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Private donors step up to fund a second drug-sniffing dog to cut down on heroin in Routt County

The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of a local couple who have offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.

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Pot shops in Steamboat Springs could stay open later under proposed rule changes

The ordinance going before the city’s elected officials would allow all marijuana dispensaries to stay open until 10 p.m., three hours later than their current closing time.

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Jimmy Westlake: The universe below

Six months later, during the late fall, we can gaze out of the bottom of the Milky Way to see what lies beneath our galaxy.

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Nonprofits aim for $500,000 on Yampa Valley Gives Day Tuesday

Moffat County residents have a longstanding reputation of giving back to their community, and local nonprofits are hoping they live up to that reputation Tuesday for Yampa Valley Gives Day.

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Government update for the week of Dec. 5

Government agendas.

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Terry Barber: The best mindset for a successful business owner

As we continue exploring the characteristics of the best mindset for a successful business owner, let’s stop and define a successful business owner. It’s someone who builds and runs a successful business. Straightforward, right? But wait…

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Michelle Balleck: Where memories are made

When I visited Craig, Colorado, for the first time in 2004, I just had to make a stop into The Giving Tree gift shop, as it was named after one of my favorite children’s books. I marveled at the beautiful collectibles, unique jewelry and themed gifts that told the story of this place. I purchased a pair of moose-shaped earrings as I memento of my trip to interview for a job with the Craig Daily Press and of this town that I’ve now called my home for longer than any other place in my life.

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Lois Stoffle: Thanks, TMH!

Last week I received a “thank you” card from The Memorial Hospital. It was signed by several of the nurses and CNAs who cared for me during my recent stay after having knee surgery. They were expressing their gratitude to me for choosing TMH for my stay.

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Business Buzz: Craig fitness companies to move classes downtown

Business news across Moffat County.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 5, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Holiday options for families in need

Many families in our community experience increased stress and financial burdens around the holidays — higher energy costs, increased child care costs as schools are closed, an expectation of gifts, seasonal illnesses and more.

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The Memorial Hospital at Craig thanks Commissioner-elect Don Cook for service

The Memorial Hospital staff and Board of Trustees thanked Moffat County Commissioner-elect Don Cook for his service to the hospital during their December monthly meeting.

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Moffat County boys basketball bounces back in Leadville tourney

A pair of losses frustrated Moffat County High School boys basketball over the weekend, but a win of more than 60 points was a good consolation prize Saturday. Bulldogs varsity starts the year 1-2 following three games in Leadville as part of Lake County High School’s annual tournament.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 5, 2016: Moffat County wrestlers work toward weekend wins

Moffat County High School wrestlers went 3-2 during the Maverick Duals Saturday hosted by Grand Junction’s Colorado Mesa University. Throughout the day, Bulldogs took wins against Gunnison (36-24), Delta (47-30) and Palisade (42-30) while also losing to Grand Junction (64-6) and Cedaredge (47-18).

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Moffat County girls hoops 3-0 with win of Meeker’s Cowboy Shootout

Moffat County High School girls basketball teams cleaned up in their start to the season. The Lady Bulldogs varsity team won the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout hosted Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Meeker. Moffat County started with a 42-24 victory over Nucla Thursday then returned to Meeker the next night to down the host team, 44-37. Saturday afternoon saw them clinch the tournament, 51-46, against Soroco.

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Craig kids conquer the court in Elks Hoop Shoot

The gym was bustling Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School as future basketball stars were laying the foundation for years to come in the sport. Craig had its most sizable turnout in seven years during the weekend’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The morning included 42 kids total, well past years where attendance was in the 20s, which Frank Sadvar, Exalted Ruler for Lodge No. 1577 called “astronomical.”

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Craig woman pays it forward, staples winter items for giveaway to utility pole

Craig woman staples winter items for giveaway to utility pole

Pass through the intersection of Sixth and Ranney in Craig, and you may notice something especially colorful about the light pole on the northeast corner. That’s because for the last several weeks, it’s been covered in winter hats, gloves and scarves stapled to the pole in plastic bags with a sign reading, “If you need something to keep you warm, please take one!”

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Craig briefs: 518 impaired drivers arrested Thanksgiving

It was a busy holiday on Colorado roads, as residents and tourists traveled for Thanksgiving celebrations with friends and family, according to a news release.

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Moffat County wrestlers ready to get a grip on great season

With a roster full of both experienced grapplers and younger talents who already have a leg up on the competition, Moffat County High School wrestling is ready for all comers this winter. As the start of the season approaches, MCHS coach Tanner Linsacum and his athletes are prepared to be a Western Slope powerhouse, capitalizing on the successes of last year and keeping the Bulldog tradition going strong.

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Northwest Colorado Health program teaches Latinos about preventative health care

Class leader Erick Ocampo said that many Latinos have poor diets that include eating unhealthy foods and eating a lot, not exercising and not getting help for health issues until the issues are very serious.