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Moffat County School District Board of Education meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 22, 2014: Craig Middle School boys hoops begins season

The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams recently started their new season. The seventh- and eighth-grade squads’ schedules will run through Dec. 6, with CMS hosting the end-of-season tournament for schools in the region.

Prather’s Pick: Cherished pieces of lace, II

In September, I reviewed “Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece” — a children’s book by Patricia Polacco. Then recently, while at the Moffat County Library, I found another new book by Polacco. This book, like many of the other author’s books, is taken from her heritage. So I couldn’t help but review it, too.

New law allows clerks to update voter rolls, opens door for voter fraud

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 74.4 percent of eligible Coloradans are registered to vote.

Search and Rescue called to search for overdue hunters

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called three times Monday night to help lost hunters.

Oak Creek Planning Commission to consider new building for marijuana grow

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night will consider a proposal for a new building that will house a marijuana cultivation facility.

Craig briefs: TMH prepares for possibility of Ebola

TMH employees are taking several steps to ready themselves for the possibility of needing to provide treatment to a patient with the Ebola virus. The hospital is actively attending and responding to all protocols broadcasted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Health Alert Network and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Moffat County elementary schools awarded for student achievement

Amidst a concerted effort to boost student achievement in Moffat County School District this year, three of Craig’s elementary schools received recognition for making positive strides in their students’ test scores.

Business Buzz: Craig cinema offering ticket deal for October

At midweek, grab your sweetheart and head for the movies, because the West Theatre is trying something new.

Senior Spotlight: Adjust your outlook and stay positive

When I got up, I was feeling every bit of the restless night I had just had. I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep: turn on one side, on my back, on my other side — nothing seemed to work. Finally I got up, went and sat in my recliner, leaned back, turned on the TV, missed most of the program and had a good, short nap.

Stephanie Pearce: Giving community

We live in an amazing community that is a very giving community in general. I am thinking about this as I fill out my Moffat County United Way contribution form at work. We have services, programs, and activities that are funded in a large part through donations such as United Way.

Gambling for the children: an overview of Amendment 68

One amendment on November’s ballot could change the Colorado state constitution. It promises additional funding for K-12 education. But some Coloradans are concerned about Amendment 68. To some, it seems like it should belong in the Rhode Island constitution.

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Craig hospital’s inaugural 5K goes off with flying colors

The turnout was big and colorful for The Memorial Hospital’s first-ever 5K Glow Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Moffat County Cancer Society and hospital digital mammography services. Participants were decked out in everything from the favored color of the month, pink, to all kinds of unusual costumes.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 20, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Academic coach helps those with ADHD

Michelle Raz underwent a life coaching training from the Edge Foundation, before getting training in ADHD coaching, learning a lot about the prevalence of the disorder.

Farewell: Don and Judy Laib

Don and Judy Laib have been a blessing to many. In honor of them there will be a farewell party at New Creation Church, 520 Westridge Rd., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Dress is casual. Please come and wish them well on the next step of their journey.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: TMH hosts first annual fun run event Saturday

The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.

TMH Living Well: Options for breast cancer surgery

Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast cancer, there isn’t one clear option.

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