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Duane Koukol: The Little Shop

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up.

Craig briefs: Labor Day is opening of small game seasons



Colorado Parks & Wildlife encourages celebrating the holiday with any of the small game and waterfowl opportunities that kick off Monday throughout the state, according to a press release. 



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Moffat County High School volleyball ready to bump up level of play

The players and coaches of MCHS volleyball have set their sights on a winning season, following last year’s series, which left them near the bottom of the 3A Western Slope League rankings.

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Moffat County scraps its way to 0-2 at rival Steamboat

Moffat County High School football dropped to 0-2 on Friday night, losing 28-14 to rival Steamboat Springs, but showed signs of life under first-year coach Keith Gille.

From Pipi’s Pasture: General projects results from State Fair

Each year, “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors the Moffat County 4-H members who exhibited at the Colorado State Fair. Exhibitors qualify during judging at the Moffat County Fair. To be able to participate in the judging at the State Fair is a big deal. This week’s column is a listing of the judging results in General Projects.

Duane Koukol: A poem about Mauka: ‘The Little Shop’

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up. The thought of a cold and empty coffee cup! Open and you shall see!

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2014: Moffat County freshmen football falls to Fruita

The Moffat County High School junior varsity football team lost 25-6 to Fruita Monument High School Thursday afternoon in its first game of the season.

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Elkhead Reservoir's future uncertain as non-native fish populate Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.

Faith Column: Change… please… anyone!

Why is it so difficult to change? I believe we are more creatures of habit than we would admit at times. I know I am and many times find comfort in my routine. I read once that to effectively integrate new habits into our lives it takes at least 90 days.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A mammoth loss helps start a museum

One of the earliest residents of Northwest Colorado roamed our region daily in search of a bill of fare that required about 300 pounds of vegetation. The Columbian Mammoth, relative to the modern day elephant, stood between 10 to 14-feet tall and weighed in at about 10 tons.

Baxter Black: Fair board drama

I went to America last week … the middle of America, Kansas, to a county fair. I flew into Denver and drove across miles and miles of green prairie. If America has a heart, it’s out on the plains. It’s not an easy place to live. You have to earn its respect. It will test you with blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, dust, plagues and loneliness. It is often all or none. One learns to be self-sufficient.

Healthy Eating: Kale with Balsamic-Walnut Sauce

This sauce is a perfect topping for kale and other hearty vegetables.

Visiting Angels: What happened to my nurse?

Recently while researching for a location to hold staff training in Routt and Moffat County, I came across some amazing information. The United States is in a nursing profession shortage.

Fitness Tip: Every step counts

Using a pedometer, which counts the number of steps you take, is a great way to monitor what kind of activity you are getting each day.

Superfood Tip: Cashews

Cashews are our next tree nut to be featured in the series.

TMH Living Well: Planning out your delivery day

If you are planning to have a baby or are already pregnant, it’s a good idea to think about options for your delivery day. Do you want to use a birthing ball? Is there a plug-in for your music player? What’s the room like, and is there a reclining chair for your partner? Once you start thinking about it, the list grows.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Carolyn Casinger: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the community of Craig and vicinity for its wonderful support of our annual bowling fundraiser.