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Give it a shot: Craig Trap Club Polar Bear League offers winter shooting season

Trapshooting group emphasizes safety, welcoming environment for beginners

To the unprepared, a round of anything outdoors in the wintertime takes a lot of effort to brave the cold. Those in Northwest Colorado are rarely too put off by the chilly climate, and some even relish the chance to get out and practice their shooting. And, “ready, aim, fire” sounds a lot better than “shiver, sniffle, freeze.” Craig Trap Club has begun its new season of the Polar Bear League, a twice-weekly outdoor shooting program that runs through March.

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Health Briefs: A pain in the back?

News and events in health care.

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Government Update for the week of Jan. 23

Government agendas for the week of Jan. 23

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Moffat County wrestlers close home schedule with win over Soroco

Bulldogs, Rams well-matched in Friday night dual; Soroco to compete at Paonia

The Dog Pound of Moffat County High School has seen its last wrestling mat rolled out for competition this season, but the last home event of the year was a memorable one, albeit quick. MCHS wrestlers hosted Soroco Friday for the Bulldogs’ final dual in front of a home crowd, Moffat County taking the win, 53-15.

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Craig man sentenced for drunk driving rollover involving 3 children

Jerrad Carney, 31, was sentenced to 75 days in jail and a lengthy list of terms he must meet for four years in order to avoid earning himself the label of “convicted felon.”

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Jonah Goldberg: The science of intellectual tribalism

"David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump's science adviser." — Washington Post, Jan. 18. Um. Well, huh.

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TMH Living Well: Watch for common GYN conditions, including cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Are you aware of the different gynecological conditions women face? It’s important to know what certain symptoms might mean — whether it’s unexpected bleeding, PMS, heavy periods or a positive result on a human papillomavirus (HPV) lab test. Here are signs and symptoms of conditions to watch for and talk with your gynecologist about.

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Beauty Tip: Do you have dry skin woes?

When dealing with dry skin in colder months, there are several ways to combat it.

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From Pipi's Pasture: A calf with tag number 65

I remember when calf #65 was born. According to the calving record book it was April 9, 2016. I wasn’t expecting my 20-year-old-plus cow, Ucky, to calve last year. I figured that she was too old. Wrong!

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Over a Cup of Coffee: More mincemeat

This week’s mincemeat recipes were contributed by Pat Pearce, of Craig. She found them in a recipe box belonging to Claudia Pearce, her mother-in-law. It is interesting to note that some of the old recipes use “mince meat,” two words rather than “mincemeat” that is used today.

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Ex-girlfriend spotted on fire escape: On the record for Jan. 19

6:11 p.m.: At the Museum of Northwest Colorado, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person standing close to the exterior wall of the building. It turned out the person had plugged their phone into an exterior outlet and was trying to make a call.

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Craig briefs: Artists, musicians sought for Taste of Chocolate/Art Walk

The Downtown Business Association is looking for chocolate cooks, artists and musicians for its annual Taste of Chocolate/Art Walk, set for Feb. 11 in downtown Craig.

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The Memorial Hospital, clinic to come under new brand: Memorial Regional Health

As part of their new strategic plan, the various entities under the control of The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will, in 2017, come under a new brand, Memorial Regional Health.

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The Bock’s Office: Top 10 films of 2016

Each year, hundreds of movies hit theaters — some awful, most mediocre and a select few features that will be remembered for years to come. Without too much fanfare, here are the top 10 movies of 2016 as selected by The Bock’s Office.

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Man sends pictures of himself destroying ex's belongings: On the record for Jan. 17, 18

A woman complained of harassment when a man, apparently her ex, contacted her without her consent and sent pictures of him destroying their belongings.

Across the Street: Betsy DeVos deserves a fair chance

Members of Congress began confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees this month. Regrettably, some lawmakers — spurred on by K Street lobbyists, public smear campaigns, and the media — signaled their intent to sink some of the appointments even before the gavel called these sessions to order. Coloradans, like all Americans, deserve better from their national representatives. And Betsy DeVos deserves a fair and timely confirmation hearing.

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Danielle Elkins: Trump takes the reins Friday

Friday is the day. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the new president of the United States of America.

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Feds approve Colowyo Coal Mine's Collom expansion

The Collom expansion at Colowyo Mine received final approval from federal officials, according to a press release from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Inc.

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Mike Littwin: Coffman, bobbing and weaving, ducking and running, has gone viral again

Mike Coffman is now the national poster boy for Republican panic over those protesting the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 20, 2017: Try your luck at Saturday’s snowmobile Poker Run

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser takes place this Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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