News for Monday, October 22, 2012

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Sports Briefs for Oct. 23, 2012: Moffat County grad wins conference championship

Alicia Nelson once again made her mark on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference over the weekend. The Moffat County High School graduate, who is now a senior at Adams State University, won the conference cross country championship as an individual, while her teammates also placed in the top ten to take home the team title as well. It was Nelson’s first ever cross country win, after a slew of top ten finishes, and earned her RMAC Runner of the Year honors.

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Moffat County volleyball ready for final shot

The Moffat County volleyball team ended its regular season with two matches in Craig Saturday. After a three-set win over Rifle earlier in the week, the Bulldogs played two of the better teams in the Western Slope League at home. The result was two losses to Olathe and Gunnison, but Moffat County will have one last shot to make a push for the playoffs.

CPW accepting applications for habitat improvement projects

Agencies, organizations, individuals encouraged to apply for up to $500k

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Habitat Partnership Program is accepting grant applications for large-scale habitat improvement projects. Agencies, entities, organizations and individuals are encouraged to apply for up to $500,000 for a variety of projects including tree, shrub cutting, water developments, weed control and reseeding. The minimum amount awarded for large-scale projects will be $100,000, according to a CPW news release.

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Craig chorus group to compete on international stage in Denver

Although small in number, their voices are powerful. And ranked No. 4 in the world, these ladies have a reason to be loud. Craig's own chorus group, the Bella Voces, travel to Denver at the end of October to compete on an international stage.

On The Record for Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

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CPW approves Moffat County conservation easement

Winter range for elk, mule deer, pronghorn protected on 15,000-acre ranch near Maybell

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved last week a perpetual conservation easement on 15,000 acres in Moffat County. Consisting of sagebrush steppe, foothills grassland and pinyon-juniper woodlands, the Tuttle Ranch near Maybell is home to the greater sage grouse and provides winter range for elk, mule deer and pronghorn. The purchase from RSH Land Company, LLC, using funds from CPW, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Great Outdoors Colorado, will protect critical wildlife habitat while permitting continued ranching operations, a CPW news release states.