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Sailors swamp Bulldogs to open volleyball season

With a flurry of hard hits and plenty of big digs, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team showed Thursday it’s still at the top of the heap in Northwest Colorado.

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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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Peabody backs out of reservoir project

Peabody Energy has backed away from plans to build the 400-acre Trout Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs.

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Moffat County soccer sets goals for Random Acts of Kindness

Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects

With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.

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New welcome signs going up for Moffat County

New welcome signs are going up along the major roadways coming into Moffat County soon.

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Jonah Goldberg: Hillary and her wheelbarrows

Do you know the old wheelbarrow joke? It's truly funny only to grandpas and the grandkids they tell it to, so I won't bother with the elaborate setup. For years a factory worker pushes a wheelbarrow full of straw past a security guard on his way out. Suspicious that the guy is stealing something, the guard looks in the straw but can't find anything. Finally, when the worker is retiring, the guard asks, "I know you've been stealing something — can you tell me what it is?

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Janet Sheridan: The merry-go-round of education

When I hear about the latest, greatest, sure-fire innovation to increase student learning, I feel weary.

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On the record for August 25

On the record for August 25.

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The Bock’s Office: Sights and sounds sensational in ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Music in any form is magical, yet it never hurts when a melody has visual aids to go with it. And, if you’ve never seen a tiny swordsman brought to life by the pluck of an instrument, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is one for you to watch.

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Spirit Pass set to close in September as owner fights cancer

After 14 years, owner Chris Musik is forced to close her store to fight pancreatic cancer

Residents and visitors to Craig will soon have one less place to shop when gift store Spirit Pass closes in September. Owner Chis Musik’s decision to close was a difficult one yet necessary to provide the resources she needs as she battles pancreatic cancer. “I don’t want people to think that we are closing because of the economy," store owner Chris Musik said.

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Broadband survey to be distributed in Craig

Craig Mayor Ray Beck said the survey is the first step of broadband planning the study being performed by the Glenwood-based firm NEO Connect.

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Moffat County commissioners specify projects for economic growth

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed on two top picks out of six recommendations provided by an economic development firm hired to evaluate the regional economy and outline opportunities for growth at its Tuesday meeting.

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Moffat County football ready to rein in Rawlins Outlaws

Zero Week game takes Bulldogs over Wyoming border to start season

The big night is almost here as the Moffat County High School football team prepares to begin anew. The Bulldogs get in motion Friday as they pile on the bus, head two hours north and visit an old foe they haven’t seen for quite some time. The Rawlins, Wyoming, Outlaws have the distinction of being the first up on the schedule for Moffat County, the two teams having gone the better part of a decade without seeing each other.

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Public input sought for BLM White River office OHV areas

Open meetings in Rio Blanco County Aug. 30, 31; site tours Sept. 7, 8

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking community feedback regarding four off-highway vehicle open areas in Northwest Colorado. Earlier this month, BLM released the preliminary travel area alternatives for the Travel and Transportation Resource Management Plan Amendment for the White River Field Office. Preliminary alternatives determine which portions of the field office’s purview — nearly 1.5 million acres of BLM land — would be open to cross-country motorized and mechanized use, which would be limited to designated routes and which would be closed to motorized and mechanized vehicles.

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Chestnut mare falls during trail ride, goes missing in remote area of Routt County

A chestnut mare named 'River' goes missing in remote Pilot Knob area of Routt County.

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Hayden looking forward to start of new season, chance to improve

The Hayden Tigers football team ushers in a new football season Friday.

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Routt County's proposed pot tax too 'high' for Hayden's liking

State law prohibits Routt County from imposing an excise tax of more than 5 percent on pot, but the Town of Hayden, which operates under a home rule charter, is not bound by that limitation.

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New CEO already hard at work at TMH

For the first time in nearly 30 years the hospital board has directly hired a new CEO

This is the first week on the job for Andrew Daniels, the new CEO of The Memorial Hospital at Craig, who started his work on Monday. Quality health care for rural areas and the lifestyle afforded in small towns were key reasons why Daniels accepted the position.

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Craig briefs: Preserving Last Frontier group meets Saturday

The Preserving the Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, located at 633 Ledford St. The program will be presented by Leo Snowden about the history of the Forest Service and Routt National Forest. For more information call 970-824-6761.

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Fire grows to 25 acres

Despite cool, overcast weather, the Silver Creek Fire grew to 25 acres Tuesday and continued to eat though dead, beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees.