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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 30, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 30, 2015: Moffat County baseball keeps swinging in Olathe

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team struggled in a Saturday doubleheader in Olathe, losing both games, the first 23-2 and the second 10-1.

Stephanie Pearce: Lighting your fire within

I read a quote the other day that said, “Find what lights your fire and then chase that match.” I thought it was pretty appropriate considering my daughter had just given a speech last weekend about how to light your 4-H fire. She talked about the different people in her life that put wood on her fire to help feed it and make it grow.

Senior Spotlight: Enjoying spring’s gifts

The wind that issued the month of March is doing a good job of reminding us that winter is barely behind us. Lately there have been a few cold, windy days.

Government update for the week of March 30

Agenda for the Moffat County Commissioner's Tuesday meeting.

Biz Buzz: Tipton’s bill to ease regulatory burden on community banks

WASHINGTON —Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, introduced legislation last week to reduce red tape compliance burdens on well-managed community banks so they can better focus their resources on providing vital economic services that help their communities grow and prosper, according to a press release from Tipton’s office.

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Preserving the Last Frontier discusses Moffat County’s Sand Wash Basin herd

History came alive Saturday afternoon during a meeting of Preserving the Last Frontier at Sunset Meadows. The Northwest Colorado heritage group heard from regional mainstay Paul Bonnifield regarding one of the area’s most well-known living features: the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin.

Weather Watch: Cold front, wind expected to impact Craig midweek

Northwest Colorado will experience some bluster this week, though it’s anyone’s guess if that will impact the Easter holiday weekend.

Craig briefs: Coffee and Newspaper to talk retail vacancies

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. This month, Publisher Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss retail vacancies in Craig. Free coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, call 970-875-1788.

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Moffat County girls golf plays through seasonal hazards

During the summer, the early morning tee times are the most coveted at Yampa Valley Golf Course for those who want to avoid the midday heat. That’s a problem the Moffat County High School girls golf team would like to have, but they’re not complaining.

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Moffat County High School students past, present taking on the world

For many in Craig, venturing out of the city, county or state might be a rarity, but a number of those who got their educational beginnings in Northwest Colorado plan to soon move on to other parts of the world on the quest for knowledge. Current Moffat County High School students and graduates alike have lined up a multitude of international learning opportunities.

Over a Cup of Coffee: An April Fool’s surprise

April Fool’s Day is coming up. So is Easter. This week’s column has a surprise that you can serve your family for April Fool’s Day, and it has another chocolate cake for Easter. Both recipes are from “1000 Recipe Cook Book” (1951), a cookbook that an elderly friend gave me about 35 years ago.

From Pipi's Pasture: Easter Memories

When I think about this year’s upcoming Easter holiday, I can’t help but marvel at how quickly the years have passed. Our sons grew up a while ago, and now our grandchildren have grown up, too. So, I doubt that we will have an Easter egg hunt at Pipi’s Pasture this year, but there have been lots of them out here in years past and oh, what memories we have!

Baxter Black: Hello, my name is Mud

January 1980 is a month I’ll never forget. It all started out about January the 7th. The previous spring I had a big hand in selecting the bulls we were gonna use on Albert and Louie’s heifers.

Bill requiring snow tires, chains clears Senate panel

All motorists traveling Interstate 70 over the mountains would be required to have adequate tires or chains under a bill that won approval in a Senate committee on Thursday. The measure, HB1173, is designed to help alleviate traffic slowdowns and accidents during the winter months by making sure people who travel the roadway are prepared to drive it, said its Senate sponsor, Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Denver.

Faith Column: Sin is the root of all problems

On March 18, I attended the monthly meeting of the Craig Ministerial Alliance. The topic of discussion was the issues facing adolescents in the city of Craig and Moffat County. Our guests who represented the Department of Social Services and the county prosecutor’s office shared their concerns about the high rate of delinquency among teenagers here in Moffat County.

Healthy Eating: Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken

A recipe for Mustard and Basil Grilled Chicken from Karen Massey.

TMH Living Well: Certified athletic trainer enhances high school sports

If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met Marshall Kraker. He’s the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. He’s the school district’s certified athletic trainer, a position sponsored by The Memorial Hospital.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 28, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships from the Moffat County High School website and submitted by other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

Craig education briefs for March 28, 2015: Moffat County High School uses prize money from Celebrate My Drive competition

Moffat County won $25,000 through State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive competition in October, and has recently announced how it will allocate the money.

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