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Moffat County wrestlers slam Coal Ridge, 61-12

The Bulldogs dominated the visiting Coal Ridge Titans, 61-12, in a Tuesday evening dual that saw the team fight hard and in many cases, finish off their opponents fast.

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Mark your calendar for Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

Valentine’s Day event seeking more entries

The 20th annual Art Walk and ninth annual Taste of Chocolate will be here soon, and organizers with Downtown Business Association want this year’s celebration of talent to be bigger and better than ever.

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Stewardship Trust removal does not threaten South Beach public access

The issues surrounding the Greater sage grouse continue to give Moffat County and state officials something to talk about.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Jan. 20

Moffat County Jail report for Jan. 20

Lance Scranton: How to treat others

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” The most famous portion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech given at the Lincoln Memorial just 19 days before I was born.

Prather’s Pick: ‘When Books Went to War’ is a fantastic read

This week’s nonfiction book for adults is enlightening, to say the least. “When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II” was written by Molly Guptill Manning.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 21, 2015: Moffat County swimmers gain 5th place in Montrose

The Moffat County High School girls swim team placed fifth at the Montrose Invitational this weekend. Among the top finishers in individual events were Marissa Hulstine second in the 500-yard freestyle, at six minutes 17.21 seconds; Micah Espinosa third in the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:22.45; and the team of Hulstine, Espinosa, Bailey Kurz and Alex Samuelson fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay, clocking in 2:03.60.

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Moffat County Commissioner Jan. 20 meeting recap

On Tuesday morning, the Moffat County Commissioners received an update from the Department of Social Services and appointed new county board seats.

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CNCC board discusses new grant-funded programs, roof repairs for Trapper Fitness

At its monthly meeting, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control discussed two recently acquired grants and new programming, met new CNCC Vice President Janell Oberlander and discussed the cost of repairs to the roof of Trapper Fitness.

Craig briefs: Auditions to be held for ‘Taming the Wilderness’

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Craig Middle School auditorium for “Taming the Wilderness,” a play written by Craig resident David Morris.

Craig Biz Buzz for Jan. 19, 2015: Parks and Wildlife buys wildlife area from ExxonMobile

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker, according to a press release.

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Craig hockey team loses to Steamboat Springs in home games

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Midget team lost twice to Steamboat Sunday, but not without putting up a fight.

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Weigh and Win kiosk installed at Steamboat Springs VNA

New weight loss kiosks have been installed at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices in Steamboat Springs and Craig.

Senior Spotlight: Understanding all sides

My older brother used to tell me that I had a memory like an elephant because an elephant never forgets. Yet this month it seems like I have a problem getting things done on time. For some reason I’m just not as organized as usual and have to write down reminders to make sure I’m on top of things. I get things done thanks to the reminders but not always by the time they should have been completed.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Jan. 19, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 19, 2015: Youth bowling rolls on

The Craig Youth League is back in action at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., after a winter break. The weekly activity features games for all age groups.

Stephanie Pearce: The American Dream, Part 3 — examining Common Core

Last week I explained how, in my opinion, a lesson plan on capitalism helped to sway the children to think that capitalism is bad. This week, we will touch on what is taught through this lesson plan on socialism, communism, and how this sways sympathy toward these political theories.

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Moffat County wrestlers have powerful weekend at Wyoming event

The wrestlers of Moffat County High School fought tough at the Bill Thoman Jr. Memorial Duals on Friday and Saturday in Green River, Wyoming.

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Capo Salon beautifying in new spot in downtown Craig

Owner plans to expand cosmetics services

With a new year comes a new look in a new building for the women of Capo Salon. Capo is moving from its current location down the street to 518 Yampa Ave. Business owner Megan Jones officially purchased the 2,500 square foot site from Blake and Charlene Abdella on Friday, re-opening for customers on Monday.

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Craig youths perform ‘Wizard of Oz’

Large crowds of parents and community members turned out Saturday to see the work of Missoula Children’s Theatre as the cast of Craig kids performed “The Wizard of Oz.”