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Routt County's proposed pot tax too 'high' for Hayden's liking

State law prohibits Routt County from imposing an excise tax of more than 5 percent on pot, but the Town of Hayden, which operates under a home rule charter, is not bound by that limitation.

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New CEO already hard at work at TMH

For the first time in nearly 30 years the hospital board has directly hired a new CEO

This is the first week on the job for Andrew Daniels, the new CEO of The Memorial Hospital at Craig, who started his work on Monday. Quality health care for rural areas and the lifestyle afforded in small towns were key reasons why Daniels accepted the position.

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Craig briefs: Preserving Last Frontier group meets Saturday

The Preserving the Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, located at 633 Ledford St. The program will be presented by Leo Snowden about the history of the Forest Service and Routt National Forest. For more information call 970-824-6761.

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Fire grows to 25 acres

Despite cool, overcast weather, the Silver Creek Fire grew to 25 acres Tuesday and continued to eat though dead, beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees.

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Candidate for U.S. House visits Craig

Democrat Gail Schwartz vies for Tipton's seat in Congress

Former Colorado legislator and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House Gail Schwartz paid a visit to Northwest Colorado on Tuesday to tour a coal mine and meet with voters in Craig.

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Lance Scranton: Four ways in

All kinds of different groups have been formed to try and lay out a plan for moving forward with all of the initiatives that will help make Craig a more attractive destination but also a legitimate community that offers families more than just a job.

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Prather’s Pick: Two nonfiction books for adults

This week’s column has information about two nonfiction books for adults. The first is another book by Susan Branch.

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Leeann Cline: Pot statistics

While there are many people debating the pros and cons of allowing recreational marijuana sales in Moffat County, most of the arguments leave out one important thing — facts.

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On the record for August 23

On the record for August 23.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 24, 2016: Moffat County volleyball opens season Thursday in Steamboat

Moffat County High School volleyball teams will begin the schedule with games in Thursday in Steamboat Springs. The Highway 40 rivals will begin their brawl with a C-Team match-up at 4:30 p.m., followed by junior varsity and varsity at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. MCHS comes off a 5-18 record last season, compared to the Sailors’ 20-5 year in 2015 under coach Wendy Hall.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Back to baseball

Once I get started on football, it's hard to go back to baseball. Maybe it's the fact that I don't want to notice that I'm still in eighth place in my only fantasy baseball league. It really just didn't come together for my team this year. Maybe it was the fact that it's a points league and I'm used to competing in head-to-head leagues. I really don't know, though. For a team that seems to have good players — Harper, Gonzalez, Verlander, etc. — it sure fell short this year.

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Moffat County golf scores strong at home event

Mike Bingham 7th overall, Bulldog varsity 8th at Yampa Valley Golf Course

After a year that saw multiple schedule conflicts along the Western Slope, the Moffat County High School Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course was well-attended Monday by teams across the region.

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Community members consider how to address prescription drug and heroin abuse

Community members and human service agencies gathered together last week at a community forum hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services to learn more about prescription drug addiction, heroin abuse and what might be done to work on these problems now, before they become community epidemics.

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Celestial News: Spot King Sobieski’s Shield this week

Only two constellations can be traced back to actual historical figures. One is Coma Berenices, a spring constellation representing the hair of Queen Berenices of Egypt. The other is the summer constellation named Scutum Sobiescianum, or Scutum, for short.

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Duane Koukol's Poet’s Corner: ‘I Saw’

A poem.

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Government update for the week of Aug. 22

Government update for the week of Aug. 22.

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Rubber Ducky Race in Craig benefits hospice

You don’t have to live on Sesame Street for your rubber ducky to be “the one,” as Ernie would say.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2016: Girls on the Run seeking registration

Online registration is open Aug. 24 Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, a 10-week fall program for girls in grades three through five. GOTR focuses on promoting healthy body image, confidence and other positive attributes in young female athletes through the sport of running, meeting twice weekly to build endurance and strength for a 5K race that will take place in November.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 22, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Blue skies, blue waters for Parrotheads’ luau

Northwest Colorado group hosts yearly event at Elkhead Reservoir

There are hundreds of islands across the globe, and for just one day, Elkhead Reservoir was an honorary member of that list. The fifth annual Luau at the Lake, hosted by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads brought a taste of the tropics to the area Saturday, as the local service group flocked to the Eats Beach part of the state park.