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Two new possible candidates emerge for Craig election

Two new names have surfaced in connection with Craig’s April municipal election, which includes three city council seats and the mayor’s position up for grabs. City clerk Shirley Seely said Thursday six residents have picked up nomination petition packets for the three council seats currently held by Ray Beck, Joe Herod and Byron Willems. So far, Beck, Willems, Joe Bird and Bill Johnston have all picked up council packets, which need to be signed by 25 registered voters and returned to Craig City Hall by March 4, Seely said.

On the Record for Feb. 17, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 17, 2011

Janet Sheridan: The ‘eeks’ of Dad’s chicken

I appreciate the artists of Craig who exhibit their work during the Art Walk, in museum exhibitions, and at local businesses. I admire my friends who take art classes on Wellness Wednesdays or at Colorado Northwestern Community College, especially those who decide to give it a try for the first time. I lack such courage. It leaked out of me in sixth grade.

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Share of league title at stake Friday for MCHS girls

Win against Steamboat in regular season finale forces three-way WSL tie

A chance for a championship comes down to one game. With 22 games in the books, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team has one game left that will determine how the Bulldogs' season will be looked back on.

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GOP in Craig names new chairman

Longtime Republican K.C. Hume takes over for John Ponikvar

Longtime local Republican K.C. Hume took the reins Tuesday of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee from its previous chairman, John Ponikvar.

MCTA discusses Chamber's lodging tax proposal

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray tried to alleviate concerns of the Moffat County Tourism Association on Wednesday that the commission would decide quickly on a proposal from the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s proposal — to oversee the county’s 1.9-percent lodging tax rather than MCTA.

Moffat County School District bracing for proposed budget cuts

Mark Rydberg said Colorado’s public education system is in trouble. “It’s already one of the poorest funded programs (in the country),” he said. “If it moves to the poorest, it won’t be surprising.”

Datebook for Feb. 16, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 16, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 16, 2011: Vallarta’s hosting fundraiser for Landon Hatcher

Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for Landon Hatcher on Monday. Hatcher is a 10-month-old from Craig who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. His family does not have health insurance. Vallarta’s is donating 25 percent of profits from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to the family. Vallarta’s is located in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

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Sudoku for Feb. 17, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 17, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 17, 2011

Comics for Feb. 17, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 17, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 17, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 17, 2011

Some important changes you've been trying to make for a long time could actually come through for you in the year ahead. However, it might take the help of others to make it happen, so do what you can to encourage cooperation.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 17, 2011: Mother-in-law's smoking causing problems for family

I am having a problem with my mother-in-law. My husband is so upset that he doesn't plan to speak to her again. My mother-in-law is a smoker. So are my husband, mother and father-in-law.