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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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Scott Burke, of Craig, went missing in Mesa County on Saturday

Scott Burke, a 43-year-old man from Craig, is missing after his family reported that he failed to return from a camping trip in the Colorado desert, said Megan Terlecky of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

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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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Celestial: October brings celestial wonders

Autumn officially arrived Thursday, and with it, come cool, clear fall evenings, perfect for stargazing. The sun is setting well before 7 p.m. now, so stargazing can commence much earlier than during the summer months.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: Micromanagement is unnecessary

Somehow the gate to the chicken pen was left open, and I'm looking at a scattered group of chickens and thinking about foxes, skunks and raccoons and the carnage I'd seen in the past perpetrated by them.

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Business Buzz: Drivers education school opens this week

Business news across Moffat County.

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79-year-old dies in rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 near Maybell

A truck, identified by the Colorado State Patrol as a 2011 Ford F250, drifted off of the left side of the road, struck several trees and rolled over on Sunday afternoon near Maybell by mile marker 60.

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Government update for the week of Sept. 26

Government update for the week of Sept. 26.

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Craig parks to see bathroom updates

Two local parks have scheduled installations or replacement of a very important facility — bathrooms.

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Celebrate autumn with “Fall into Action” — YVYP's membership drive

Yampa Valley Young Professionals to hold first membership drive Wednesday

People who already love Craig, those who want to see positive change and fall in love with Craig for the first time or all over again, are invited to attend Fall into Action, the Yampa Valley Young Professionals’ autumn membership drive that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Center of Craig.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Reading crucial to a child’s language development

As a parent, you know that reading to your child is crucial to his or her language development and preparation for school. If you’re already reading to your child, what are the benefits of attending storytime at the library?

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 26, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School XC takes wins in Wyoming

MCHS boys team, Riley Allen, Wyatt Mortenson, Madysen Cramer each finish in first

Bulldog runners must be feeling like top dogs after this past weekend. On Friday, Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams attended the Shana Ward Memorial Meet in Saratoga, Wyoming, and multiple Northwest Colorado runners took the gold.

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Craig Middle School students suspended after displaying support for ailing friend

Face paint not allowed at CMS, but two students believed enough in their cause to break rules

Sporting purple instead of Bulldog blue and white, a number of students across Moffat County School District on Friday chose to show support and raise awareness of Arnold Chiari Malformation, structural defects in the cerebellum, during Chiari Awareness Month to honor the Klein family, who have three children struggling with the disorder. Sisters and Craig Middle School students SaraJo Smith and Carmelita Bays wore purple and also used eyeliner to write #Chairi, #Avee and team Avee on their cheeks to honor their friend Aveahna Klein who has the disease.

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