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Body of rafter in Dinosaur National Monument recovered

The body of the 62-year-old rafter who went missing on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Friday was recovered Sunday night, according to national park officials.

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Craig briefs: Colorado Cruisers Car Club show Wednesday

If you own a new or classic muscle car, hot rod, antique or custom car or truck, bring it to the Colorado Cruisers Car Club “cruise-in” and “show and shine” at McDonald’s in Craig at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Missing rafter in Dinosaur located, identified

The body of a 62-year-old Aurora woman is in the process of being recovered from the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Sunday, according to park officials.

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Beaver Creek fire northwest of Walden now 5,400 acres

A wildfire that brought hazy skies to Steamboat early last week continues to burn about 15 miles northwest of Walden, just below the Wyoming state line.

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Construction clogs the east end of Craig

Construction is well underway on two projects at the east end of town.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado features then-and-now photos throughout area

Exhibit unveils photographic images of Craig, Steamboat Springs and Hayden

Now, through the photographic work of Assistant Director Paul Knowles, the museum has updated the images of Craig, Steamboat Springs and Hayden to create a then-and-now exhibit with 64 photographs.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Talking about healthy sexual development

Watching our young ones grow from playful, elementary-school students learning about the world into teenagers experiencing changes to their bodies happens amazingly fast. As the adults in their lives, we have been helping answer their questions about how things work and how to be responsible.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 27, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County community rolls out for CASA bowling fundraiser

Organization seeking greater awareness for work with abused children

A regional organization struck out this weekend — in a good way. The lanes were packed Saturday evening at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center as the inaugural Northwest Rocky Mountain Colorado CASA Bowl-for-Kids fundraiser brought in plenty of community support.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2016: Craig Youth Baseball crowns winner Saturday

The championship game for Craig Youth Baseball’s 11- to 13-year-old division took place Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, with Moffat Limestone Company defeating Hayden, 5-4. Coached by Brian Spears, Mindy Spears, Justin Duzik and Bennie Brackett, the players who were in the final game included Garrett Anson, Lance Brackett, George Chavez, Nick Cookston, Ryan Duzik, Cody Eckhoff, Levi Greenhow, Blake Juergens, Miles Simpson, Greg Spears, Tucker Sterle and Gio Tarango.

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National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office working to locate missing rafter near Dinosaur National Monument

Search and rescue staff from the National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office and a commercial outfitter are responding to a report of a missing rafter at Disaster Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

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Portrait of a ladybug: Art lesson teaches technique, sparks imagination

Steamboat artist takes Boys & Girls Club kids step-by-step through acrylic painting

“I like painting unicorns,” said Avia Miles, a first-grader at Sunset Elementary School.

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Local customers relish farmers market fare on Wednesdays, Fridays

State expert: Farmers markets have flourished over the past decade

“I was just driving by,” Tanya Vasquez said, noting that she was picking up squash and peppers at the market. “It seems like they’re more fresh from a farmers market … and I like to buy locally.”

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Craig briefs: Bowl-For-Kids to be held today at Thunder Rolls

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA is having a Bowl-For-Kids fundraiser at Thunder Rolls from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Individuals can attend for $25, or put together a team of five for $100. The fee covers three games, shoes and pizza. CASA is looking for local businesses to sponsor teams of five for $500. Higher levels of sponsorship include, $750 to sponsor a team of five, have a business banner hung during the event and have your business name in the press. For $200, businesses can have their banners hung at the event as an event sponsors. Colorado Northwestern Community College is CASA’s largest sponsor, to date.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 25, 2016: Saturday bowling fundraiser to benefit child advocates group

Northwest Rocky Mountain Colorado CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will host the Bowl-for-Kids fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 900 Industrial Ave. The evening will include door prizes, bake sale and silent auction, as well as multiple rounds on the lanes.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Main dishes for hot summer evenings

What to cook for supper when it’s hot — that’s what is on my mind after a day at work. This week’s column features two recipes that I haven’t tried yet. I meant to; I even bought the baking mix for the pie. But, I haven’t taken the time after evening chores to get them ready by 5:30 p.m., our usual suppertime. However, I have made similar recipes that were good. If you try this week’s recipes, let me know how you liked them.

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On the record for June 24

On the record for June 24.

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Government update for the week of June 27

Government update for the week of June 27.

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From Pipi's Pasture: It’s hot…

If memory serves, we haven’t experienced such a hot summer here at Pipi’s Pasture in some time — at least so far.

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Conservation Colorado: What’s next for water?

This spring our state began the process of implementing its first-ever Colorado Water Plan and joined the rest of the nation in allowing the legal use of rain barrels for residential rainwater capture. As I prepare my own rain barrels to use rainwater on my new garden beds, I wonder — what’s next for water in Colorado?