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Craig’s AJ Stoffle injured in snocross spill

Teenage rider’s racing season ends with spinal compression fracture; plans to return next winter

AJ Stoffle has had some close calls in a sport in which he’s spent more than two-thirds of his life, but he and his family are infinitely thankful his most recent race wasn’t an instance of him crossing the finish line far sooner than intended. Craig snowmobiler AJ was injured during the weekend’s US Air Force Snocross National in Salamanca, New York, as part of the Sport class of AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 10, 2016: Parent meeting Wednesday for Craig Middle School wrestlers

The Craig Middle School wrestling program will host a parent meeting for boys and girls in grades six through eight interested in joining the team this season. The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CMS auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave. Practices will start Feb. 16, the first tournament taking place Feb. 27 in Hayden.

Fantasy Sports Fix: 2016 fantasy basketball mid-season rankings

The NBA All-Star Game and festivities are coming up this weekend and I think this would be a good time to look at the rankings so far this season and see where certain players have risen or fallen. There can be a lot of change in the top 12 from month to month and some stars seem to be declining (LeBron James) and others rising (Draymond Green and John Wall).

On the record for Feb. 9

On the record for Feb. 9.

Submission deadline approaches for Waving Hands Review

The magazine accepts a broad tapestry of contributions, including photography, drawing, painting, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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Craig hockey teams net wins during weekend

Each of the Craig Youth Hockey Association teams saw success over the weekend as they all come to the last stretch of their seasons.

Craig Middle School's students honored

Craig Middle School students were honored in January for their hard work at an honorary breakfast.

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Craig equine owner seeking online votes for $1,400 prize

Like any horse owner, Craig’s Kayla Pinnt enjoys showing off her bond with her favorite animal. Cast your vote in My Equine Valentine, sponsored by tack brand Tough 1. The online contest is open to horse owners of all ages wanting to display their appreciation for their four-legged friends.

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Jimmy Westlake: Behold the Dog Star

There are 6,000 or so stars visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions, but only Sirius, the famous Dog Star, can claim the title of “The Brightest Star.”

Heather Overton: Appreciate plow drivers

This letter is in response to Ms. Boss. I understand that these winter months can be a pain in the butt, but if you have lived here for 20 years you should be use to it by now. I agree the roads aren't exactly easy to deal with, how do you think the plow drivers feel?

Wes Counts: Reconsider complaint

In the Feb. 5 edition of the paper a letter from a Craig resident was printed. The lady was complaining about the street snow removal. I thought about her sad situation she was experiencing and have a couple of comments.

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank our community for their support in 2015.

Prather’s Pick: An itchy tale

Groundhog Day has just come and gone. This week’s picture book for children is about a groundhog, but the story takes place in summer when Groundhog likes to sit propped up against a tree, to sleep, and to watch the clouds go by.

Lance Scranton: It’s about the team

I will readily admit that I soak up as much of the Super Bowl post game interviews as I can because no other sport exemplifies the complete dependence on the “team” principle than football. I hear the word “team” trotted out so often by people who have no idea what playing on a team, with a team, for a team really means. It was easy to see who was a team player after the surprising and gratifying Bronco victory over the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers.

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Using all their senses, students write for poetry contest

“This is real-life writing,” David Morris told a group of Craig Middle School students.

Mike Littwin: Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl storybook ending

Of all Peyton Manning’s many remarkable career statistics, this one may be the most remarkable of them all: When Manning inevitably announces his retirement sometime over the next few days or weeks, he will become only the second Hall-of-Fame-caliber quarterback in NFL history to have gone out on top, with a Super Bowl victory in his last game, with the storied sunset beckoning, with no more worlds to conquer.

History in Focus: Alonzo Edgar Cook, Junior — 1,003 days

Victory in World War II was brought about by a multitude of individual acts of duty and courage. The story of Craig’s Alonzo Edgar Cook in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how the fighting spirit and determination of each individual ultimately made the difference in victory over Japan.

Lois Stoffle: A heartfelt thanks

Saying “Thank You” for so much love and concern seems so inadequate.

Dave DeRose: Thank a snow plower

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that applies to our services as well. It is your point of perception that will frame your reaction to any situation.