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Craig education briefs for April 25, 2015: Information session offered Monday to learn about virtual public school

The Colorado Connections Academy, based in the Denver metro area, is offering an information session to parents interested in learning more about virtual public school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

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Moffat County girls track team wins Clint Wells Invitational, MCHS boys take 3rd

Runner Kayla Pinnt edges out own school record in 100-meter dash

A day that included a 10-minute deluge couldn’t dampen the winning spirits of the Moffat County High School track and field teams. Bulldog athletes were at their peak Friday during the Clint Wells Invitational at MCHS, the girls capturing first place overall and the boys taking third in front of home fans during an exciting day that saw 10 event wins for the host school.

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4-0 loss to Roaring Fork hurts Moffat County soccer’s playoff chances

Bulldogs highlight 4 during Senior Night

Earlier this week, the members of the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team had one their best games, but their hopes for the postseason weren’t quite as sunny as the weekend began. MCHS lost, 4-0, in a Friday home game against Roaring Fork that brought the Bulldogs to 5-3 in the 3A/2A Western Slope League.

Baxter Black: One of the mysteries of life

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy. I can’t actually say “to protect the innocent.” I’m just going to use the aliasi of Geraldo and Lucinda.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Being positive

Spring season on the ranch brings with it lots of work. To name a few jobs, there’s calving and lambing, branding, getting the fields ready for haying season, irrigating and fence repair so that livestock can be let out into summer pasture.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Joe’s Homemade Focaccia

This week Joe Belcher, owner of Gino’s Pizzeria in Craig, is sharing his recipe for “Homemade Focaccia” with readers. Focaccia is a bread that is used in the restaurant to make sandwiches, pepperoni sticks, and bread sticks. Joe is a certified culinarian who has been cooking for 15 years.

Conservation Colorado: The tightrope of public lands management

It’s not often when you find a conservationist seeking out the opportunity to defend a plan that proposes the drilling of over 15,000 oil and gas wells. But that is what I’m going to try to do.

Government Update for April 25

Government Update for April 25

Craig health briefs for April 25, 2015: Presentation highlights women’s health issues

Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

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New Colorado rules will complicate immunization exemptions for students

A unanimous vote by the Colorado State Health Board will complicate the process for parents wishing to opt their children out of required immunizations.

Thinking About Health: Patients grade their local hospitals

The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-04-16.html of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received.

TMH Living Well: Teens, sexuality and STDs

If you haven’t had “the talk” and you’ve got a teen, it’s time to do so. In fact, don’t stop at just one talk — keep it an open discussion. While the rate of teens having sex or getting pregnant hasn’t increased in recent years, the rate of teens contracting STDs has. It’s as good of time as any, as April is STD Awareness Month.

Wellness Tip: Red foods boosts a healthy diet

Eating a colorful diet has many health benefits.

Fitness Tip: Track your workouts

It is important to keep track of your workouts.

On the record for April 23

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Craig Chamber’s Murder Mystery Dinner debuts May 2

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host a Murder Mystery Dinner as presented by Talent Denver May 2 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Moffat County High School Student Council: Creating leaders that serve

High school student councils can often be either a glorified popularity contest or an easy resume-builder for overacheivers. But Moffat County High School Student Council is a group of students that know how to get things done and are learning to practice leadership in the spirit of service.

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Moffat County High School DECA/FBLA: Teaching real world skills to create leaders in business

Students often hear about the “real world” outside of school, but few organizations prepare them for it as well as Moffat County High School’s DECA and FBLA clubs.

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