4,000. In 1892, the first school and hotel were built, and the general store in Hayden was moved to Craig. Nineteen years later, that 480 acres officially became the town of Craig. Craig was an investment for the original settlers, who called themselves “The Craig Company”, but it grew too slowly to be a money-making operation. In 1894, the town of Hayden was created to compete with Craig as the “capi-

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tal of the northwest.” The two towns fought each other for trade and other services for the cattlemen of the area. At that time, Craig and Hayden were located in Routt County with Steamboat Springs. In 1914, Craig was selected as the county seat of the newly created “Moffat County,” much to Hayden’s dismay. Craig became moderately successful for agriculture and ranching – cattle and sheep – but it wasn’t until coal, oil and gas were discovered that the town really started to develop. The coal industry helped bring roads into the Yampa Valley, and the arrival of David Moffat’s railroad line in 1913 secured Craig’s future. The next round of settlers wasn’t always the most savory which gives Moffat County a history rich in outlaw lore. Butch Cassidy and the Hole in the Wall Gang hid out here, and the infamous Tom Horn, hired by cattle barons to quell cattle rustling, occasionally plied his trade in Moffat County. The Craig High School was built in the 1920s. There was an escape tube on the side to get people off the second floor in case of a fire. See HISTORY on Page 17.

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San Diego, 985 miles

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Salt Lake City, 305 miles

Phoenix, 729 miles

Casper, 238 miles

COLORADO Denver, 210 miles

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, 481miles

Greyhound Call 1-800-231-2222 or (970) 826-9738. Tickets available at east Kum & Go or online at www.greyhound.com.

Departs daily to: Denver 2:05 p.m. Salt Lake City 4:45 p.m

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Steamboat Springs transit (970) 879-3717 N. Kum & Go 5:23 a.m. 6:23 a.m. 16th & Yampa 5:25 a.m. 6:25 a.m. Shadow Mtn. 5:28 a.m. 6:28 a.m. Loaf n Jug 5:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. Riford Road 5:32 a.m. 6:32 a.m. Wickes Ave. 5:33 a.m. 6:33 a.m. Holiday Inn 5:35 a.m. 6:35 a.m. Lamplighter 5:36 a.m. 6:36 a.m. Mack & 2nd 5:37 a.m. 6:37 a.m. Pizza Hut 5:40 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 4th & Ranney 5:43 a.m. 6:43 a.m. E. Kum & Go 5:50 a.m. 6:50 a.m. (returns to Craig from a variety of Steamboat Springs locations between 4:25 and 4:45 p.m. and 5:25 and 5:45 p.m.) Cost is $6/one way. Disount punch passes are available.

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Visitors and local businesses use Yampa Valley Airport, 20 miles from Craig, to commute to Denver for direct flights to major cities and for connections to overseas destinations. Yampa Valley Regional Airport is owned and operated by Routt County, Colorado. YVRA (Airport Code: HDN) is the only commercial service airport serving Northwest Colorado. YVRA provides access yearround to activities throughout the Yampa Valley, Dinosaur National Park, and outstanding hunting and fishing in Northwest Colorado and Southwest Wyoming. YVRA is host to three major airlines (American, Delta, and United) mid-December through March with direct service from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Newark, New York City, Minneapolis, and Denver. Commuter service is provided year round to Denver by United Express. Frontier offers winter flights connecting to Denver. The Moffat railroad provides transportation for locally mined coal, which is shipped throughout the United States and Mexico. Transportation options: • Railroad — Union Pacific (freight) • Craig/Moffat County Airport

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(Tickets $48-$86 based on length of advance purchase.)

Nearby towns:

Hayden..........................17 miles Steamboat Springs .......42 miles Grand Junction............153 miles Rifle...............................90 miles Meeker ..........................49 miles Baggs, Wyo...................38 miles

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offat County is located in the northwest corner of Colorado and at more than 4,700 square miles, it is the second largest county in the state. The majority of the roughly 14,000 residents reside in Craig – the county’s largest city. The region is home to some of the nation’s largest deer and elk herds which attract hunters from all over the country. Moffat County is also home to more than 70 percent of Colorado’s population of greater sage grouse. Visitors and local businesses use the recently-upgraded Craig Municipal Airport, which caters to private and charter planes. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport, a mere 20 minutes from Craig, offers commercial flights year round, with a focus on fall and winter to serve hunters and skiers. The Moffat railroad provides transportation for locally mined coal, which is shipped throughout the United States. Energy is a vital part of the local economy; oil, natural gas, coal, and other minerals

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abound. Energy producers are now the largest group of Moffat County employers. Northwest Colorado welcomes relocating businesses and new industries. The Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center is the information center, providing comprehensive information for businesses and individuals interested in visiting or relocating to the area. Business training and start-up services are provided by Colorado Northwestern Community College, as well as the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership. Recreation activities abound in Northwest Colorado. Elkhead Reservoir, minutes from town, is a favorite destination for water skiing, fishing, swimming and after-work picnics. A movie theater, a skateboard park and a bowling alley are located in city limits. Locals iceskate at an indoor arena, walk and bike nature trails, and attend baseball games at the LoudySimpson Park Recreation Complex. Developed parks totaling 120 acres are within walking distance from Craig. Swimming

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and wave pools, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts are located in the city park. Youth and adults play multiple sports organized by the City of Craig Parks and Recreation Department. Youngsters raise animals and learn vocational skills and crafts through 4-H and FFA. Visitors and locals frequent the beautiful 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course. Rafting, fly-fishing, and fishing are favorite activities on the Yampa, Green and Little Snake rivers. Fun in the snow includes sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Dinosaur National Monument, Routt National Forest, and vast Bureau of Land Management acreage provide campers, hikers, photographers, and day-trippers access to wilderness, wild horses, scenic landscapes, and pre-historic dinosaurs. Moffat County’s economy is energy-driven, led by three coal mines, a coal-fired power plant and large reserves of oil and natural gas. The tri-county region of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties extract 50 per-

continued from Page 10 cent of all the coal produced in Colorado. Improvements in air transportation and broadband access have increased the ability to do business in Northwest Colorado and the ability to draw location-neutral businesses seeking the outdoor adventure and quality of life that Craig and Moffat County offer. There are more than 1,000 reported businesses in Moffat County, with not quite half claiming employees. Moffat County is one of the leading producers of sheep and cattle in the state, but agriculture is losing ground to other sectors as an economic driver. Moffat County has abundant public lands which are clearly an economic asset for the region. Those public lands help sustain area agriculture, mining and tourism. More than 2 million people participate in wildlife-associated recreation (hunting, fishing and wildlife watching) in Colorado, generating nearly $3 billion in expenditures. In Colorado, activities like hunting and fishing, hiking, bicycling, and skiing contribute $10 billion to the state’s economy, generating 107,000 jobs.

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2.25% 2.00% 2.90% 7.15

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City 80.737 mills County 58.244 mills Residential assessment rate: 7.96%

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# of jobs Moffat School District 298 Peabody Energy 294 Tri-State G&T 292 Trapper Mine 189 Moffat County 180 Colowyo Coal Mine 175 The Memorial Hospital 175 Wal-Mart 140 City of Craig 89 City Market 75 1907

% of top 10 15.6% 15.4% 15.3% 9.9% 9.4% 9.2% 9.2% 7.3% 4.7% 3.9% 100%

% of all jobs 4.0% 3.9% 3.9% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 1.9% 1.2% 1.0% 25.4%

(Source: Yampa Valley Data Partners. For more information on economic, demographic or social trends, go to www.yampavalleypartners.com.)

Population

2010 2012 9,464 9,046 340 330 243 275 13,795 13,200

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Population by occupation Mgmt., business & financial Professional & related Service Sales and office Farming, fishing & forestry Construction, extraction, maintenance Production & transportation

8.81% 12.29% 17.50% 20.48% 1.84%

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Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Average price $136,810 $158,632 $160,287 $187,071 $172,119 $169,920 $153,442 $145,000 $118,968 $110,444

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• Tackle football league (3rd-6th) • Basketball (3rd-6th boys and girls) • Cheerleading (1st-5th grades) • Swimming lessons • Competitive swimming • Lifeguard training • Pool fitness • Senior Citizen Out & About trips Recreation guides are available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. 4th St, or the Moffat County Visitor Center, 360 E. Victory Way.

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Health Care

The Memorial Hospital at Craig is loServices include: cated in Craig, Colorado, and provides Cardiology, Emergency & Trauma, Famhealth care to the communities of Moffat ily Medicine, General Surgery, Imaging, County. Labor & Delivery, Oncology/ChemotherOur brand new, state-of-the-art hospiapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Wellness tal facility is a reflection of our commuScreenings and Women's Health. nity’s desire to have excellent health care The Memorial Hospital operates the — all closer to home. And if you are just TMH Medical Clinic, which includes family passing through, rest assured that we practitioners, cardiology, OB/GYN, internal have an excellent trauma, emergency and medicine, general surgery, urology and orurgent care department if you should thopedics. need those services. Serveral private clinics (listed in the DiTogether with staff physicians and visit- rectory under Health Care) provide rehaing specialists, The Memorial Hospital at bilitation services, specialty services and Craig, The Memorial Hospital Medical family care. Clinic and The Memorial Hospital RehabiliThe community also boasts several chitation Center bring you nearly all the ropractors, hearing specialists, mental healthcare services that you and your fam- health and alternative care, such as acily need. cupuncture and massage. Craig Chamber of Commerce| Moffat County Visitor Center

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City of Craig programs: • T-ball (5 & 6 year olds) • Coach pitch (7 & 8 year olds) • Girls slow pitch softball (8-18) • Softball (adult, co-ed) • Youth baseball (8-15 years old) • Soccer (youth 5-16 and adult) • Tennis (8-12 years old) • Flyfishing (12 years old and up)

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Moffat County is more than just a mecca for backcountry adventure, youth and adults have a huge variety of options when it comes to organized sports and activities as well. The city of Craig has a well-developed and eclectic parks and recreation program that offers programs for youth through senior citizens. The Moffat County Extension Office runs the area’s 4-H programs, ensuring there is something for every interest from forestry to photoghraphy, not to mention the 4-H stapled, animals and agriculture.

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and covering approximately 12 square miles, Trapper produces approximately 2.5 million tons of low-sulfur, low-ash, high-energy coal Craig Station Power Plant annually. The mine names its pits for Powering the communities of northwest firearms – such as Ashmore, Browning and Colorado – both literally and economically – Colt, just to name a few. is the 1,311-megawatt Craig Station power The Colowyo Mine, located to the south plant, the tallest man-made structure in Colof Craig, is owned by Western Fuels-Colorado. orado, LLC and also supplies Craig Station Owned by a consortium of utilities and with more than 2 million tons of high quality operated by Tri-State Generation and Transcoal each year. The coal produced at mission Association, Craig Station employs Colowyo is safely mined utilizing modern more than 300 people and has an economic surface mining methods. Colowyo employs impact on the region totaling well over $200 million per year. The plant is fueled by low- 260 personnel and owns approximately 110 square miles of sursulfur, low-ash and high-energy coal delivface ered from the nearby Trapper and a r ea. Colowyo mines, and it uses modern T h e re environmental and safety cona r e trols to ensure responsible enough operations. The plant opcoal reerates around the s erves clock, providing relocated liable baseload under power to more this land than one million to prohomes in Colorado v i d e and throughout coal to the West. In early t h e 2012, Craig Station Craig Stawas featured in a tion for n a ti o n a l l y - r e many generaleased video about tions. energy policy, Twe nt y- m i l e which brought Coal Company in broad attention to Routt County shipped the area, as well as Photo credit: Tri-State Generation and Transmission 7.7 million tons of low-sula subsequent visit fur steam coal in 2010. The by a U.S. Presidential candidate. operation has a workforce of about 450 and is located in Northwest ColMining Colorado has a long legacy of mining, and orado on 200,000 acres in the Uinta Coal three coal mines in northwest Colorado still Basin. Twentymile opened in 1983 and was make important economic contributions to purchased by Peabody Energy in April 2005. the region. While there are no tours of these The mine has 30 million tons of recoverable operations, you can catch sight of the coal reserves. Coal is extracted from the Wadge seam, draglines – among the largest mobile land which averages 9-feet thick. The bituminous machines ever built, ranging from 2,000 to coal has a heating value of 11,200 btu per 8,000 tons – by looking southwest toward pound and low sulfur and ash content, the Trapper Mining operation. Trapper Mine which makes it ideal for utility customers to is a surface mine that feeds the Craig Station meet clean air requirements. Power Plant. Employing nearly 200 people Twentymile is a longwall operation. Re(800) 864-4405 or (970) 824-5689| www.craig-chamber.com


Moffat County expects and large increase in both drilling and production in 2013, primarily by Shell Exploration and Production. Economists say the industry will effect related businesses, government coffers and the lodging industry, but until development moves from exploration to production, other local businesses will not see a major impact.

