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Moffat County wrestling topples triangular competition vs. Steamboat, Coal Ridge

Bulldogs pin 10 of Titans' varsity in 66-6 win, hit Sailors 62-3

Moffat County High School wrestlers must have momentarily felt like they were in a bowling alley Tuesday night. How else would you explain collecting 10 pins? MCHS was the undisputed winner in points during a home triangular between the Bulldogs, Steamboat Springs and Coal Ridge.

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On the record for Dec. 7

On the record for Dec. 7

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Moffat County elders complain to commissioners about snow removal

Nearly 40 people attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Moffat County Commissioners, including several seniors who wanted to voice their concern over future snow plowing services.

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Moffat County School District seeks to improve student performance

Student achievement and growth scores from the 2015-16 school year were reviewed by Moffat County School District then used to develop a comprehensive plan to improve student performance. The plan was put into action in October. The four areas identified for targeted improvement this year included: changes to strategies for teaching reading, assessment training, on-going data dives, changes to the assessment schedule and new support for high school students taking SAT tests.

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Craig third graders learn about government and history

Students at East Elementary School are learning about government and history by creating their own communities with the help of local elected officials.

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Lance Scranton: Bright lights — big hearts

If the future of Moffat County is as bright as some of our local Christmas lights — we will have to break out the sunglasses! It never gets tiring to drive around and discover the bright lights of those who really get into the Christmas spirit. Alice Pleasant Park looks so cool at night, and if you drive around the different neighborhoods, it is heartwarming to see the lengths which people go to adorn their homes and yards with lights and decorations.

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Prather’s Pick: Craig appears in a recent novel written by a Colorado man

This week’s novel for adults was written by Colorado resident Erik Storey, and readers will recognize some of the towns — such as Meeker, Rifle and Craig — in the setting of the book’s plot.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Key players for fantasy playoffs

Starting the fantasy football season back in September, I only had one team that I thought had a real shot to actually make the playoffs. The other teams looked like they could be competitive, but I wasn't really sure they would have a chance to make the late season festivities.

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Private donors step up to fund a second drug-sniffing dog to cut down on heroin in Routt County

The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of a local couple who have offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.

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Pot shops in Steamboat Springs could stay open later under proposed rule changes

The ordinance going before the city’s elected officials would allow all marijuana dispensaries to stay open until 10 p.m., three hours later than their current closing time.

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Jimmy Westlake: The universe below

Six months later, during the late fall, we can gaze out of the bottom of the Milky Way to see what lies beneath our galaxy.

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Nonprofits aim for $500,000 on Yampa Valley Gives Day Tuesday

Moffat County residents have a longstanding reputation of giving back to their community, and local nonprofits are hoping they live up to that reputation Tuesday for Yampa Valley Gives Day.

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Government update for the week of Dec. 5

Government agendas.

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Terry Barber: The best mindset for a successful business owner

As we continue exploring the characteristics of the best mindset for a successful business owner, let’s stop and define a successful business owner. It’s someone who builds and runs a successful business. Straightforward, right? But wait…

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Michelle Balleck: Where memories are made

When I visited Craig, Colorado, for the first time in 2004, I just had to make a stop into The Giving Tree gift shop, as it was named after one of my favorite children’s books. I marveled at the beautiful collectibles, unique jewelry and themed gifts that told the story of this place. I purchased a pair of moose-shaped earrings as I memento of my trip to interview for a job with the Craig Daily Press and of this town that I’ve now called my home for longer than any other place in my life.

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