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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.

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SAPP’s pancake breakfast provides funds for Craig activities

Program emphasizes youth alternatives to drug use

A hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, and a meal that helps support a healthy community is even better. Craig’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program served up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee aplenty Saturday morning at the local McDonald’s as part of a fundraiser to support SAPP’s work in the area to promote education about use of illicit substances and alternatives for young people.

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CNCC students, community members paint, draw, dream for coming art show

Students and other artists can submit their works on Monday, before evening's show

The art show is open to students and to members of the larger community, and the first-place artwork from each category will be purchased by the college for $500 and put on display.

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Moffat County Libraries tap One Book 4 Colorado program during story time

This year's selection is "Giraffes Can't Dance," by Giles Andreae

“It’s just fun,” said Christy Gonzales, library services supervisor for Moffat County Libraries, reflecting on her reading of “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to a group of children.

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Craig native Clint Wells runs big in Boston Marathon

Moffat County graduate wins race’s Master’s Division

One of the most prestigious races in the world took place earlier this week, and among the fleet of foot from across the globe were those who have called Craig, Colorado home. Craig native Clint Wells won the Master’s Division of the 120th Boston Marathon, held Monday, with a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race.

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Craig briefs: Prevention program holds pancake breakfast

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is holding a pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 and include a hotcake and sausage breakfast with orange juice or coffee. Tickets can be purchased from participating third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and will also be available at the event.

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The Sidener Family: In memory of Jaydon — thanks to community

It started as any other ordinary day. As a family we were visiting the town of Craig with the consideration of relocating to the area. Kevin Sidener had become “Kevin #2” at Cook Ford and was enjoying the camaraderie he and the salesmen were developing. Together he and I had decided that moving to Craig might be good for our family, so I loaded up our daughter and son on a Thursday afternoon and headed to Craig to see for myself.

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Tom Elder: Vernal, Utah’s bust cycle hits once again

Vernal has fallen on hard times — again. Northeastern Utah, like many western regions, has had a boom and bust economy for decades. Each cycle, the Uintah Basin becomes economically dependent on the energy industry. Then as the price of oil and gas drops to dismal lows, so too goes our economy. Can we break this cycle? Can we create a sustainable economy? If we look at past cycles, it becomes clear that we must look to our renewable assets to create a better future.

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Craig Rural Fire Protection District election is May 3

New facility being built for firetrucks, other fire department storage

As wildland fire season begins, the Craig Rural Fire Protection District is looking at an election and the beginning of construction on a new storage facility.

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Clerk's Corner: What clerks do on a daily basis

The County Clerk & Recorders Office has a myriad of duties. We are responsible for the conduct of elections, registering and issuing titles for vehicles, issuing marriage licenses, recording public documents, processing liquor license applications and renewals and serving as the clerk to the board of county commissioners.

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Over a Cup Coffee: Macaroni and Hamburger

Recently I’ve been remembering recipes that I cooked up years ago, when I had young children. Amazingly, I recall the dishes but not how to prepare them. I think that I cooked some recipes — like a meat loaf — out of my head, not from a written recipe. (It’s too bad that I can’t remember how I made the meat loaf because it was moist and my husband Lyle liked it.)

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Ucky has a calf

On April 9, Ucky had a calf. That doesn’t seem to be a big deal because cows have calves all the time, but Ucky is about 20 years old, her bones creak, and her teeth are deteriorating — in other words, she’s old.

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Faith Column: What it means to be a Christian

Sadly in this cultural moment the word “Christian” has become largely meaningless.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Life is a Breeze

Uncovering history behind Craig's street names

About 1880, two young brothers from Illinois came out to Breckenridge to pursue their careers as attorneys. Lemuel and John Breeze weren’t long in that mining district before their instincts for land drew them across the rugged Rocky Mountain divide to settle on the Bear River, now known as the Yampa River. Arriving in mid-summer of 1883, the brothers chose wide, meadow lands bordering the south banks of the river, near the future site of Craig.

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Our view: Thanking law enforcement

Law enforcement officers have a “thankless” job, meaning they’re not recognized enough for the precarious and dangerous situations they face on a daily basis.

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On the record for April 22

On the record for April 22.