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Craig's sewer lift station on schedule, over budget

The installation of a new sewage lift on east end of town is slightly over budget due to delays caused by unforeseen issues.

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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

As our agency has provided pre- and post-adoption training to birth parents and potential adoptive parents, we have heard many of the same questions about the adoption process.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 18, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2016: Doak Walker fall football signup deadline, skills day Wednesday

Registration is open for Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football program. Teams are open to boys and girls in grades three through six, with equal participation, skill development and fun emphasized. Parks & Rec will host a mandatory skills day, weigh-in and equipment checkout this Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, with third- and fourth-graders at 4 p.m. and fifth- and sixth-graders at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $60, with a Wednesday deadline.

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Grant enables The Memorial Hospital to bolster rural emergency calls

TMH Foundation receives $10,000 grant from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; hospital matches funds

“The dual band (radios) are hard to find,” TMH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis said. “There were only three vendors that produced them. It’s a good investment.”

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National tragedies bring cops, community closer in Craig

Recent shootings across nation — including murder of police — prompts gratefulness to cops

The deaths of fellow Americans in recent weeks has sent emotional shockwaves across the entire nation.

Gerard Geis: Suffer the little children

We adults tend to give kids less credit for wisdom than we should, and we tend to discard their homespun wisdom and colorful vocabulary as being “cute.” We can learn a lot from children, though, and doing so would help us increase our faith and be better sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

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3-year-old shooting victim identified as Gavin Stiles

The Routt County Sheriff's Office on Friday continued to investigate the accidental shooting of 3-year-old Gavin Stiles, son of Steamboat Springs Police Department Officer Michael Stiles and Joni Stiles.

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Children let their imaginations — and engineering skills — run loose at the Boys & Girls Club

Craft activities let children exercise imagination and planning abilities

“We really like to let them learn by trial and error,” Kari Neuman said. “We have staff available to help guide, but they don’t do it for them.”

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Party conventions right around the corner

The 2016 Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland and runs through Thursday.

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Baxter Black: Feast or Famine

The following is a poem by Baxter Black.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Lots to laugh about

One morning this week, as I was doing chores, I got a chuckle from the interaction between Ucky’s calf and a big gray cat. (Ucky, remember, is my old cow.)

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Sasha Nelson: Conservation is a human value

I wrote my first monthly column for the Craig Daily Press in July of 2013 and boldly declared that conservation is conservative. I was wrong. Saving things isn’t partisan; it’s encoded in our human DNA. We are wired with a primitive psychological response that scientists call the “endowment effect.”

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Sue Fegelein: Help prevent child abuse and neglect

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a local nonprofit. Its mission is to inspire, educate and empower community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and at-risk children to help ensure safety and permanency in their lives. NWRM CASA also provides community education about child abuse and neglect.

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Government update for the week of July 18

Government update for the week of July 18.

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Superfood Tip: Replace pasta with spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. Try replacing spaghetti pasta with spaghetti squash the next time you make an Italian dish at home.

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Fitness Tip: Participate in Hayden Daze

If you're looking for some exercise outside this weekend, head over to Hayden for the city's annual Hayden Daze.

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Beauty Tip: Cucumber slices help eyes glow

There are several ways to reduce puffiness in the eyes, and hydration — or drinking plenty of water is one way, but there are other ways to brighten external eye appearance, according to

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TMH Living Well: What an internist does, and when you need one

You’ve likely heard the term “internist,” but perhaps you don’t understand exactly what this type of doctor does, or how he or she is different from a family medicine physician.