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Commissioners enter bid for Rural Philanthropy Days convention

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed to support an effort to bring the 2017 Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days conference to Moffat County.

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Elkhead Reservoir net to be installed Friday

A special, $1.2 million net is being installed to guard the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir on Friday.

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BLM Northwest District gets new field manager

The Bureau of Land Management has selected a new field manager for Colorado’s Northwest District.

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CNCC student housing being conceptualized by architect

The first conceptual drawings for campus student housing, have been reviewed by the Colorado Northwestern Community College housing committee, a group composed of faculty, staff, board and community members that was started about three years ago. Design West Architects were retained for $9,200.00, at the August Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board meeting, to develop a set of conceptual drawings for academic housing that would accommodate about 100 beds, the break even point for food services, and a multi-use dining hall, according to Lois Wymore, board treasurer and chair of the housing committee.

Lance Scranton: Thanks elected officials!

It’s a well-known and acceptable default to place blame on those in public service. Many times the charge is accurate, which is unfortunate because public service should be an honored. Well-meaning letters, editorials and columns have been written over the past few years that have detailed the woes of our city’s lack of economic diversity. We all know the importance of the mines and power plant as economic drivers in our community and they have certainly been taken for granted by many in our community.

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Hal Quinn: Coal column is insightful

Danielle Elkins' recent opinion column provided a thoughtful perspective on the stress and anxiety in coal communities across the nation due to the sharp loss of coal jobs recently. It is true that the industry has faced drops in the number of mines and miners in the past, but the remaining and new mines were larger, more productive and miners' wages increased. Today, the average coal mine wage is almost $84,000 and with overtime miners can take home six figures a year.

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John Pogline: Pot editorial is unbelievable

I cannot believe someone telling us to put our morals aside and vote for pot. What do they think we govern our lives by? Our morals.

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On the record for Sept. 20

On the record for Sept. 20.

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Prather's Pick: The story of the forgotten crayons

Previously I reviewed “The Day the Crayons Quit,” a most imaginative children’s picture book, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. The point of view of this book was unique, indeed, because some unhappy crayons told the story. This week’s column features the sequel to this book — same author and illustrator. Published in 2015, it’s “The Day the Crayons Come Home.” This time, some former crayons want to be rescued.

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Fantasy Sports: Injuries define Week 2, look for waiver wire grabs

There were injuries everywhere in Week 2. No position was spared in a week where several notables went down with injuries. It was not a pretty sight, especially for fantasy football players.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 21, 2016: Moffat County golf finishes season at regionals

The Moffat County High School boys golf team competed in what would turn out to be its final event of the year Monday at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course for the 3A Region 4 Tournament.

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Celestial News: Autumnal Equinox arrives Thursday

This year, the season of autumn officially arrives for the northern hemisphere at 7:21 a.m. Thursday, Colorado time. Our season of autumn begins the instant the Sun crosses the equator on its way south.

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Economic champion position discussed by Craig City Council, Moffat County Commissioners and LMD

Local government is hoping to provide some suggestions to the Moffat County Local Marketing District’s freshly appointed operating board.

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Muzzleloaders are used by area hunters to carry on historic firearms tradition

Hunters were out last week using muzzleloading firearms, technology developed in the 17th century that played a significant role in winning the American Revolution that is still being used in the annual chase for big game. Muzzleloaders are firearms that require the projectile or bullet and propellant charge, often black powder, to be loaded from the front, open end of the gun, called the muzzle.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: Dogs and their love for retrieving balls

Charlotte, a dog I had for 14 years, loved chasing balls and bringing them back. She loved doing the same with cows and sheep, llamas and chickens etc. — a major difference being she didn't bring them back in her mouth.

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Wild horse advocates improve the range for everyone

Wild horses living in Sand Wash Basin are safer after two truckloads of old, rusty wire was removed from an abandoned corral by volunteers attending the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary’s on-range Sand Wash Advocacy Team’s third annual rendezvous on Saturday.

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Business Buzz: Locals Love You More businesses sought

Business news across Craig and Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Little boy on Steamboat time

Tina Harlow will present a free parenting workshop, "Bright Minds, Busy Bodies: A Different Lens for Viewing High Energy Children,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Historic Routt County Courthouse BCC Room.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 19, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Humane Society of Moffat County strikes out with Saturday fundraiser

Humane Society of Moffat County was bowled over Saturday night by community support. The yearly fundraiser for the area animal organization took place Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.