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Scott Burke, of Craig, went missing in Mesa County on Saturday

Scott Burke, a 43-year-old man from Craig, is missing after his family reported that he failed to return from a camping trip in the Colorado desert, said Megan Terlecky of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Connecting people to human services is Moffat County's strength

New interactive data map shows that Moffat County bridges the human service gap better than surrounding counties

Human service organizations and agencies in Moffat County are doing a better job of connecting people to benefits than surrounding counties with only Montrose County out ranking Moffat County on the Western Slope counties, according to a new web based data mapping tool called the Gap Map. “I am really proud of the non-profits we have in our community and how they work together to collaborate and serve people in our community,” said United Way Executive Director Amanda Arnold. “I believe in the work that we do.”

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Celestial: October brings celestial wonders

Autumn officially arrived Thursday, and with it, come cool, clear fall evenings, perfect for stargazing. The sun is setting well before 7 p.m. now, so stargazing can commence much earlier than during the summer months.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: Micromanagement is unnecessary

Somehow the gate to the chicken pen was left open, and I'm looking at a scattered group of chickens and thinking about foxes, skunks and raccoons and the carnage I'd seen in the past perpetrated by them.

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Business Buzz: Drivers education school opens this week

Business news across Moffat County.

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79-year-old dies in rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 near Maybell

A truck, identified by the Colorado State Patrol as a 2011 Ford F250, drifted off of the left side of the road, struck several trees and rolled over on Sunday afternoon near Maybell by mile marker 60.

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Government update for the week of Sept. 26

Government update for the week of Sept. 26.

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Craig parks to see bathroom updates

Two local parks have scheduled installations or replacement of a very important facility — bathrooms.

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Celebrate autumn with “Fall into Action” — YVYP's membership drive

Yampa Valley Young Professionals to hold first membership drive Wednesday

People who already love Craig, those who want to see positive change and fall in love with Craig for the first time or all over again, are invited to attend Fall into Action, the Yampa Valley Young Professionals’ autumn membership drive that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Center of Craig.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Reading crucial to a child’s language development

As a parent, you know that reading to your child is crucial to his or her language development and preparation for school. If you’re already reading to your child, what are the benefits of attending storytime at the library?

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 26, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School XC takes wins in Wyoming

MCHS boys team, Riley Allen, Wyatt Mortenson, Madysen Cramer each finish in first

Bulldog runners must be feeling like top dogs after this past weekend. On Friday, Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams attended the Shana Ward Memorial Meet in Saratoga, Wyoming, and multiple Northwest Colorado runners took the gold.

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Craig Middle School students suspended after displaying support for ailing friend

Face paint not allowed at CMS, but two students believed enough in their cause to break rules

Sporting purple instead of Bulldog blue and white, a number of students across Moffat County School District on Friday chose to show support and raise awareness of Arnold Chiari Malformation, structural defects in the cerebellum, during Chiari Awareness Month to honor the Klein family, who have three children struggling with the disorder. Sisters and Craig Middle School students SaraJo Smith and Carmelita Bays wore purple and also used eyeliner to write #Chairi, #Avee and team Avee on their cheeks to honor their friend Aveahna Klein who has the disease.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 26, 2016: Craig Middle School overtakes East Grand

The Craig Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade football teams both won Saturday morning in games against East Grand. Seventh-graders repeated their victory against Steamboat Springs with another 6-0 win, while eighth-grade Bulldogs had a commanding defeat of the Granby squad at 30-6.

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Visual wonders abound in Craig with new wooden artworks

Whittle the Wood places latest carvings in town; event organizers plan new online presence

It happens each summer as artistic expressions, flights of fancy or nature lookalikes come to tangible form as part of Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, but it’s what happens afterward that show why the event has the staying power it does. The carving entries from the 17th annual Whittle the Wood were recently posted in locations around town, a process that involves a certain amount of planning from City of Craig.

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Dry climate leads to dry eyes

Area optometrists are able to help with new diagnostic and treatment programs for chronic dry eyes

Dry itchy eyes are as much of the western way of life as dust and sagebrush for many people, but now there may be relief in sight as area optometrists offer new diagnostic equipment and treatment programs. “It is so dry here and that was one of my motivators to bringing the equipment here,” said Craig Eckroth, optometrist and partner at EyeCare Specialties, who in 2015 began diagnosing and treating people with dry eyes using a new system by the Tear Science company called Lipiview and Lipiflow.

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Moffat County football soldiers on against Resurrection Christian

Bulldogs’ 42-0 defeat to Cougars features Veterans Appreciation Night

The non-league schedule came to a conclusion as the Western Slope Bulldogs brought in the Front Range’s Resurrection Christian School. The Loveland team, previously part of the 1A division, clobbered Moffat County, 42-0.

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Net installation begins at Elkhead Reservoir

Dressed in rain slickers reminiscent of the Gorton’s fisherman, the crew installing a $1.3 million net across the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir took to the water Friday morning.

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Lost hunter found on Buffalo Pass

The Routt County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue volunteers successfully found a lost hunter Thursday afternoon.

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High school brings back anti-bullying program in October

Several students from Moffat County High School are signed up and ready to participate in the “If You Really Knew Me” experience at the Boys and Girls Club, which is set to take place on Oct. 3, 4 and 10.