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Education Briefs: Support the Neal Family Thursday

News and events in Education.

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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light slated for Dec. 13

News and events in health care.

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Healthy eating: Vegetable quinoa bake

Vegetable quinoa bake

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Craig Senior Citizens win first place at the 2016 Festival of Trees

Old-Fashioned Christmas was the theme of this year’s Festival of Trees and Craig Senior Citizens won first place for their “drink me tree.” The tree was hung with old-fashioned drink recipes, fruit garnish, ice cubes, mini bottles of rye and bourbon all toped with a bottle of Jim Beam.

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CDOT snow plow malfunctions, damages Craig storefront windows

Winter weather comes with the usual mishaps, but several Craig business owners returned from Thanksgiving to an unwelcome surprise: chipped and broken storefront windows due to rogue gravel from a Colorado Department of Transportation snow plow.

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Danielle Elkins: Trump's attorney general pick could send pot industry up in smoke if confirmed

As the smoke clears after the presidential election, Donald Trump is working on choosing who will aid him in leading America.

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Holiday Happenings: Weekend offers many festivities

As December kicks off, so does the long list of activities in Craig and Moffat County to get residents in the Christmas spirit. Here are just a few events happening in the next few days.

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Eagle's Nest Preschool: Thanks, firefighters

Eagle’s Nest Preschool would like to take this opportunity to give a big “Thank You” to Craig Firefighters Nick Scheller, Jesse Doolin, Tonya Mercer and Annie Sauer.

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Bait and trap in Sand Wash Basin off to a slow start

The wild horse bait and trap operation underway in Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles West of Craig is off to a slow start.

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Craig Parks & Rec hoops program helps players hone skills

When they first pick up the sport of basketball, kids might struggle to put the ball in the air, let alone the hoop. But, if they stick with it, they have the potential for nothing but net. Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball league has been keeping athletes from third- through sixth-grade busy during the winter as boys and girls lace up their Nikes and get on the court.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 2, 2016: Saturday’s Elks Hoop Shoot free to kids

Elks Lodge No. 1577 will sponsor the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls 8 to 13 taking place at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and is free to participants. Copies of birth certificates are required to register. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.

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Cal Thomas: For secretary of state: John Bolton

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney's severe criticism of Trump during the campaign disqualifies him.

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$1M bond set for man charged with sex, drug, prostitution crimes

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a 60-year-old man suspected of trading drugs for sex with four underage girls in Steamboat Springs.

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Kmart in Craig to close in mid-December

Kmart in Craig will close in late December, impacting about 30 employees. It is not known what’s next for the property that is leased by Sears Holdings, the company that owns Kmart.

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On the record for Nov. 30

On the record for Nov. 30

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Elders shoveling through options as Moffat County axes snow services

With falling property values and a decline in oil and mineral leases, Moffat County is facing a budget shortfall, and seniors are taking the first hit as officials look for cuts.

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Giving spirit of Craig highlighted during Saturday’s Cowboy Christmas

The Code of the West requires a cowboy to help those in need whenever possible. Therefore, it only seems right that something called Cowboy Christmas honors those who do good for their community’s youngest residents. Boys & Girls Club of Craig hosts the 12th annual Cowboy Christmas this Saturday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, with a ticket price of $35 buying an evening of dinner, dancing, gaming and live music by River City Band.

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Craig briefs: Submissions for photo contest due Thursday

The Craig Daily Press is asking readers to submit photos for the newspaper’s annual Hunting Photo Contest. The deadline for photo submissions is Thursday. Send hunting photos to editor@CraigDailyPress.com. Voting will begin Saturday, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch’s.

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Hayden eyeing new schools

The Hayden School District is eyeing free money from the state to help pay for a single building and campus that would house all of the district's facilities.

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Moffat County might benefit from increase to K-12 funding next year

Moffat County Schools may see an increase in state funding if recent recommendations made by Gov. John Hickenlooper are approved this spring.