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Steamboat delegate to Democratic Convention inspired to work for change

“Democracy is messy, and progress is often slow, but it is worth it and it is important, and I will dedicate the rest of my life to public service." – Erin Biggs

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Craig briefs: Colorado hunting group scheduled to meet Wednesday

Hunting Works For Colorado invites local partners and Craig area hunters and hunting supporters to its summer regional meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Craig. The meeting will be in the board room of Yampa Valley Bank. The event is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 720-420-1745.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2016: Register by Wednesday for middle school volleyball camp

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp aimed at players in grades six through eight from Aug. 15 to 18 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Starting players will learn basic fundamentals, while seasoned athletes will learn additional skills at the intermediate level from instructor Kelly Merrett. Sessions run each day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 and also buys a t-shirt. Players need gym shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. The deadline to register is Wednesday.

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Big-time rodeos befit Moffat County’s skill set

Kinlie Brennise shines in opening round of national finals

Amid a field of hundreds of competitive cowboys and cowgirls, the teens of Moffat County have held their own in the past two weeks. Northwest Colorado athletes rode hard, roped quickly and stayed strong while attending two of their biggest venues of the summer: the International Finals Youth Rodeo, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, in Gillette, Wyoming.

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Prather's Pick: A handmade book

I found “Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams” by author-illustrator Susan Branch at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries one Friday, and then I had trouble putting it down all weekend long. I’m not a stranger to Branch’s books. Her first book, “Heart of the Home,” was a recipe book — but no ordinary recipe book. It is a handmade book, handwritten and illustrated with charming watercolor pictures.

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On the record for July 26

On the record for July 26.

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Wednesday is last day to sign Craig's marijuana petition

The Committee to Grow Craig’s petition for an ordinance allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in Craig is due Thursday.

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Glenwood Canyon rock mitigation to send traffic through Steamboat, Craig this week

Some traffic will be rerouted through Steamboat and Craig. Drivers heading west from Eagle County should first drive east to Wolcott, head north on Colorado Highway 131, turn west on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs, then south on Colorado Highway 13 in Craig and on to Rifle. Drivers headed east can take Highway 13 up to Craig and get on U.S. Highway 40.

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Lance Scranton: Civil wars

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that I’ve been intrigued by a series of Civil War novels as part of my summer reading. With political party conventions taking place this month, we’re being told there is a deep divide in our country. The gap between those who will definitely vote for one party or the other is increasingly more diverse and at times largely uncivil in tone. It’s difficult to get through the bog of prognostications and predictions that are part and parcel of the coverage, but just as in the books I’m reading — it comes down to the people.

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Small fire north of Craig quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire north of Craig on Moffat County Road 105 around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Football draft special part 1 — Quarterbacks

Welcome, fantasy football fanatics! It's that time of year again, it's time to draft your way to glory — or not. Either way, it's going to be a fun season. This is the first installment of my four-part draft special and I'll be focusing on some breakouts, sleepers, undervalued players and players to avoid at the quarterback position.

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Update: Craig intersections close this week for resurfacing

Minor traffic delays are underway in Craig this week as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs maintenance on three intersections in Craig.

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CNCC open mic night embraces art in Craig

Entertainers of all ages were showing off their skills Monday evening at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s first open mic night and art show.

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YVMC gives $150K to local schools for behavioral health

Yampa Valley Medical Center has gifted $150,000 to Routt County’s three school districts in an effort to boost behavioral health services and education.

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