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Small fire north of Craig quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire north of Craig on Moffat County Road 105 around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Football draft special part 1 — Quarterbacks

Welcome, fantasy football fanatics! It's that time of year again, it's time to draft your way to glory — or not. Either way, it's going to be a fun season. This is the first installment of my four-part draft special and I'll be focusing on some breakouts, sleepers, undervalued players and players to avoid at the quarterback position.

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Update: Craig intersections close this week for resurfacing

Minor traffic delays are underway in Craig this week as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs maintenance on three intersections in Craig.

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CNCC open mic night embraces art in Craig

Entertainers of all ages were showing off their skills Monday evening at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s first open mic night and art show.

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YVMC gives $150K to local schools for behavioral health

Yampa Valley Medical Center has gifted $150,000 to Routt County’s three school districts in an effort to boost behavioral health services and education.

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Vote on rural pot grows in Routt County prepped for Nov. 8 ballot

County voters could see pot on ballot

The intent behind putting the pot question on the November ballot is to have a tax in effect if commissioners lift the moratorium and begin hearing permit applications for grow facilities.

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Bench Fire ignites in Dinosaur National Monument

Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and additional agencies are working to suppress the Bench Fire located north of Yampa Bench Road, about two miles west of Haystack Rock.

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Celestial News: Summer Triangle rides high

When the summer sun goes down, three of the first stars to peep through the lingering twilight are the bright stars that form the unmistakable asterism called the Summer Triangle.

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Craig sales tax down in first quarter of 2016

City looks to bolster sales tax and create a use tax

Craig’s 2016 sales tax revenue is down slightly from 2015 in the first quarter of the year.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Executive function coaching a great resource

Find the power of motivation and change for a scattered brain with executive function coaching, a great resource for high school and college students or adults.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Fire/Rescue luau provides lively Saturday night

Annual event benefits fire department’s scholarship fund

After nearly eight decades, it’s still an event for which the people of Northwest Colorado have a burning love in their hearts, almost as much as they do for the people who stage it. The 77th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Luau hosted by Craig Fire/Rescue brought the atmosphere of the tropics to The OP Bar & Grill Saturday night as people gathered for good vibes and good times with the local fire brigade.

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Moffat County 4-H competitors ready for a shot at state

Archery, rifle, shotgun completion events make for busy Saturday

Across Craig Saturday morning, local youths were up and it early to stay on target, take aim and hopefully finish the day with a berth in a state contest but more importantly focused on doing well in the moment. The Moffat County 4-H shooting sports completion shoot events took place over the weekend as competitors in rifle, shotgun and archery showed their talents for marksmanship.

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Craig briefs: CPW cautions stand-up paddleboard users

As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal flotation devices when using these watercraft, according to a news release.

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The TANK in Rangely goes public, dazzling on local and international levels

Center for Sonic Arts has Saturday public hours, new executive director

"I appreciated it because it was different than anything else around — and because it was a bit illicit and forbidden,” said Heather Zadra.

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Craig's Firefighters' Ball fun funds scholarships

Break out the island attire, Craig Fire/Rescue is hosting the 77th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Hawaiian Luau on Saturday night at The O.P. Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. The tropical themed festivities, which are 21 and older, begin at 6 p.m. and last until midnight. Tickets are $10, and will be available at the door.

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CNCC soccer’s roster keeps building with Craig talent

5 sign Friday for Spartans, multiple players in line to join men’s women’s program

Craig’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus brought on multiple talents this week, with five players signing their letters of intent for the men’s team during a Friday press conference.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 23, 2016: Softball tourney moved to Aug. 20, 21

The Yampa Valley Young Professional Balls Out Co-Ed Softball Tournament scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 20 and 21. Organizers opted to push the fundraiser event back to give people more time to sign up and have also lowered the registration price, which is now $150 down from $200 per team. Players must be 18 years old or older, or 14 and older with parental consent. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 13.

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Committee to Grow Craig seeks signatures

The Committee to Grow Craig hosted an event Thursday night to promote its petition for a vote on retail marijuana in Craig.