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motely controlled, the shearer removes 36 inches of coal from the face during each mining pass. Longwall panels at Twentymile are 1,000-feet wide and more than three miles long. A 50-foot section of the panel is removed on each day, producing an average of 22,000 tons of coal. Twentymile also operates two continuous miners in sections that develop more than 200 feet of entryway per shift, producing 1,400 tons of coal in the process. Twentymile’s innovative conveyor belt technology is known industry wide. Twentymile was the first to develop a scissorveyor that allows flexibility of the belt structure and reduces the number of belt moves required on the longwall. Twentymile maintains more than five miles of underground belt line. A 72-inch wide panel belt and high-speed 60inch mainline belt have the capacity to move more than 12 million tons of coal a year to the surface. Twentymile is on the Union Pacific Railroad line and loads one to two unit trains daily. Each unit trail has 100 to 115 cars carrying 11,000 tons of coal per trip. The mine

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Educational oppportunities in Moffat County start with one of the school district’s district-run preschools or at a private Christian-based facility and extend through associate’s degrees, certifications or community education available through Colorado Northwestern Community College. Online learning supplements the college’s classroom opportunities, making advanced degrees and certifications a convenient and affordable option close to home. Moffat County School District includes five elementary schools (preschool through fifth grade) the Craig Middle School (6th through 8th grades) and Moffat County High School (9th through 12th grades). Students at Moffat County High School have an incredible free dual-enrollment option that allows them to take classes for both high school and college credit and each year several students earn their associate’s degree before graduating from high school with this program. There are approximately 2,300 students enrolled in Moffat County Schools. The average elementary school class

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CNCC (970) 824-1100 School Administration (970) 824-3268 Moffat County High School (970) 824-7036 Craig Middle School (970) 824-3289 East Elementary School (970) 824-6042 Ridgeview Elementary (970) 824-7018 Sandrock Elementary (970) 824-3287 Sunset Elementary (970) 824-5762 Early Childhood (970) 824-7457 GOAL Academy (970) 208-6329 size is 15.4 students. At the middle school level the average classroom size is 20 and high school is 15. Students receive a quality education at Moffat County School District. The efforts of teachers, support staff and administrators, along with parental involvement, enable the students in Moffat County Schools to develop the skills needed to succeed. Moffat County graduates 92 percent of its students and more than 60 percent of the students who graduate from Moffat County High School attend college, while others enroll in technical or vocational schools or move directly into the workforce. In addition to academic and college preparatory courses, a diverse vocational and technical curriculum is offered. Moffat County High School also offers numerous extracurricular activities and athletic teams from sports to speech and debate to Future Business Leaders of America.

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dustrial arts, and computer skills. The sports program for both boys and girls includes football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track. Colorado Norethwestern Community College offers certifications for nursing, cosmetology, massage therapy, power plant technology, automotive and diesel technology and mine training. Through the College Opportunity Fund, generated through the collection of a local mill levy, CNCC offers classes at a reduced rate to Moffat County residents. Programs of study include accounting, banking and financial services, business, early childhood, emergency medical services, general education and more.

The first Safeway came to Craig 83 years ago and was originally located on Yampa Avenue and the West Theater, which is exactly the same today, was built in 1939, 73 years ago. In the 1970s and 80s, the largest coalfired power plant in Colorado was built in Craig (and is still the largest coal-fired power plant and the tallest man-made structure in Colorado. At the same time, our three coal mines were developed. Those businesses provide a large number

of jobs in our area and without them, it is doubtful that Craig would have prospered as a community. Craig is known as the “Elk Hunting Capital of the World� by many sources. Hunters travel to Craig from all over the world to hunt the land of Moffat County for elk and many of them stay in Craig. Craig’s tourism relies heavily on hunting, and the town’s economy relies on the heavy boost received each winter from travelers.

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Craig Middle School is housed in a recently built facility, the construction of which was completed in 2009. The middle school is located on an 18acre campus which includes a large P.E. field, a football field, and the school district’s baseball field. The school is equipped with classrooms containing up-to-date computer/audio-visual equipment and materials to complement the educational program, which stresses the improvement of basic learning skills. The central core of the instructional program focuses on the basic subjects of literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, health, art, in-

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Moffat County’s eclectic landscape includes areas of high desert, pinyon/juniper lands and forest. It’s an area where dinosaurs roamed and left evidence of their passage throughout Dinosaur Na-

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Moffat County is located in the extreme northwestern corner of Colorado, adjacent to Utah and Wyoming. It is the second largest county in Colorado, making up about 4.57% of the state. Moffat County contains 3,028,480 acres divided as following: 46.80% 1,418,513 acres BLM 39.93% 1,208,860 acres Private 6.32% 191,424 acres State

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24 | tional Monument, two-thirds of which is in Moffat County. The county, named for David Moffat, founder of the Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railroad, had prehistoric human occupants as early as 1500 BC, with Freemont, Sioux, Ute, Navajo and Shoshone among the earliest modern inhabitants. Evidence of their passage remains in the multitude of petroglyphs you can find throughout the area. The next round of settlers wasn’t always the most savory and gives Moffat County a history rich in outlaw lore. Butch Cassidy and the “Hole in the Wall Gang” hid out here, and the infamous Tom Horn, hired by cattle barons to quell cattle rustling, occasionally plied his trade in Moffat County. Moffat County’s rugged landscape lends itself primarily to outdoor adventure and big-game hunting, yet there’s still plenty to explore within the boundaries of the city of Craig as well.

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AGriCulture & rANChiNG – The role agriculture plays in Moffat County is more historic and cultural than economic, but does boast strong roots in Northwest Colorado. The industry is at risk as larger farms and ranches are broken into smaller parcels. That creates an increase in the

number of farms and ranches, yet a decrease in average size. The last agricultural census counted 503 active farms and ranches and placed Moffat County 32nd in the state for the total value of products sold. Crop sales (mainly wheat) account for 13 percent of the total agricultural value, while livestock (mainly cattle and sheep) account for 87 percent. Combined, the two total $28,303,000 in sales annually.

Art – Enjoy vibrant and unique works from artists across the state by touring the Colorado Northwestern Community College permanent art collection, dedicated in 2012 and currently containing 80 plus pieces. The college is located 2801 W. 9th St. in Craig. Call (970) 824-1101 for more information. The Museum of Northwest Colorado often displays historic art pieces or exhibits a collection. Stop by 590

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Yampa Ave., or call (970) 824-6360 to inquire about the current exhibit. Chainsaw carvings from past Whittle the Wood festivals can be seen throughout Moffat County. See “Carving Tour” for more information about the annual festival that produces these amazing chainsaw-carved works of art.

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AtV/OhV – More than 2,000 miles of city and county roads are open to all-terrain vehicle travel, along with a variety of access points in public lands. Motorized vehicle use is allowed on existing roads and Photo credit: Sasha Nelson, Colorado Environmental Coalition trails, unless marked otherwise, within the 1.4 million acres of public Visitor Center or at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Yampa River office 15 land managed by the Bureau of Land miles east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Management’s Little Snake Resource OfColorado Northwestern Community Colfice. Off-road motorized use is allowed in lege sponsors a four-wheelers club, which the south area of Sandwash Basin (See meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of “S”), a popular destination for enthusieach month in the Career Tech building. asts. ATV use is prohibited in all WilderCall Jeff Wallmann at (970) 824-1132 for ness Study Areas. In the Routt and White more information. River National Forests, motorized vehicle Area favorites include: use is limited to posted roads. All ATVs must be registered by the state of • Browns Park National Wildlife refuge: See listing under “B” Colorado regardless of whether the machine is registered in another state. Regis- • Douglas Mountain: Travel west on U.S. Highway 40 through the town of trations are available at the Craig Maybell then turn right onto ColChamber of Commerce/Moffat County

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BikiNG – Novice and advanced riders will find plenty of off-highway trails in Moffat County. See “Hiking” for additional trail details. For those wanting a bit less adventure, but beautiful scenery, ride the 30 miles from Craig to Maybell along U.S. Highway 40 or the 17, river-side miles from Craig to Hamilton via Colorado Highway 13. Where the Hell’s Maybell is an organized ride from Craig to Maybell held each year in May and sponsored by the city of Craig. Area favorites include:

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| 27 mile Ridge. Highlights: scenic vistas, wild horses, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife. Yampa Valley trail: This trail is rated intermediate to advanced and is 100 miles one way, but breaks into several smaller rides. The trail is dirt road and can be accessed 1.5 miles past Maybell on U.S. Highway 40. At the top of the first hill outside Maybell, turn right at the green steel gate. The east trail passes through Juniper Mountain heading toward Craig and Steamboat Springs. The west trail will take riders along the Yampa Bench Road through Dinosaur National Monument. Other access points available. Contact the Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center for ride details or maps.

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge: This ride begins at the Crook campground can range from seven to 21 miles one way. Ride along the Green River, across the swinging bridge and tour Crouse Canyon. There are several historic sites to see, along with scenic vistas and the opportunity to view wildlife. • elkhead reservoir: From Craig, travel east on U.S. Highway 40 to the Elkhead turnoff at County Road 29. Riders can access the trail from the boat launch. It is a two-mile trail from the boat launch to Greenwood’s Cove. From Greenwood’s Cove to the north end of the lake is a bladed track and ranges from moderate to technically difficult. • Vermillion Bluffs/Sevenmile ridge: This trail is rated intermediate to advanced and is 67 miles one way over a good dirt road. Access this trail 14 miles past Maybell off Colorado Highway 318. Turn right on CR 75 and drive five miles to the top of Seven-

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28 | tion, you’ll find blue grouse, the protected sage grouse, marsh and water birds, sand hill cranes, pelicans, bald eagles and so much more. Moffat County has something to offer nearly every birder and you’ll be one of few, as the area is remote and remains mostly untouched and underbirded. Moffat County Road 46 offers views of gray vireo, black-throated sparrow, sage sparrows and brewer’s sparrows. Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig is a premier migration spot mid-August to late September. During migration, hundreds of species of birds can be seen in Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge (See full listing under “B”). Moffat County has great lakes and rivers for birding, as well as ponderosa pine, pinyon/juniper, forest and mountain brush habitat. You’ll also find species typical to conifer woodland and aspen groves. In the spring, tours are available to see greater sage grouse puff up to attract mates in protected breeding

leks. A great resource for Moffat County birding locations is www.coloradocountybirding.com.

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BOAtiNG – Motorized boating is popular at the newly enlarged Elkhead Reservoir (see full listing under “E”), where people can fish, water ski, swim and camp. Non-motorized boating is allowed at Freeman Reservoir on Black Mountain, at the stocked fish ponds at Loudy-Simpson Park, on Axial Pond, 12 miles south of Hamilton, and other small ponds throughout the county. Register your boat at the Yampa River State Parks office 15 miles east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Renew your boat registration at the Yampa River State Parks office or at

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Also called Brown’s Hole because its proximity to three state lines made it a great hangout for outlaws, Brown’s Park is a mecca of outdoor adventure offering camping, river rafting, OHV/ATV use, hiking/biking, fishing and bird watching. This remote valley is predominantly in Moffat County, but does cross the border into Utah. At its entrance are Vermillion Canyon and Irish Canyon, two other mustsee Moffat County attractions. At the south entrance to the park are the Gates of Lodore with a campground at the edge of the Green River. Mild winters, abundant game, grass and water also made Browns Hole a popular wintering place for Ute and Shoshone Indians. Some Brown’s Park attractions include: Swinging bridge: One of the few of its kind

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view from the outside. John Jarvie homestead: First settled in 1880, this 35-acre homestead once boasted a post office, trading post and river ferry. It was a regular stopping place for travelers and a secret meeting place for outlaws. The Jarvie site has been historically reconstructed to include John Jarvie’s original dugout home, blacksmith shop and store, as well as a cemetery and museum. The site is

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remaining, crossing the one-lane bridge is a unique experience. • hiking trails: Cross the swinging bridge and turn left. Drive 1.6 miles to the gate where you can park. This is a moderate hike approximately 11 miles round trip. From this point in Brown’s Park, hikers can choose to trek either through Crouse Canyon or through Swallow Canyon. • floating: Put in at the Swinging Bridge and take a leisurely float down the Green River to the Crook Campground. • lodore hall and Cemetery: Built in 1911, Lodore Hall was used as a church and school and for meetings and funerals. It is still used as a community center. Local pioneers are buried at the Lodore Cemetery. Lodore Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. • two Bar ranch: Built by Thomas White in 1887, the site features log buildings, corrals and sheds. Please

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CAMPiNG – Camping is allowed on all public lands unless posted otherwise.

Camping is limited to 14 days in any one location on public land. Most of the public lands are remote with few, to no, facilities. Users should carry their own drinking water, food, first-aid supplies, tools, etc. Dinosaur National Monument backcountry permits are free and are required for overnight stays outside established campgrounds. For experienced backpackers, there are many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument. The beauty and solitude are inspiring, but the terrain is isolated and rugged. It is also very difficult to find water in the backcountry. Good planning is essential. See the Camping Guide on page 21 for more information.

