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Moffat County swimmers racing toward success in new 3A class

Changes abound this season for Moffat County High School girls swimming, but one thing remains the same year after year: the act of getting in the water and moving to the other side of the pool as quickly as possible. MCHS aquatics will see some differences this year, primarily positive, as the Bulldogs welcome back coach Meghan Francone and also move into a 3A classification.

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Some sugary holiday treats are safer on teeth than sports drinks

This time of year it’s not only jolly men in red, fur trimmed leisure suits who are nibbling on cakes, cookies and candy canes. Tempting sweet holiday treats are on offer just about everywhere. Area dentists offer some surprising advice about the treats most likely to cause cavities and sports drinks rank high on their Grinch list.

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Fitness Tip: Combine exercise with chores by shoveling snow

Don't let the snowy weather halt your exercise routine. A number of workouts exist at your fingertips, including shoveling snow.

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Superfood Tip: Elk meat rich in iron, low in fat

This time of year, many of us in this part of the country have a freezer full of elk. Elk meat is the leanest, healthiest red and white meat available.

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Beauty Tip: Don't be a flake — exfoliate

When your skin is dry and flaky, it’s important to exfoliate dead skin off your body. After you exfoliate, don’t forget to moisturize.

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Eagle Valley outlasts Moffat County girls basketball

No sports team enjoys a defeat, but if it has to happen, early in the season is almost always better. Moffat County High School girls hoops took its first loss of the year Friday in the semifinals of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, as Eagle Valley beat the Lady Bulldogs, 43-29.

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Moffat County wrestling triumphs in Hotchkiss

Moffat County High School wrestling took another win for the week, this time being Friday in Hotchkiss. MCHS finished the evening 36-33 against their Bulldog doppelgangers.

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Craig business collecting Christmas cards for soldiers

Thunder Run Survival plans to send holiday greetings, care packages to military personnel

Whether in a combat zone or stationed on a base a thousand miles from home, the holidays can be a trying time for members of the military. As much camaraderie as there may be among fellow soldiers, spending Christmas away from one’s family and friends can be difficult. And, that’s why people of Northwest Colorado are providing a bit of cheer for those in uniform. Thunder Run Survival is collecting cards and letters to send to those in the armed forces for the holiday season. The business at 500 Yampa Ave. began gathering greetings from Craig residents during the Dec. 3 Down Home Christmas Celebration.

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Moffat County boys hoops hammered by Pueblo Centennial

A battle of the Bulldogs Friday afternoon saw two groups of gritty canines seeking a win after a loss the previous night, and unfortunately for Moffat County High School fans, the Dogs wearing a color other than blue walked away triumphant. MCHS boys basketball lost, 105-50, to 4A Pueblo Centennial in the second day of the Steamboat Springs Shootout.

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Jury's verdict: Former Craig police officer not guilty of child abuse, third-degree assault

The jury trial of former Craig Police Officer Tracy Reneau started on Thursday at Routt County Combined Court and ended on Friday with a verdict of not guilty. The six-person jury — three men and three women — deliberated for about two hours before exonerating Reneau on charges of child abuse and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors.

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Letters to Santa will dazzle Craig’s kiddos

The annual Letters to Santa event is slated for next Wednesday, giving Moffat County children an opportunity to get their photos taken with Santa Claus after they drop off their Christmas wish lists.

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Moffat County real estate transactions for September:

Real estate transactions for the month of September.

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Government update for the week of Dec. 12

Government meeting agendas

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Knights of Columbus: Thank you!

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank City Market and Murdoch’s for letting the Knights set up and give away Tootsie Rolls.

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Michael Egan: A Christmas poem

A Christmas poem.

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Interfaith Food Bank: A great community

Through the good times and not so good, one thing remains constant: the charitable spirit of the folks in our community. During 2016, the Interfaith Food Bank has been the beneficiary of food and money raised by United Way, the US Post Office, Craig Middle School, The Memorial Hospital, the recent KRAI Holiday Drive, and individual food and financial gifts too numerous to mention.

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