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Hayden wins again, blasts Vail Mountain

Hayden beat Vail Mountain Tuesday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, winning for the third time in four matches, and the Tigers did it without their best player.

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Moffat County cross-country on right path

Saturday home meet, increased workouts leading to regionals

The boys and girls cross-country teams of MCHS will host their home meet this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park, the first and only time they’ll compete in Craig this season.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2014: Registration deadline Wednesday for Parks and Rec basketball

Wednesday is the final chance to register your children for the Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season.

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Moffat County golfer Mike Bingham qualifies for state

Golfer shoots 79, finishes 4th in Western region

Mike Bingham will represent MCHS at the 3A State Championships following a fourth place finish at the Western 3A Regional Tournament Tuesday at Durango’s Hillcrest Golf Club.

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Legislators listen to local water advocates

"What it comes down to, is that local communities want to be treated with dignity and respect if water from their basins is moved out and they no longer have that water for their own uses." — Jeff Devere, Rangely resident

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EPA extends comment period on Clean Power Plan

Announcement comes less than a week after EPA visits Craig

After receiving nearly 750,000 comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to extend its deadline by 45 days for public comments on the Clean Power Plan concerning carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Soroco High School debuts healthy vending machine

Students at Soroco High School said goodbye to candy bars and junk food-filled vending machines over the summer and now make their snack selections from an interactive, healthy snack dispenser.

Prather’s Pick: A pictorial history of Meeker

“Meeker” was written by Kristin Bowen and is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The book became available Sept. 1. It is a collection of over 200 vintage photographs showcasing the White River Valley.

Moffat County Commissioner Sept. 16 meeting recap

Moffat County Commissioners discussed last week's community meeting with EPA representative Shaun McGrath as well as other regional economic issues at their weekly meeting.

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Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden High School vocational education teacher Kevin Kleckler is finding ways to keep up with the demand for his classes.

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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden

Commissioners Steve Ivancie and Doug Monger were uncomfortable investing public dollars given CEC’s unwillingness to share with them financial details involved in building the solar garden.

Pennsylvanian to take reins of Routt County Regional Building Department

New building department chief Ben Grush said Monday he takes special pride in two college buildings where he did inspections, including a $25 million convocation center with a basketball arena.

Craig briefs: CNCC to host Foundation Dinner

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host a fundraiser dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the college.

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Great turnout, weather make Yahoo Golf Tournament a success

Perfect weather set the stage for a great day Saturday for participants of the Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Yampa Valley Golf Course. At least 42 teams signed up for the event, which was organized by and benefited the Craig Kiwanis Club and Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado.

Business buzz: Economic indicators shows uptick in coal production

Yampa Valley Data Partners released its Fast Facts report last week, outlining recent economic activity in Northwest Colorado. The following are economic indicators for Moffat and Routt counties.

Stephanie Pearce: We have to be active

So, last week, the EPA came to visit. Now what? Is it over? Do we sit back and wait to see if they heard what we had to say? Do we see if they learned anything from their visit? No. We have to be active, and there are a lot of things we need to do.

Senior spotlight: Different perspectives

My days are usually full of writing, reading or doing something that has to do with words, such as puzzles, surveys, books and so on. I enjoy working and using words in different ways. Listening to others' use of words is interesting in the way they express themselves and discuss subjects — the different way they see the same picture of life as they experience it.

Government update for Sept. 15

Moffat County Board of Commissioners agenda.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 15, 2014: Moffat County High School volleyball downed by Roaring Fork

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball lost its Saturday games, 3-0, in Carbondale to Roaring Fork High School. However, even though the Bulldogs were on the wrong side of the scores — 25-20, followed by a pair of 25-21 losses — coach Starla Jensen said the group effort that kept the tallies close could be a turning point.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 15, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.