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Lance Scranton: Gearing up for election season

The election season is in full swing and the candidates are starting to make their run for the biggest prize American politics has to offer — commercial spots on television, radio and social media that bash the other candidate instead of describing how our country will be better for electing them to office.

Prather’s Pick: Another Kennedy biography and more…

There are two books in this week’s column, a biography and a book of outdoor activities for families. First of all, last week’s column was a review of “The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved” by Christopher Andersen. I didn’t have room in the column for yet another biography, this one about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Police chief misconduct accusations cast cloud over police station project

Police station committee chairman John Kerst called the misconduct allegations the "900-pound gorilla in the room."

Snowmelt is underway above 9,000 feet on Rabbit Ears Pass east of Steamboat

Snow has been disappearing from the valley floor at a rapid rate this month, but travelers headed over Rabbit Ears can also see plain signs of an early runoff above 9,000 feet.

Steamboat City Council to hold emergency meeting to discuss police chief misconduct allegations

The emergency meeting was called Friday, less than two days after council members read a 10-page letter from former Steamboat Police Detective Dave Kleiber that alleges the police chief and deputy police chief have created "an atmosphere of fear and intimidation" and "a hostile work environment" at the police department.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for man charged with murder

A preliminary hearing has been set for June 9 and 10 for Lucas Johnson, the man who has been charged with murdering longtime Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman.

Government update for the week of March 23

Agenda for Moffat County Commissioners' Tuesday meeting.

Business Buzz: Brother’s takes multiple honors at processing convention

One Craig business is slicing with the best of them. Brother’s Custom Processing took home seven awards at Hands Across the Rockies, the Wyoming-Colorado Meat Processors Associations’ annual convention recently at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Stephanie Pearce: Springtime brings brightness out of the dark

Spring is here. Finally. A season of change. A season of growth. A season of moving forward. While we all know spring still brings dark, snowy days once in a while, we have those green blades of grass that we’ll see soon.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 23, 2015: Moffat County runners hitting stride

The Moffat County High School girls and boys varsity track teams placed seventh and 12, respectively, Saturday at the Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction, with the Bulldogs among the top finishers in many events. In her first meet of the season, Kayla Pinnt won the 100-meter dash at a time of 12.27 seconds. She also joined Emma Samuelson, Lauren Samuelson and Ary Shaffer to take the win in the 4x200 relay at one minute, 47.49 seconds.

Senior Spotlight: Enjoying holidays with loved ones

In my new room the bed is next to a window that faces east which, much to my delight, resulted in my waking up to a beautiful sunrise. The sky presented a panorama of various shades of peach and pink, which mixed with cloudy white and blue thrown in to hold it all together. The blue of the sky changed color, deepening as the day became more apparent, resulting in a glorious day.

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10-year-old snocross racer Tallyn Wagner headed for big things

For the Wagner family, the beginning of spring means less and less and eventually none of their favorite activity until the next winter, but they’ll have some vivid memories. The Wagners recently completed a season of snowmobile racing, with youngest member Tallyn doing especially well. The kid who just turned 10 revved his engine with some of the best young talent around, most of them much older than he is.

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Safari Club fundraiser a big shot event

The Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter aimed for a big turnout this year at its seventh annual fundraiser, and it hit its target and then some. It was a considerable crowd Saturday evening for the SCI banquet at the Clarion Inn & Suites, as residents dove in to dinner and more provided by the group, which focuses on promoting hunting and wildlife conservation.

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Craig Middle School wrestles its way to Western Slope championship

The season is far from over for the wrestlers of Craig Middle School. The Bulldogs claimed a title as the best of twelve schools in the area at the Western Slope Championship Saturday in Meeker.

Luke and Michelle Tucker: Vote for Derek Duran

Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Our community is facing some extremely difficult economic hurdles.

Justin and Courtney Jenison: Joe Bird is our choice

There are certain attributes about a person that make them an obvious candidate for leadership positions in our community. That person is honest, decisive, strong and community minded.

Evelyn Tileston: Nielson for city council

The first “YES” marked on my ballot in the upcoming Craig City Council election will be in support of Kent Nielson with no hesitation at all.

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Moffat County High School drama to perform ‘You Can’t Take It with You’

Classic American comedy has performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday

When you live in a household that includes a snake handler, a fireworks manufacturer, and a confectionary specialist who wants to be a ballerina, “normal” is a relative term to say the least. Such is the family that makes up the clan at the center of “You Can’t Take It with You,” the latest theatrical production from the Moffat County High School drama department, which opens Thursday night.

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Moffat County girls soccer season kicks into gear

A rocky first game is a distant memory for the members of the Moffat County High School girls soccer team, now ready to play a lengthy, solid season. Now four games into their year, the Bulldogs are tearing up their new home field and loving it with a 3-1 record to date.