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hosts the Whittle the Wood chainsaw carving competition every year on Father’s Day weekend. Relics from past year’s events are located throughout the community, with the largest collection located in Veteran’s Memorial Park, on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets. Brochures detailing the tour and the carvings you’ll find are available at the Moffat County Visitor Center or online at www.whittlethewood.com.

CeDAr MOuNtAiN – Despite rising only 1,300 feet above the Yampa River, Cedar Mountain offers the best view of

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CANYONeeriNG – Much of the Moffat County backcountry is virtually untouched. So much so that “Outlaw Arch,” the world’s 9th largest known arch wasn’t discovered here until 2006. The opportunities for a solitary climb to spectacular views or through highly technical and beautiful slot canyons are limitless. With hundreds of technical slot canyons, almost all untouched, Moffat County has enough exploring left for years. Recommended climbs that have been explored are primarily within Dinosaur Na-

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CONVeNtiONS/retreAtS – Given all the activities available in Moffat County, it’s the perfect location for your next convention or employee or board retreat. Some popular venues include: • holiday inn: Food on site. Capacity: 300. Space: Five meeting areas, three of which can be combined to make one large area. AV available. Call (970) 824-4000 for more information. • hampton inn: Catering available. Capacity: 144 theater-style seating. Space: two meeting areas, which can be combined into one larger area and a 14-person board room. Call (970) 826-9900. Built-in wireless AV. • Center of Craig: This completely restored historic church is a lovely place to hold a convention, wedding, reunion, dance, meeting or party. Meetings can be held in the chapel area (175 people) or in the 2,390

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public lands, county roads and developed parks, those interested can cross-country ski or snowshoe nearly anywhere in Moffat County. Local favorites include the Yampa Valley Golf Course, Loudy-Simpson Park, south of Craig, and Cedar Mountain (see above). Also see “hiking” and “biking” for more options.

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| 33 tional Monument and include Box Canyon, Buckwater Draw, Pool Creek, Squeeze Canyon, Carcass Canyon, Outlaw Arch Canyon and Outlaw Canyon. Buckwater Draw, for example, is a technical slot canyon. Drive up the Harper’s Corner Road to the Plug Hat Picnic Area and park. There are several down climbs of up to a 5.7 difficulty and the highest rappel is 95 feet. This slot is not for beginners. Serious climbers should consult experienced climbers and get detailed excursion descriptions available at Summit Post.

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Craig around. The short hike will give those at any fitness level a view of Bear’s Ears all the way to Mt. Werner in Steamboat Springs. The peak of Cedar Mountain is an old lava flow from the Elkhead Mountains covering a bedrock of soft sandstone. The picnic area is the start point for a 3.5 mile loop. Take U.S. Highway 40 west to CR 7. Head north about five miles and turn right on the signed road.


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square-foot auditorium (340 people), and there are several smaller rooms available for break-out sessions. The facility also includes a full kitchen and is handicapped accessible. These areas are available to rent at $60 for a four-hour block or $100 for a full day in each area. Kitchen facilities are included with the rental of either room. The whole facility can be rented for $100 for a half day or $175 for a full day. Contact the city of Craig at 8262016 for more information. Moffat County fairgrounds Pavilion: This 3,600 square foot, recently remodeled facility boasts a stage, kitchen, sound system and built in wireless AV. Call (970) 824-5517 to inquire about cost and availability. Moffat County Grandstands: 4,000 square feet, open-plan space. Call (970) 824-5517 to inquire about cost and availability. Craig Middle School and Moffat County high School: Each has full auditorium with stage and sound system, lobby area and rooms for break-out sessions. Call (970) 8243268 for more information. Moffat County ice Arena: During the summer when the arena is drained, this is a great location for large conventions, business expos, automobile,

rv or boat shows, concerts and dances. The arena is at Loudy-Simpson Park and has ample parking. Call (970) 824-5517 to inquire about cost and availability. Colorado Northwestern Community College: Equiped with multiple classrooms and board rooms with full A/V capabilities, the newly constructed CNCC academic building is the perfect place for a retreat or convention in need of multiple spaces. Call Robin at (970) 824-1109 for booking information.

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Moffat County, the side that speaks more to the geology of the monument than it does the fossil record, found primarily on the Utah side. Views from the Moffat County side cause people to refer to the area as “the little Grand Canyon.” Here you’ll find spectacular overlooks, petroglyphs, hiking, biking, rock climbing and canyoneering opportunities, abundant wildlife, scenic drives, photography opportunities and camping. Off the beaten path, Dinosaur National Monument is incredibly spectacular and often ignored despite the fact that it offers some of the best scenery

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Camping: Dinosaur National Monument backcountry permits are free and are required for overnight stays outside established campgrounds. For experienced backpackers, there are many opportunities for backcountry camping at Dinosaur National Monument. Developed campgrounds on the Colorado side of the monument include Echo Park, where the Green and Yampa Rivers converge at the much-photographed Steamboat Rock, Deerlodge Park and

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in the lower 48. • hiking: Although you can pull over and follow a two-track or game trail at just about any point in the monument, popular hikes are located at Jones Hole, Harper’s Corner, Sand Canyon, Ruple Point, Ely Creek, Gates of Lodore, Bull Canyon and Hog Canyon. Contact the Moffat County Visitor Center for a map detailing these locations or go to www.craigchamber.com or www.nps.gov/dino for more information. • Scenic drives: Head west from Craig and travel 90 miles to Harpers Corner Road. The road is a spectacular drive and boasts several scenic overlooks and is the starting point for many of the hikes mentioned above. The road is closed in the winter. An alternate route, which takes longer but offers breathtaking overlooks, begins at Moffat County Road 14 at Elk Springs and becomes CR 14N, also known as the Yampa Bench Road. Head west from Craig on U.S. Highway 40 and turn right at Elk Springs. Drivers will drop into the Echo Park campground and come out onto the Harpers Corner Road. Do not traverse when wet. High clearance vehicles recommended. This trip offers opportunities to see wildlife and petroglyphs as well as stunning rock formations.

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Gates of Lodore. See the camping guide on page 18 for detailed information. Canyoneering: Experienced canyoneers can pick a destination and explore their way toward it. Dinosaur National Monument is a rugged region full of rock beds, dinosaur bones, rivers, canyons and mountains. The area is rich in wildlife and scenic beauty. For details, see “Canyoneering.” Split Mountain, Zenobia Peak, Cross Mountain and Blue Mountain have non-technical routes for those not skilled in big wall climbing.

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DiSC GOlfiNG – Those interested in an afternoon of laid-back family fun, should check out the county’s free, nine-hole disc golf course on the west side of LoudySimpson Park. The course winds its way along the Yampa River and begins behind the west picnic shelter at the course kiosk. No reservations necessary.

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elkheAD reSerVOir – There are a multitude of recreation opportunities on this 900-acre oasis. Here, visitors can use motorized boats, fish, camp, swim, hike, bike and bird or wildlife watch. The reservoir is managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, (970) 276-2061, and there is a $7/day fee for use. Head east on U.S. Highway 40 and turn left on CR 29. Boat ramps are open from sunrise to sunset May to mid-September. Contact the state park office for late-season hours and restrictions. All boats must be inspected for aquatic nuisances. Fishing in Elkhead will net anglers Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Trout.

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40 | rivers, Elkhead Reservoir and secluded mountain lakes and streams are waiting for the anglers, whether they’re looking to put food on the table, the challenge to pull out the biggest or simply a chance to get away from it all for a while. Rivers, lakes and streams provide bait fishing; in some areas only artificial flies and lures are allowed. These areas are posted. Many fishable streams are on private property and fisherman should be aware of these. In Colorado, resident and non-resident persons 16 years of age and older must possess a Colorado Fishing License. Some local favorites include: • elkhead reservoir: northeast of Craig, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout • freeman reservoir: Routt National Forest, 20 miles north of Craig, Cutthroat Trout • Green river: Northwest corner of Moffat County in Browns Park where

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you can fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout and Catfish. loudy-Simpson Park: South of Craig on Ranney Street. Fish for Northern Pike, Brown and Rainbow Trout. little rascals Pond: At the Public Safety Center south part of Craig on First Street. Open only to youths 12 and younger, Trout Wyman Museum river access: Youth fish free at this pond in the Wyman Museum, two miles east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Williams fork river: South of Craig, Rainbow Trout Yampa river: Upper section (Craig to Steamboat Springs), brown and rainbow trout, northern pike Yampa river: Lower section (Craig to Utah border), channel catfish, northern pike

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sibly profitable, family or individual activity, visitors can pan for gold on public lands in Moffat County. Casual use activities are limited to battery-operated equipment and dry washers. Colorado ranks second among gold-producing states, producing over 40 million ounces to date. You can find old placer workings 12 miles southwest of Craig at Round Bottom on North side of the Yampa River. Or, travel west 19 miles on U.S. Highway 40 near the town of Lay, with the latest workings

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for several Black Mountain hiking trails. Seventeen, first-come, firstserved campsites surround the lake and are open June-October. The fee for use is $12/day. Non-motorized boats only. Take Colorado Highway 13 north for 14 miles north and turn CR 11. The reservoir is eight miles up CR 11.


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there is an area of dry placers. Travel north 35 miles on Colorado Highway 13 at Fourmile Creek and Timberline Creek, near Baggs, Wyo. The fine gold can be dry washed or recovered by blower-type machines. www.freegoldmaps .com identifies several options for gold panning in Moffat County.

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Craig’s beautiful 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course. The course winds along the Yampa River and is a year-round destination for wildlife watchers who often come across big game, foxes, geese and a large variety of riparian visitors. The Yampa Valley Golf Course is five miles south of Craig of Highway 394 and boasts affordable green fees, a pro shop and restaurant. Call (970) 824-3673 for more information or to book your tee time.

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hANG GliDiNG – Within Dinosaur National Monument, off the Harpers Corner Road and atop the Blue Mountain Plateau, is the site of past national hang gliding competitions and a beautiful area to soar over and to view deep canyons and spectacular views. The Cliff Ridge hanggliding area sits at an elevation of 8,150 feet. Off U.S. Highway 40, follow Harpers Corner Road to CR 16/Blue

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GeOCAChiNG – Beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife and more than 2,400 reported sites within 100 miles of Craig make this a fantastic area for casual and serious geocachers. Whether you’re driving through and taking some time to explore or are camping with your family and want to take your kids on a treasure hunt, you’re in the right place. For a list of nearby caches, contact the Moffat County Visitor Center or go to www.geocaching.com.

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County is its livelihood. Here we boast rich coal, oil and natural gas reserves, but this area also holds fascination for recreational rockhounds. Moffat County boasts many natural rock pillars, such as Castle Rock in Hell’s Canyon, Arapaho Rock between Blue Mountain and the Dinosaur National Monument, Bell Rock in the Round Bottom area, Eagle Rock near Maybell, Fortification Rocks north of Craig, Haystack Rock in the Dinosaur Monument and Indian Rock near Sunbeam. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the geological highlights of northwest Colorado. The geological and paleontological resources that exist in the park provide glimpses into environments from millions of years ago and some of the plant and animals that lived then. The Carnegie Fossil Quarry, located in Jensen, Utah, and easily accessed from Craig, is world renowned and specimens from it are featured in museums across the globe. The monument provides habitat for more than 1,000 native species of plants and animals and includes more than 200,000 acres of river canyons, mountains, and basins. Elevations range from under 4,750 feet (1,448 meters) near the Quarry to

over 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) at Zenobia Peak. Twenty-three exposed geological strata combine with elevation and topography to create the many habitats that support plant and animal life. View amazing anticlines and Mesozoic rock crops.

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44 | Mountain Road. The drive takes about an hour from the town of Dinosaur. Ride thermals for 100 miles in any direction and view deep gorges carved by the Green and Yampa rivers surrounded by rainbowcolored sandstone cliffs. Rugged southfacing cliffs with unpredictable winds and strong thermals that can easily loft a pilot to 18,000 feet.

