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Health Briefs: Free screenings available Tuesday for Diabetes Alert Day

Health care news and events.

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Standing up for history has Craig Middle School Students making history

Some of history’s most courageous people featured in projects developed by 47 Craig Middle School students who dominated in a regional history competition held March 4 at in Grand Junction.

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Hunter Education Class Saturday and Sunday: Education Briefs

Education news and events.

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Faith Column: The power of forgiveness

C.S. Lewis observed, “Forgiveness is a beautiful word, until you have something to forgive.”

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Maybell approved for new fire truck

The Maybell Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire and rescue truck in their future after receiving approval from Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday. The purchase price is $89,600.

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Free turkey hunt available through Women Afield program: Craig Sports Briefs for March 25, 2017

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program is offering special spring turkey hunts throughout Colorado. These free hunts provide early skills and education for novice hunters and are designed to encourage novice youth and women to participate in developing their hunting and shooting sport skills. Applicants must be 18 or older with a habitat stamp and spring turkey license. Hunters should also have completed a CPW Hunter Education Course within the past three years.

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Laverne Torkelson: God is against pot

The discussion about legalizing marijuana goes much deeper than if it is be good for the economy, or boosts business. What does the Bible say?

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Jonah Goldberg: Republicans are finding it hard to play defense

Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing, billed as the first public inquiry into Russia's election meddling, was a spectacle with an obvious lesson: Offense is easier than defense.

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Lou Hahn: In response to Paul James

In reference to your Letter to the Editor in the Saturday Morning Press on March 18: I hope your letter will be your last best effort to get pot or as you call it “cannabis” established in Craig. If the “Good Ol’ Boys Club” as you call them are for supporting a good healthy community for our Craig youth without dugs, then I and anyone with children have to vote against anyone you support.

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Lottery funds help Routt County Fairgrounds move forward with improvements

Visitors to the Routt County Fair will not have to endure a muddy midway on rainy days thanks to a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

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Robin Schiffbauer: I support Joe

I have been asked to write a letter in support of Joe Bird’s candidacy for mayor of our lovely city.

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How would changes to Medicaid impact Memorial Regional Health in Craig?

It’s too soon to fully understand the impact of proposed health care reforms on rural hospitals, however federal and state changes proposed to Medicaid reimbursement could be devastating to Memorial Regional Health.

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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event slated for April 5

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, at The Memorial Hospital.

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Judith M. Kostur: Vote for Bird

I met Joe Bird about 15 years ago. Not only is he kind and understanding, he cares about the community.

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For a reel good time in Northwest Colorado, hook a 2017 Colorado fishing license, on sale now

Warm spring weather has seen area creeks, ponds, lakes and rivers thaw just in time for the beginning of this year’s fishing season.

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Flower Mine Gift Shop in Craig for sale

The Flower Mine Gift Shop is for sale and owners and employees are looking forward to having the freedom to spend time with family and travel.

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Lisa Brown: Hospice Daffodils a huge success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser. We are grateful to the 60 volunteers in Routt and Moffat counties who gave their time (more than 200 hours) to help with this event. This fundraiser also would not be possible without the 220 businesses and organizations that pre-ordered Daffodils and seven local retailer partners who provided us space on sale day.

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Mind Springs Health: American Health Care Act must change

Much has been written and debated about the American Health Care Act the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on. Simply stated, the plan in its current state has been found by the Colorado Health Institute to cause up to 600,000 of the most vulnerable Coloradans over the coming years to unnecessarily suffer, and lose not only their health care coverage but perhaps their life.

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Janet Sheridan: But wait, there’s more

My pretty friend Linda tucked a strand of blonde hair behind her ear and said, “There are too many options; I can’t make myself commit.” She wasn’t talking about choosing an ideal mate, finding her dream home or planning the perfect vacation. She was buying a vacuum. And I understood her frustration.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado approves $16K mineral lease

The Museum of Northwest Colorado will receive $16,000 from a mineral lease approved this month to Three Crown Petroleum, LLC.