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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 8, 2016: Kids’ cheer, dance team seeks energetic performers

The fourth annual mini-cheer squad and dance team performance is open to boys and girls ages 12 and younger. Practices will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moffat County High School cafeteria, 900 Finley Lane, for a show during halftime of the MCHS boys varsity basketball game against Coal Ridge Friday. The cost is $10 per child, and parents can register at 5 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS.

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Talents shines at Moffat County High School show

This year’s talent show, on Jan. 20, featured an eclectic assortment of acts, from music to comedy, with about a dozen performers.

Education Briefs: Trust in adults affects children’s willingness to delay gratification, CU-Boulder study finds

Research indicates that preschoolers who observe an adult behaving in an untrustworthy manner give up on waiting for a delayed reward at a rate that is nearly three times that of preschoolers who observe an adult behaving in a trustworthy manner.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 6, 2016: CNCC softball starts strong in Nevada tourney

The Colorado Northwestern Community College women’s softball team recently started its season, 4-2, at the Las Vegas Classic Tournament in Henderson, Nevada.

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Downtown Craig features artistic variety leading up to Valentine’s Day

Cherish the Little Things, Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate, holiday dance next week

Year after year, downtown Craig becomes a hub of activity in mid-February as multiple events provide a place to delight the senses. Next week will be a busy one as four favorite events come up: the 21st annual Art Walk, 10th annual Taste of Chocolate, fifth annual Cherish the Little Things Art Show and second annual Valentine’s Dance.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2016: Schedule changes for Friday Fifth Quarter, Saturday basketball

The Moffat County High School basketball teams will move their Saturday home games against Basalt to later in the day to accommodate Friday travel for both schools. Saturday games will start at 1 p.m. with the girls junior varsity, boys JV at 2:30 p.m., girls varsity at 4 p.m. and boys varsity at 5:30 p.m. The boys and girls C-Teams will host their final home games of the season Friday against Steamboat Springs while JV and varsity are in Olathe, with girls starting at 4 p.m. and boys at 5:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Craig Concert Association features Alaska family act Saturday

Alaska String Band will perform “A Southeast Alaskan Odyssey” Saturday night in the Moffat County High School auditorium. The group is composed of the Zahasky family, parents Paul and Melissa and children Laura, Abigail and Quinn, all using a wide variety of instruments in genres including swing, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, gospel and more.

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Moffat County School District plans effort to gather budget input

“That will be a very important meeting because I think it will ground the community,” said Amber Clark, principal of Ridgeview Elementary School.

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Poker Run brings good fortune for riders, Moffat County students

An abundance of snow this past weekend made for an exciting zip around the powder. The 2016 Poker Run hosted Saturday by Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club had one of the highest turnouts ever in terms of hands sold as riders took to the trails around Freeman Reservoir north of Craig.

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Science workshop sparks experimental hands-on learning for Craig students

“It was fun to build and create,” said Kenleigh Pubanz, a 9-year-old fourth-grader at East Elementary School.

Jimmy Westlake: History of Groundhog Day

Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, marking the midpoint of winter. The tradition of this unusual holiday can be traced back for many centuries, though not in the same form we celebrate today.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 1, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 1, 2016: Moffat County Youth Wrestling registration this week

Registration is coming up for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of April 2, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Organizers will host registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Craig City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St., or forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page.

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Craig Rotary’s Diamonds & Spurs is glamour for a good cause

Craig Rotary Club’s annual Diamond & Spurs had an air of elegance about it as community members got gussied up for a night of dinner, dancing and supporting the work of the local branch of the worldwide organization.