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Craig briefs: Free park entrance to active-duty military, veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Important dates at CNCC

Dates to remember at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

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CNCC Salon & Spa good deal for both students, customers

Craig residents in need of an affordable haircut or in the mood for a pedicure need look no further than Craig’s own Salon and Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Craig salutes Veterans Charity Riders

Motorcycle program for soldiers stops passes through Northwest Colorado

They’ve served in some of the most brutal parts of the world, fought through the loss of body parts and sustained some memories that might still give them nightmares — to say the least, the participants in the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis have earned some fun. The cross-country effort to raise awareness about combat veterans and giving something back to them pulled into Craig Friday afternoon to a small but enthusiastic greeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.

Hayden reader of the week: Eve Phillips

The reader of the week seven for Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading program is two-year-old Eve Phillips. Eve is one of the youngest Readers of the Week in the history of this program. She is a Craig resident along with her parents Courtney Archuleta and Seth Phillips.

Interior Department takes comments on federal coal leasing

The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources.

Interim chief to brief council on changes at police department

The changes are a response to a report prepared by Katherine Nuanes, an independent investigator hired to look into allegations related to conduct by Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

On The Record for July 30

On the record for July 31.

Faith Column: Trust in faith to get through uncertain times

Life for us in Northwest Colorado has had more than its share of opportunities to give in to fear and panic.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Cleaning out a pickup truck after county fair

The Moffat County Fair is about to begin, so that’s the topic of this week’s From Pipi’s Pasture.

Baxter Black: Rodeo Mom

A poem from Baxter Black.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mom’s rolled oatmeal cookies

This past weekend my sisters, Charlotte and Darlene, came over, and we did some work on a cookbook that we’ve been working on for awhile now. I’ve written a little bit about it from time to time.

Craig health briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Study finds health problems in older adults linked to giving up driving

Announcements, events, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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CNCC orientation set for Aug. 22

CNCC is set to welcome one of the biggest classes in recent history on Aug. 22. Orientation is designed to help new students become familiar with processes, procedures and the people who are passionate about helping students succeed at CNCC.

TMH Living Well: When to call 911

Your son falls while climbing on a boulder and is unresponsive. Your toddler has had the stomach flu for two days, and now she is listless. It’s time to call 911. For parents, it’s hard to make these care decisions on the fly when we’re feeling stressed and scared. Here are some guidelines on when to call 911 and when to opt for driving to the ER or walk-in care.

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Study shows consumers still find sunscreen labels confusing

Though its been more than two years since the United States Food and Drug Administration rewrote the rules on sunscreen labeling, many consumers are still confused at what the numbers and letters on bottles mean. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Dermatology publication in June revealed that consumers don’t have a clear understanding of the meaning of SPF and difference between numeric SPF levels, the difference between UVA and UVB ray protection and the purpose of “broad spectrum” products.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2015: Craig Softball Association finishing season next week

After many weeks of play starting in May, Craig Softball Association will conclude its season in the coming week with a championship tournament at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. The B League will play Monday and A League Tuesday, with both groups holding games Wednesday and Thursday to determine the overall winner. Games are at 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Stockmen’s Liquor leads the season with a 20-2 record.

Taking advantage of free college credit in high school

If you’re in high school, or if you have kids in high school or, if you know a family with kids in high school, pay attention. Through a program called concurrent enrollment (CE), students can earn college credit from CNCC while they’re still in high school.

Fitness Tips: Exercise regularly and with variety

The American College of Sports Medicine speaks about quantity and quality of exercise. Studies show that participating in 150 minutes of exercise each week is beneficial to healthy living.

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