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Student achievement: Moffat County High School grad awarded $5,000 scholarship

Recent Moffat County High School graduate Kelly Knez, who is heading to Regis University in Denver this fall to pursue a nursing degree, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation, according to a press release.

Craig briefs: Mass casualty drill to take place at MCHS

A newly designed mass casualty drill has been scheduled for Thursday at Moffat County High School. The drill will allow for the testing of many community emergency resources and give the Moffat County School District an opportunity to exercise their lockdown procedures and protocols.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

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NTSB releases preliminary report for fatal plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

When he took off from Steamboat Springs Airport earlier this month, Terry Stewart was looking forward to getting the license he needed to start flying from his home in Houston to his new vacation home in Estes Park.

Mike Littwin: Making a Fallujah of Ferguson

Ten days after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a white cop, the problem in Ferguson, Missouri, is pretty clear. The people doing the protesting don’t trust the police. And the police seem intent on showing that the protesters are right — that there’s no reason at all anyone should trust them.

Summer music in Craig continues at JW Snack’s

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

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Craig firefighters’ luau fundraiser to take place Saturday

Craig Fire/Rescue will host the 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau Saturday night at The OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.

Prather’s Pick: A unique photographic picture book

This week’s book is a cleverly done photographic picture book. The author is Terry Border who is well-known for his intriguing photography that involves the use of common everyday objects such as food, wire, paper clip, tape and others.

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Dream Island pedestrian crossing taking shape

The concrete median itself isn’t flashy, but three electronic signs that are soon to be installed will change that.

Preliminary hearing canceled in McKeon case

A preliminary hearing has been canceled for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.

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Lisa Lesyshen pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in shooting of her son, receives 40-year sentence

Lisa Lesyshen was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder Monday afternoon in a Denver courtroom.

Lisa Lesyshen expected to plead guilty Monday

Lisa Lesyshen, the Routt County woman who is accused of shooting and killing her 9-year-old son in May 2013, is expected to plead guilty Monday.

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discusses new developments, staff at Thursday meeting

Rossfeld reported that TMH is seeking to become a contract organization with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to become a care provider to area veterans.

Senior Spotlight: Look outside your own world

As I was looking out the window after the refreshing rain we had recently, I noticed the crows came in to take advantage of the easy access to the angle worms that had come up to avoid the water-soaked ground. First one crow, then another, and it seems all were after the same worm, as they scurried around fussing with one another. A large green lawn with lots of worms, and yet they were all in one spot focused on getting the best of one another.

Stephanie Pearce: Love is next to godliness

I read a quote from Ann Voskamp that said, "Cleanliness isn't next to godliness. Love is." What a heart- and eye-opening statement. She went on to talk about how having a perfectly clean house isn't going to matter as much to your family in the long run as much as being close with them will be.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School girls golf hosting fundraiser

The Moffat County High School girls golf team will host a fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event is a clinic open exclusively to females ages 4 to 17.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 18, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Business Buzz: Colorado partnership to highlight economics of hunting

A group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers recently announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership.

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