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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper takes place Wednesday

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café, providing the community an opportunity to meet with Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley.

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Over 30 new teachers begin school year at Moffat County School District

Classes began last week at Moffat County School District with 33 new teaching staff. The High School has the largest number of new teachers followed by Sunset and East Elementary schools.

Government update for Sept. 1

Agenda items for the Board of Moffat County Commissioners.

Stephanie Pearce: Camp Stephanie

You’ve heard me talk about my kids and how much I love them, but I also have a nephew that was in and out of our household throughout several years. I watched him when he was a baby while his mother worked, and when he was in fifth grade, he came to live with me for the school year. He traveled to school in Hayden with me and my son because that’s where I worked.

Mary Brown: What the rain leaves behind

One thing about rainy is that it brings out a lethargic feeling in some people, that feeling where it would be a good time to sleep or curl up with a good book. To some, the body is a barometer and decides that the aches and pains that are usually warnings of the weather to come are not going to let any resting be done in comfort.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 1, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 1, 2014: Parks and Rec volleyball hosting informational meeting

The Craig Parks and Recreation coed volleyball league, which begins in September, will offer a meeting for team captains and representatives. The meeting, at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., will discuss league rules, scheduling and overall organization.

Business Buzz: Furniture store plans remodel, works to move inventory

Furniture Gallery of Craig, 385 Ranney St., is seeking to remodel its interior, but first they’ll need to get rid of some of their stock. The store will be open Labor Day offering considerable price drops on items for customers.

Weather Watch: Labor Day sun hopeful after Craig’s rainy August

With any luck, the people of Craig won’t have their three-day weekend’s outdoor activities rained out, but with the way the region has been pounded by precipitation recently, it might be wise to make indoor plans just to be safe.

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Craig Middle School starts athletes on path to big things

Craig Middle School’s sports seasons are underway, giving students their earliest taste at school-sponsored athletics during the seventh and eighth grade years, hopefully the first of many they’ll spend as Bulldogs. CMS’s fall sports for this school year include football, volleyball and cross-country.

Duane Koukol: The Little Shop

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up.

Craig briefs: Labor Day is opening of small game seasons

Colorado Parks & Wildlife encourages celebrating the holiday with any of the small game and waterfowl opportunities that kick off Monday throughout the state, according to a press release. 

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Moffat County High School volleyball ready to bump up level of play

The players and coaches of MCHS volleyball have set their sights on a winning season, following last year’s series, which left them near the bottom of the 3A Western Slope League rankings.

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Moffat County scraps its way to 0-2 at rival Steamboat

Moffat County High School football dropped to 0-2 on Friday night, losing 28-14 to rival Steamboat Springs, but showed signs of life under first-year coach Keith Gille.

From Pipi’s Pasture: General projects results from State Fair

Each year, “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors the Moffat County 4-H members who exhibited at the Colorado State Fair. Exhibitors qualify during judging at the Moffat County Fair. To be able to participate in the judging at the State Fair is a big deal. This week’s column is a listing of the judging results in General Projects.

Duane Koukol: A poem about Mauka: ‘The Little Shop’

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up. The thought of a cold and empty coffee cup! Open and you shall see!

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2014: Moffat County freshmen football falls to Fruita

The Moffat County High School junior varsity football team lost 25-6 to Fruita Monument High School Thursday afternoon in its first game of the season.

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Elkhead Reservoir's future uncertain as non-native fish populate Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.

Faith Column: Change… please… anyone!

Why is it so difficult to change? I believe we are more creatures of habit than we would admit at times. I know I am and many times find comfort in my routine. I read once that to effectively integrate new habits into our lives it takes at least 90 days.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A mammoth loss helps start a museum

One of the earliest residents of Northwest Colorado roamed our region daily in search of a bill of fare that required about 300 pounds of vegetation. The Columbian Mammoth, relative to the modern day elephant, stood between 10 to 14-feet tall and weighed in at about 10 tons.