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Sunset Meadows: Thanks for donations

The residents at Sunset Meadows would like to thank the community for its donations.

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Lance Scranton: Craig’s ‘donut hole’ — think big

Economic development is a huge issue in and around Moffat County these days and there are definitely some ideas that could be considered for making Craig a possible hub for some exciting adventures year-round. A good friend of mine always liked to describe Craig as the donut hole and went on to explain that surrounding our peaceful Hamlet are any number of recreational and tourist opportunities.

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Craig Concert Association concludes Friday with trumpet act

The Craig Concert Association will host its grand finale at 7 p.m. Friday with Brassfire featuring Jens Lindemann in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

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Moffat County girls golf weathers tough conditions in home event

Western Slope teams to return to Yampa Valley Golf Course for regionals

The precipitation coming down Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course may not have been as big as the spheres being hit by players, but it was enough to end the day early. Wind and rain provided a tough tome during the Moffat County High School girls golf Invitational, but when a wave of hail struck the course midway through the tournament, organizers decided to bring everyone into the clubhouse and call things off midway through the event.

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Early Childhood Coalition prepares for annual Children's Festival

This year's festival is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Centennial Mall

The free festival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in Centennial Mall, is designed to let people know about a sprawling range of services available for young children.

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Craig officials work with owner of collapsed Breeze Street building

The owner of the collapsed building at the foot of Breeze Street is working with city officials to get the mess cleaned up in a timely fashion.

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Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water

Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.

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Moffat County Board of Education picks 4 superintendent finalists

Interviews with the finalists are scheduled for May 10

Board President Darrell Camilletti said interviews with the candidates are planned for May 10, with the school board conducting 90-minute interviews and three community-and-school-staff committees conducting hour-long interview sessions.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spring’s diamond in the sky

The Spring Diamond asterism, also called the Virgin’s Diamond, is marked at its corners by four of the brightest stars sparkling in the spring sky: Arcturus, Spica, Cor Caroli, and Denebola.

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Craig Briefs: Preserving last frontier group meets Saturday

Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The program will be presented by Bill Yost about the Yost family who lived on Sage Creek. For more information, call 970-824-6761.

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Business Buzz: Tourism at Dinosaur fuels $17.1 million in economic benefits

Northwest Colorado business news.

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Judi Holland: Dealing with challenging behaviors with kids

Parents ask all the time, “Why does my baby cry? Why does my toddler refuse to share? Why does my preschooler bite?” Many behaviors, in which families regard as problematic, are age-appropriate. A 2-year old who is not able to sit still is acting his age; a 5-year-old who has trouble waiting her turn is behaving typically for her age. So what is a parent to do?

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Government update for the week of April 25

Government update for the week of April 25.

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Craig hosts meeting with Air Pollution Control Division

The city of Craig is hosting the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division for a public event to discuss the future of energy communities on Wednesday.

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Hayden community health fair Thursday

The Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team is gathering the Hayden community for a health fair this Thursday, April 28.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 25, 2016: Youth track program begins Monday

The Spring Youth Track & Field program will host sign-ups at 5 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Practices will begin the same day at 5:30 p.m. with additional sessions April 26 and May 2, 3 and 9, concluding with a youth meet at 5 p.m. May 10. The program is available to young athletes in kindergarten through sixth-grade. The cost is $25 per child and includes a t-shirt and ribbons.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Strengthen your child’s EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

We live in a high pressure society where we sometimes hyper-focus on grades and test scores. However, there’s more to being successful in life than “book smarts.”

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Craig’s Sheyenne Cromer bowls over competition at state

Teen to compete in national event this summer

The idea of qualifying for a national event was so nice, Sheyenne Cromer just had to do it twice. Breakout bowling star Cromer won the 2016 Colorado Pepsi Youth Championship Tournament for girls 20 and under, held April 16 and 17 in Fort Collins. The Craig teen was not the only competitor from Northwest Colorado to bowl at the event, as fellow local rollers Trent Hillewaert and Chase Peed also made it to state, though she was the last one left standing in the finals.

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Fruita Monument meet sees Moffat County track set new school records

Girls hit new marks in 4x100-meter relay, 400 dash, 100 hurdles

Records are made to be broken, and that’s what members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams did Friday afternoon. Fruita Monument’s Phil Wertman Invitational was the site of numerous Bulldog bests as MCHS girls tracksters earned new school records in the 4x100-meter relay, 100 hurdles and 400 dash.