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The state of things: Moffat County track preps for final day of championships

Bulldog girls place in discus, 800, 4x200; sprints, relays, hurdles, 1,600, long jump in store

As the midway point of the State Track and Field Championships, Friday was a day of pleasant surprises for some members of the Moffat County High School teams while others were not as happy with their final standings and the rest are reserving judgment for the grand finale.

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Challenger to incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton visits Craig

Alex Beinstein, who hopes to represent Colorado’s in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in Craig Thursday night to speak with potential constituents.

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Government Update for the week of May 30

Government Update for the week of May 30.

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Our View: Various organizations have fun summer activities

In rural communities, it’s easy to say, “I’m bored.” It’s a phrase parents often hear from children, especially during the summer months. Yet sometimes, all it takes is a moment to step outside of such thinking and research the offerings in Northwest Colorado and beyond.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Swiss Steak

This week I was thinking about how long it has been since I’ve made Swiss Steak. My husband Lyle experimented with making Swiss Steak years ago, and I have used his recipe for years — but not lately.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s almost time

It’s almost time! In less than two weeks we’ll be moving the cows, calves and bulls to summer pasture. They’re ready, and so are we!

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Sasha Nelson: Celebrate public lands with me!

May, the month I was born, has always been a month for me to celebrate, but this week Colorado added a reason for everyone to rejoice. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill establishing the third Saturday in May as a holiday to celebrate the myriad benefits that public lands bring to the state of Colorado. Colorado has 30 million acres of national and state public lands, including mountains, deserts, forests and grasslands.

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Faith Column: Find your ‘ideal church’

Everyone probably has their own idea of the ideal church: organs and hymns; drums, guitars, songs from K-LOVE; not too much preaching; pews, not chairs; stained glass windows; storefront building… the list would be very long and detailed.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Mack Lane named after Craig’s first settler

Mack Lane, a short stretch of road way extending from Victory Way to First Street in Craig, earned its name in a straightforward manner. It was the lane upon which John Mack, who was Craig’s true first settler, lived.

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Education Briefs: CNCC to hold registration meeting for summer camps

Scheduled camps on the Craig campus include robotics, entrepreneurship, audio production, rafting and poetry.

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Craig Middle School students celebrate Latin American culture with food, crafts and talk

Day's events follow sixth-grade study of Central and South American countries

The festival included a session on Central and South American masks, a presentation on Ecuador and neighboring countries, the preparation of various Central and South American foods and a Mayan game — played in the gymnasium — called Pok-ta-Pok.

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Health Briefs: Community suicide prevention seminar to be held May 31

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Superfood Tip: Slice into bell peppers

Bell peppers come in many shapes and forms and can be added to a number of meals. They’re also a healthy and quick snack.

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Fitness Tip: Looking for a rigorous workout in Craig?

If you’re looking to get fit and don’t want to spend time or money in the gym, try hiking Cedar Mountain, which offers several different hikes.

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City of Steamboat Springs settles with Kristin Bantle

Bantle has sued Routt County and Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and threatened to sue the city of Steamboat.

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Beauty Tip: Can secondhand smoke hurt your skin?

Second hand smoke not only causes cancer and is harmful to anyone — including children and animals — but it’s also bad for your skin.

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TMH Living Well: TMH gynecologist offers solutions to infertility

Once you set your mind on getting pregnant you want it to happen right away. When it doesn’t, you might start thinking something is wrong. Keep in mind that true infertility affects only one in seven couples, and getting pregnant often takes at least a few months, often longer.

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Thinking About Health: Healthcare consumers get little help with complaints

Who protects consumers of healthcare? Two recent emails from readers got me thinking about that question. I don’t mean consumers in their role as patients whose medical well-being is looked after by state medical boards and health departments that police doctors and hospitals. Those organizations don’t always do a perfect job protecting patients from harm, but at least they are in place.

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Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy

If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision. About 45 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unintended, including three out of four teen pregnancies.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 21, 2016: $25,000 prize possible in TMH Foundation golf tourney

The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament will take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course June 10. Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $60 per person or $240 per team for the four-person team scramble and includes 18 holes, carts and food, as well as the opportunity to win prizes. YVGC’s seventh hole will feature a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 sponsored by Justin Kawcak and 360 Insurance Company, while the course’s other Par 3 holes will include packages such as electronics, Titleist gear and a Bahamas cruise for a single-stroke score.