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Craig briefs: National Weather Service offers training in Craig

The National Weather Service will offer free storm spotter training from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, located at 221 W. Victory Way.

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Craig lets freedom ring with Fourth of July happenings

Parade, picnic, fun shoot, fireworks among activities

America’s got a birthday party, and you’re invited. Craig’s Fourth of July celebration takes place this weekend as the people of Northwest Colorado show their patriotism for the date acknowledging the independence of the United States. The fun begins Saturday morning with the fifth annual parade organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 62.

Healthy Eating: Yampa Valley Lamb Burgers

Just in time for July Fourth, a delicious recipe for lamb burgers.

Healthy Eating: Easy spring rolls

A recipe for easy spring rolls — a perfect light meal for a summer day.

Craig health briefs for July 4: VNA offers grief support group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program hosts a grief education and support group at 5 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St.

TMH Living Well: Is it time for a hip or knee replacement?

Are you starting to get sore in a hip or knee joint after a hike or feeling more and more stiff in the mornings? Is pain in a joint affecting your sleep? Do you feel like old Uncle Charlie who knows the weather is changing because your knee joint aches when it rains? If so, you may eventually need a hip or knee replacement.

Wellness Tip: Stay safe while participating in fireworks — be aware of the heat

It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Fitness Tip: Stay hydrated to avoid muscle cramps

To prevent muscle cramps you need to stay hydrated and stretch your muscles. Make sure to drink plenty of liquids every day.

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Rules of hydration and body temperature regulation

Drink plenty of water when exercising outdoors in heat

Exercising in heat can have performative benefits, since the body will be able to better adjust to changes in internal body heat. But without the proper preparation and risk management, aerobic exercise can stress the body, sometimes to a fatal degree.

Colorado Community College helps students with employment badges

DENVER – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is developing a new designation to improve students’ ability to gain employment and to meet industry demands. The designation is called a badge. At this time the focus is on programs for the manufacturing industry, according to a press release.

How to save $50,000 on a degree from CU

That may sound like a sensational headline from a tabloid newspaper, but this one is true. Let’s suppose your daughter wants a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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No bones about it: CNCC dinosaur dig reveals rare find

Locked in the sandstone cliffs near Rangely, Colorado for approximately 74 million years, the bones of a dinosaur dubbed Walter are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages — literally.

Baxter Black: No respect for Baxter

A good friend from the Texas panhandle sent me a printed poster of a new program enacted by the Amarillo Humane Society. It is designed to encourage dog and cat owners to spay or castrate their pets.

From Pipi’s Pasture: The deer and the marigolds

When I was a kid growing up on the ranch, our family occasionally went on a day-long fishing trip up on the White River, some miles from Meeker. We always left the camping area early enough so that we could see the deer coming into the meadow of one of the ranches on the way home. It wasn’t that we didn’t have any deer on our Morapos ranch, but they weren’t as plentiful as they are today.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mary’s rhubarb recipe

This week’s “Over a Cup of Coffee” holds a treat for readers. Mary Burnett, of Craig, a frequent contributor of recipes for this column, sent me two recipes a few days ago.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Bryley Davis

Reader of the Week # 3 for Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading program is 7-year-old Bryley Davis. Her parents are Becky and Josh Horton and Chris Davis. Bryley has a brother Joshua , 6, and a sister Lauren, 7. The family has one dog, Thor, who is 13 weeks old. Thor is Anatolian and Merrimu. Bryley moved to Hayden almost a year ago from Winfield, Kansas.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Nuts and bolts, and house wares too

Weather related moves are common for Craig residents who often head south to seek a milder climate. The opposite was true for the Siebott family who left balmier Grand Junction to buy Craig’s Furlong Hardware Store in 1941.

Faith Column: Deal with today's issues to enjoy the future

We are in charge of our own happienss

What I feel this scripture means in a simple way is “handle today’s difficulties today” no matter if it is in marriage or in life. Don’t allow the problems of today to affect tomorrow. Handle the issues today so you don’t have to wade through them tomorrow.

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