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Spring marks the beginning of a different type of hunting in Northwest Colorado, and the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding shed-antler hunters that it’s illegal to travel off existing roads on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.

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Tea Party candidates forum attracts 6 of 8 candidates

Sometimes the best prediction of what someone will do in the future is to look at what they have done in the past. But being able to talk about records is a luxury only about half of the candidates in the races for Craig mayor and City Council are able to play to their advantage.

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Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado Mountain College officials support in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

As the Colorado House of Representatives prepares to take a final vote Friday on a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, Northwest Colorado college officials are optimistic the legislation will bring about positive changes.

Moffat County School District board officials debate whether to spend reserves

Moffat County School Board members used a work session Thursday to try to get on the same page regarding the district’s budget and how money should be spent in the coming years.

Most area reservoirs expected to fill this summer, but Stagecoach still a question mark

Yamcolo Reservoir, with a capacity of 9,000 acre-feet of water, was tapped early in 2012 when every drop of water committed to agriculture was used.

Lady Bulldogs basketball looks to begin state run Friday

The team received a No. 5 seed in the bracket and will host regional tournament games Friday as it moves toward the ultimate goal of winning a state championship. Coach Matt Ray thinks that is a real possibility for his Lady Bulldogs.

Peabody Energy receives safety honors from mining organizations

On Tuesday, the St. Louis-based company announced it was recognized by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety as well as the Colorado Mining Association for five safety innovations developed in 2012 at Twentymile Mine in Routt County.

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Craig officials prepare for downtown revitalization assessment

Downtown Colorado, Inc. slated to conduct two-day study beginning March 18

Strengthening Craig’s urban core is at the heart of a two-day program sponsored by Downtown Colorado, Inc. later this month.

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Moffat County boys basketball will try to beat size of regional foe Classical Academy

The Moffat County boys basketball team left Thursday for Brush High School and a chance to make the final eight in the state tournament with two wins this weekend in the regionals. The first team standing in the Bulldogs’ way is The Classical Academy, a charter school from Colorado Springs that went 14-8 on the season.

Connections 4 Kids conducting parent survey

Connections 4 Kids is conducting a parent survey to gauge the community’s needs and to guide the organization’s work. Everyone who takes the survey and provides their basic information will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

The Moffat County Record for March 8, 2013

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

BLM: Keep vehicles on roads when antler hunting

Spring marks the beginning of a different type of hunting in Northwest Colorado. But the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding shed-antler hunters that it’s illegal to travel off existing roads on public lands in Moffat and Routt counties.

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For spring sports, weather conditions pose an ongoing battle

Several spring sports have already had their first competition of the season or have it coming up quickly, but the teams can’t prepare the way they’d like to given the weather conditions outside. For athletes and coaches in baseball, girls soccer, track and field, and girls golf, the name of the game is simply making do until the weather takes a decided turn toward spring.