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Craig Briefs: Fire west of Elk Springs 50 percent contained

As of late Thursday afternoon, the Wolf Fire, 10 miles west of Elk Springs in Moffat County, was 50 percent contained.

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Moffat County school board candidates diverge on mill levy, Common Core

Civic engagement was alive and well at Thursday evening’s school board candidate forum hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots.

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Win not in the cards for Moffat County volleyball Thursday

Lady Bulldogs lose 3-0 in Homecoming game with Grand Valley

The Lady Bulldogs finished their home season Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat by Grand Valley in a game that was also their pink game and Homecoming competition. MCHS girls knew going in it would be a tough one, and the Cardinals showed why they’re ranked second in the 3A Western Slope League, downing the Lady Dogs quickly in 25-14 and 25-12 sets to start.

On the record for Oct. 8

On the record for Oct. 8.

Mike Littwin: Hillary Clinton blasts gun-violence, forcing the debate in 2016

Hillary Clinton’s gun-control plan has guaranteed that gun violence, and how or whether to address it, will play a central role in the 2016 election.

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Classic Air Medical stations new aircraft in Craig

Classic Air Medical introduced the newest addition to it’s fleet of emergency medical response aircrafts Wednesday evening at Craig-Moffat Airport.

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The Bock’s Office: All systems go for ‘The Martian’

When you’re looking at red, dusty landscapes without another human being in sight, you can either get motivated or get depressed. No, I’m not talking about being in Utah, rather the do-or-die hero of “The Martian.”

190-acre blaze west of Elk Springs in Moffat County is 50 percent contained

Firefighters are working to contain the Wolf Fire 10 miles west of Elk Springs in Moffat County.

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Steamboat police chief candidates meet community

It was clear to everyone during Wednesday night's community reception that Steamboat Springs has a choice of five qualified candidates to fill the role of the city's new police chief.

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Former Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison dies at 73

Former Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison, who died Oct. 3, helped to advance the county’s Land Preservation Subdivision ordinance which incentivizes developers to cluster homes within rural subdivisions, leaving hay meadows intact.

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Moffat County soccer splits Homecoming week games

Bulldogs conquer Colorado Rocky Mountain School, fall to Basalt

With two similar game scenarios — a tie at halftime — in both of their games during Homecoming Week, Moffat County High School boys soccer had a great outcome in the first instance. The other, not so much. MCHS had its highest-scoring game to date this season Tuesday with a 7-3 triumph in Carbondale against Colorado Rocky Mountain School.

Craig briefs: Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday

Craig and Hayden experienced a nearly one-and-a-half hour power outage Saturday afternoon, according to Yampa Valley Electric Association spokeswoman Tammi McKenzie.

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Moffat County’s Mike Bingham ranked 55th at state golf tourney

Bulldog shoots 91, 96 in two-day event

By the end of Tuesday afternoon, Mike Bingham couldn’t help looking back a few months, a time when he normally would have been out at Yampa Valley Golf Course perfecting the game he loves. With his attention on a summer job during the warm months, the only practice time he got was about two hours the whole season, which he certainly saw hurt him during his big moment. Bingham represented Moffat County High School Monday and Tuesday at 3A State Championships, shooting a 187 overall to place 55th out of 84 competitors.

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Moffat County football hopes to heat up with Homecoming game

When they last headed onto the gridiron, the Moffat County High School varsity football team endured a lot of moisture, but the forecast is clear for later this week, which hopefully means smooth sailing as the Bulldogs look to take another conference victory. The Moffat County Homecoming football game with Basalt takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, and it looks to be quite a show.

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Moffat County teachers seek reduction in testing

Members of Moffat County Education Association are joining forces with educators statewide to address the issue of too much testing in public schools.

David Morris: Parrotheads cleaning up

On Saturday, Oct. 3, members of the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads conducted their semi-annual cleanup of the Pebble Beach area along the Yampa River.

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Interim police chief discusses recruiting challenges

Jerry DeLong told the council the police department is still down three officers, and recruiting efforts are ongoing.

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Moffat County's 2016 budget in the works

Moffat County Commissioners Chuck Grobe and Frank Moe met with Finance Director Mindy Curtis Tuesday afternoon to work on the county’s 2016 budget.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 7, 2015: Craig Middle School basketball meeting Thursday

The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams will host an informational meeting for parents of interested players at 6 p.m. Thursday in the CMS auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Hayden chief hits milestone

Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski hit a milestone in his career last week when he received the executive certification from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.