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Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 1

Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 1

Lance Scranton: Nobody really knows

Numbers can be collected on just about anything — and these days — everything. Not only are numbers and data available to study enough to earn a PhD, but most of the numbers are in real-time! I hear numbers thrown around all the time in education, politics, religion and psychology; the problem is often that the numbers are just that... thrown around.

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Rubber Ducky Races in Craig, Steamboat celebrate community, hospice

On Saturday, hundreds of bright yellow rubber ducks will bob along the lazy Yampa River toward their destination at Loudy-Simpson Park. Tickets in hand, children, parents and community members will eagerly await, hoping their ducks make the speediest journey. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is hosting the first annual Craig Rubber Ducky Race benefiting the organization’s Hospice and Palliative Care program. The fun family event and post-race party will be a celebration of community and the many people Hospice has touched in Moffat County.

Prather’s Pick: A Kate Burkholder Novel

There are a lot of different things going on in this week’s novel for adults, but the focus is a mystery centered around what was found after a tornado. The setting of “After the Storm” by Linda Castillo is Painters Mill in Holmes County, Ohio, where the population is Amish, Mennonite, and English, a mixture of diverse cultural and religious beliefs.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Injured players who can and can't make a return this season

The NFL season is a little over a week away now and there are several key players who are injured and you need to be aware of them before you draft your team. Some of them are scheduled to be ready for Week 1, but others are lost for a little time or will be out for the whole season.

Colorado joins Clean Power Plan challenge

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced Saturday that Colorado will be represented in a multi-state legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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Authorities dismantle illegal marijuana grow site on Buffalo Pass; 2 Mexican nationals arrested

Two men who were camping at the grow site were taken into custody without incident after an early morning operation that started at 4 a.m.

Craig briefs: Hayden Public Library to host garden seminar

Friends of the Hayden Public Library are presenting a seminar taught by master gardener Kathy Hockin called “Fall in the Garden.”

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Dinosaur 2015 brings global competition

Hang glider pilots from around the world eager to compete in the vast skies of Colorado and Utah were grounded on Sunday morning due to thunderstorms.

Business Buzz: The Memorial Hospital seeking new space in Craig

The Memorial Hospital is back on the hunt for a new site for its rehabilitation center after determining that relocating to the old JC Penney building at 473 Yampa Ave. is not financially feasible.

Stephanie Pearce: Protect your family, society with love

I watch the news and social media and there’s so many depressing things going on every day. It’s blatantly aggressive. There are so many things reported from innocent people being shot, race wars, conflicts between nations, and people with no respect lashing out at anyone. If you let yourself be engrossed in it too much, you can find yourself being depressed, angry, and even hopeless.

Derek Maiolo: Headed back to college — thank you Craig

I will soon embark on my second year of college at the University of Oregon, a journey that I am both excited and terrified to begin. As I spend my last days in Craig and the surrounding area, I am becoming increasingly grateful — to the people, the schools, the small town, and the Rocky Mountains — for showing me how incredible this life can be.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 31, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 31, 2015: Get moving with Girls on the Run

Registration is open through Sept. 4 for the running program Girls on the Run, available to female athletes in grades three through five. Additionally, the sister team, Heart & Sole, is open to girls in grades six through eight. The after-school program trains girls in the sport over 10 weeks and teaches them how to stay physically strong during running while also building a healthy body image and having fun, eventually participating in a 5K in November.

Weather Watch: Early week storm to sprinkle on Craig

Possibility remains for Labor Day weekend atmospheric activity

As we head into the final stretch of summer, it’s not necessary to put the barbecue back in storage just yet if you want to get one last good grill session in this week. Still, don’t print any invitations for a big outdoor celebration, either. A good likelihood of precipitation is in store for Northwest Colorado this week, as a storm system expected to present itself Sunday will spill over into Monday and Tuesday.

Neton's Then and Now: The Memory of Arnold F. Beckett — Part 2

In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, Craig was beginning to enjoy peace and prosperity. However, Craig paused to give war hero Arnold Beckett a final welcome home from the South Pacific.

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Rain soaks Moffat County golf in Rifle

Moffat County High School athletes had a tough day on the links this past Thursday when both the varsity and JV boys golf teams competed at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

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Quick start to season for Moffat County cross country

Ary Shaffer, Ashley Suits lead Bulldog runners

Moffat County High School cross country got a good start on the season Friday when runners took on the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs.

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Moffat County football tackling challenges head-on

Last season saw Moffat County High School’s football program coping with some major alterations, not the least of which included a new coaching staff and a move to the 2A division of CHSAA. A year later, the head of the team has gotten more settled in to the area, and both he and players are ready to defend their title as the champions of the Western Slope North League.

Carla Alexander: Thank you for support

The family of Alvin Lawton would like to say thank you so much for all the thoughts, prayers, cards and kind wishes during this difficult time. It is comforting to know how Alvin touched so many lives.