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hikiNG – In Moffat County, hiking often means pulling off the side of a road and following an old two-track road or game trail across the high desert plains or into the mountains. See individual locations for popular hikes in those areas. Other great trails include: • harper’s Corner: From the Canyon Area Visitor Center two miles east of the town of Dinosaur, turn north on Harper’s Corner road. Park at the Harper’s Corner trailhead, which is the end of the paved road and 32 miles from the visitor center. Here you’ll find fossils and some of the best viewpoints in the Monument. Overlook Whirlpool Canyon, Steamboat Rock and Split Mountain. This overlook is 2,500 ft. over the Green River. This is a great place to observe the folded rock of an anticline. Two miles round trip. Easy to moderate. • Cross Mountain: Located just east of

Dinosaur National Monument with views that are some of the best in the state. Divided by the Yampa River, both north and south sides worth the climb. Views include whitewater rapids below. Head toward Deerlodge Park (mm 44 on U.S. Highway 40 past Maybell) and turn right on CR 123. Drive through the gate and a half mile to a junction on the left. The South Cross Mountain Trailhead is a 2.5-mile roundtrip easy hike. 4-wheel drive vehicles only. Follow the Yampa Valley Trail sign to the end and park at the trailhead. The west trailhead (gorge) is 4.1 miles up Deerlodge Park Road. There is a parking lot on the river on east side of the road. Rugged and trailless, this is a Class 2 route, but has the best views. This hike is 5.5 miles roundtrip. The north trailhead is off Colorado Highway 318. Turn left on CR10 and park near an overgrown road marked closed to vehicles. This Class 2 hike with minor scrambling is 3.5 miles roundtrip Black Mountain: The highest peak in Moffat County located in the Elkhead Mountain range north of Craig off Colorado Highway 13 to Moffat County Road 27. Leaving from Freeman Reservoir, there are several marked trails for hiking ranging from easy and

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| 45 FR116C. Park in an open area where the peaks are clearly visible to the south • Baldy Mountain: Beginner or family hike that is 8-9 miles round trip to the summit. Take Colorado Highway 13 south to Moffat County Road 41. Follow CR 41 to the Moraerce m m pos Campo r of C hambe C : site. Follow Trail it d cre Photo 1114 to just south of the eastern ridge of Baldy Mountain and then climb cross-country north to the Baldy Mountain ridge and then to the summit. The Morapos Creek camping area is free and has two vault toilets, but no other facilities. • Cedar Mountain: See “C” • elkhead Mountains: There are several hiking opportunities in the Elkhead Mountains to the north of Craig. This range is unique in that it runs east and west, not north and south like most mountain ranges in the United States. The mountains are made of volcanic rocks 17-25 million years old. Black Mountain, Sand

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family-friendly, to more difficult. The Chamber/Visitor Center has a brochure that maps the most common trails, but there are kiosks available with information on the mountain as well. The Southeast Ridge route is the shortest and easiest at six miles roundtrip to the summit, which is a 900 ft. elevation gain mostly at the summit. The west route (via Freeman Reseria voir) is more scec r a nic, has a steadier M ar ascent and is 9.2 C miles roundtrip to the summit. Hike throughout the summer, but the colors are spectacular in the fall. Bears ears: Visible from just about any vantage to the north of Craig, the hike to the summit of Bears Ears is short, but steep. Take Colorado Highway 13 north to CR 27 on the right. Follow 27 for 10 miles. At the forest boundary, the road becomes FR 110. Follow 110 for 9.7 miles to FR 116, turn right and drive 2.5 miles to

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hiStOrY – Tangible history in Moffat County begins 20-30 million years ago when Dinosaurs roamed. Traces can be found in Dinosaur National Monument (See “D”) and the quarry, which is on the Utah side of the monument. The area was originally settled by the Fremont Indians and was a destination for white people during the goldrush and as the west was opened up to homesteading. The county’s colorful history includes cattle and sheep wars, outlaw hideouts and hard living. Craig was incorporated in 1908 and became the county seat after Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County in 1911. The county was named after railroad tycoon David Moffat, president of the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railroad. The rail, expected to connect Denver to Salt Lake City, reached as far as Craig and stopped. Historic sites in Moffat County include: John Jarvie Homestead (see “Browns Park”), Lodore Hall and Cemetery (see “Browns Park”), Marcia Car (see listing), Museum of Northwest Colorado (see listing) and Wyman Museum (see listing).

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hOrSe DriVe – Be a part of western culture most have seen only in movies when the Sombrero Ranch drives a herd of 600 horses down U.S. Highway 40 from their

winter to their summer range. The event is best viewed from the town of Maybell, 30 miles west of Craig. The drive is held in mid-May. Check the calendar of events at www.craig-chamber.com for scheduling.

huNtiNG – Colorado is home to the largest elk population in the world and within this big-game hunting mecca, Moffat County boasts two of the largest migratory elk herds in North America. It is also a hunting hot spot for deer, antelope and small game. Each year Colorado sees more than 375,000 deer, elk and pronghorn hunters. Biologists put Colorado’s elk population at 280,000-plus. The state’s deer herds are estimated at more than 466,000. With more than 23 million acres of public land, over-thecounter bull tags (OTC), and an informative call-center staffed with live human beings who actually hunt, Colorado is bending sideways to get you to its elk. Rifle tags for bull elk in the 2nd and 3rd season are unlimited and sold at outlets all over Craig and Moffat County. Small game species hunted in Colorado include: • Columbian sharp-tailed grouse • Dusky grouse • Greater prairie-chicken • Greater sage groups • Mourning dove • Prairie dogs • Turkey • Varmints For more information on hunting opportunities in Moffat County, contact the sports-

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iriSh CANYON – A trio of Irish men robbed a Wyoming saloon and stopped to drink away the evidence in what is now called Irish Canyon after those three men. Colorful walls surround the canyon, which is a great spot for camping, OHV use, seeking out petroglyphs, hiking and viewing wildlife. From Craig take U.S. Highway 40 past Maybell. Turn on Highway 318 and again on CR10N.

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iCe fiShiNG – Over the past 10 years, ice fishing has grown more popular. Almost 25 percent of all Colorado anglers wet lines through the ice between December and late February. The use of portable fishing shelters, electronic fish locators, and new and old bait types have increased angler success. In addition, through its late-fall stocking program, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Hatchery Program has helped to ensure there are plenty of fish to catch. NOTE OF CAUTION: On all lakes, be aware of the ice conditions, especially in those waters below 8,000’ in elevation. The freeze-melt-freeze conditions can cause ice to be unstable. It is better to be safe than sorry. Check local contacts for up-todate ice conditions. Popular places to ice fish in Moffat County are Elkhead Reservoir and LoudySimpson Park.

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48 | project. This car, owned by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, is in pristine condition and is a fantastic example of luxury accommodations. Tours are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by stopping at the Craig Chamber of Commerce/Moffat County Visitor Center, 360 E. Victory Way.

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MOtOrSPOrtS – Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park is located two miles south of Craig traveling via Ranney Street. Turn at CR 107. This park boasts a 3/8-mile track open for stock car and motocross racing. The schedule of events is available at www.thunderridge motorsportspark.com. Call Greg at (970) 629-0838 for more information. MuSeuM Of NOrthWeSt COlOrADO – This museum is located in

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a former military armory. Its array of exhibits includes one of the largest cowboy and gunfighter collections in the United States. The Museum of Northwest Colorado is located at 590 Yampa Ave., and boasts a collection valued at more than $1 million featuring a world-class cowboy and gunfighter collection, local history, an old schoolroom display, Furlong’s Hardware Exhibit, Native American artifacts, a coal miner and farm implement display and many others. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

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MiNiNG – Currently, there are no formal tours of the three northwest Colorado coal mines. Still, you can catch sight of the draglines, among the largest mobile land machines ever built ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 tons, by looking southwest toward the Trapper Mining operation. Trapper Mine is a surface mine that feeds the Craig Station Power Plant (See Energy on pages 14-15 for more information abouty our local mining operations). Moffat County has a rich mining history. Originally, gold and silver were the minerals most often sought, however, by the early twentieth century, northwest Colorado underwent a “coal boom.” Moffat County is littered with individual mining sites, often called “wagon mines.” The Museum of Northwest Colorado has more information on the history of mining

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OutlAW lOre – See “ Irish Canyon” and “Brown’s Park” Moffat County is rich in history - most notably for its connections to Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, Harry Tracy, David Lant, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Ann Basset and the Wild Bunch. In the late 1800s, Irish Canyon was a popular hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Matt Warner, Isom Dart and many others, who also spent time in Browns Park. Supposedly, $30,000 in silver coins remains buried somewhere in Irish Canyon. Moffat County is also home to one of gem collecting’s most notorious mining frauds that made scandalous headlines across the country in 1872, when two “hillbilly” cousins salted an area in Moffat County with uncut diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Investors, told that a crew of 25 men could wash out $1 million a month in gems, bought out the perpetrators Philip Arnold and Jack Slack for $600,000. Convinced of the authenticity, Bank of California President William Ralson founded the San Francisco and New York Mining and Commercial Company and funded it with $2 million dollars raised from personal friends and wealthy contacts. Notable investors in-

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PuBliC lAND – Public land is land held in trust for the people of the United States by a government agency, therefore belongs to the public and is managed for a multitude of uses. With nearly 2 million acres of public land in Moat County, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State Parks and State Trust Lands, there are a lot of ways visitors can put that to use. Most state and federally managed public lands are open for recreational use. Recreation opportunities depend on the managing agency, and run the gamut from the opento-several-uses, undeveloped wide open spaces of BLM lands to the highly developed and controlled national and state parks. Wildlife refuges and state wildlife management areas, managed primarily to improve habitat, are generally open to wildlife watching, hiking, and hunting, except for closures to protect mating and nesting, or to reduce stress on wintering animals. National forests generally have a mix of maintained trails and roads, wilderness and undeveloped portions, and developed picnic and camping areas. Whether you’re looking for a place to hike, horseback ride, view wildlife, ďŹ sh, hunt, snowshoe, camp, rock climb, ride a fourwheeler or snowmobile, you have hundreds of destinations on public land in

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PetrOGlYPhS – Evidence of Moat County’s earliest settlers, the Freemont and Ute Indians, remains in the form of petroglyphs (pictures chipped into rock) and pictographs (images painted onto rock)in many places throughout the county. Some of our favorites are: • South Split Mountain: The lower slopes of south Split Mountain on the road and not far from trailhead and not far east of the trailhead. • red rocks Canyon (high diďŹƒculty): Take the Yampa Bench Road (CR 14N) to the head of Red Rocks Canyon. Old cattle trails lead to the Yampa River. Follow game paths down river to Outlaw Park. Pictographs can be found just before the trail meets the Yampa River and across the river when it bends to the east. • irish Canyon: (See “Iâ€?) Vermillion Canyon contains some of the most spectacular collections of petroglyphs found in Colorado. At least eight panels, four of them with dozens of petroglyphs, line the canyon walls. One petroglyph rises over six feet high on a ledge 40 feet above the canyon oor.

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riVerS – The Green and Yampa rivers have carved spectacular views of rugged canyon walls. They are a draw for rafting and kayaking, fishing, scenic views, wildlife watching and photography. The Green River, named for the lovely greenish hue of the water, flows into Moffat County from the western edge of Dinosaur National Monument. Major John Wesley Powell was the first to document his explorations of the Green River. Rafting the Class 4 rapids is by permit only. Anglers are drawn for rainbow and brown trout as well as catfish. The Yampa River flows from east to west serving the needs of agriculture, residents and recreationalists. Fishermen enjoy pulling out Rainbow Trout, Catfish and the

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PuBliC PArkS – There are several beautifully maintained public parks in the town of Craig. • Veteran’s Memorial Park & City Park: Chainsaw wood carvings, basketball court, volleyball court, tennis courts, the West Slope’s only wave pool and play areas, one of which was specifically designed for toddlers. Corner of Sixth and Washington streets. • loudy-Simpson Park: Some wood sculptures, two play areas, indoor ice arena, four baseball fields, soccer

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PhOtOGrAPhY – From spectacular canyon climbs to herds of wild mustangs, Moffat County is a paradise for scenic and wildlife photographers. Each location listed in this guide provides a unique opportunity for photographers.

fields, volleyball court, covered picnic | 51 shelters, disc golf, fishing, camping, nature trail and river access. Located at 500 S. Ranney St. Woodbury Park: Three baseball fields, four soccer fields, inline hockey rink, playground and picnic shelter. 1400 W. 2nd Street North Park: Small baseball diamond, playground equipment, sledding hill. Corner of 12th Street and Yampa Ave. Craig east Park: Skate park, playground equipment and picnic areas. Located at the east end of Seventh Street.

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Dinosaur National Monument: Echo Park campground, which is accessible by car. The panel is well marked along the Echo Park road. Note: all petroglyphs and pictographs must not be touched under penalty of law.

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Class 3-5 rapids on the Green and Yampa rivers as they flow through Dinosaur National Monument draw adventure seekers from around the world. Through the monument, white water rafting is by permit only. There are several put-in points on the Yampa River to serve those in kayaks and canoes as well as for those looking for a lazy float. The popular starting point for a fun or family float is Pebble Beach, located at the rear of the Yampa Valley Golf Course. From there, it’s 3.5 miles to Loudy-Simpson Park. From Loudy-Simpson, it’s a 5.5 mile float to South Beach. There are six public access sites between Craig and Maybell. Maps are available at the Moffat County Visitor Center.

