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Healthy eating: Spinach enchilada casserole

Spinach enchilada casserole

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Dietitians on board with new guidelines taking aim at added sugars

Added sugars lurk in many foods and beverages, and new national dietary guidelines suggest it’s time for everyone to shift eating habits to avoid excess sugar consumption.

Lifeline program now uses cellular data

“Before the newest units, we had to have a landline in order to have a Lifeline,” said Stayton Mosbey, Lifeline program coordinator for The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Health Briefs: Colorado Health Foundation's listening tour comes to Craig

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

Education Briefs: Trust in adults affects children’s willingness to delay gratification, CU-Boulder study finds

Research indicates that preschoolers who observe an adult behaving in an untrustworthy manner give up on waiting for a delayed reward at a rate that is nearly three times that of preschoolers who observe an adult behaving in a trustworthy manner.

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Talents shines at Moffat County High School show

This year’s talent show, on Jan. 20, featured an eclectic assortment of acts, from music to comedy, with about a dozen performers.

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Olathe Pirates provide pushback for Moffat County basketball

Girls take 1st conference loss, boys achieve third win in a row

Fortunes were varied Friday night for Moffat County High School hoops teams, as varsity basketball traveled to Olathe.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 6, 2016: CNCC softball starts strong in Nevada tourney

The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s softball team recently started its season, 4-2, at the Las Vegas Classic Tournament in Henderson, Nevada.

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Moffat County boys C-Team stomps Steamboat Springs in final game

The season is in the books for Moffat County High School boys C-Team basketball, and that book reads 14-3. The younger Bulldogs finished their year with a home game against Steamboat Springs, taking a 55-30 victory, the fourth win over the Sailors this season.

Bipartisan effort to return severance taxes to NW Colorado counties flounders

Legislation aimed at returning millions of dollars to four Northwest Colorado Counties was pulled from the Senate floor Thursday morning.

Baxter Black: The Show Ring Judge

A poem from Baxter Black.

From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s a powerful winter

Late last fall, when meteorologists were predicting the upcoming winter, some experts suggested that the elements of the 2016 winter might be powerful for some parts of the U.S., even likening the winter to a monster. I don’t know that the winter has been monster-like, but residents of Northwest Colorado might agree that it’s been “powerful.” When I think back to my childhood winters on our Morapos ranch, this one seems similar to those times.

Over a Cup of Coffee: A Valentine cookie

Valentine’s Day will be here soon. This week’s column features a cookie recipe with pieces of maraschino cherries in the ingredients, a pretty cookie for the holiday. Also included in the column is a recipe for a pork chop casserole — not necessarily for Valentine’s Day but because it is delicious.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Cleanly congenial – Gene Loyd

It is an uncommon occurrence today for a small family business to get passed from a parent to a son or daughter, but that was the case with Loyd’s Cleaners, which is still in operation today on Breeze Street. Kelsey Eugene Loyd was born in 1923 in Burlington, Colorado, where his father owned a men’s clothing store in conjunction with an in-house dry cleaning plant.

Lila Herod: Be like 'Bill'

I may not have a Facebook page of my own, but I frequently use my husband’s account to stalk our family and friends. This habit has become a source of constant contention in our marriage. He is always telling me to get my own Facebook page and to quit commenting on the posts of his friends because he claims I make him “sound like a girl.” His protests only cause me to laugh in response. After 35 years of marriage, I have embraced the idea that “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too!”

Faith Column: Your calling for Christ in your life

By Matthew 22:5, “But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, and another to his business.”

Steamboat marijuana sales up 35 percent in 2015

The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.

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Downtown Craig features artistic variety leading up to Valentine’s Day

Cherish the Little Things, Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate, holiday dance next week

Year after year, downtown Craig becomes a hub of activity in mid-February as multiple events provide a place to delight the senses. Next week will be a busy one as four favorite events come up: the 21st annual Art Walk, 10th annual Taste of Chocolate, fifth annual Cherish the Little Things Art Show and second annual Valentine’s Dance.

Superfood Tip: Bananas provide plethora of benefits

Bananas are available for purchase year round, making them an easy snack with a health boost anytime of the year.

Government update for the week of Feb. 8

Government update for the week of Feb. 8.