News for Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Craig Police Department's annual report yields surprising results

2012 was an interesting year for the Craig Police Department, according to both the statistics and the headlines.

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Safe Routes to School sidewalk improvements waiting on CDOT review

Engineer hosts project open house Thursday in Craig

The engineering is done, the plans are set and the money has been awarded. The only thing keeping Craig children from enjoying a safe route to school is a Colorado Department of Transportation review.

Moffat girls soccer loses opener at Coal Ridge

Moffat County’s girls soccer team had a tough first game of the season, but given the circumstances the Lady Bulldogs have dealt with so far, their head coach was pleased with the performance.

Briefs for March 15, 2013

The 32nd annual Health Fair is from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. In the past, the event was held by the Craig Lions Club in conjunction with the 9News Health Fair, but it now is sponsored by the Craig Lions Club and The Memorial Hospital. Craig Lions Club and Cedar Mountain Lions will act as ambassadors.

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Hayden’s Fralicks bond over Arabian horses and competitions

Every year at about this time, Ross and Medora Fralick return home to their Hayden ranch after enjoying some vacation time in the sun with their children Ian and Ryan. And while many families in the area head south for warmer climates during February, the Fralicks have made a tradition of heading west to compete at one of the largest single-breed shows in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.

Moffat County High School requiring more math and science from students

Moffat County High School has begun the process of increasing math and science graduation requirements for its students in an attempt to better prepare them for life after high school.

Moffat County girls golf takes 3rd and 4th in two tournaments this week

The Moffat County girls golf team, back to full strength after the winter sports season finally came to an end, continued its good play Wednesday.

Schedule changes for Moffat County middle school, high school sports

The MCHS girls soccer team and CMS wrestling team both had alterations to their schedules for Saturday.

Week 5 Craig billiards league standings

Both leagues are tight from top to bottom, with all 10 teams having between 709 and 768 points. Jean’s Angels still lead the Sunday league, but their advantage has shrunk in the past two weeks. In the Monday league, Up Against the Walls has jumped from third to first in the course of the past two weeks.

Antler hunting prohibited at Dinosaur National Monument

As antler collectors travel the backcountry in search of fresh sheds this spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking them to avoid stressing wildlife still struggling to survive the cold weather and the lack of forage.

The Moffat County record for March 15

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

Turkey hunting class available in Grand Junction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a class on turkey hunting in Grand Junction on March 20. The class, called “Turkey Hunting 101,” will be a one-night affair taught by veteran turkey hunters about one of the fastest-growing hunting activities in the U.S. over the past couple decades.

Scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students

The Daniels Fund has announced a scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students seeking admission to select two- and four-year colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Friends of Moffat County Education kicking off book drive

Friends of Moffat County Education has a lofty goal and less than one month to accomplish it. The group kicks off the second year of its book project next week. The goal is to collect 13,000 books by April 13 to send home over the summer with kindergarten through fifth-grade students. The hope is that the books will encourage reading during non-school months.