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Business Buzz: Free Community Dinner on June 3 in downtown Craig

Business news across Northwest Colorado.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 23, 2016: 'Dude' Dent awards banquet this week

The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 23, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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The state of things: Moffat County track hits new heights with second-place girls finish

Bulldogs win four state titles, Kayla Pinnt breaks state meet record in 400 dash

Todd Trapp’s athletes have pushed through rain and snow, wind and chills the past few months, but the last day of the season was a sunny one in more ways than just the reading on the thermometer as the track and field coach saw the best overall result in his time at Moffat County High School. The MCHS girls team finished in second place as a whole at the 3A CHSAA State Championships Saturday afternoon to complete a banner season, claiming four titles and placing in many more events.

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Food assistance programs serve key community needs

Love INC administers program on third Tuesday and Thursday of each month

“The food is healthy, and there’s not a lot of salt,” said Burnett, who lives at Sunset Meadows II in Craig.

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Boys & Girls Club of Craig strives to reach older teens with activities — and with choices

Club serves teens up through the age of 18, and staff members hope to see more coming in

“I got to help the little kids a lot, as a teen, so that was really cool,” Erin Fagan, 18, said. “Being an only child and not having anyone to look after … some of the kids became my brothers and sisters.”

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The state of things: Moffat County track preps for final day of championships

Bulldog girls place in discus, 800, 4x200; sprints, relays, hurdles, 1,600, long jump in store

As the midway point of the State Track and Field Championships, Friday was a day of pleasant surprises for some members of the Moffat County High School teams while others were not as happy with their final standings and the rest are reserving judgment for the grand finale.

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Challenger to incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton visits Craig

Alex Beinstein, who hopes to represent Colorado’s in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in Craig Thursday night to speak with potential constituents.

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Government Update for the week of May 30

Government Update for the week of May 30.

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Our View: Various organizations have fun summer activities

In rural communities, it’s easy to say, “I’m bored.” It’s a phrase parents often hear from children, especially during the summer months. Yet sometimes, all it takes is a moment to step outside of such thinking and research the offerings in Northwest Colorado and beyond.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Swiss Steak

This week I was thinking about how long it has been since I’ve made Swiss Steak. My husband Lyle experimented with making Swiss Steak years ago, and I have used his recipe for years — but not lately.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s almost time

It’s almost time! In less than two weeks we’ll be moving the cows, calves and bulls to summer pasture. They’re ready, and so are we!

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Sasha Nelson: Celebrate public lands with me!

May, the month I was born, has always been a month for me to celebrate, but this week Colorado added a reason for everyone to rejoice. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill establishing the third Saturday in May as a holiday to celebrate the myriad benefits that public lands bring to the state of Colorado. Colorado has 30 million acres of national and state public lands, including mountains, deserts, forests and grasslands.

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Faith Column: Find your ‘ideal church’

Everyone probably has their own idea of the ideal church: organs and hymns; drums, guitars, songs from K-LOVE; not too much preaching; pews, not chairs; stained glass windows; storefront building… the list would be very long and detailed.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Mack Lane named after Craig’s first settler

Mack Lane, a short stretch of road way extending from Victory Way to First Street in Craig, earned its name in a straightforward manner. It was the lane upon which John Mack, who was Craig’s true first settler, lived.

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Education Briefs: CNCC to hold registration meeting for summer camps

Scheduled camps on the Craig campus include robotics, entrepreneurship, audio production, rafting and poetry.

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Craig Middle School students celebrate Latin American culture with food, crafts and talk

Day's events follow sixth-grade study of Central and South American countries

The festival included a session on Central and South American masks, a presentation on Ecuador and neighboring countries, the preparation of various Central and South American foods and a Mayan game — played in the gymnasium — called Pok-ta-Pok.

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Health Briefs: Community suicide prevention seminar to be held May 31

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Superfood Tip: Slice into bell peppers

Bell peppers come in many shapes and forms and can be added to a number of meals. They’re also a healthy and quick snack.

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Fitness Tip: Looking for a rigorous workout in Craig?

If you’re looking to get fit and don’t want to spend time or money in the gym, try hiking Cedar Mountain, which offers several different hikes.