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Craig briefs: Moffat County Board of Education to convene on Thursday

The Moffat County Board of Education will hold its first meeting of the school year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. All are welcome to attend.

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Healthy foods for a healthy brain: How diet can help kids succeed in school

With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.

Senior Spotlight: Autumn approaches

The signs of autumn become more apparent every day. There are more rainy days and cooler evenings, and children are starting school. Soon, there will be a community coat drive, and hunting seasons are about to begin.

Stephanie Pearce: We wish you were here

I feel your presence as I drive down the road. I thought about how you would have enjoyed this trip to State Fair. You would have enjoyed it because of the reason for the trip, to watch your granddaughter. I thought about you more on this particular trip than I have since you’ve been gone.

Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Weather Watch: Storm systems to cause chilling effect in Craig

A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.

Craig Daily Press welcomes new designer

The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 25, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Fire/Rescue offers tropical fun at weekend luau

Event a fundraiser for scholarships

The 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball was well-attended Saturday night at The O.P. Bar and Grill by folks wanting to kick back and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and good company.

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Fire erupts inside Craig mobile home Saturday

Hume: Cause of blaze uncertain

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at Unit 302 of Craig’s Cedar Mountain Village. The members of Craig Fire/Rescue received the call shortly after 3:30 p.m., and were quick to respond alongside personnel from Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services.

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Hayden support group helps victims of brain injury

Leigh Erceg has formed a brain injury support group to help those with brain injuries and disorders navigate the resources available to them in the area.

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Moffat County High School football preps for greatness

The Moffat County High School football team’s season officially has begun, and amid a great deal of changes, players remain ready to do what they love more than anything: Grab the pigskin and do their school proud.

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Back-to-school activities promise good year ahead for Moffat County schools

As the nights cooled and the mad rush of summer coasted to a close this last week, kids, parents and teachers began the yearly ritual of back-to-school nights and orientations.

Stretches of I-70 to be repaired by ski season

The Colorado Department of Transportation and APC Southern will begin work next week on a paving project along Interstate 70 in Eagle, Summit and Clear Creek counties, according to a news release.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Remembering spiced fruit

I was looking through my old cookbook that no longer has front pages, and I turned to a page that featured recipes for pickled and spiced vegetables and fruits that can be used as “accompaniments for meats.”

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Moffat County High School football outdone by Rifle in 62-7 opener

Moffat County High School’s football team is in the process of building its way back to respectability. The Rifle Bears on Friday showed the Bulldogs just how far they need to go.

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TV show, Craig book signing target Western figure Tom Horn

History will come alive in the next few days for Moffat County residents. The Museum of Northwest Colorado will host a book-signing and presentation by Larry Ball, the writer of “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

Thinking About Health: When Congress says it’s OK to waste health care dollars

Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in this case, the benefits come from government payments to private insurance carriers, not directly from the federal government.

TMH Living Well: Sleep disorders are common, especially as we age

Are you noticing that you are not sleeping as well as when you were younger? Do you wake up during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? Does your spouse’s snoring or snorting wake you up? If you answered yes to any of these questions you, or your spouse, might have a sleep disorder.

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Lynne Cheney holds book signing, kicks off 6th Freedom Conference

Former Second Lady of the United States and New York Times Bestselling author Lynne Cheney kicked off the Steamboat Institute's sixth-annual Freedom Conference. Cheney held a book signing for her 2014 biography on James Madison, and addressed a crowded Steamboat Grand ballroom Friday afternoon.