Jerry Raehal

Email: jraehal@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1790

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Jerry Raehal has been the editor of the Craig Daily Press since November 2006. Prior to that, he worked as the editor/general manager at the Molalla Pioneer in Oregon, and as the sports editor of the Rawlins Daily Times in Wyoming.
Raehal graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000. He is married and has no children.

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No injuries in bus accident

No one was injured in a Wednesday morning crash between a Moffat County school bus and car.

Year one down for Jantz

Sheriff looks at first year, toward second

Sitting on Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz's desk is a blue Mead notebook.

Up from the ashes

Reconstruction efforts going on after apartment fire

Early May is the goal for completing reconstruction on a Craig apartment complex that caught fire in September 2007.

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'We found the perfect candidate'

Full-time dentist joins Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition staff in Craig

Several words come to Janet Pearcey, director of the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, when describing Dr. Dana Fujita.

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Cause of fire at Country Mall under investigation

When Vicky Kessler first arrived on the fire scene at the Country Mall about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, she admitted to having hope.

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County Shop catches fire

Early reports: Minimal damage to county vehicles

A fire at the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department County Shop on First Street on Saturday destroyed the county's sign inventory but left county vehicles with minimal damage, according to early reports.

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'This community just came together'

First Craig Relay for Life raises more than $64,000

She was, admittedly, a little slap happy.

Dinosaur crash victims' names released

The names of the victims involved in a fatal crash near Dinosaur on July 11 have been released.

Defining Economic Development Partnership

When Tim Gibbs resigned as executive director of the Economic Development Partnership in April, questions swirled as to whether EDP would stay in existence.

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'This is a severe tragedy'

A 13-year-old girl who had been missing since 6 p.m. Sunday was found dead Monday morning in the Yampa River.

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From abandoned to seized, the Craig Police Department has picked up and sold about 150 vehicles in the past four years as part of the city's code enforcement. The department currently has four impounded vehicles up for closed-bid auction.

Houston Mader, bottom, wrestles with top-ranked 140-pounder Justin Samora from Montezuma-Cortez during regional competition Saturday at Moffat County High School. Samora defeated Mader, 4-2.

Houston Mader, bottom, wrestles with top-ranked 140-pounder Justin Samora from Montezuma-Cortez during regional competition Saturday at Moffat County High School. Although Mader took second place at the regional meet, he still qualified for the state meet in Denver on Thursday.

Tom Metzger, of the Boulder firm Laurus Associates, LLC, presents plans for development near Wal-Mart during Thursday's Craig Chamber of Commerce Wake-up Craig Breakfast. The retail building he's presenting would encompass about 9,750 square feet and contain five to seven spaces for small retail shops and stores. Each space would be between 1,300 and 2,000 square feet. Sonic is a franchise seeking to build in that area.

Capt. Dennis Jones, of Craig Fire/Rescue, has seen a wide range of calls in nearly 20 years on the department. Some of those calls, he said, have been extremely dangerous and could easily have claimed a firefighter's life. Fortunately, that hasn't been the case.

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