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Moffat County football prepped for physical season

Bulldogs seek to retain league title, return to playoffs

As the seasons change to autumn and the sun goes down earlier and earlier, locations across the country engage young men in competitions of guts and glory in America’s favorite sport, and Craig is no different. Simply put, the Bulldog Proving Grounds and its inhabitants will soon be back under the spell of Friday night lights. Moffat County High School varsity football makes its grand return for a season coaches and players anticipate will be one of its best yet.

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Veterans’ town hall focuses on VA health choice benefits

Area veterans receive help with benefits and answers to questions during annual visit by VA staff

Officials from two of the three offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were in Craig on Wednesday evening to answer questions, provide updates, advice and tchotchkes. “It doesn’t matter how long you served, or how long ago you served, there are benefits for you. You served us now it’s our turn to serve you,” said Denver Regional VA Benefits Manager, Chuck Bruen, who attended the event in order to assist with claims processing.

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Moffat County football falls to Rawlins in first game

Outlaws pull ahead in final seconds to beat Bulldogs 15-12

The first game of the season started rough for the Bulldogs, then got better and suddenly had victory snatched away at the last second. Moffat County High School varsity football took to the turf Friday night on the road in Rawlins, Wyoming, the first meeting since 2008 for the nearby schools. When last the Bulldogs and Outlaws squared off, the result was 26-16 in Moffat County’s favor, yet Rawlins claimed a win this time in the gridiron matchup, 15-12.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Chicken Tetrazzini

I feature lots of recipes in this column for using beef. I know that readers would like some ideas for using chicken, too, so this week’s featured recipe is for making “Chicken Tetrazzini.” (I think you could also use turkey.)

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Remembering the “Dick and Jane” books

I thought about back-to-school when Lyle and I were “up Morapos” on Tuesday to turn the cattle into the hay meadow part of the pasture. As we passed the Morapos School and teacherage (the little house where the teacher stayed), memories came flooding back of the days past when my siblings and I attended school there. I could almost smell the sagebrush and rabbit brush that had been cut back from the buildings as they were being readied for school.

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Computer modeling aids firefighters

Fire officials do not anticipate the Silver Creek fire to grow nearly as large as the Beaver Creek fire burning on the other side of the Continental Divide.

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Faith Column: It takes a village

The children all seem to be trying to enjoy these last few days of freedom and you see them walking and biking round town. At Love INC we are finishing up the last few weeks of the activities we do to help equip the teachers and students for school.

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Baxter Black: Horse psychology

Some people are just flat good at handlin’ horses. They’ve got that good “horse savvy.” Matter of fact, there are people actually makin’ a livin’ trainin’ horses! I admire these folks’ ability and special talent. It’s always a pleasure to see a good horse workin’ right. But horses look at veterinarians like kids look at Sunday school or cowboys look at weddings.

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Hunting season starts in Northwest Colorado

Expect to start seeing lots of blaze orange around town — hunting season is underway.

Moffat County real estate transactions for May

Real estate transactions from across Moffat County.

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John Pogline: Life is more important

I will have to admit that I am ignorant of some of the facts presented by Leeann Cline. I do know that it is a good thing that parents put their weed where their kids cannot get to it — because we know that kids never get into things they are not supposed to.

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On the record for August 26

On the record for August 26.

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Education Briefs: First day of elementary school is Tuesday

Moffat County School District back to school week.

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Beauty Tip: Use Vaseline to take off mascara

Mascara adds length and definition to eyelashes, but it’s often cumbersome to remove all of it from your eyes.

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Fitness Tip: The right shoe fit for fitness

Do you like to run, walk or hike? Did you know that athletic companies offer specific shoes for each category to protect your feet, back and leg health?

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Superfood Tip: Juicy, ripe peaches pack powerful nutrients

It’s that time of year where you see vendors selling peaches throughout town. Many of the peaches come from beloved peach country in Palisade.

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Patti Mosbey: Sand Wash survivors lift our hearts

Sand Wash Basin has wild and rugged terrain. The summers are hot and bug infested, and the winters are cold and bitter. The wild horses are seasoned to endure the best and worst of the land they call home. For many, life is a daily venture of freedom, living in a family system with unspoken words. The tilt of an ear, the swish of a tail or the lowering of a stallion’s head can send family members moving in a new direction without hesitation. To the savvy horse person you see the unspoken language and know the nuances of the slightest of movement.

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Health Briefs: The Chair Free Project provides tips for students

Health tips for students, elderly, travelers and mothers.

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Thinking About Health: Drug prices keep rising — no end in sight

Recently a tweet from Lauren Sausser, a fine health reporter I know in South Carolina, caught my eye. “Crazy drug prices became personal. My dad will start Keytruda regimen on Friday, $15,000 per infusion, once every three weeks indefinitely.” The high cost of pharmaceuticals had hit home!

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TMH Living Well: Many kids deficient in vitamin D

Is your child getting enough vitamin D? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that there has been a “startling increase in the frequency of severe vitamin D deficiency in the United States and other countries.” Not having enough vitamin D creates problems for people of all ages, but especially for kids. When kids don’t get enough vitamin D, their bones and muscles don’t grow or work well.