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Making the grade: Educator effectiveness rates high in Northwest Colorado public school districts

The effectiveness of teachers and principals is the focus of a report released earlier this year from Colorado Department of Education that shows a regional rate above the state average.

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Novice driver crashes into utility pole in Craig

A single-vehicle accident occurred at about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Street in Craig. The incident involved an Oldsmobile Bravada driven by a male juvenile, which hit a utility pole near the Craig Pool Complex as a result of the driver not turning sharply enough.

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Friends, family remember avalanche victim

Friends and family of Jesse Christensen remember him as a talented artist, musician, devout Mormon and a genuine cowboy who deeply loved his family.

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Moffat County hoops sets sights on districts, ready to salute seniors in Friday games

The season has gone by fast for Moffat County High School hoops, and the time is now to see the Bulldog teams in action if you haven’t already. Friday marks the final regular season home game for MCHS boys and girls basketball, as they bring the Delta Panthers to the Dog House.

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Moffat County sends off eight Bulldog wrestlers to state

Moffat County High School bid good luck to its crew of varsity wrestlers Wednesday, as the group of athletes embarked on their journey to the 3A CHSAA State Championships. The tournament takes place from Thursday to Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver and will include the best of the best in the sport from schools ranging from 2A to 5A.

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Royal Hotel owner might deed asbestos site to Routt County to land cleanup grant

“You’ll have the opportunity to tell that to the judge when we move forward,” with legal action. "It’s not our intention to take your property," Commissioner Doug Monger said to Reno Ager, owner of the asbestos site.

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Car repo leads to fight: On the record, jail report for Feb. 7 to 14

1:38 p.m. On East Seventh Street and Yampa Avenue, a young boy was seen walking past Tunies and Such carrying a silver suitcase and glancing behind him frequently...

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Happy ending for prepared Wyoming snowmobiler in Moffat County

What could have been a life-threatening crisis turned out to be simply an unexpected overnight camping trip for 61-year-old snowmobiler Chris Zigler.

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1 man dead, 1 man survives avalanche in Flat Tops Wilderness

Rescuers are responding to a reported avalanche near Sheriff’s Reservoir in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

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Lance Scranton: What is love?

Definitions run the gamut but this is the week that we celebrate love with flowers, chocolate, cards, favors and functions. For what do we have if love isn’t the cornerstone of how we live our lives? Unfortunately, love has become a word with many definitions, usually lived out as we individually see fit. Maybe those who have gone before us have some insight on one of the most powerful, and explosive words that we tend to throw around like candy.

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Craig Youth Hockey teams hold heads high as season finishes

Peewees, Bantams complete schedules, Midgets to finish this weekend; Squirts prep for playoffs

While some Craig Youth Hockey Association teams are done for good this season, others have their minds set on postseason goals and more still seek to come back strong for next year. CYHA’s 12 and younger Peewee and 18U Midget squads hosted home games Saturday and Sunday in the last league games for the Midget Moffat County Bulldogs and the last set of the season altogether for the Peewee Cougars.

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Lucky in love: Craig man and his grandfather nearly lost women they love

Imagine finding the woman you want to marry only to lose her. That was the case for one Craig man and his grandfather — both had to wait for luck to bring them love.

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Stray cow pesters college: On the record for Jan. 10

4:41 p.m. At Ninth Street and Green Street, a woman reported seeing two teens screaming and throwing punches in a backyard...

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 15, 2017: Registration still open for Moffat County Youth Wrestling

Registration is now open for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls age 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of March 25, 2017, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page and will be accepted through Feb. 27. Official practices begin in March, with the junior team for ages\ 4 through 8 working Mondays and Wednesdays and senior team age 9 to 14 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Meets will begin in April and will include a home event hosted by MCYW. Costs includes $40 for the program — with discounts for siblings — a $50 pre-registration tournament fee for the season — not including the MCYW home event, free to members — and a $50 refundable deposit for equipment. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from all tournaments.

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Prather's Pick: A novel about racism

I have just finished reading “Small Great Things,” a novel written by one of my favorite authors, Jodi Picoult. She is a genius at crafting novels so that the reader cannot put her books down, and then the message is often haunting.

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Teen dating forum to be held by Centers for Disease Control this week

Love shouldn’t hurt and this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are offering tools to prevent teen dating violence.

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Additional substitute teachers, bus drivers and health aides needed at Moffat County School District

A shortage of qualified substitutes for teachers, bus drivers and classified staff at Moffat County School District is cause for concern.

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Residents vie for chance to move into Steamboat's new affordable housing

Retired teacher Kathleen OKeefe said she’s lived with friends and family during her 10 years in Steamboat but was hopeful an apartment at The Reserves could finally be a place of her own.

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Missing Wyoming snowmobiler found by Moffat County rescuers

A 61-year-old Wyoming man was reported overdue by his fiancé around 2 a.m. Monday morning when he hadn’t yet returned home from snowmobiling in the Bakers Peak area.

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Bill Johnston: 3 council members are wrong

I am curious how others feel about half of Craig City Council voting against recreational pot sales being on the April ballot? Whether you are for or against the sale of recreational pot in Craig, don't you find it disturbing when politicians are afraid of letting citizens vote for an issue? I attended meetings where the three councilors used two excuses for not allowing a democratic vote.