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Moffat County Homecoming parade rumors put to rest

Community rumors about parade restrictions deemed false by officials

Moffat County School officials addressed rumors that this year’s Moffat County High School Homecoming parade would be cancelled or that parade floats would be banned. There will be a parade including parade floats. Float building will commence the morning of the parade with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.

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Jimmy Westlake: With a Name Like Uranus…

Uranus. There, I said it. Well, giggles or not, I am writing today to inform you that now is the prime time to see Uranus up in the sky.

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Return to Rome with CNCC in Craig’s international studies trip

CNCC Craig offers students the opportunity to learn art, history, food and culture of Rome and Pisa in Italy

When Colorado Northwestern Community Collage faculty first offered students an opportunity to learn by traveling to another country in 2000, Rome was the destination and Rome will again be a port of call for students and community members traveling with CNCC in 2017. “I know that many countries have claimed to be the center of the world, China for example, but I think that Rome really is it,” said Mary Karen Solomon director of arts and sciences at CNCC Craig and leader of four previous trips to Rome.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 10, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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CNCC soccer stays on attack in Utah games

Men’s, women’s teams travel Wednesday, Thursday, home Saturday

The Colorado Northwestern Community College soccer teams remain winless this season, but personal victories over the past weekend keep the program ever hopeful. CNCC Spartans were back on the road Friday and Saturday in Price, Utah to meet the Golden Eagles of Utah State University Eastern.

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‘Ready, set, glow!’ — The Memorial Hospital Glow Run lights up night

Running event benefits Moffat County Cancer Society, TMH Foundation

For those who enjoy running, all that might be necessary is an open stretch of land and a pair of supportive shoes, but dressing like a superhero or a children’s book character covered in glow sticks certainly doesn’t make the experience any less pleasant. The Memorial Hospital’s third annual Glow Run 5K provided luminescence, laughs and more Saturday night as about 150 participants sped along the property of TMH and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Moffat County quilters make hundreds of quilts to comfort breast cancer patients

A project that started with a breast cancer diagnosis grows to wrap community members up in a fabric hug

When her daughter-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer about 15 years ago, Moffat County quilter Linda Pinnt made her first comfort quilt and that October started the Circle of Friends program where area quilters use donated materials to make hundreds of quilts for people throughout the Yampa Valley with cancer.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 8, 2016: Moffat County girls basketball to host ball drop, youth camp

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a golf ball drop fundraiser during the Homecoming football game Oct. 14. Entries will be on sale throughout the night at a cost of $10 per ball, with the drop taking place after the game. The winner will be closest to the pin and will take home $1,000. MCHS Lady Bulldogs players and coaches will also host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Moffat County Homecoming promises good time next week

Sports, bonfire, parade, more in store for week of Bulldog pride

Moffat County High School hosts its annual Homecoming Week festivities starting Monday. This year’s theme is “New York, New York,” and many favorite activities will make a return, including dress-up days for MCHS and Craig Middle School, though CMS will host its own separate days.

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Gary Collins of BLM’s Craig office creates new discovery chest to help teach archeology

His classroom is wind swept, dusty, wild country filled with history left by over 400 generations of human habitation. It’s big country and it has inspired Gary Collins to explore Moffat County, over the last 40 years of his life, deepening his understanding of primitive people and their ways.

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It’s flu season in Northwest Colorado and local providers are offering vaccination clinics

The health of the entire community improves when more people receive vaccinations

It’s that time of year when the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and so are flu germs. Flu is most prevalent from October to May each year in the U.S., as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means this is a great time of year to be vaccinated. “Seasonal influenza epidemics in the United States are responsible for between 55,000 and 431,000 hospitalizations due to pneumonia and influenza each year and as many as 49,000 deaths”, said Doctor Carla Rothaus in a blog for physicians on the New England Journal of Medicine website.

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Silly costumes set the scene at the annual TMH glow walk/run happening in Craig Saturday

Raising awareness and funds in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is serious business at this silly annual event

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with many facing the fight this year raising awareness and funds is a worthy cause that one local event does through laughter, silly costumes and glow sticks.

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Jimmy Westlake: Catch Fomalhaut and the Southern Fish

Shining brightly in the southern sky, as darkness falls, is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).

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Moffat County High School shines as growth score results are tallied

Growth scores track the amount students learn from one year to the next and district-wide average scores trail those achieved by other districts in region

Moffat County High School students are outpacing the state average growth learning in English language arts and math as measured through comparisons of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) exam scores taken in the past two consecutive years.