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Football coaches, finances, celebrations discussed at monthly school board meeting

Teacher awards, cross-country recognition and a letter from a concerned community member were only a few of the highlights of Thursday night’s Moffat County School District board meeting.

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Moffat County football to finish season strong at Roaring Fork

Playoffs remain possible for Bulldogs

Moffat County High School will complete its season Friday with a road game in Carbondale against Roaring Fork High School, the only league team they have yet to face.

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Women’s group to host Holiday Home Tour in Craig in early December

PEO seeks larger membership

‘Tis not the season just yet, but Craig residents can already begin thinking about getting involved with a good cause once the yuletide is upon them. The local branch of Philanthropic Educational Organization will host the Holiday Home Tour in early December, a Christmas-themed event that will take participants to a series of houses around town to take in a variety of lovely decorations and spread plenty of good cheer.

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The Bock’s Office: World War II film ‘Fury’ hurt by delayed payoff

There are thousands of accounts of the American military’s exploits, all of which are worth hearing to get a greater picture of how our nation was strengthened during its hardest times. You want to believe that every depiction of these folks is an accurate and glowing one, but a film like “Fury” shows you can’t always reach high expectations.

Attorney general, state treasurer, U.S. House of Representatives District 3 races gain traction

Here’s an overview from the Craig Daily Press about the attorney general race, the state treasurer race and the District 3 Representative to the 114th United States Congress race.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Ballots are in the mail!

After the most divisive session in the history of the Colorado legislature in 2013, two recalls and a resignation, a 2014 session in which every major controversy was delayed and referred to a study (see below), and TV ad saturation, we now have ballots in the mail to every registered voter.

Man ticketed after hitting bear with car in Steamboat Springs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins estimated the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.

Michael Bennet: Common sense bill would fuel economic growth

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has attracted a lot of attention around the nation as a cleaner, more affordable transportation energy source. LNG — natural gas that is cooled and converted into a liquid — is used for a variety of fueling purposes including large trucks, marine and rail vessels. Along with its potential as greener, cheaper fuel, it can also be a major economic driver in Colorado, where we have an abundance of natural gas.

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Craig’s Catherine Compton struts her stuff as model, actress

By her own admission, it’s been “kind of a crazy path” for Catherine Compton, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate, as she’s pursued an education and sought out a career in modeling and acting.

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Soroco Rams hope for repeat against Hayden football

The playoffs could be on the line for Soroco, but that's the last of the Rams' worries as they welcome Hayden to Oak Creek for a 7 p.m. Friday game.

Man suspected of biting police officer's finger

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers Monday night were called to check on the welfare of Kevin H. Harris at the Shadow Run Condominiums.

Embezzlement case continues for former Routt County couple

A former Routt County couple accused of embezzling nearly $5 million from window-covering company Hunter Douglas will continue to work through the case in Colorado's U.S. District Court in Denver.

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Moffat County volleyball splits final games with Grand Valley, Basalt

Bulldogs seeded 5th in weekend league tourney

MCHS added to both the win and loss columns in its last matches of the regular season, losing 3-0 Saturday to Grand Valley and winning 3-0 Monday against Basalt.

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Moffat County School District Board of Education meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 22, 2014: Craig Middle School boys hoops begins season

The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams recently started their new season. The seventh- and eighth-grade squads’ schedules will run through Dec. 6, with CMS hosting the end-of-season tournament for schools in the region.

Prather’s Pick: Cherished pieces of lace, II

In September, I reviewed “Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece” — a children’s book by Patricia Polacco. Then recently, while at the Moffat County Library, I found another new book by Polacco. This book, like many of the other author’s books, is taken from her heritage. So I couldn’t help but review it, too.

New law allows clerks to update voter rolls, opens door for voter fraud

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 74.4 percent of eligible Coloradans are registered to vote.

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Rep. Bob Rankin visits Craig, appears at commissioners' meeting

Republican Rep. Bob Rankin was in Craig early this week, speaking to constituents about his first term in the legislator and other issues that Moffat County currently faces.

Search and Rescue called to search for overdue hunters

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called three times Monday night to help lost hunters.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission to consider new building for marijuana grow

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night will consider a proposal for a new building that will house a marijuana cultivation facility.