Dan Olsen was born in the same hospital as Ernest Hemmingway, Dan Olsen took to journalism like a duck to water. After earning a journalism degree at Colorado State University, he began his career in television in Steamboat Springs, shooting production videos and local news.
Working the next decade for CBS, ABC and independent television stations, Olsen found his way back to Northwest Colorado and signed on with the Craig Daily Press, covering county government and agriculture and livestock, as well as general assignment reporting.
Residents 90 miles from schools and hospital in Craig
When Moffat County voters head to the polls in November, they will be asked to increase taxes in exchange for improvements to Craig schools and a new hospital on the west side of town.
Driving event challenges entries with difficult course
The Horse Driving Contest looked like fun.
Truck driver Patrick Maki drove an hour and a half to reach the Craig Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday.
Frog study finds no deformities in area population
The peaceful croaking of the frogs in the oxbow next to the Yampa River east of Craig was interrupted by the swish of dropping nets and a cheer of success from the captors.
CSU education looking to expand electronically
Colorado ranks fifth in the nation when education levels of residents are the measuring yardstick, and Colorado State University Vice Provost Lou Swanson said the plan is to make that number go even higher.
The upcoming visit to Craig by the Moving Wall, a replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will take place Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 is expected to bring thousands of people to town based on past performances.
In a policy soon to be implemented at the Moffat County Libraries, no surveillance devices of any kind will be allowed to be used while in the library.
Commissioners 'perplexed' by Ritter's flight over Vermillion Basin
In a strongly worded letter to Gov. Bill Ritter, the Moffat County Commissioners on Tuesday expressed displeasure with a recent fly-over of Vermillion Basin by the governor.
Reservoir dedication draws a crowd
State and federal officials mingled with the crowd as the Yampa Valley Boys softly sang about cool, clear water during Wednesday evening's Elkhead dam and reservoir dedication.
Elkhead event features food, music and speakers
Before selling his boat in 1998, Dave DeRose and his family would make it up to Elkhead Reservoir two to three times a month.