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Trapper's court-ordered environmental assessment approved

The U.S. Department of the Interior approved a court-ordered environmental assessment of operations at Trapper Mine on Friday, allowing it to continue mining federal coal.

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Craig briefs: Preserving last frontier group meets today

Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. today on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

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Walking group forges social bonds in Craig

Local group members received training to lead community-building strolls

“Every connection, every good conversation you have with somebody, increases your psychological well-being,” said Gisela Garrison, the director of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center.

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Moffat County students mark Day Without Hate

Posters, signs and commitment to go beyond one day characterize student efforts

“We asked (the students) to draw or write about what kindness means to them,” Diane Cookston said.

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Former Moffat County coach Roman Gutierrez headed for Hall of Fame

Gutierrez led Bulldog wrestlers to five state titles in 31-year career with team

For decades of service to his sport, a former Moffat County High School coach will be getting his due next week. Roman Gutierrez will be inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with a ceremony that takes place May 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs.

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Home meet is sweet for Moffat County track

Bulldogs place 1st, take 16 events at Clint Wells Invitational

The bluster of a typical Northwest Colorado spring day was well met by Moffat County High School track and field athletes who walked away from their home meet victorious. The Bulldogs won both the boys and girls overall title of Friday’s Clint Wells Invitational, and while having a full roster was beneficial, having multiple first-place finishes didn’t hurt either, winning 16 individual events, girls nine and boys seven.

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On the record for April 29

On the record for April 29.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Unusual Spaghetti Recipes

Last week I wrote about a recipe that I used to make when I hadn’t been married too long. This week I was thinking about when I used to make a spaghetti casserole that had hot dogs on top. The hot dogs were left long, but I made a lengthwise slit in each one and filled it with cheese. I think the cheese was from slices that had been cut in strips. The casserole dish was put in the oven until it was hot and the cheese had melted.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Only 2 more cows to go!

After two months of calving season here at Pipi’s Pasture, it’s almost over — as far as the actual calving, that is. (We still have to keep an eye on the calves and brand before “turn out.”) But we’re down to two cows — just two more to calve! When it comes to the chore involved with calving, the cow-checking is probably the most draining so when that’s finished, I’m grateful.

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Our View: Working toward economic progress

Moffat County is doing an excellent job positioning itself toward moving forward with economic development.

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Education Briefs: Bike to School Day scheduled for next week

Nearly one hundred schools across the state and more than 1,800 schools around the country will be participating, according to a written statement from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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Government update for the week of May 2

Government update for the week of May 2.

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Great American Horse Drive rides through Maybell on Sunday

Four hundred domestic horses, driven by authentic cowboys and city slickers alike, will trot their way through Maybell on Sunday.

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Peabody posts bonds to ensure Twentymile Mine reclamation

The biggest mining company in the United States, which declared bankruptcy April 13, has posted bonds to ensure its Twentymile Mine in Routt County gets reclaimed in the event it were to close.

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Beauty Tip: How to quickly dry your nail polish

Have you ever worked really hard to perfectly paint your nails only to find that you smudged your nail polish during the drying process?

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Superfood Tip: Tree nuts and all their glory

Nuts are a healthy and filling snack.

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Health Briefs: Senior Social Center plans walking groups

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Fitness Tip: Walking goes a long way for health

If you’re looking for a low-impact exercise that will boost your overall health, try adding a walking routine into your week.

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Healthy Eating: Make-ahead breakfast burritos

A delicious recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos.

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Faith Column: All about forgiveness

This morning, as part of our Seminary class study of the Old Testament, we were discussing Jonah. You remember the story, right? Jonah is called by God as a prophet and commands him to go to Nineveh to preach. Ordinarily this might not be a problem, but Nineveh was one of the seats of the Assyrian Empire.