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Stephanie Pearce: The American from Syria

There was a man I had the pleasure of knowing. He embodied the American dream. This man was educated, athletic, worked in coal mines, owned a business in town and spent years in public office.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 23, 2015: Parks & Rec training lifeguards in December

Craig Parks & Recreation will offer Red Cross lifeguard training for ages 15 and older during Winter Break. The cost is $125, and participants must pass a pre-course swim test held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane, on Dec. 8, which is also the registration deadline. Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Government update for the week of Nov. 23

Government update for the week of Nov. 23.

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Driver sustains 'life-threatening' injuries in rollover Friday night

Victims names have not been released

A 26-year-old Craig man was ejected from a truck Friday night on Moffat County Road 7 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over, according to Colorado State Patrol. A 21-year-old female also was in the car.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

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Moffat County girls win national honors for woolen handiwork

Samantha Pearce and Maya Nava may be young, but the two Moffat County natives are carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions: creating handmade products with wool.

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Moffat County wrestlers ready for action

It didn’t take long for Moffat County High School wrestlers to get back on their feet, ready for another exciting season, and that’s exactly what their coaches want to see. The Bulldogs are gaining strength and speed in the first few weeks of practice as they focus on a slate of meets that will test their mettle, and head coach Tanner Linsacum believes his team is more than up to the challenge.

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Social services address foster care, community collaboration

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families in Craig is the main objective of the Child Welfare arm of Moffat County Department of Social Services, however years of strained relationships with partner agencies and the community have troubled the department.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: Drop-in assistance available for health insurance enrollment

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

The Moffat County High School Theatre Department's production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. wraps up a series of performances Saturday, and other Northwest Colorado education news.

Faith Column: 'Special needs' adds enjoyment to life

As I began to focus on Thanksgiving and how to convey that feeling in a fresh way to my congregation, I realized that I am thankful today for things that I never dreamed of.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Side dishes for Thanksgiving

Enjoying family, food and traditions during Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, family members might look forward to the side dishes, like stuffing and salads, even more than the ham or turkey. This week’s column features two side dishes.

From Pipi’s Pasture: A snowy Thanksgiving

As I do morning chores here at Pipi’s Pasture, I can see the school buses coming and going. Recently on a snowy morning I was reminded of my teenage years when I was growing up on the ranch. My siblings and I rode the bus about 13 miles to attend Moffat County High School in Craig. On top of that Dad had to drive us nine or so miles to meet the bus. In all those years, school was never cancelled because of snow.

Our View: Hold the administration accountable

Congratulations to the new Moffat County Board of Education members. The potential changes that come with new board members is exciting for our community.

Cory Overton: Make Dickinson pay for all Swinging Bridge costs

This debacle over the swinging bridge should not be what it is. T. Wright Dickinson should be held accountable for his and his employees actions.

On the record for Nov. 20

On the record for Nov. 20.

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Forget Me Not: The power of intertwining generations

Something powerful happens when you put high school students together with senior citizens. Students become more aware of a generation often forgotten, and elders feel overwhelming gratefulness of their presence.

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Georgie Hand to face two attempted first-degree murder charges

A Mississippi woman accused of holding two law enforcement officers at gun point will be prosecuted on all 17 charges brought against her, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.