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Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy

If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision. About 45 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unintended, including three out of four teen pregnancies.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 21, 2016: $25,000 prize possible in TMH Foundation golf tourney

The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament will take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course June 10. Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $60 per person or $240 per team for the four-person team scramble and includes 18 holes, carts and food, as well as the opportunity to win prizes. YVGC’s seventh hole will feature a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 sponsored by Justin Kawcak and 360 Insurance Company, while the course’s other Par 3 holes will include packages such as electronics, Titleist gear and a Bahamas cruise for a single-stroke score.

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Moffat County High School's Dude Dent ceremony takes place May 26

The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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On the record for May 20

On the record for May 20.

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Craig briefs: Area young professional social takes place May 20

Yampa Valley Young Professionals will hold its monthly social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 20 at Dad’s Cookhouse. Meet other area young professionals — network, make friends and find involvement opportunities in the Craig community. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

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The state of things: Moffat County track places in multiple events Thursday

Bulldogs finish strong in 4x800 relays, boys discus, girls 3,200 run

The quest for precious metals is on, and Moffat County High School has already crossed some off their checklist. No gold so far, but there are still days to come. In the first day of the 3A CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium, the Bulldogs placed in four events, including the boys discus, girls 3,200-meter run and boys and girls 4x800 relays.

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Armed Forces Day honors all members of military

Armed Forces Day on Saturday is another national holiday that provides an opportunity to acknowledge the service of men and women from all branches of the U.S. military.

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Mike Littwin: The ever weirder Jon Keyser forgery scandal

The one sure thing about the weird petition-signature-forgery story was that it would inevitably get even weirder.

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Sports Authority to close Steamboat store

Future unclear for building in Wildhorse Marketplace

Bankruptcy court documents show Sports Authority will be closing all its stores, including its location in Steamboat Springs at Wildhorse Marketplace.

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Jonah Goldberg: Despite the rise of Trump, conservatism isn't dead yet

Sell your Adam Smith ties, everybody, and smash your busts of Ronald Reagan. It's all over.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2016: Yampa Valley Golf Course offers PGA kids clinic

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host an open registration day June 7 for its PGA Junior Golf Academy. The six-week program runs six weeks meeting Tuesdays beginning June 14. Boys and girls ages 5 to 7 will have courses at 9 a.m., ages 8 to 10 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 11 and older will start at noon. The cost is $75 per child, and parents are asked to provide golfers with sunscreen and water bottles each day. YVGC can provide clubs if necessary for golfers.

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On the record for May 19

On the record for May 19.

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Peabody approved for additional financing

Debt-ridden Peabody Energy, owner of Twentymile Mine in Routt County, is hoping additional money will allow it to continue operations as normal.

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Moffat County third-graders absorb lessons on rocks, water, life-cycles at the park

Field trip to Yampa River State Park helps to solidify third-grade science standards

Third-graders gathered on Wednesday at the park to learn about cycles of water, rocks and various life forms.

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Craig Chamber brings back mystery show this Saturday

It’s no mystery what’s happening this weekend other than a whole lot of fun. Back by popular demand, Craig Chamber of Commerce will host “Million Dollar Murder,” a performance from Colorado entertainment company Talent Denver at 7 p.m. Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Craig briefs: Bears Ears Patriots set to host event Thursday

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting an event Thursday with U.S. House District 3 candidate Alex Beinstein who is running against incumbent Scott Tipton.

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The state of things: Moffat County track preparing for biggest meet yet

Bulldogs qualify in 24 events for championships

Music was blaring from the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds Tuesday afternoon, but the tunes weren’t so much celebratory as a method to pump up everyone there. The celebration will come after this weekend if all goes well. MCHS track and field qualified athletes in 24 events for the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood, and the Bulldogs are ready and raring to win some medals.

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Prather’s Pick: An act of heroism — a true story

I don’t often review books about the military (I should) because I have a hard time getting through them, but this week I have an extraordinary book to recommend to readers. My husband Lyle brought the book to my attention; he had just finished reading it and thought it was written in such a way that I would enjoy reading it, too. He was right.

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Lance Scranton: It hurts

It’s not easy to write about things that most of us don’t want to talk about, don’t know how to explain or just don’t understand. This week began with tragic events that have shaken me to the core and sent my thoughts reeling in multiple directions. I’m hurt, bewildered, deeply saddened and I reach deeply into my faith to try and answer the toughest of questions when people are taken from our community under such excruciating circumstances.

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MCEA: Thank you

The Moffat County Education Association began a new program this year asking local businesses to offer a discount each month to our members.