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rOCk CliMBiNG – See “canyoneering” for information for experienced and technical climbers. Non-technical routes obtainable for those who are adventurous, but not skilled at rock climbing include Split Mountain, Zenobia Peak, Cross Mountain and Blue Mountain, all in Dinosaur National Monument. rOCkhOuNDiNG & fOSSil COlleCtiNG – Rugged mountain land-

scapes, volcanic activity and traces of gold and silver deposits are a few things that appeal to amateur rock and fossil collectors. Uplifts expose ore deposits and reveal ma-

rine deposits with evidence of past ocean life. There are publically accessible streams that still produce some gold dust and nuggets. Moffat County’s canyon country is a paradise for mineral and fossil collectors. Deposits in layers formed over millions of years provide hundreds of variations in colors from textured granite in grays and ebony to sandstones in rusty red and pink. Rockhounding is allowed on public lands except in developed recreation sites, special management areas or whether otherwise posted. Decorative rock, petrified wood, most invertebrate fossils can be collected. Fossils cover the top of Bald Mountain, a fairly easy hike and “scramble” to get to the top. From outside of Maybell, take CR19 to CR 71 and turn on CR 22. Head north a bit and take a right on a faint road east. There is no trail and some steep sections, but most is open country. There is a campsite southeast of the trailhead just off CR71 on the north side. Bald Mountain can be climbed from any direction except the northeast.

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SCeNiC DriVeS – Just about every road you travel in Moffat County will take you on a ride that you’ll want to have a camera for, but there are a few loops that the Moffat County Visitor Center staff highly recommends: • Yampa Bench road: Travel west on U.S. Highway 40 to Elk Springs where you’ll take a right on CR 14 and then another right on CR 14N. This is the Yampa Bench Road and offers amazing views of the Yampa River. Continue on into Echo Park to see the magnificent Steamboat Rock, the confluence of the Yampa and Green rivers and petroglyphs. Take 14N out of Echo Park and turn left on Harpers Corner. This route ends in the town of Dinosaur where you can get a bite to eat, return to Craig or continue on to Jensen, Utah, the location of the Dinosaur National Monument visitor center and quarry. • 65 in 65: The Bureau of Land Management suggests experiencing 65 million years of history during a 65 mile drive.

| 53 See original homesteads, amazing rock formations geothermal hot springs and more. Begin the loop heading south from Craig on Colorado Highway 13. Turn on CR 17, which becomes CR 74 and then CR 53 until it hits U.S. Highway 40. Turn right and head back to Craig. Tour details, a map and site descriptions are available at the Moffat County Visitor Center or the Bureau of Land Management office. Scenic Byway: From Craig, take Colorado Highway 13 south 47 miles to the town of Meeker. Watch for elk, deer and antelope along the way. At the town of Meeker, turn east on CR 8 to begin the Flat Tops Scenic Byway. This 81-mile drive is an official Colorado scenic byway that connects Meeker to the town of Yampa. There are several hiking and fishing opportunities along this route. When you arrive in the town of Yampa, head north on 131 into Steamboat Springs and loop around on U.S. Highway 40 back toward Craig. The entire trip is approximately five hours. hahns Peak loop: Take U.S. Highway 40 to Steamboat Springs and turn north toward the town of Clark. Follow the road to Savery, Wyo., and take Wyoming 70 to Baggs and then Colorado Highway 13 back into Craig.

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paints can also be seen. The area is also a popular destination for OHV riders. From Craig, follow U.S. Highway 40 to Maybell. At Maybell, turn north on Colorado Highway 318. Turn right on CR 67. Area maps that include the best areas for viewing are available at the Moffat County Visitor Center.

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SheD ANtler huNtiNG – Like geocaching, shed antler hunting is like a treasure hunt, but the only map is your ability think like deer and elk do. A spring activity, shed antler hunting is a fun family or individual activity that could pay o with a commercial ďŹ nd. In late winter and early spring, animals shed their heavy antlers to preserve energy. Collectors are welcome on public lands, but are asked to consider the stress that collecting puts on winter weary animals. It is recommended that you conduct your hunt on foot or horseback. Permits are not required..

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SleDDiNG – You can sled in just about any public area with a hill, but when locals get the tubes out, they head to Cathy Cisar Hill on the corner of 13th and Ranney Streets. Smaller kids enjoy the quick rush of the hill into North Park (See Parks). SkAte PArk – The skate park at Craig

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SNOWMOBiliNG – With an average of 11’ to 15’ of snowfall in the winter, you can bet that snowmobiling tops the list of winter activities in Northwest Colorado. Trail elevations range from 7,000 to over 10,000 feet with snow depths from 4 to 10 feet November through April. The area has a wide variety of terrain and scenery, including steep mountains, stands of spruce, ďŹ r and aspen trees and scenic overlook points. Trails pass through open parks and meadows and gently rolling hills as well. The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club maintains nearly 107 miles of trail system of trails. Trail maps are available at the Moat County Visitor Center or at www.craig-chamber.com.

SWiMMiNG – Want to cool o during your stay in Craig? Jump into the Western Slope’s only wave pool at Craig City Park, on the corner of Sixth and Washington streets. The complex boasts a wave pool, lap pool, slides and diving board. Fees are $4 for adults, $3.25 for students and $3 for children. Annual passes are available. The Yampa River is a fun place to frolic with good swimming access points. Elkhead Reservoir, with its sandy beaches, is also a great place to frolic in the water. See full listing under “Eâ€?.

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or outdoor, Moffat County offers many beautiful venues for that special day. Some people identify a favorite area of public land and hold there ceremony there, while others are looking for more conventional amenities. See “Conventions/Retreats” for several options. Also see the Cabin guide on page 20. Others include: • loudy-Simpson Park: Its proximity to town, ample parking, covered picnic shelters with built-in grill make this a beautiful and convenient location for a wedding. Call (970) 824-5517 for information on fees and availability • Moffat County fairgrounds Park: Within city limits and with ample parking, this venue offers a grassy, tree-surrounded area for a ceremony and a covered picnic shelter and playground for the reception. A perfect place for those wanting an outdoor wedding without the hassle of being remote. Call (970) 824-5517 for information. • Sherman Youth Camp: Sherman Youth Camp is located in a wooded area on Black Mountain and is a 45 minute drive from Craig. There’s an enclosed area for gatherings, kitchen and several locations for camping. There’s also playground equipment for family activities. Call (970) 824-5517 to inquire about cost and availability. • Sunset Arboritum: Located between Sunset Elementary School and Sunset Meadows, this park flows with paved

WYMAN MuSeuM – The Wyman Museum is the result of years of collecting beginning in 1949 when Lou Wyman discovered an abandoned 1932 Lincoln Automobile in Elk Springs. His assortment of items gives museum guests an experience spanning 100 years of American life, ingenuity and advancement. The museum is also home to Junior the elk, a friendly and magnificent example of his species. hand-raised by Wyman. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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B & B Welders Supply, Inc. ...........(970) 824-1057 B & K Distributing, Inc...................(970) 879-1906 Baker & Associates .......................(970) 824-3435 Bank of Colorado...........................(970) 824-9421 Bank of the West ...........................(970) 824-9431 Bear Creek Animal Hospital .........(970) 824-5964 Bear River Ranch ..........................(970) 269-7777 Bear River Young Life Co 42 .........(970) 629-9600 Bear Valley Inn...............................(970) 824-8101 Bears Ears Dental ........................(970) 824-3425 Bears Ears Landscapes ...............(970) 824-2348 Bears Ears Sportsman Club .........(970) 824-7538 BeautiControl/ Tammie Hanel......(970) 824-8052 Beaver Creek Outfitters.................(218) 368-3679 Beaver Springs ..............................(303) 973-8900 Bella Voce Chorus ........................(970) 824-6472 Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn and Suites..............(970) 824-9282 Better Business Bureau................(800) 564-0371 Big Rack Outfitters & Horseback Adventure....................(970) 826-4468 Black Mountain Glass ...................(970) 824-5353 Blue Ribbon Kitchens ...................(970) 824-2040 Bonaker & Associates, Inc. ...........(970) 824-4156 Boys & Girls Club of Craig .............(970) 826-0411 Brass Key Realty, LTD....................(970) 824-7086 Brother's Custom Processing,.......(970) 824-3855 Brush Mountain Ranch Ltd...........(970) 583-2976 Bull Run Ranch..............................(970) 824-7200 Bullseye Taxidermy ........................(970) 826-2997 Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Area Office ................(970) 826-5000

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Galaxy Restaurant .........................(970) 824-8165 Gino's Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill ..............................(970) 824-6323 GOAL Academy .............................(970) 208-6329 Grand Futures Prevention Coalition ......................(970) 824-5752 Grand Olde West Days .................(970) 824-4580 Great Divide Cleaning Service......(970) 824-4103

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Hayden Rebekah Lodge #75 .......(970) 276-4144 Hems & Hers by Joyce...................(970) 824-2679 Herod Industries/Roto Rooter ......(970) 824-8305 Hi Performance Car Wash.............(970) 629-2469 High Desert Outdoor Power ..........(970) 824-5711 High Desert Ranch & Outfitting ...(970) 629-1760 High Desert Timber Frames..........(970) 824-8621 Holiday Inn of Craig .......................(970) 824-4000 Homestead Hunts .........................(970) 824-8549 Hoque, Don & Dee ........................(970) 734-7438 Horizons Specialized Services......(970) 824-7804 Howard A Coleman .......................(970) 826-4395 Huckleberry Investments .............(970) 846-6898 Humane Society of MoCo ................(970) 824-7235

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ...............................(970) 871-4987 DMA Electronics ............................(970) 824-8068 Don Hatch River Expeditions ........(800) 346-6277 Donna & Norvell Hall.....................(970) 824-6421 Double Barrel Steakhouse ...........(970) 620-4490 Downtown Books...........................(970) 824-5343 Downtown Business Association..(970) 824-7898 Draper Insurance Group ...............(970) 824-8663 Dry Creek Enterprises ..................(970) 824-4940 D'Tail Dog Grooming Salon ..........(970) 824-6364 Ducks Unlimited ...........................(970) 824-1186 Dunckley Peak Outfitters & Pack Service ..............................(970) 824-8257 Dynamic Ventures - Shaklee.........(970) 824-3980

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Mathers' Bar .................................(970) 824-9946 Mathers' Ranch .............................(970) 824-5883 Maurices ........................................(970) 824-7393 Maxum Petroleum ........................(970) 824-5311 Maybell Park ..................................(970) 272-3261 Maybell Store, (The) ......................(970) 272-3262 McDonald's of Craig ......................(970) 824-7638 McKey Chiropractic Clinic .............(970) 824-4444 McStay Brothers, Inc. ....................(970) 824-8525 Meeker Chamber of Commerce ...(970) 878-5510 Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic ...(970) 826-3109 Memorial Hospital, The.................(970) 824-9411 Merchant Services Direct ............(720) 357-8047 Miller Family Appliance .................(970) 824-9380 MJK Sales & Feed, Inc. .................(970) 824-6581 M-n-D's Handmade Gifts ..............(970) 824-2923 Moffat County Assessor ................(970) 824-9102 Moffat County Booster Club ........(970) 620-2403 Moffat County Cattlemen..............(970) 272-3000 Moffat County Cattlewomen ........(970) 629-2547 Moffat County Commissioners .....(970) 824-5517 Moffat County Democratic Party ..(970) 824-3049 Moffat County Fair Board..............(970) 824-9180 Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing.....................................(970) 824-7086 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival ............................(970) 826-4444 Moffat County Libraries Craig branch ..................................(970) 824-5116 Moffat County Republican Central Committee ........................(970) 824-5206 Moffat County School District.......(970) 824-3268 Moffat County Tourism Assn ........(970) 824-2335 Moffat County United Way ............(970) 824-6222 Moffat Family Clinic.......................(970) 824-3252 Mountain Meat & Sausage...........(970) 824-4878 Mountain States Company, The ...(970) 824-6568 Mountain View Furniture...............(970) 824-6066 Mountain West Insurance & Financial.....................................(970) 824-8185 Mule Deer Foundation Northwest Colorado Chapter ........(970) 629-1760 Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply .................................(970) 824-4100 Museum of Northwest Colorado ..(970) 824-6360 Myers Hunting Service, Inc. ..........(970) 824-9317

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club...........................(970) 824-5821 Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association .........................(970) 824-8233 Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA...(970) 620-2342 Northwest Services, LLP ...............(970) 879-4026 Northwest Title Company..............(970) 824-9427

Names and Numbers ....................(970) 870-9600 National Cattledog Assn ..............(970) 224-2437 Net's Cafe ......................................(970) 272-3500 Norman Ranch ..............................(254) 786-4785 Northwest Auto Glass....................(970) 824-2792 Northwest Auto Sales & Service ....(970) 878-5026 Northwest Colorado Center for Independence ..........................(970) 826-0833 Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrot Heads..............................(970) 629-2586 Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition .............................(970) 824-8000

Saddleback Ranch .......................(970) 879-3711 Safeway, Inc. ..................................(970) 824-9496 Samuelson's True Value Hardware..(970) 824-6683 Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab.....(970) 826-4100 Schaus's House Inspections ........(970) 261-3750 SCI Yampa Valley Chapter ............(970) 819-2531 ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by Steam Express .....(970) 871-4974 Severson Supply & Rental ...........(970) 824-9481 Shell Exploration & Production....(970) 824-0168 Shelton Ranch ...............................(970) 272-3553 Sombrero Ranch Inc. ....................(970) 824-3468

