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On The Record for April 17

On The Record

VNA: Vaccine helps protect against meningococcal disease

Adolescence is marked by big steps and changes. Some changes, such as the transition into college, can come with health risks. One of the most dangerous of these is meningococcal meningitis. World Meningitis Day on Friday builds awareness around this potentially fatal condition and the vaccine that can help prevent it.

Fitness Tip: Cross-training

Cross-training involves adding different types of exercises into your fitness regimen. Usual cross-training activities include walking, swimming, biking and resistance training. Cross-training can make your fitness routine more fun and beneficial.

Wellness Tip: Nutrients — Macro, micro and phyto

A balanced diet includes the proper ratio of macronutrients and micronutrients.

TMH Living Well: Antibiotics aren't always the best treatment for sick children

When your child is sick you want to do whatever you can to get them better — fast. You bundle them up and take them to the doctor, expecting to get something to get rid of the illness, but you end up with a list of ways to treat the symptoms instead.

Thomas Williams: Thanks Fire/Rescue

I appreciate the help from Craig Fire/Rescue for helping with my car accident on Dec. 16.

Craig briefs: Country music act at J.W. Snack’s today

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host country music band Blackwater at 9 p.m. today.

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Craig Fire Board discusses Fourth of July fireworks

Concerns over funding for the annual fireworks display on the Fourth of July ignited the discussion at the Craig Rural Fire Protection District’s monthly board meeting on Thursday night.

Craig education briefs for April 18, 2015: Sandrock Elementary launches app

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

Craig health briefs for April 18, 2015: Craig VFW to host veterans town hall event

The Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System will hold its quarterly town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, in Craig.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 17, 2015: Craig Middle School track excels in home meet

The Craig Middle School track and field teams recently hosted the Bulldog Invitational this past Saturday at Moffat County High School, hosting Rangely, Little Snake River Valley School and Hanna Elk Mountain. With 85 total athletes, CMS won the overall meet, with seventh- and eighth-grade girls and eighth-grade boys each winning on points and seventh-grade boys placing second.

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Fundraiser offers artisan bowls, soups to combat hunger

Handmade bowls, homemade soups and full bellies are the order of the day Friday for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser to benefit St. Michael’s Community Kitchen.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Furious 7’ fully loaded with action, drama alike

Somehow, they made it a heptalogy, all without ever once using a word on screen with that many syllables. Somehow, it became The Most Important Movie in the World. And, somehow, “Furious 7” is entirely enjoyable.

Janet Sheridan: 40 years later

A shadow hovered over the United States in the early '60s. Its darkness lurked in the background as I married and graduated from college; it fell across the school where I taught fourth-grade children the intricacies of long division, comprehension skills of reading, and correct fingering for their flute-o-phones. Busy with my life, I didn’t notice the shadow blacken, move closer, threaten. I didn’t know it would envelope me.

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Moffat County High School’s Lauren Samuelson to run track, cross country for Metro State

It’s a good thing Moffat County High School’s Lauren Samuelson enjoys running because she’ll doing a lot of it at the next stage of her athletic career. Lauren signed a letter of intent Wednesday to don the blue and red of the Roadrunners for both track and cross country at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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Steamboat Springs baseball comes out on top of Moffat County, 6-3, in 10-inning game

Baseball in Northwest Colorado means having to play in all kinds of weather, a fact both teams knew as Moffat County High School hosted Steamboat Springs Wednesday afternoon. What they didn’t expect was that the day would go so long. Steamboat took the game, 6-3, against MCHS in a game that lasted 10 innings and saw a small amount of snowfall as the Bulldogs and Sailors fought hard for nearly four hours.

Water restrictions begin May 1

With snowpack at levels well below average, local water providers Wednesday announced water restrictions that will go into place May 1.

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Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush will continue to push for new legislation that would require more drivers to use snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains despite the State Senate's move to study the issue first.

Craig briefs: Senior Social Center to host exercise, movie

The Senior Social Center will start offering exercise from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Exercises might take place outside depending on the weather.

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Moffat County golfers tee up in Rifle, Glenwood Springs to start week

The Moffat County High School girls golf team has had a lot of drive in the past week. Most recently, the ladies of the links played in the Rifle Invitational Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course, the team gaining ninth place out of 10 with a group score of 347.