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On the record for August 18

On the record for August 18.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 19, 2016: Moffat County High School golf gets swinging

The Moffat County High School boys golf team is already several competitions into its season. Forgoing a Monday event hosted by Grand Valley High School at Battlement Mesa, Bulldogs played Tuesday at EagleVail Golf Club in Avon for Battle Mountain’s tournament, posting a team score of 267. Mike Bingham shot 84 and Torin Reed 85, while Connor Etzler and Kasen Brennise each had a 98. On Wednesday, Eagle Valley’s event at Gypsum Creek Golf Course saw MCHS add up to 263, led by Bingham’s 80, followed by Reed’s 88, Etzler’s 95 and Brennise’s 102.

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Colorado's lieutenant governor and community college system president visit Craig

Craig's college impresses officials with its art, facilities and innovative programs

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne traveled to Northwest Colorado Wednesday on her statewide tour of state facilities. It was her 95th day on the job as lieutenant governor.

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Weekend Roundup: Out in nature and loving it

This weekend in Northwest Colorado, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about and appreciating the landscape that makes the region what it is.

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Officials swoop in to rescue injured owl at Routt County Fair

A great horned owl drew some attention Tuesday after it had to be rescued during the Routt County Fair.

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Free family movie at Craig City Park Thursday night

The summer Movie in the Park series continues Thursday with a free screening of the Pixar film “Up” at Craig City Park. The movie starts at dusk, roughly 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome to set up to watch.

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Official LMD Board up and running in Moffat County

Members of the newly formed Moffat County Local Marketing District Board conducted their first meeting Tuesday evening.

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Proposed predator control study stirs strong opinions

If Tuesday night was any indication, a proposed study analyzing the impact of predators on declining mule deer populations on the Roan Plateau will face future headwinds in the court of public opinion.

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Craig briefs: No growth recorded at Happy Hollow Fire

Firefighters brought the 354-acre Happy Hollow Fire 23 miles northeast of Dinosaur to 75 percent containment on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Lance Scranton: Let’s go!

It’s just about time for the busy season that lasts about nine months and accounts for three-fourths of the year. It involves a huge investment by our community and always manages to bring with it a few bumps, dips and detours. Each of these seasons — my 18th here in Craig — produce their own particular memories and offer local residents a bevy of ammunition for both praise and critique.

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Prather's Pick: A love story

“Falling: A Love Story,” this week’s featured novel is a love story but one with a twist. It is written by Jane Green, a former journalist of the U.K. and author of 18 novels — including this week’s, her newest — 16 of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

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On the record for August 16

On the record for August 16.

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Improvements underway at two Craig businesses

Victory Motors, Craig Powersports renovating locations

On the east end of town, Craig Powersports is adding additional display and storage areas while to the south, on Highway 13, Victory Motors of Craig is totally revamping its dealership.

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John Pogline: Keep pot out of Craig

Hey man, look here. We can buy pot in Moffat County! Let’s go buy some. There, let’s toke up. Hey, that’s good stuff. Let’s go, we’d better head home. Whoops, ran over that kid on a bicycle. That’s okay, people here would rather have the money from pot than worry about losing one life.

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Lou Hahn: In response to Lausin’s pot letter

This is in response to Michael Lausin’s letter about missing out on pot. In all of his Bla-bla-bla about how great pot would be for the town of Craig, you notice he never once mentioned anything about the effects that pot and other drugs have had on our country’s children, including ones here in Craig.

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Moffat County test scores lower than in 2015, Rangely scores rise by 6 to 12 percent

Moffat County School District student performance lags behind the previous years’ averages in science and social studies. Performance is also behind state averages according to test results released by the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month. Results released included scores on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) in science and social studies, the PSAT and ACT standardized tests.

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Parrotheads to flock to Elkhead for weekend luau

Group welcomes community for free get-together at reservoir

The warm weather only lasts so long in Moffat County, and one local group wants to help everyone soak up the sun as often as they can. Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads’ fifth annual Luau at the Lake takes place Saturday at Elkhead Reservoir, a free event to turn one of the area’s favorite water recreation spots into a temporary tropical oasis.

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Hayden offering free, all-day kindergarten

The Hayden School District is proudly enrolling boys and girls in free, all-day kindergarten.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 17, 2016: Saturday Color Dash benefits Boys & Girls Club of Craig

Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host the Color Dash 5K this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The race is available to all ages, and runners will get splashed with color at each kilometer. Packets and materials will be available starting at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. Runners can sign up online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1142234755841724/ or at http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/ by clicking on the Craig event in the website’s map.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Football Draft Special Part 4 — Running backs

Welcome to the last installment of my fantasy football draft special. It's all about running backs this time around and I'm confident these picks will help your fantasy backfield in 2016.