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Man must register as a sex offender

A 41-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four months in Routt County Jail, must register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and undergo treatment after committing a sex crime against a woman.

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Steamboat Springs man suspected of assaulting deputy

Andrew S. Balvanz was arrested on suspicion of DUI, careless driving, third-degree assault, resisting an officer and violation of a protection odor.

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Dead Colorado lynx offers insight into human-wildlife interactions

An 18-second Facebook video watched nearly a million times instantly made a lynx casually traversing a ski slope in Durango internet famous. However, the story had an unfortunate ending when the animal was found dead this past Sunday.

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Weekend Roundup: Good food, good fundraising, good fun

The snow is piling up in Northwest Colorado lately, and whether you’ve decided to stick it out going out and about or never leaving home this weekend, there’s something for you.

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TMH Suboxone Clinic temporarily closed to new patients

The Memorial Hospital Suboxone Clinic has temporarily suspended new patient intake to allow the hospital to review processes and documentation to ensure they are paid for services.

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Americans must stop making every conflict about race

You may have seen on the news that last week in Chicago, four black young adults kidnapped and then tortured a white special needs young man while streaming the abuse on Facebook Live.

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John Pogline: Morton’s pot assertions

Sorry Mr. Morton but arguments against recreational pot have nothing whatsoever to do with logic. The legalization of pot is new enough that right now there are no reputable figures either way. I have seen State Patrol figures that pot D.U.I.s are up, and I do know that there are a number of deaths attributed to driving under the influence of pot. And I do know that “I’m sorry,” will never, ever be just compensation for a family that has lost a member killed by a pot smoker.

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Janet Sheridan: Inauguration Day

On Jan. 20, 1953, my fifth-grade class, suffering from frozen noses and wild excitement, climbed from the back of a farm truck after an open-air, arctic ride to Barney Cornaby’s house. Barney had invited us to his home, which held one of the few TVs in Lake Shore, to watch the inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Whatever that was.

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Snow, wind create avalanche danger in Steamboat backcountry

Forecasters are warning of considerable danger in the backcountry after avalanche warnings were issued for many parts of Colorado, including the Steamboat Springs zone.

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Love INC teaches how to make every dollar count

Learning how to make every dollar count and how to cook meals on a tight budget are critical skills taught during Love in the name of Christ’s of the Yampa Valley cooking on a budget class starting Jan. 25 in Craig.

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Moffat County hoops fights to finish in Grand Junction

Bulldog girls take overtime victory, boys hit by harsh second half

A Tuesday night battle had differing results for members of the Moffat County High School basketball teams. Playing at Central High School in Grand Junction, Bulldog varsity hoops had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, with girls coming out triumphant in a 44-42 overtime win.

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Craig retail pot measures gain traction — do they overshadow sales/use tax?

Craig City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for a sales/use tax question to appear on April’s ballot, and they also dissected concerns about recreational marijuana being sold within city limits.

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Senior Night a delight for Moffat County wrestlers vs. Basalt

Bulldogs take 70-6 win against Longhorns, prep for Florence tourney

The season is far from over for Moffat County High School wrestling, but if Tuesday were the team’s final event, it certainly would have been a high note. MCHS took a 70-6 win during a home dual meet with Basalt, the second time the two schools have met, Bulldogs dominating even more so than in the 65-15 victory they saw against the Longhorns in December.

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2 new Moffat County Commissioners swear oath of office Tuesday

Moffat County welcomed two newly elected commissioners to the board with an official swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at the Moffat County Courthouse.

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On the record for Jan. 11: Officers field question about dog pooping on balcony

Officers informed the man that code does not specifically prohibit allowing a dog to poop on an apartment balcony.

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Craig hockey hits ice again as seasons get back in motion

Squirts, Midgets back at home Jan. 22, Peewees to play in Grand Junction

Craig Youth Hockey Association teams were back on the ice during the past weekend, moving forward and readying for the remainder of the season.

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Prather's Pick: '13 Ways to Kill Your Community'

If you’re making a list of books to read during the new year, put this week’s book at the top. It’s “13 ways to Kill Your Community” by Doug Griffiths, MBA, with Kelly Clemmer. The book I reviewed is the second edition.

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Enjoy winter landscape with Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club Poker Run Jan. 21

Some in Colorado may not love the recent waves of precipitation to hit the region. However, providing the powder lasts, others may feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Enjoy the winter wonderland while speeding through the snow as part of Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser Jan. 21, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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Routt County roads get plowed once a day, drivers cover 20 to 30 miles in 8 hours

Routt County Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby explained Jan 10 why it’s not practical for her crews to plow the same rural road multiple times a day.