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Cowboy Christmas raises funds, fun through Boys & Girls of Craig

The spirit of giving is prominent this time of year, and the people in Moffat County have the opportunity to support today those who will be the leaders of tomorrow. The 11th annual Cowboy Christmas fundraiser hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Craig will provide a fun-filled Saturday night as adults in the community get to have their own entertainment in the facilities that nurtures local kids on a daily basis.

Prather’s Pick: 7 Siberian snow spiders

I found this week’s funny book only recently while I was browsing through the books in the children’s room at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries. It would have been a great selection for Halloween, but I hadn’t found it then.

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Does Sage Creek mine have a future?

Peabody Sage Creek mine has a date with Routt County for renewal of coal hauling permit

Recent communication from Peabody with Routt County officials over renewal of a permit at Sage Creek, signals the company and its new owners want to ensure the opportunity to mine coal here for as long as 20 to 30 years in the future.

Lance Scranton: Civil, prudent and courageous

Suppose we all agreed that climate change and saving the world from itself was much more important than possible terrorists emigrating to our homeland. If we all agreed then we would meet for the next two weeks in some foreign country (what happened to conference calls, Skyping, or Facetime — especially if we all agree that climate change is an immediate, must-solve, issue) to hammer out an agreement to reduce our “footprint” on mother earth so she could breathe a little easier, cool down, then suddenly peace and tranquility would break out all over the planet.

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Moffat County Commission recap for Dec. 1

Moffat County Commission recap for Dec. 1.

On the record for Dec. 1

On the record for Dec. 1.

Fantasy Sports Fix: 2015 free agent finds and scoring leaderboard surprises

It's been a wild ride this fantasy football season. First your team is riding on the crest of several victories, next, you're in the bottom half of the league struggling with injuries and low scores.

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Jimmy Westlake: A tale of 2 star clusters

On cold, crisp December evenings, you can spot two glittering star clusters in the constellation of Taurus the Bull, high up in the eastern sky around 8 p.m. They are the Hyades and the Pleiades star clusters.

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The Memorial Hospital CEO John Rossfeld resigns from position in Craig

After nearly two years of service, The Memorial Hospital CEO John Rossfeld has submitted his resignation and will be leaving his post Dec. 11, according to a press release from TMH.

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Off-duty Steamboat Springs firefighters use Heimlich maneuver to save a fellow diner

The firefighters were at Cafe Diva restaurant with their wives for date night.

Craig briefs: Festival of Trees kicks off Nov. 30 at courthouse

The fourth annual Festival of Trees, hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club, begins Nov. 30 and will fill the second floor of the Moffat County Courthouse with festively decorated Christmas trees.

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Snowmakers play key role in early opening of ski area

It’s not the scene one would expect when learning about the snowmaking process at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Stephanie Pearce: A jump that made me cool

As the snow falls, memories of winters past flood my mind. Our family used to play in the snow frequently. What else do you do when most days the seasons are winter? Our favorite snow activity was snowmachining.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 30, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 30, 2015: Craig Middle School girls hoops hosting parent meeting

Craig Middle School will host an informational meeting for parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the CMS cafeteria, 915 Yampa Ave., for seventh- and eighth-grade girls interested in playing basketball this season. Practices will begin Dec. 7 with games starting in January.

Thoughtful Parenting: Positive child rearing

In this day and age of single-parent child rearing, it is still possible to raise a well- mannered, healthy child with self-esteem in place. Achieving this goal requires investing extra time and effort to realize results for a lifetime.

Craig man pleads guilty to assault on officers, meth distribution

Craig local Justin Warren pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on two Moffat County Sheriff’s deputies and methamphetamine distribution on Nov. 17.

Weather Watch: Craig sees Thanksgiving snow, with more on the way

Those who were hoping for snow to kick off the holiday got their wish granted recently, and the activity may not be done yet. Craig saw about six inches of powder in the past few days, with roughly half of the cold substance falling in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day. Precipitation looks to continue Sunday and Monday, possibly stretching through Tuesday as the area is under a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” by the National Weather Service.

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