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Bipartisan effort to return severance taxes to NW Colorado counties flounders

Legislation aimed at returning millions of dollars to four Northwest Colorado Counties was pulled from the Senate floor Thursday morning.

Baxter Black: The Show Ring Judge

A poem from Baxter Black.

From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s a powerful winter

Late last fall, when meteorologists were predicting the upcoming winter, some experts suggested that the elements of the 2016 winter might be powerful for some parts of the U.S., even likening the winter to a monster. I don’t know that the winter has been monster-like, but residents of Northwest Colorado might agree that it’s been “powerful.” When I think back to my childhood winters on our Morapos ranch, this one seems similar to those times.

Over a Cup of Coffee: A Valentine cookie

Valentine’s Day will be here soon. This week’s column features a cookie recipe with pieces of maraschino cherries in the ingredients, a pretty cookie for the holiday. Also included in the column is a recipe for a pork chop casserole — not necessarily for Valentine’s Day but because it is delicious.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Cleanly congenial – Gene Loyd

It is an uncommon occurrence today for a small family business to get passed from a parent to a son or daughter, but that was the case with Loyd’s Cleaners, which is still in operation today on Breeze Street. Kelsey Eugene Loyd was born in 1923 in Burlington, Colorado, where his father owned a men’s clothing store in conjunction with an in-house dry cleaning plant.

Lila Herod: Be like 'Bill'

I may not have a Facebook page of my own, but I frequently use my husband’s account to stalk our family and friends. This habit has become a source of constant contention in our marriage. He is always telling me to get my own Facebook page and to quit commenting on the posts of his friends because he claims I make him “sound like a girl.” His protests only cause me to laugh in response. After 35 years of marriage, I have embraced the idea that “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too!”

Faith Column: Your calling for Christ in your life

By Matthew 22:5, “But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, and another to his business.”

Steamboat marijuana sales up 35 percent in 2015

The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.

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Downtown Craig features artistic variety leading up to Valentine’s Day

Cherish the Little Things, Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate, holiday dance next week

Year after year, downtown Craig becomes a hub of activity in mid-February as multiple events provide a place to delight the senses. Next week will be a busy one as four favorite events come up: the 21st annual Art Walk, 10th annual Taste of Chocolate, fifth annual Cherish the Little Things Art Show and second annual Valentine’s Dance.

Superfood Tip: Bananas provide plethora of benefits

Bananas are available for purchase year round, making them an easy snack with a health boost anytime of the year.

Government update for the week of Feb. 8

Government update for the week of Feb. 8.

Fitness Tip: 3 ways to burn 100 calories

Burning calories helps you maintain a healthy weight, but what if you're always on the go and have a difficult time fitting in a daily exercise routine?

Beauty Tip: Biting your nails has serious health effects

Nail biters have more at risk than having short, stubby and unattractive nails.

TMH Living Well: When to take your child to TMH’s walk-in clinic

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and you just picked up your toddler from day care. She’s fussing and tugging at her ear and she feels hot. What do you do? You have two options — either call her primary care physician’s after-hours line, or take her to the walk-in clinic at The Memorial Hospital’s Walk-in Clinic.

On the record for Feb. 5

On the record for Feb. 5.

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Heavy snow causes a building to collapse in Craig

No one was inside and the building was mostly used for storage, Craig Police Department Commander Bill Leonard said.

Craig briefs: Group to host free Valentine’s dance Feb. 13

The Downtown Business Association is hosting a free Valentine’s dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 on the upper level of the Center of Craig. The dance will take place during Taste of Chocolate/Art Walk. Live music and dancing is on the roster. Call Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-756-1308 with questions.

Craig Middle School Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team: Thanks, McDonald’s

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team from Craig Middle School would like to give a shout out to the Craig McDonald’s for donating 155 hot and delicious breakfasts to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who were honored at a breakfast Jan. 15.

Kaylin Boss: Plow streets better

To the editor, This is a reference to Tucker Street, as well as, the majority of streets in Craig. The snow removal this winter (2015-16) has been unacceptable.

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Rifle dual proves promising for Moffat County wrestling

Bulldogs take 45-23 win over Bears, celebrate seniors, look to regionals

When there’s one last chance to prove yourself in front of your fans, you better bet you’ll do all you can to make it count. Moffat County High School wrestling had the home crowd in hysterics Thursday night with a 45-23 win against Rifle, the final event home or otherwise for the Bulldogs in their regular season leading up to the regional tournament.