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Craig Middle School football smashes Rock Springs

Bulldogs eye Steamboat rematch following wins in final home games

The scoreboard looked very familiar for certain members of the CMS gridiron Tuesday evening and pleasingly different for the other half. In their last games at the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds and last home games altogether, both seventh- and eighth-graders took wins against Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Rain, snow help calm fires

Moisture over the weekend has helped calm the Silver Creek Fire burning in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area east of Stagecoach.

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US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.

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Lance Scranton: Mobility

Most people who watched our choices for president debate Monday night were likely asking many of the same questions, and I’m not sure we got many answers. Clinton stuck to her well-crafted, prepared, talking points and Trump spoke off the cuff, with emotion. Certainly, the media will try to pick a winner but my analysis goes a bit deeper than who won or lost.

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Moffat County cheer keeps pep going under new coach

They got a later start than most of the Moffat County High School teams, but the spirit squad has more than made up for that. The Bulldog cheerleaders are back in action and making their presence known during the fall season.

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Moffat County sex ed not compliant with state law

Teens may be less informed now than in earlier decades

Sex education within the Moffat County schools may not comply with a 2013 Colorado State law. “The last time the school board discussed this policy — IHAM, family life/sex education — was in April 25, 2013,” said Charity Neal, school board secretary, member of the policy review committee and Director of Public Health for Northwest Colorado Health. That same year Colorado state legislators passed House Bill 1081-13. It was signed into law on May 28 and mandates that, when taught, information about human sexuality must be comprehensive and factual.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 28, 2016: Get moving during weekend Leaf Cruncher

Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Fun Run this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run following. The cost is $20 for adults, free to ages 17 and younger. Participants are encouraged to stay afterward for the Moffat County High School Cross Country Invitational, which will feature MCHS and Craig Middle School runners.

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Craig Concert series starts with cowboy act Wylie and the Wild West

The 2016-17 Craig Concert Association kicks off with a real hootenanny. Country act Wylie and the Wild West takes the stage in Craig at 7 p.m. this Sunday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

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Prather's Pick: A Book about a different kind of school

Please don’t think I’m crazy. I know that it’s not Groundhog Day. However, I found this week’s cute and educational picture book for children, and if I don’t review it now I’ll probably forget come February. Besides that, the book is all about a school, even though it would have been in session for a while now. “Groundhog Weather School” was written by Jean Holub and illustrated by Kristin Sorra. The story begins on Feb. 2.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Checking in on teams

When it comes to fantasy football, I'm no stranger to managing more than a handful of teams. I kept it mostly in check this year and ended up with only 4 teams in total. It's pretty easy to manage and lets me experiment with different lineups with different players.

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Craig writer has first manuscript in Amazon Kindle Scout’s publishing competition

Finding few romance stories with Christian values, Jeana Womble — who is the mother of five — decided to write her own series of novels.

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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely in debate

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a “typical politician” as he sought to capitalize on Americans’ frustration with Washington.

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New owner of The Find in Hayden to host grand reopening on Saturday

A Hayden business has a new owner who is eager to bring fresh energy into the area and offer the Yampa Valley a variety of home décor options.

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Search for missing Craig man Scott Burke has been suspended

The search for a Craig man was suspended Tuesday evening after an extensive search by air and ground. According to his family, Scott Burke, 43, went shooting his .22 rifle Friday in Mesa County this weekend and didn’t return after being expected back Saturday. Three days of searching turned up no signs, and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office officially announced the suspension of the search process just after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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Connecting people to human services is Moffat County's strength

New interactive data map shows that Moffat County bridges the human service gap better than surrounding counties

Human service organizations and agencies in Moffat County are doing a better job of connecting people to benefits than surrounding counties with only Montrose County out ranking Moffat County on the Western Slope counties, according to a new web based data mapping tool called the Gap Map. “I am really proud of the non-profits we have in our community and how they work together to collaborate and serve people in our community,” said United Way Executive Director Amanda Arnold. “I believe in the work that we do.”


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