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Craig Education Briefs Aug. 16, 2014: Love INC’s Back-to-School Fair is Saturday

Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

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A changing landscape in Moffat County education

While kids enjoy their last week of summer freedom before the new school year starts up, those in charge of providing for their learning are busy making big decisions about the future of education in Moffat County.

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Parks and rec commissioners call for more enforcement of wildlife closures after death of orphaned elk calf

Several conflicts with the dogs and people and concerns about people's safety ultimately led wildlife officials to tranquilize calf's mother and take her to the Flat Tops.

Craig Briefs: Leftover hunting licenses still available

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, according to a CPW press release. 

Lorrie Butler: Ice cream lady to sleep

As school starts today. the ice cream lady will stop the daily routes. She will drive around town in the afternoons and be at Wyman Living History Museum on Sept. 13 for Sheep Wagon Days.

Gail Severson: Thank you!

St. Michaels Community Kitchen would like to send a big thank you to our community of Craig for so generously donating canned goods and money to our community kitchen during the balloon fest this past weekend.

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Moffat County TCAP scores remain below Colorado average

School district to analyze results for September report

The initial results from this spring’s TCAP testing sessions were released by Colorado Department of Education Thursday afternoon, among them the scores from Moffat County. MCSD’s schools showed improvement in some subjects and grade levels compared to 2013, though many numbers showed that the district’s students could improve greatly in reading, writing and math.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Into the Storm’ hits you hard but makes little impact

When you’re talking about a force of nature with unimaginable power that leaves behind only destruction, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Kardashian family. A close second would be that of Hollywood and its seemingly endless supply of mediocre versions of stories that have been told many times, among them the newest disaster film “Into the Storm.”

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2014: Saturday softball tourney to benefit Craig family

A coed softball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The daylong event is a fundraiser for the family of Nineth Pereyra, who was killed in a car crash in July.

Fundraiser for shelter animals to take place Saturday in Craig

If you’re looking to give back to homeless animals in the community, this Saturday lends that opportunity to Craig residents.

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Steamboat Springs loses its most famous cat

Ted, the ambassador of the Steamboat Springs Airport, had a big personality.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Water — where does it go from here?

The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable gave preliminary approval to the first draft of their Basin Implementation Plan on July 23. The plan now will be submitted to the Colorado Water Conservation Board that will consolidate plans from the nine Colorado water basins and develop a State Water Plan to be delivered to the governor by December 2015.

Touring Moffat County: Cross Mountain Canyon Overlook

Cross Mountain Canyon Overlook provides a great summertime excursion for a day trip or overnight camping.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Oil and gas ballot initiatives

The big news from Denver is that four initiatives that were set to appear on the November ballot have been withdrawn. They were all related to the debate over oil and gas regulation and the degree to which local governments should have control. While advertised as a compromise, I see the outcome of the negotiations leading to these withdrawals as more of a delay than a result.

Mike Littwin: We're bombing, again. What could go wrong?

As we begin dropping bombs in Iraq once again, the one thing we don't ask ourselves is this: What could go wrong? Where to begin?

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Craig's Black Mountain Junior Rodeo races through summer series

Organizers plan for possible winter events

The final summer event this season for the Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series drew nearly 50 competitors for a night of gymkhana events such as barrel racing, flag racing and pole bending. Youths from across Northwest Colorado, Craig, Hayden, Meeker and more proudly showed their riding prowess while family and friends cheered their progress, ending with a special awards and payout ceremony by organizer Bev Salazar.

Man suspected of burglarizing downtown Steamboat restaurant

A 44-year-old man was arrested after police said he broke into Creekside Cafe & Grill in Steamboat Springs early Wednesday morning.

Driver convicted of killing German motorcyclist in Steamboat dies

The driver who was found guilty in July of killing a German motorcyclist last year died on Tuesday at a Denver hospital.

Craig Briefs: Love INC hosts Back-to-School Fair

Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

Lois Stoffle: Support Craig concerts

For the past two weekends I have been able to enjoy some of Craig’s finest community happenings. I assisted the Craig Concert Association committee with their booth at both the balloon festival and the Moffat County Fair. What a treat to be able to visit with so many folks, old friends and new ones.