Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 10, 2016: Parent meeting Wednesday for Craig Middle School wrestlers

The Craig Middle School wrestling program will host a parent meeting for boys and girls in grades six through eight interested in joining the team this season. The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CMS auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave. Practices will start Feb. 16, the first tournament taking place Feb. 27 in Hayden.

Submission deadline approaches for Waving Hands Review

The magazine accepts a broad tapestry of contributions, including photography, drawing, painting, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Craig Middle School's students honored

Craig Middle School students were honored in January for their hard work at an honorary breakfast.

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Jimmy Westlake: Behold the Dog Star

There are 6,000 or so stars visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions, but only Sirius, the famous Dog Star, can claim the title of “The Brightest Star.”

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Using all their senses, students write for poetry contest

“This is real-life writing,” David Morris told a group of Craig Middle School students.

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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.