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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Feb. 27, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Document the first returning Greater Sandhill Crane and win a prize

The return migration of Greater Sandhill Cranes to the Yampa Valley has begun. Cranes are leaving their wintering homes in New Mexico and Arizona and heading north with the first arrivals expected in the Yampa Valley the first or second week of March.

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Government update for the week of Feb. 27

Government meeting agendas for the week of Feb. 27

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Northwest Colorado Mule Deer Foundation banquet raises big bucks

Just as the deer and elk of Moffat County find safety in numbers, so too do the people who want to keep wildlife thriving gather in large numbers. The turnout was sizable Saturday for the annual banquet hosted by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Mule Deer Foundation at Clarion Inn & Suites.

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Craig Middle School wrestlers pin down team win at home tourney

Bulldogs to travel to Montrose, will host March 9 dual with Meeker as season continues

As one wrestling season ends another gets started, and Craig Middle School athletes began with a boom. CMS won its home tournament Saturday in the gym at Moffat County High School, taking the top overall spot against eight visiting teams.

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Moffat County girls basketball holds on to district title

Lady Bulldogs defeat Grand Valley to move on to regional round

Regular season wins and losses are a thing of the past now, and Moffat County High School girls basketball has only one thought on their mind at this point — time for regionals. MCHS girls won the 3A Western Slope League district championship Saturday in a highly physical 40-34 game against the Grand Valley Cardinals.

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Moffat County girls basketball seeking 5th straight district title

Friday win against Cedaredge puts Lady Bulldogs in championship game

Moffat County High School basketball has seen many victories on its home court, but during the past several years, the wins on the floor of Central High School in Grand Junction mean almost as much given the time of the season. MCHS girls hoops secured a spot in the 3A Western Slope League district championship after a Friday win in the semifinals against Cedaredge at Grand Junction.

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Superintendent’s contract extended to 2019 by Moffat County School Board

In a strong show of support for his first eight months of work, the school board extended the contract of the Superintendent of Schools — David Ulrich.

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Education Briefs: Kindergarten registration open for the 2017-18 school year

News and events in education.

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Craig police urge gun safety following juvenile incidents

Following two incidents in the past week involving youth and guns, the Craig Police Department is urging parents to teach their kids about gun safety.

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Life and death was this Craig man’s business

For over 40 years this Craig man cared for people from cradle to grave. An exhibit at the Museum of Northwest Colorado that opened in May of 2014 commemorates the lifework of Dr. Elmer P. Monahan, Jr.

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Health Briefs: Celebration Saturday

News and events in health care.

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Stolen ATV: On the record for Feb. 23

10:41 a.m. On the 2000 block of Crockett Drive, officers responded to a call from a man who thought his computer was shocking him.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 25, 2017: Indoor soccer tournament Saturday

A special Fifth Quarter event will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday as Bear River Young Life hosts an indoor soccer tournament at Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40. Registration is open to middle school and high school ages, and the cost is $5 for a co-ed team of five. Refreshments will be provided and spectators are welcome.

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Canine carcass uncovered near Craig causes concern

The February thaw uncovered the remains of a pet dog earlier this week leading to investigation of possible animal cruelty or dumping that proved to be unfounded.