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VP candidate Ryan adds more stops in Colorado

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has added a couple of more campaign stops in Colorado this week.

Wildfire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park

Crews are battling a wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park that is being aided by warm and dry weather.

Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support

Elizabeth Alvisar is exactly the sort of voter Mitt Romney needs. A victim of the brutal economy in this swing state, the 30-year-old tax preparer has been out of work for months. She's a foe of abortion and gay marriage, and was naturally drawn to the Republican ticket. But Alvisar has switched her support to President Barack Obama because of his support for legislation known as the DREAM Act. While Democrats failed to get the bill through Congress, Obama in August signed a directive that implemented its key provision — allowing young people brought into the country without authorization as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military. "I have a lot of friends who've taken advantage of that opportunity," Alvisar said.

MCHS Soccer misses out on playoffs

The Moffat County boys soccer team looked like a long shot to make the postseason, and the team’s slow start proved to be too much to overcome, as they were passed by for a playoff spot Sunday. A Colorado High School Activities Association selection committee put together a 32-team bracket Sunday night, seeding the automatic qualifiers and wildcard teams, which were selected over the weekend.

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Win puts Bulldogs in position to make postseason push

Friday’s football game was not a special win for Moffat County, but it was an important way for the Bulldogs to get going at the end of their season. The team’s 42-19 win over Montezuma-Cortez brought Moffat County back up to .500 on the season and kept the team alive in the playoff hunt. Head coach Kip Hafey liked his team’s performance, especially in the first half, which saw the Bulldogs take a 20-0 lead.

Senior Spotlight for October 22, 2012

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Yampa River water conservation focus of student visit

EcoFlight program blends water, energy issues during student flight over Craig Station

On Thursday five students representing Colorado Mountain College, the University of Colorado and Colorado Mesa University flew over Craig as part of an educational program exploring the relationship between energy development and water conservation. The program, organized by EcoFlight, an Aspen-based environmental nonprofit, blends airborne and ground-based education designed to inform college students about current conservation issues from a broad range of perspectives. EcoFlight’s Flight Across America Student Program is in its 10th year and Craig marked the final destination of 2012.