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Moffat County school board discusses budget draft, board district changes

The Moffat County Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 budget at their monthly meeting Thursday and considered big decisions for the coming school year, including changes to the preschool programming, school calendar, Maybell School and redrawing Board of Education boundaries.

Craig Briefs: Water department scam circulates through Craig

Craig residents have been receiving calls from a person saying they are with the city of Craig Water Department, calling to notify them their water service is scheduled to be shut off unless they get a pre-paid Walmart credit card to pay their balance, according to the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The phone call is a scam.

Protest period on construction of transmission lines ending

On Monday, the public protest period regarding a power line that would cut through Moffat County comes to a close.

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Moffat County football staying busy during off-season

High school camp, open weight room sessions begin Monday

The MCHS varsity football program is already setting its sights on success by preparing heavily for the 2015 season, including practice sessions that will take off soon. A 10-day camp, as part of Colorado High School Activities Association’s rules, will start players off on the right foot throughout next week as they get back on the field and ready to build a bigger, better team.

Clinton swims in scandal, but she never seems to drown

From Vince Foster to Benghazi to foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, surely some scandal might stick. But voters are used to the brouhaha, and they just don’t seem that shocked.

Janet Sheridan: Thoughts on aging

I was waiting to have my teeth cleaned and skimming through a magazine when a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert caught my attention: “I don’t have much fear of getting older, but I do fear that someday a wicked genie will make me go back and live my twenties over again.” I related to the lady’s words, though I had no idea who she was.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ a satisfying but cyclical sing-quel

Music and comedy go together well when they both work, but it can be tricky to stay original. And, while “Pitch Perfect 2” has both these elements in abundance, it’s hard not to consider it as being on a loop.

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BLM sage grouse plans set new precedent for conservation

An effort to protect the greater sage grou¬¬¬se across 11 Western states took a step forward Thursday with the release of 14 Final Environmental Impact Statements from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.

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Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day nets lots of fun for Craig

If local law enforcement was angling to put some grins on the faces of Craig’s kids, they succeeded. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office reeled in hundreds of children and their families during the annual Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day, held Wednesday afternoon. Hosted alongside American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, the event has been part of Craig since 2003 to let kids see police and other officials in a friendly capacity while casting a line into the Little Rascals Pond adjacent to the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

Hayden Planning Commission to further explore allowing marijuana grows

The Hayden Planning Commission on Thursday is expected to decide whether to recommend allowing marijuana grow facilities to the town council.

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Il Divo Colorado bringing classical sound to Craig Friday

Country singer Carol Rose to grace Cassidy's over weekend

A multitude of music will be available in Northwest Colorado this weekend. As part of the Western Slope Concert Series, Il Divo Colorado will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Couny High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. A different sound will be playing Friday and Saturday nights for those who visit Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Colorado native country music songstress Carol Rose will perform for patrons in a set that has no cover charge and lasts until midnight.

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Northwest Colorado water officials update status of Colorado's new water plan

The big water buffalo in the room was the possibility that Front Range interests will succeed in influencing the water plan to include a new trans-mountain diversion (TMD) of water from the Western Slope to the rapidly growing Eastern Slope.

Craig briefs: Rio Blanco, Moffat to host event on Colowyo

On June 3, Rio Blanco, Moffat County and Tri-State will come together to discuss the recent ruling against the Office of Surface Mining and Colowyo at a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

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Young essayists outline mayoral ambitions

Tuesday night’s Craig City Council meeting sparkled with ambition when sixth-graders Slater Durbin and Alexa Neton temporarily assumed Ray Beck’s position as mayor to inform the city what they would do if they had his gig.

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Moffat County rodeo stars gallop toward nationals

Craig’s Yancey Weber wins state team roping honors; Kinlie Brennise all-around points winner

The quagmire of the Moffat County Fairgrounds this past weekend didn’t make the sport of the rodeo an easy one, but those who went into the mud fighting hard have come out clean on the other side and ready for more. Moffat County will send five high school and middle school level rodeo competitors to the national finals this summer, following the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Association Finals event held in Craig during Memorial Day weekend.

On the record for May 27

On the record for May 27.

Moffat County Commission recap for May 26

Moffat County Commission recap for May 26.

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Daily roundtrips to Denver from Yampa Valley Regional Airport drop to two for summer

Reports suggest that Republic Airlines will retired its Q400 fleet by September 2016 and United Airlines has plans to reconfigure its United Express service based at the Denver hub in a similar timeframe.

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Craig's BCA pool teams racked and ready for national event

Roy Butler leading two teams headed to Las Vegas

Craig Billiards Congress of America Pool Leagues, played at The Popular Bar, has finished up its sixth season of billiards leagues here in Craig. Leagues start in September and last eight months.

Moffat County Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.