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Pacific Steel & Recycling ..............(307) 382-7970 Pack Center Shipping, Empire Expess Hobbies & Toys ...(970) 824-7957 Paddy Whack .................................(970) 620-4068 Paint Dabbers (The) ......................(970) 824-6093 Peggy Cisar ....................................(970) 824-6073 Pepsi Cola Bottling Group .............(970) 824-8195 Pilot Logistic Services ...................(970) 756-6018 Pinnacle Peak Adventures ............(970) 824-9269 Pizza Hut .......................................(970) 824-6531 Plasti-Size ......................................(970) 824-2222 Price Mine Services.......................(970) 824-4300 Print Shop (The).............................(970) 824-7031

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Quality Plus One-Hour Photo ........(970) 824-3813 Quilter's Quest ..............................(970) 826-0111

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Ralph & Marcia Royster ................(970) 756-3068 Rangely Chamber of Commerce...(970) 675-5290 RE/MAX About You ........................(970) 824-7000 Resource Logic ..............................(970) 629-9979 Ridgeview West Apartments.........(970) 824-2772 Roberts S. Ralston & Assoc ..........(970) 879-2727 Rocky Mountain Auto, Inc. ............(970) 824-5749 Ron Kittelson ................................(971) 241-6222 Routt County Government ............(970) 879-0108 Routt/Moffat Wool Growers..........(970) 824-9302

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Wagner Corporation ......................(970) 824-2709 Walgreens ......................................(970) 824-0155 Wal-Mart.........................................(970) 824-0340 Walter & Marilyn Stevens .............(970) 824-2486 Wapiti Cross Ranch .......................(386) 752-7339 Weeldreyer Hunting Camp ............(970) 824-2704 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ........(970) 824-0307 Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers ...................................(970) 826-0573 West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association ....................(970) 773-2198 Western United Realty...................(970) 824-3202 Westward Motel.............................(970) 824-3413 Wild Skies ......................................(970) 926-0216 Wild West Weekend .....................(970) 824-8621 Wyman Living History Museum ....(970) 824-6346 Y Lazy S Ranch ..............................(970) 824-6668 Yampa Valley Bank ........................(970) 824-3600 Yampa Valley Baptist Church........(970) 824-5424 Yampa Valley Data Partners .........(970) 824-1133 Yampa Valley Electric Association (970) 824-6593 Yampa Valley Golf Association......(970) 824-3673 Yampa Valley Medical Center ......(970) 879-1322 Yampa Valley Regional Airport......(970) 276-5001 YampaGeo, LLC .............................(970) 701-3008 Yellow Book USA ............................(970) 270-5773 Zirkel Wireless ..............................(970) 871-8500

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T & H Napa Auto Parts, Inc. ..........(970) 824-3496 TDS, Inc. .........................................(970) 824-7094 The Dog & I ....................................(970) 824-5778 The Hearing Aid Office, Inc. ..........(970) 824-2440 The Journey at First Baptist ..........(970) 824-5926 The Laundry ...................................(970) 824-9274 THPK ..............................................(970) 826-1400 Thunder Rolls Bowling Center ......(970) 824-2695 Tin Cup Grill ...................................(970) 824-3764 TLC Carpet One..............................(970) 824-4945 Touchmark Promotions, Inc. .........(970) 871-6155 Trapper Fitness & Cross Fit Center ............................(970) 824-6932 Trapper Mining, Inc........................(970) 824-4401 Traveler Inn ...................................(970) 824-7066 Triple Track Hunting.......................(970) 756-5000 Tri-State Equipment Company ......(970) 824-6163 Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assoc. ..................(970) 824-4411 Tri-State Supplies ..........................(970) 824-2929 Tumbleweeds and Lace Salon......(970) 824-2300 Tunies & Such Nursery & Landscape..................................(970) 824-4729 Twenty Mile Coal Mine Peabody Coal .................................(970) 870-2700

Vallarta's Mexican Cuisine............(970) 824-9812 Valley Vista Inn ..............................(970) 620-4560 Vermillion Ranch ..........................(307) 362-5054 VFW Post 4265..............................(970) 824-7145 Victory Motors of Craig, Inc...........(970) 824-4422 Victory Vision Associates ..............(970) 824-8307 Village Inn ......................................(970) 824-9600 Village Profile .................................(920) 291-5005 Voyich, Dushan DMD.....................(970) 824-6643

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Spiritpass .......................................(970) 824-2844 State Farm Insurance....................(970) 824-3258 SS Chamber of Commerce ...........(970) 879-0880 Storage and U-Haul .......................(970) 824-6464 Subway/TCBY.................................(970) 824-2900 Superior Guide Service .................(970) 824-4767


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Community

Bonaker & Associates, Inc. (970) 824-4156 1598 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 Colorado CPA Services (970) 675-2222 118 W. Main St., Rangely, CO 81648 www.colocpa.com

Lodging

Jones & Associates, Inc. (970) 824-2010 458 Yampa Ave. #200 Craig, CO 81625

THPK (970) 826-1400 555 Breeze St. Craig CO 81625 www.thpk.com

APARTMENTS/RENTALS

Activities

Alpine Condominiums (970) 824-3636 410 Tucker St. #04 Craig, CO 81625 apartmentsincraig.com

Columbine Apartments (970) 824-8127 655 Wickes Ave. Craig, CO 81625

Huckleberry Investments (970) 846-6898 580 1st Ave. West Craig, CO 81625

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Peggy Cisar (970) 824-6073 1290 Alta Vista Dr. Craig, CO 81625

Ridgeview West Apartments (970) 824-2772 615 Riford Rd. #5G Craig, CO 81625

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APPLIANCES

Intermountain Appliances (970) 824-6945 395 School St. Craig, CO 81625

Miller Family Appliance (970) 824-9380 211 W. 4th St. Craig, CO 81625

ARCHITECTS

Roberts S. Ralston & Associates, Architects PC (970) 879-2727 117 12th St. Steamboat, CO 80487 www.ralstonarchitects.com

ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Craig Concert Association (970) 824-1985 P. O. Box 364 Craig, CO 81626

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center (970) 824-2695 990 Industrial Ave. Craig, CO 81625

AUTO & RV RENTAL Ollie's RV Rentals (970) 824-9243 492 Highland Dr. Craig, CO 81625

AUTO: BODY, PAINT & ACCESSORIES

Custom Auto and Paint (970) 620-4081 324 School St. Craig, CO 81625

Jack's Bumpers, LLC (970) 824-2423 350 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625

AUTO: DEALERS

Cook Chevrolet & Subaru (970) 824-2100 1776 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.cookchevrolet.com Craig Ford-Mercury, Inc. (970) 824-9441 801 W. Victory Way

Craig, CO 81625 www.craigfordinc.com

Northwest Auto Sales & Service (970) 878-5026 485 Market Street Meeker, CO 81641 www.nwautogmc.net

Victory Motors of Craig, Inc. (970) 824-4422 2705 W. 1st St. Craig, CO 81625 www.victorymotors.com

AUTO: REPAIR/SERVICE A & E Tire, Inc. (970) 824-0217 120A Preece Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.aetire.com

Craig Conoco Service (970) 824-5310 140 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Rocky Mountain Auto, Inc. (970) 824-5749 1694 N. Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

T & H Napa Auto Parts, Inc. (970) 824-3496 400 Taylor St. Craig, CO 81625

TDS, Inc. (970) 824-7094 1247 E. Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 tdstires.com

BANKING

Bank of Colorado (970) 824-9421 250 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.bankofcolorado.com

Bank of the West (970) 824-9431 139 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.bankofthewest.com

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BeautiControl by Tammie Hanel (970) 824-8052 1429 Lecuyer Dr. Craig, CO 81625 www.beautipage.com/ tammiehanel

Mane Attitude Salon (970) 824-4064 571 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.maneattitudesalon.com Tumbleweeds & Lace Salon (970) 824-2300 1111 W. Victory Way #125 Craig, CO 81625

BUSINESS SERVICES

Better Business Bureau 1-800-564-0371 8020 S. CR 5 #100 Fort Collins, CO 80528

Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership (970) 620-4370 50 College Dr. Craig, CO 81625 www.cmedp.com

First National Bank Building 1-714-832-8273 11 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Maybell Park (970) 272-3261 P.O Box 81 Maybell, CO 81640

CAR WASHES

Craig Super Wash (970) 826-0731 1635 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Hi Performance Touchless (970) 629-2469 452 4th St. W. Craig, CO 81625

CELLULAR SERVICE Ensignal (970) 824-4979 1594 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.ensignal.com

Union Wireless 1-888-926-2273 345 Mack Ln. Craig, CO 81625 www.unionwireless.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Colorado Welcome Center-Dinosaur 101 Stegosaurus Fwy Dinosaur, CO 81610 (970) 374-2205 www.colorado.com

Rangely Chamber of Commerce (970) 675-5290 209 E. Main St. Rangely, CO 81648 www.rangelychamber.com

Steamboat Chamber of Commerce (970) 879-0880 P.O. Box 774408 Steamboat, CO 80477 steamboatchamber.com

CHIROPRACTORS

McKey Chiropractic Clinic (970) 824-4444 469 Breeze St. Craig, CO 81625

CHURCHES

Calvary Baptist Church (970) 824-5222 1050 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.calvarycraig.org

Craig Christian Church (970) 824-6024 960 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.craigchurch.org

Faith Lutheran Church (970) 824-3043 580 Green St. Craig, CO 81625

First Congregational United Craig Chamber of Commerce Church of Christ (970) 824-5689 (970) 824-6836 360 E. Victory Way 630 Green St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625

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Colorado State Parks (970) 276-2061 P.O. Box 759 Hayden, CO 81638 www.parks.state.co.us

Meeker Chamber of Commerce (970) 878-5510 710 Market St. Meeker, CO 81641 www.meekerchamber.com

Lodging

Allie Ooop Studio (970) 824-2271 406 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

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BEAUTY

Hayden Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Kitchens (970) 819-5587 (970) 824-2040 (All Around Real Estate) 2005 W. Victory Way Hayden, CO 81638 Craig, CO 81625 www.welovehayden.com blueribbonkitchensofco.com

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Yampa Valley Bank (970) 824-3600 435 Mack Ln. Craig, CO 81625 www.yampavalleybank.com

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First National Bank of the Rockies (970) 824-6533 600 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.fnbrockies.com


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Methodist Church (970) 824-7939 700 Barclay St. Craig, CO 81625

The Journey at First Baptist (970) 824-5926 1150 W. 9th St. Craig, CO 81625 www.thejourneyatfb.org

Boys & Girls Club of Craig (970) 826-0411 1324 E. US Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 www.craigbgc.org

Colorado Cruisers Car Club (970) 824-8342 690 Pershing St. Craig, CO81625

Lodging

Activities

Conservation Colorado Yampa Valley Baptist Church (970) 824-5241 (970) 824-5424 529 Yampa Ave. 3900 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.ourcolorado.org www.yampavalleybabtistworthyofpraise.org Craig Association of Realtors (970) 824-3445 CLEANING SERVICES P.O. Box 1320 Craig, CO 81626 Great Divide Cleaning www.craigassociationof (970) 824-4103 realtors.com 997 E. 10th St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig Lions Club ServiceMaster Cleaning & (970) 824-3095 Restoration by Steam Express 1315 West 8th Street (970) 871-4974 Craig, CO 81625 1115 N. Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 Craig Rotary Club servicemasterclean.com (970) 826-4444 P.O. Box 1400 Craig, CO 81626 CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society (970) 879-1999 P.O. Box 771611 Steamboat, CO 80477 www.craigrelayforlife.com

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American Legion Post 62 (970) 824-3625 1055 CR 7 Craig, CO 81625

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Bear River Young Life Co 42 (970) 629-9600 469 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81626 bearriver.younglife.org Bella Voce Chorus (970) 824-6472 P.O. Box 1544 Craig, CO 81626

Craig Sea Sharks (970) 824-5575 P.O. Box 818 Craig, CO 81626

Craig Youth Hockey Assn (970) 620-6631 1261 Taylor Street Craig, CO 81625 www.leaguelineup.com

Ducks Unlimited (970) 824-1186 789 Stock Dr. Craig, CO 81625

Elks Lodge #1577 (970) 824-3557 43 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Grand Olde West Days (970) 824-4580 523 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 grandoldewestdays.com

Hayden Rebekah Lodge #75 (970) 276-4144 495 S. Walnut St. Hayden, CO 81639

Humane Society of Moffat County (970) 824-7235 P.O. Box 1587 Craig, CO 81626 www.petfinder.com Kiwanis Club (970) 824-2023 P.O. Box 866 Craig, CO 81626

