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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s CNCC soccer starts practices, ready for season in September

Spartans will join Scenic West Athletic Conference amid other new teams

The goal of beginning a new athletic endeavor in Craig has been all but achieved. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus has its men’s and women’s soccer teams in place and ready for the season ahead, with initial practice sessions beginning earlier this week at Loudy-Simpson Park.

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Education Briefs: MCSD to host meet and greet with new principal

The community is invited to meet new Moffat County High School interim principal Dr. Craig Crebar and new Athletic Director Richard Houghton. 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Moffat County High School Second Floor Commons area on Aug. 10. For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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Moffat County High School athletic director gains firm footing in new job

Rich Houghton’s 44 years of experience includes time with Colorado, Alaska schools

The winter conditions of the Yampa Valley can make Northwest Colorado a hard sell for some potential employers, but Moffat County High School found a new member of its faculty who’s toughed it out through far more than the typical snowfall Craig has to offer. Rich Houghton officially began as the new athletics and activities director for MCHS this week, signing a contract for the position Wednesday.

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CNCC hires new marketing director

Brian MacKenzie moves to Northwest Colorado from Syracuse, New York

Heeding the call to "go west young man," a phrase coined by newspaper man Horace Greeley, Colorado Northwestern Community College's new director of marketing, Brian MacKenzie, has traveled across the country in search of a rural lifestyle.

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Interim Moffat County High School principal hard at work

Moffat County School District named an interim principal for the 2016-17 school year.

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Jimmy Westlake: Poniatowski’s bull

The distinctive V-shaped group of stars that forms the face of this summertime bull bears a striking resemblance to the more familiar face of our wintertime bull, Taurus.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 1, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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CNCC open mic night embraces art in Craig

Entertainers of all ages were showing off their skills Monday evening at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s first open mic night and art show.

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CNCC soccer’s roster keeps building with Craig talent

5 sign Friday for Spartans, multiple players in line to join men’s women’s program

Craig’s Colorado Northwestern Community College campus brought on multiple talents this week, with five players signing their letters of intent for the men’s team during a Friday press conference.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 22, 2016: Middle school volleyball camp starts in August

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp aimed at players in grades six through eight from Aug. 15 to 18 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Starting players will learn basic fundamentals, while seasoned athletes will learn additional skills at the intermediate level from instructor Kelly Merrett. Sessions run each day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 and also buys a t-shirt. Players need gym shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. The deadline to register is July 27.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 20, 2016: Silver Bullet golf tourney sees fine turnout

The 30th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic shot Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course with a field of 62 players both local and from out of town.

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Hannah Walker first to sign with CNCC women’s soccer

Program adds assistant coach Susan Turner, plans for August start to schedule

The start date is coming up fast for the first athletic program at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, but the goal of filling up rosters for both men’s and women’s soccer teams are getting closer too. CNCC soccer officially signed its first member for the women’s team Monday with recent Moffat County High School graduate Hannah Walker, who will serve as goaltender for the Spartans this fall. The same day saw the announcement of Susan Turner as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.

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Jimmy Westlake: Welcome to the dog days of summer

The use of the phrase “dog days” can be traced back over 2,000 years to the early Greek civilization.