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Craig briefs: VNA warns of animal diseases this spring

Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath, with large ears), according to a press release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

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Moffat County baseball recovers from no-hitter to split with Grand Valley

The Bulldogs and Cardinals split a pair of lopsided games, 17-3 and 17-2, Thursday in Craig.

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Horizons’ Pick-a-Dish event sees choice attendance

The second annual Horizons Specialized Services Pick-a-Dish event at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion served numerous purposes. Feeding the hungry and raising funds were among the accomplishments Horizons Director Susan Mizen was pleased with, but more important to her was the mingling of Horizons clients with the community.

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Rotary Club of Craig hosts mixer

The Rotary Club of Craig took a break from its regular community service projects and fundraising to host a mixer Thursday night. “Rotary is a community organization, focused on how to make our community even better than it already is,” said Rotarian Sue Goodenow, who will become the club’s president come summer.

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Students honor past classmate with guitar concert

As Michael Kirlan sat in the audience, he smiled and was obviously happy watching his son's former classmates perform a concert in Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan's honor.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain America’ sequel weaker but still packs a punch

When your job used to involve throwing a red, white and blue hunk of metal at a bunch of Nazis, it’s understandable you might feel a little out of place in modern society. But as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” shows, there are always enemies to be defeated.

On the record for Moffat County jail April 10

The daily cops roundup and jail report.

Leonard Browning: Ask Jesus what you need

I just returned from a week in Florida, where I experienced reinforcement in Biblical principles I am learning regarding helping people in need. Our family noticed a homeless woman setting up “camp” on the beach we were enjoying. Camp consisted of a number of cardboard boxes, a few beach towels and two well-worn beach umbrellas.

Summer golf course tournaments set for Craig

Yampa Valley Golf Course has 13 tournaments scheduled so far for the 2014 summer season.

Moffat County delegates head to Denver for the Republican State Assembly

About 20 Moffat County voters are spending their weekend in Denver to take part in the democratic process. Delegates for the assembly were selected early in the election process at the Moffat County Republican caucuses in early March. Then, at the county assembly in March, those numbers were narrowed to 19 delegates and two alternatives who would head to the mid-April district and state assemblies.

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Robin Schiffbauer named Volunteer of the Year by Moffat County United Way

United Way makes a point to annually honor residents who give back to the community with its Volunteer of the Year award. This year, the organization recognized Robin Schiffbauer, who among other things, volunteers for the community kitchen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Father of dead 3-year-old taken back into custody

The father who was released from jail after his 3-year-old boy died has been arrested again.

Dog's Eye View: I have a dream

Do right by the dog you have now

So many people work tirelessly to find suitable homes for rescue or shelter dogs. As a trainer and behavior consultant, most of my work takes place once that animal is in a new home.

Attorneys wait for toxicology tests in 3-year-old's death

Meghan McKeon, the mother who has been charged with child abuse resulting in the death of her 3-year-old son, is not due back in court for a month.

Upper Colorado Basin ranked 2nd among 10 most endangered rivers in the nation

The nearby White River, flowing out of the Flat Tops, is No. 7 on the list because of the amount of energy exploration taking place along it length, an American Rivers spokesman said Wednesday.

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Planting awareness about child abuse in Craig

About 170 pinwheels are spinning gently in front of McDonald’s. The pinwheel garden, planted by local volunteers organized by Connection 4 Kids, is an effort to raise awareness about child abuse. Each pinwheel represents a child born in Craig in 2013, and the spinning mass is meant to make people consider the children they ought to look out for.

Craig City Council April 8 meeting recap

An overview of the April 8 Craig City Council meeting.

Susan Mizen: Horizons invites all to contest

Horizons would like to extend an invitation to the entire Moffat County community to attend our second annual Pick a Dish cooking contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Craig Briefs: Community Easter egg hunt is April 19

A host of activities also will be on hand, including face painting, a bouncy house, petting zoo and photo booth. Toddlers through fifth-graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden, and 16 new bikes will be given away to children.

MCHS girls golf shoots well in Vernal

The Bulldogs played at Dinaland Golf Course in Utah on Tuesday.