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Craig hoopster aiming high for state Elks Free Throw Contest

It may be a long trip this weekend, and though he won’t be behind the wheel himself, Craig’s Cort Murphy has plenty of drive to succeed. Murphy will compete Saturday in the state round of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in Salida.

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Snow, cold making a return to Steamboat

Some much needed snow was headed toward the Steamboat Springs area Tuesday.

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Streaker strikes twice outside City Market: On the record for Feb. 13 to 21

8:22 p.m. On the 1100 block of West Sixth Street, officers responded to repeated reports of harassment by an ex-boyfriend. The man was found hiding in his car with a firearm and had to be tazed after resisting arrest.

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TMH will reap $1.2 million in annual savings from refinance

The Memorial Hospital will reap approximately $1.2 million in annual savings after it closes on a $37.6 million loan refinance with the United States Department of Agriculture this month.

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Moffat County real estate transactions for January

Moffat County real estate transactions for January.

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Should Moffat County schools move to a four-day school week?

School district budget process started, board to consider cost saving measures such as a four-day week

The Moffat County School Board of Education budget process for school year 2017-18 started with a special board workshop held Thursday morning. Over the next four years the district needs an estimated $17 million to fund capitol projects. “We have long-term facility maintenance issues that must be addressed. I’ve not had one person come to me and say we are good. We have to start talking about the action to start addressing those things,” Ulrich said.

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Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump's insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporters — most thrilling takedown of journalists by any president, Editor and Publisher magazine featured this headline: "Newspapers Aim to Ride 'Trump Bump' to Reach Readers, Advertisers."

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Lance Scranton: More than words

If you’re like me, you have a tough choice to make regarding the mayoral and city council races in April. A host of quality candidates for the council and mayoral positions means, hopefully, that residents will get a wide array of ideas for improving our town. I’ve been a fan of city council this past term and think that they have made sound decisions based on the realities of our circumstances under the pesky, micromanagement of state and federal officials. Too often local control ends up being reaction to laws, regulations and policies that are mandated upon localities.

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Don Jones: Vote Joe Bird for Mayor

April 4 will be a critical election for the citizens of Craig. The voters of Craig will be tasked in electing a new mayor and filling four open councilperson seats. The new mayor will either be tasked with indoctrinating new council members, working with existing members or a combination of both old and new. This individual must possess the leadership, flexibility, creativity, and vision to lead Craig to new horizons. Joe Bird has all of these characteristics and more.

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Moffat County hoops heads into district mindset

Lady Bulldogs top Roaring Fork to move to semifinals; boys fall to Aspen

The regular season is in the books for Moffat County High School basketball as one set of Bulldogs moves along to the district round of the playoffs.

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Prather’s Pick: Celebrating the works of Dr. Seuss

When I taught children’s literature and inquired about my adult students’ favorite children’s author, they almost always replied, “Dr. Seuss.” Because of his wacky words, rhyming verse, and ingenious artwork, Dr. Seuss is indeed one of the most beloved children’s authors. Besides that, his books leave all readers — young and old alike — with messages about life.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 22, 2017: Safari Club banquet takes place March 18

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its annual fundraiser banquet March 18 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. as cocktails are served, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and an auction to follow. Among the items up for bid are hunting trips and other valuable packages.

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Student housing plans move forward at CNCC — funding needed

Student housing in Craig might become a reality if funding can be found.

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Wrecked plane pulled from Flat Tops by Forest Service

A downed plane in the Flat Tops Wilderness offered the White River National Forest a unique clean-up challenge last week as the agency worked to extract the aircraft while respecting wilderness values.

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Steamboat gondola turns 30, due for refurbishing

Steamboat gondola updates, including a new control system, will defer the beginning of summer operations at Steamboat Ski Area until the end of June.

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Winner of Connections 4 Kids art show is from Calvary Baptist School in Craig

The top vote getter of Connections4Kids Cherish the Little Things Children’s Art Show attends the third grade at Calvary Baptist School in Craig and will have her art on the cover of Connections4Kids 2017-18 Calendar.

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Car wash will become Colorado's 1st drive-through pot shop

In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado’s first drive-through marijuana shop.

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Optimism, expertise drive new city manager's vision for Craig

There’s been a new face in the room on Craig’s local meeting circuit these past six weeks. Often dressed in sport coat and tie with a six-foot-two stature, he’s hard to miss.

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Craig briefs: Moffat County Democratic party set to meet Wednesday

The Moffat County Democratic party will have a reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW, 419 E Victory Way. For more information, call 970-824-3049.

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: The state of the economy

The House Financial Services Committee recently received our biannual update on the state of the economy from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. This update could not have come at a more important time.

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