Moffat County Booster Club (970) 620-2403 P.O. Box 1063 Craig, CO 81626

Moffat County Cattlemen (970) 272-3000 96193 E. Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625

Moffat County Cattlewomen CSU Moffat County Extension (970) 629-2547 (970) 824-9180 2159 County Road 18N 539 Barclay St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 Moffat County Downtown Business Assn. Democratic Party (970) 824-7898 (970) 824-3049 555 Yampa Ave. 885 School St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625

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Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrot Heads (970) 629-2586 210 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.nwcoloradoparrotheads.com

Routt/Moffat Wool Growers (970) 824-9302 679 Haughey Rd. Craig, CO 81625

SCI Yampa Valley Chapter (970) 819-2531 P.O. Box 752 Craig, CO 81626 sciyampavalleychapter.com VFW Post 4265 (970) 824-7145 419 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Wild West Weekend (970) 824-8621 640 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Zirkel Wireless (970) 871-8500 330 S. Lincoln Ave. Steamboat, CO 80487 www.zirkelwireless.com

CONTRACTORS: EXCAVATION

Anson Excavating and Pipe (970) 824-0382 789 Stock Dr. Craig, CO 81625 www.ansonexcavating.com

WAGNER CORPORATION

(970) 824-7325 895 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.kumandgo.com

Maybell Store, (The) (970) 272-3262 60311 Hwy 40 Maybell, CO 81640

DENTISTS

Allan D. Weimer, D.D.S. (970) 824-9408 444 W. 6th St. Craig, CO 81625

Bears Ears Dental (970) 824-3425 965 W Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

(970) 824-2709 Northwest Colorado 1850 E. First St. Dental Coalition Craig, CO 81625 (970) 824-8000 www.wagnercorporationllc.com 485 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

CONTRACTORS: GENERAL

APH Construction Inc (970) 824-4993 406 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

Jenison Custom Builders (970) 629-1388 455 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

CONTRACTORS: SAND & GRAVEL

3B Enterprises, LLC (970) 824-0225 1200 E. 1st St. Craig, CO 81625

Voyich, Dushan DMD (970) 824-6643 200 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

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(970) 824-2418 700 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

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National Cattledog Assn (970) 224-2437 1175 58th Ave. Ste 100 Greeley, CO 80634 nationalcattledog.com

Copy Shop & Computer Corner (The) (970) 824-4758 99 E. 4th St. Craig, CO 81625 www.craigcopyshop.com

Kum & Go Food Stores (970) 824-2568 1302 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Activitiess

Mule Deer Foundation Northwest Colorado Chapter (970) 629-1760 405 Hill Dr. Craig, CO 81625 www.muledeer.org

COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICES

CONVENIENCE STORE

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Moffat County Republican Central Committee (970) 824-5206 P.O. Box 713 Craig, CO 81625 www.moffatcountyrepublicans.net

Yampa Valley Data Partners (970) 824-1133 50 College Dr. Craig, CO 81625 yampavalleypartners.com

D'Tail Dog Grooming Salon (970) 824-6364 406 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

Paddy Whack (970) 620-4068 400 Mack Ln. Craig, CO 81625 www.paddywhackpets.com

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Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival (970) 826-4444 6271 Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 mcballoonfestival.com


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(970) 824-5778 2023 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

EDUCATION

Colorado Northwestern Community College (970) 824-1101 2801 W. 9th St. Craig, CO 81625 www.cncc.edu

Lodging

GOAL Academy (970) 208-6329 1111 W. Victory Way #112 Craig, CO 81625 www.goalac.org

Moffat County School District (970) 824-3268 775 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.moffatsd.org

ELECTRICIANS

Activities

Dry Creek Enterprises (970) 824-4940 980 E. 9th St. Craig, CO 81625

Mountain States Company (970) 824-6568 424 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625

EMBROIDERY/MENDING

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Embroidery Shoppe (The) (970) 824-6770 519 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Flint Personnel Services (970) 824-8822 469 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

Price Mine Services (970) 824-4300 1665 E. Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625

ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS Baker & Associates (970) 824-3435 1790 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Epp & Associates, Inc. (970) 824-8236 433 4th Ave. W. Craig, CO 81625 www.eppassociates.com

EQUIPMENT SALES/RENTAL

Just Ask Rental (970) 824-6683 456 Breeze St. Craig, CO 81625

Severson Supply & Rental (970) 824-9481 2453 W. 1st St. Craig, CO 81625 www.seversonsupply.com Tri-State Equipment (970) 824-6163 3025 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.tri-stateequip.com

Colorado Workforce Center Tri-State Supplies (970) 824-3246 (970) 824-2929 480 Barclay St. 27195 Hwy 13 S. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.yourworkforcecenter.com

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Division of Vocational Rehab FABRIC (970) 871-4987 50 College Dr. Craig, CO 81625 www.dvrcolorado.com

Quilter's Quest (970) 826-0111 335 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

FINANCIAL

Edward Jones (970) 824-8123 555 Breeze St. Craig, CO 81625 www.edwardjones.com

LPL Financial (970) 824-5270 101 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.lpl.com/dean.brosious

Merchant Services Direct (720) 357-8047 1141 Joliet St. Aurora , CO 80010 www.msdmerchants.com

FITNESS

Trapper Fitness & Cross Fit Center (970) 824-6932 261 Commerce St. Craig, CO 81625

FLOORING

Kidder Floor Covering (970) 326-6281 864 Behrman St. Craig, CO 81625

TLC Carpet One (970) 824-4945 1820 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.carpetone.com

FLORIST

Flower Mine & Gift Shop (970) 824-7441 410 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.theflowerminegift shop.com

FURNITURE

Aaron's Sales & Service (970) 826-1600 1111 W. Victory Way #102 Craig, CO 81625 www.aarons.com

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Elkhorn Outfitters, Inc. (970) 824-7392 37399 N. Hwy 13 Craig, CO 81625 www.elkhornoutfitters.com

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Routt County Government (970) 879-0108 552 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat, CO 80487 www.co.routt.co.us

Craig Wild Bunch, Inc (The) Vermillion Ranch (307) 362-5054 (970) 824-9334 14883 MCR 10 N. 855 CR 78 Maybell, CO 81640 Craig, CO 81625 www.elk-craigwildbunch.com

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Moffat County Commissioners (970) 824-5517 221 W. Victory Way #130 Craig, CO 81625 www.co.moffat.co.us

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Colorado Outfitters Services (303) 726-5975 7685 Pontiac St. Commerce City, CO 80022

Superior Guide Service (970) 824-4767 5801 CO Hwy 394 Craig, CO 81625

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Big Rack Outfitters & Horseback Adventure (970) 826-4468 42755 RCR #86 Craig, CO 81625 www.bigrack.com

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Pinnacle Peak Adventures (970) 824-9269 2951 CR 18 N. Craig, CO 81625 www.huntpinnacle.com

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High Desert Ranch Murdoch's Ranch & Home & Outfitting (970) 824-4100 (970) 629-1760 2355 W. Victory Way 405 Hill Dr. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.murdochs.com www.highdesertoutfitting.com Samuelson's True Value (970) 824-6683 Homestead Hunts 465 Breeze St. (970) 824-8549 Craig, CO 81625 2050 Chapman Ln. truevalue.com/samuelson Craig, CO 81625

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Safeway, Inc. Black Mountain Glass (970) 824-9496 (970) 824-5353 1295 W. Victory Way 75 E. 4th St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.safeway.com www.blackmountainglass.com

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Horizons Specialized Services Mark & Katy Gray Craig, CO 81625 (970) 824-7804 Ralph & Marcia Royster 439 Breeze St. Maybell, CO 81640 Craig, CO 81625 Ron Kittelson www.horizonsnwc.org Craig, CO 81625 Love Inc. of the Yampa Valley Walter & Marilyn Stevens Craig, CO 81625 (970) 826-0234 Walgreens 656 School St. (970) 824-0155 Craig, CO 81625 INSURANCE 750 W. Victory Way Colorado Farm Craig, CO 81625 Moffat County Fair Board Bureau Insurance www.walgreens.comHome (970) 824-9180 (970) 824-8143 Care 539 Barclay St. 435 Mack Lane, #201 Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 Centennial Home Care www.moffatcountyfair.com (970) 824-6882 Draper Insurance Group 473 Yampa Ave. #200 Moffat County Fuller (970) 824-8663 Craig, CO 81625 Center for Housing 115 W. Victory Way (970) 824-7086 Craig, CO 81625 HOSPITALS 840 W. Victory Way Memorial Hospital, The Craig, CO 81625 Farmers Insurance Group (970) 824-9411 fullercenter.org/moffatcounty (970) 824-6970 750 Hospital Loop 95 W. 6th St. Craig, CO 81625 Moffat County United Way Craig, CO 81625 thememorialhospital.com (970) 824-6222 435 Mack Lane Mountain West Yampa Valley Medical Center Craig, CO 81625 Insurance & Financial www.unitedwaymoffat.org (970) 879-1322 (970) 824-8185 1024 Central Park Drive 100 East Victory Way Northwest Colorado Center Steamboat, CO 80487 Craig, CO 81625 for Independence www.yvmc.org www.mtnwst.com (970) 826-0833 50 College Dr. State Farm Insurance HUMAN SERVICES Craig CO 81625 (970) 824-3258 Advocates - Crisis www.indlife.org 690 W. Victory Way Support Services Craig, CO 81625 (970) 824-9709 Northwest Rocky www.statefarm.com P.O. Box 1050 Mountain CASA Craig, CO 81625 970-620-2342 JEWELERS 50 College Dr. CAPS Kester Jewelry Craig, CO 81626 (970) 824-8166 (970) 824-6343 www.nwrmcasa.org 445 Ranney St 530 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 Dynamic Ventures - Shaklee (970) 824-3980 904 Steele Ct. Craig, CO 81625 claimhealth.myshaklee.com

Connections 4 Kids 970-824-8282 601 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.connections4kids.org

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Grand Futures Prevention Coalition (970) 824-5752 439 Breeze St. #102 Craig, CO 81625 www.grandfutures.org

INDIVIDUAL

Christina Oxley Craig, CO 81625 Donna & Norvell Hall Craig, CO 81625 Hoque, Don & Dee Craig,CO 81625 Howard A Coleman Craig, CO 81625 JoAnn M. Quade Rifle, CO 81650 Marilyn Murphy Craig, CO 81625

LANDSCAPING/ NURSERIES

Bears Ears Landscapes (970) 824-2348 1815 CR 183 Craig, CO 81625

Tunies & Such (970) 824-4729 690 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

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LIBRARIES

Moffat County Libraries Craig branch (970) 824-5116 570 Green St. Craig, CO 81625 www.moffat.lib.co.us

LIQUOR

Hampton Inn & Suites- Craig (970) 826-9900 377 Cedar Ct. Craig, CO 81625 www.craigsuites.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn of Craig (970) 824-4000 300 S. Hwy 13 Craig, CO 81625 holidayinn.com/craigco

Eastside Liquor (970) 826-0071 539 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 Lariat Lee Liquor (970) 824-6632 391 Lincoln St. Craig, CO 81625

Loadout Liquors (970) 824-5168 1800 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Ladder Livestock Company (307) 383-2413 CCR 710 Savery, WY 82332 www.ladderranch.com

LODGING

Traveler Inn (970) 824-7066 2690 W. US Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 craigtravelerinn.com/

Bear Valley Inn (970) 824-8101 755 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.bearvalleyinn.com

Wapiti Cross Ranch (386) 752-7339 P.O. Box 161 Maybell, CO 81640 www.wapiticrossranch.com

Bear River Ranch (970) 269-7777 3985 MCR 19 Maybell, CO 81640 www.bearriverhunting.com

Valley Vista Inn (970) 620-4560 2855 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.valleyvistainn.com

Custom Quality Meat, Inc. (970) 824-4668 1430 N. Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

Mountain Meat & Sausage (970) 824-4878 291 Lincoln St. Craig, CO 81625 www.mountain-meat.com

MEDICAL

Craig Mental Health Center (970) 824-6541 439 Breeze St. #200 Craig, CO 81625 www.cwrmhc.org

Kinder Family Clinic (970) 826-0911 595 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625

Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic (The) (970) 826-3109 785 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625 thememorialhospital.com Moffat Family Clinic (970) 824-3252 600 Russel St. Craig, CO 81625

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The Laundry (970) 824-9274 555 Ledford St. Craig, CO 81625

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Loyds Cleaners (970) 824-5298 552 Breeze St. Craig, CO 81625

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A-1 Laundromat & Dry Cleaners (970) 824-5766 829 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Westward Motel Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn and Suites (970) 824-3413 (970) 824-9282 517 E. Victory Way 262 Commerce St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.bestwestern.com/deer MAPPING parkinnandsuites YampaGeo, LLC (970) 701-3008 Candlewood Suites 458 Yampa Ave. #110 (970) 824-8400 Craig, CO 81625 92 Commerce St. www.yampageo.com Craig, CO 81625 www.candlewoodsuites.com MEAT PROCESSORS /craignorthwest Brother's Custom Elk Run Inn Processing (970) 826-4444 (970) 824-3855 627 W. Victory Way 383 E. 1st St. Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.elkruninn.com brothersprocessing.com

