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Government update for the week of Aug. 24

Government update for the week of Aug. 24.

On The Record for Aug. 21

On The Record for Aug. 21.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC rodeo gets ready for bull-riding event

The sixth annual Rangely Rockin’ Bulls gets going at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Rangely’s Columbine Park. Jed Moore, Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo coach, describes the evening as the “most action-packed night” in Rio Blanco County. Tickets are $20 for the VIP treatment, $10 for general admission for adults, $5 for children and students and free to those under 3.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC welcomes community, new students with barbeque

Colorado Northwestern Community College opens its doors to students and community members Saturday for its annual orientation and free community barbeque.

Craig Rural Fire Protection District board recap for Aug. 20

Craig Rural Fire Protection District board recap for Aug. 20.

Upcoming meetings on Local Marketing District to take place

On Tuesday, supporters of the LMD confirmed they had gathered enough petitions to put the LMD on the ballot in November.

Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds at Moffat County Lock-Up event

Craig residents who participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up charity event will raise money by asking friends and family to bail them out of their makeshift cells at Craig Fire Station.

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Hunting season kicks off in Northwest Colorado

With the 2015 hunting season under way, the Elk Hunting Capital of the World is set to welcome hunters from nearby and abroad who area eager to take down the area’s prized game.

VNA: Home Health supports home healing

Nearly a year ago, Gerry Pritchard of Craig received a dire diagnosis — stage four melanoma. Doctors said he probably only had a couple of months to live, but he was determined to fight. Remarkably, much of his cancer and tumors are now gone; he is enjoying more independence and mobility and starting to feel like himself again.

TMH Living Well: Solutions to shoulder injury or arthritis

From a dislocation playing football, dull pain after painting the house or aching pain with weather changes, shoulder problems can affect people of different age groups and walks of life. Shoulders are unique in that there can be multiple causes for discomfort.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Family tradition that touches the community

There aren’t too many businesses in Craig that have stood the test of time, but Mathers' Bar has been in the Mathers family since 1953. Pete Mathers, son of Spring Creek homesteaders northwest of Craig, graduated from Craig High School in 1934.

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130-acre Strawberry Fire near Meeker burns 12 vehicles, 4 outbuildings

Fire is 100 percent contained

A 135-acre fire two miles west of Meeker called the Strawberry Fire burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings along County Road 7 Thursday, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office.

The Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you groups

The Humane Society of Moffat County thanks Pepsi and Northwest Storage for their help and support at the Whittle the Wood event.

Christina Oxley: Craig’s response rocks

The people in Northwest Colorado continue to amaze me.

4 outbuildings, 12 vehicles lost in 135-acre fire in Rio Blanco

A 135-acre fire in Meeker off County Road 7 Thursday burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The fire was located roughly 2.5 miles up from Highway 64, and it's now 50 percent contained. Meeker Fire Department is in charge of the fire.

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Moffat County hopes for changes to BLM sage grouse plan

The proposed Bureau of Land Management greater sage grouse plan — which will affect about 1,167,000 acres of federal surface land in Moffat County and 31,700 acres in Routt County — is nearing completion, and Moffat County Commissioners are hoping the final recorded plan will reflect some of the changes they requested.

On The Record for Aug. 20

On The Record for Aug. 20.

Fires under control in Moffat County

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.

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CMEDP meeting recap for Aug. 19

At their monthly meeting on Wednesday the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership discussed upcoming opportunities to strengthen the economy and the process of implementing a Local Marketing District.

Janet Sheridan: Test anxiety creates unnecessary stress

All through my schooling, I tested well. When other students complained of sleepless nights, sweaty palms and nervous stomachs during finals week, I remained smugly silent. But lately, I, too, suffer from test anxiety because now a test means having my vein stuck with a turkey baster, my bottom exposed to strangers, or my bosom squeezed to a crepe.