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Moffat County wrestling no underdogs at Florence tourney

Miki Klimper pins top-ranked competitor to win Husky Invite

Moffat County High School wrestlers were on task to prove who was top dog this weekend. MCHS placed 11th of 32 teams at the Mel Smith Husky Invitational Friday and Saturday in Florence, with Miki Klimper gaining a tournament championship in the 170-pound class.

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Craig Middle School girls basketball dominates home tourney

Bulldogs win eight of 10 Saturday games; teams will host another event Jan. 21

A jam-packed Saturday at Craig Middle School saw basketball teams fighting like cats and dogs, and with three feline opponents in front of them, the Bulldogs had plenty of bite throughout the day. CMS girls won eight of 10 total games during a home tournament, which included the Hayden Tigers, Rangely Panthers and North Park Wildcats.

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Health educators in Craig help to create lasting lifestyle changes

Year long program focuses on preventing and managing type 2 diabetes

Community health educators at Northwest Colorado Health in Craig are helping individuals wanting to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes create lasting lifestyle changes. “It’s a program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, but really anyone wanting to make lifestyle changes can come,” said Northwest Colorado Health Aging Well Coordinator and Community Health Educator Krystal Baker.

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Craig briefs: Avalanche training scheduled today at Freeman Reservoir

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will teach backcountry avalanche training at Freeman Reservoir today.

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Questions burn for Northwest Colorado coal industry with new federal leadership

New administration offers glimmer of hope while federal review signals increased regulation

The future of Colorado’s coal industry is in flux as political power shifts right nationwide. After years of hard knocks, coal mining communities received a rare piece of good news this week when Gov. John Hickenlooper announced he would not move forward with an executive order to drastically reduce carbon emissions statewide.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Letters to the editor policy changes

Publisher Renee Campbell and I recently reviewed our Letters to the Editor Policy, and we decided to make some small changes that are sure to benefit our readers’ ability to be heard.

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John Ponikvar: Protecting our right to vote

At Tuesday’s Craig City Council meeting, I voted to allow the 6,223 voters in Craig to determine the city’s future regarding retail marijuana sales, cultivation, manufacturing and testing. City Council voted, 3-2 with Kent Nielson absent, to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would put this question to the voters in the April election.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: So now it’s January…

So now it’s January, and the holiday season is over. What is on mind right now is what is on everybody else’s mind — the weather. It’s hard to focus on any other writing topic here at Pipi’s Pasture because, after all, it is taking three to four hours a day to do all the chores. If you have animal chores to do, you know what I’m talking about; if you don’t you still have to deal with the snowy, wet mess.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: An old mincemeat recipe

This last week, while I worked from home, I had several calls from readers who gave me information and recipes about mincemeat. I’ll share what I learned in this and future columns. I so enjoyed visiting with you all, and thanks so much for the information.

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Across the Street: Keeping an eye on education

Happy New Year and what a year it is shaping up to be. While President-elect Trump is poised to take office this month, and we expect changes, there are big things close to home that are beginning to unfold including bills in the state legislature and action at the state board of education.

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Superfood Tip: Oatmeal and all its accolades

Oatmeal is a versatile, healthy and economical food staple to keep in your pantry.

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Fitness Tip: Working on your grip strength

You’ve seen it before — people using various gadgets to improve their grip strength, which in turn helps your hands, wrists and forearms. But what is the point to improving the strength in such area?

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Beauty Tip: Ear piercing dos and don’ts

Ear piercing is a popular cultural trend that has been around for centuries. Some people opt to pierce their own ears — not recommended — while others turn to professionals.

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TMH Living Well Column: Tired? Cold? Low energy? Could be hypothyroidism

In honor of National Thyroid Awareness Month, take a minute to consider how a low-functioning thyroid can affect you. Hypothyroidism creates several vague symptoms that may go unnoticed. While it can occur at any age, hypothyroidism is much more common in women, especially those over the age of 50.

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Healthy eating: Slow cooker black-eyed pea soup

Slow cooker black-eyed pea soup

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2017: Moffat County hockey players to play in Front Range tourney

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 18 and under Midget team will be lending four of its players to another Western Slope group this weekend. AJ Barber, Wyatt Boatright, Colton Buchanan and Logan Knez will join the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies to play in the 31st annual Littleton Slapshot Tournament.

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No missing the fun of Craig Parks and Recreation dodgeball league

In the mornings and afternoons, the walls of the Craig Middle School gym reverberate with the sounds of adolescents in the midst of physical education classes. But, Wednesday nights, the noises made by kids at CMS are replaced by adult grunts of effort, rubber balls bouncing off bodies and plenty of fun for all involved. The Craig Parks and Recreation co-ed dodgeball league has begun its second year, taking place each week as players each battle to be the last ones standing

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Man must register as a sex offender

A 41-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four months in Routt County Jail, must register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and undergo treatment after committing a sex crime against a woman.