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Nurse Association (970) 824-8233 745 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625 www.nwcovna.org

West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association 970-773-2198 205 N. 4th St, Suite 306 Grand Junction, CO 81502 www.wscoga.org

MINING & ENERGY

Cedar Mountain MHC, Inc. (970) 824-6230 925 West 1st St. #625 Craig, CO 81625

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The Hearing Aid Office, Inc. 970-824-2440 1280 Industrial Ave. Craig, CO 81625 hearingaidofficeinc.com

MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY

Lodging

Colowyo Coal/Western Fuels IronClad Mobile Home Park (970) 824-1200 (970) 824-2131 5731 Hwy 13 1664 N. Yampa Ave. Meeker, CO 81641 Craig, CO 81625 www.riotinto.com

Pilot Logistic Services (970) 756-6018 301 School St. Craig, CO 81625 www.westernpetroleum.net

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Resource Logic (970) 629-9979 835 Villa View Dr. Craig, CO 81625

Shell Exploration & Production (970) 824-0168 316 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.shell.com/

MORTGAGE LENDER

Colorado Lending Source (970) 947-1400 2520 S. Grand Ave. #207 Glenwood, CO 81601 www.coloradolendingsource.org

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (970) 824-0307 318 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.wfhm.com/wfhm/ amanda-field

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Craig Electric Motor & Machine Trapper Mining, Inc. (970) 824-7023 (970) 824-4401 120 West 16th Street 6 1/2 miles S. on US Hwy 13 Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assoc. (970) 824-4411 2101 S. Ranney Craig, CO 81625 www.tristategt.org

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Twenty Mile Coal MinePeabody Coal (970) 870-2700 29515 R.C.R 27 Oak Creek, CO 80467 www.peabodyenergy.com

Wyman Living History Museum (970) 824-6346 94350 US Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 www.wymanmuseum.com

NEWSPAPERS

Colorado Hunting Club (970) 878-5507 592 Main St. Suite 6 Meeker, CO 81641 coloradohuntingclub.com

Craig Daily Press (970) 824-7031 466 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.craigdailypress.com

NURSING HOME Colorado State Veterans Home (970) 625-0842 851 E. 5th St. Rifle, CO 81650

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation (970) 826-4100 943 W. 8th Dr. Craig, CO 81625

OFFICE SUPPLIES

Alpine Document Solutions (970) 879-2588 2550 S. Copper Frontage Rd. #104 Steamboat, CO 80487 www.alpinecopier.com

High Desert Outdoor Power (970) 824-5711 351 School St Craig, CO 81625 www.hdoutdoorpower.com

Jackson's Office Supply (970) 824-8114 106 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Museum of Northwest Colorado (970) 824-6360 590 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.museumnwco.org

Eyecare Specialties (970) 824-3488 1111 W. Victory Way #1110 Craig, CO 81625 www.eyefinity.com/eyecarespecialtiesco

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OPTOMETRISTS

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Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Area (970) 826-5000 455 Emerson St. Craig, CO 81625 www.blm.gov

Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (970) 878-6090 73485 Hwy 64 Meeker, CO 81641 www.wildlife.state.co.us

Craig Powersports (970) 826-0060 2607 E. US Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 www.craigpowersports.com

Plasti-Size (970) 824-2222 37 Pronghorn Rd. Craig, CO 81625 www.plastisize.com

PLUMBERS

Arnold Plumbing & Heating (970) 824-6887 P.O. Box 716 Craig, CO 81626

Dunckley Peak Outfitters & Pack Service (970) 824-8257 515 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.billscabin.com

Frosty Acres Ranch (970) 824-8935 41380 N. Hwy 13 Craig, CO 81625 www.frostyacres-craig.com

Herod Industries/Roto Rooter (970) 824-8305 Mathers' Ranch 504 W. Victory (970) 824-5883 Craig, CO 81625 420 Yampa Ave. Don Hatch River Expeditions Craig, CO 81625 800-346-6277 Masterworks Mechanical 221 N 400 E (970) 824-4840 McStay Brothers, Inc. Vernal, UT 84078 461 Yampa Ave. (970) 824-8525 www.donhatchrivertrips.com Craig, CO 81625 17835 CR 3 masterworksmechanical.com Northwest Colorado Craig, CO 81625 Snowmobile Club PRINTERS (970) 824-5821 Norman Ranch P.O. Box 3 Print Shop (The) (254) 786-4785 Craig, CO 81626 (970) 824-7031 P.O. Box 429 www.northwestcolorados466 Yampa Ave. Coolidge, TX 76635 nowmobileclub.org Craig, CO 81625 www.normanranches.com Saddleback Ranch (970) 879-3711 37350 RCR 179 Steamboat, CO 80487 www.saddlebackranch.net

Village Profile (920) 291-5005 w1948 Pleasant Ave. Markesan, WI 53946 www.villageprofile.com

Sombrero Ranch Inc. (970) 824-3468 781 CR. 15 Craig, CO 81625 www.sombrero.com

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Community Lodging

Brush Mountain Ranch Ltd. (970) 583-2976 7400 RCR 82 Slater, CO 81653 www.brushmtn.com

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Bears Ears Sportsman Club MCR 7 Craig, CO 81625 www.bearsears.org

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Yampa Valley Golf Association PRIVATE LAND/ (970) 824-3673 TRESPASS/ 2179 US Hwy 394 SELF-GUIDED HUNTS Craig, CO 81625 Beaver Springs www.yampavalleygolf.com (303) 973-8900 Morapos Creek PAINTERS Craig, CO 81625 Paint Dabbers (The) beaversprings.tripod.com (970) 824-6093 320 Barclay St. Bull Run Ranch Craig, CO 81625 (970) 824-7200 17454 S. Colorado Hwy 13 PHOTOGRAPHY Hamilton, CO 81638 Quality Plus One-Hour Photo Colorado's Mountain West (970) 824-3813 Outfitting Co. 227 E. Victory Way (970) 824-7257 Craig, CO 81625 P.O. Box 1380 www.qualityplus.lifepics.com Craig, CO 81626 www.primehunts.com PLASTIC

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Victory Vision Associates (970) 824-8307 2 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625


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Wild Skies (970) 926-0216 100 CR 30 Craig, CO 81625 www.wildskies.com

RE/MAX About You (970) 824-7000 11 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 aboutyou1.colorado.remaxclassicsites.com

Schaus's House Inspections (970) 261-3750 565 Sandrock Dr. Craig, CO 81625

KS Kreations Craft Store & Bakery (970) 824-2151 523 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 Mathers' Bar (970) 824-9946 420 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

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Cornerstone Realty (970) 824-4455 508 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 cornerstonerealtyltd.com

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McDonald's of Craig Western United Realty (970) 824-7638 (970) 824-3202 Y Lazy S Ranch 1080 W. Victory Way 1425 W. Victory Way (970) 824-6668 Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 2115 Moffat County Road 3 www.westernunitedrealty.com Craig, CO 81625 Net's Cafe www.ylazysranch.com (970) 272-3500 RESTAURANTS/ 60211 W. Hwy 40 CAFÉS/TAVERNS PUBLIC UTILITIES Maybell, CO 81640 Carelli's, Inc. Atmos Energy Corp. (970) 824-6868 1-888-286-6700 Ocean Pearl 465 Yampa Ave. 65 S. Ranney St. (970) 824-8888 Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 441 W. Victory Way www.atmosenergy.com Craig, CO 81625 Castle Ranch Steakhouse & Sports Page Bar Yampa Valley Electric Assn OP Bar 'n Grill (970) 824-4000 (970) 824-6593 (970) 824-8918 300 S. Highway 13 3500 E. Hwy 40 536 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 www.yvea.com Double Barrel Steakhouse Pizza Hut (970) 620-4490 RADIO (970) 824-6531 351 Ranney St. 1070 W. Victory Way KRAI FM & 55 Country Craig, CO 81625 Craig, CO 81625 (970) 824-6574 www.pizzahut.com 1111 W. Victory Way Fiesta Jalisco Craig, CO 81625 (970) 826-0500 Subway/TCBY www.krai.com 410 Ranney St. (970) 824-2900 Craig, CO 81625 1420 W. Victory Way REAL ESTATE OFFICES www.fiestajalisco.net Craig, CO 81625 Brass Key Realty, LTD

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Village Inn (970) 824-9600 1103 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

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Touchmark Promotions, Inc. (970) 871-6155 1475 Pine Grove Rd. #204 Steamboat, CO 80487 www.touchmarkpromo.com

TAXIDERMISTS

DMA Electronics (970) 824-8068 1979 CR 15 Craig, CO 81625 www.dmaelectronics.com

TELEVISION/PHONE

Maurices (970) 824-7393 1850 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.maurices.com

M-n-D's Handmade Gifts (970) 824-2923 655 Ranney St. Craig, CO 81625

Spiritpass (970) 824-2844 1111 W. Victory Way #134 Craig, CO 81625 www.spiritpass.net Wal-Mart (970) 824-0340 2000 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.walmart.com

SAWMILL

High Desert Timber Frames (970) 824-8621 101 U.B.R. Lane Craig, CO 81625

Integrated Network Systems (970) 629-8600 3692 County Road 7 Craig, CO 81625

SELF STORAGE

Storage and U-Haul (970) 824-6464 1592 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.craigstorage.com

SHIPPING & PACKAGING Pack Center Shipping, Empire Expess Hobbies & Toys (970) 824-7957 509 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625

SIGNS/GRAPHIC DESIGN

Names and Numbers (970) 870-9600 1169 Hilltop Pkwy #104E Steamboat, CO 80487 namesandnumbers.com

Optimum West (866) 200-6250 580 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625 www.optimum.com

Yellow Book USA (970) 270-5773 605 28 1/4 RD. #A Grand Junction, CO 81506 www.yellowbook.com

TITLE COMPANY

Land Title Guarantee Co. (970) 870-2822 721 Oak St. #100 Steamboat, CO 80477 www.ltgc.com

Identity Graphics (970) 824-6190 455 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.identitygraphics.net

Northwest Title Company (970) 824-9427 530 Breeze St. Craig, CO 81625 www.nwtitlecompany.com

Axis Steel & Leather Works (970) 824-3256 802 E. 2nd Pl. Craig, CO 81625 www.axissteelinc.com

Moffat County Tourism Assn (970) 824-2335 1111 W. Victory Way #117 Craig, CO 81625 www.visitmoffatcounty.com

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TOURISM PROMOTION

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Downtown Books (970) 824-5343 543 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.downtownbooksincraig.com

SECURITY

Bullseye Taxidermy (970) 826-2997 1445 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.bullseyetaxidermy.com

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Community Budget Center (970) 824-7898 555 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625 www.communitybudgetcenter.com

Pacific Steel & Recycling (307) 382-7970 819 Elk St. Rock Springs , WY 82901 www.pacific-steel.com

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Centennial Mall (970) 824-7011 1111 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.centennialmall.com

RETAIL & SHOPPING

Chaos Ink (970) 824-3920 80 East 4th St. #115 Craig, CO 81625 www.chaosink.com

Craig Steel (970) 824-6553 345 Russell St. Craig, CO 81625

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SCREEN PRINTING & PROMOTIONAL

Activitiess

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers (970) 826-0573 1280 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.wendys.com


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A Towing (970) 620-0220 1181 Crest Dr. Craig, CO 81625 americantowing steamboat.com

TRANSPORTATION

Craig Taxi & Courier Service (970) 824-1998 Craig, CO 81625

Lodging

Echo Transportation, LLC (970) 756-1200 P.O. Box 914 Craig, CO 81626 www.sublinkstage.com

Union Pacific Railroad (303) 405-5010 1400 W. 52nd Ave. #1259 Denver, CO 80221 www.up.com

WATER PURIFICATION

Advantage Water Technologies (970) 620-6911 1040 Pronghorn Rd. Craig, CO 81625 www.advantagewatertechnologies.com

WELDING/ FABRICATION/ WELDING SUPPLY

B & B Welders Supply, Inc. (970) 824-1057 124 W. 4th St. Craig, CO 81625 Forbes Certified Welding (970) 824-6680 2350 W. 3rd St. Craig, CO 81625

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VETERINARIANS

Bear Creek Animal Hospital (970) 824-5964 2430 E. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625

Interstate Battery (970) 826-2613 1705 W. Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 www.interstatebatteries.com

Pepsi Cola Bottling Group (970) 824-8195 115 W.16th St. Craig, CO 81625 www.pepsi.com

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport DISTRIBUTORS (970) 276-5001 B & K Distributing, Inc. 11005 RCR 51A (970) 879-1906 Hayden, CO 81639 1140 13th St. www.co.routt.co.us Steamboat, CO 80487

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