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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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Moffat County soccer sets goals for Random Acts of Kindness

Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects

With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.

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New welcome signs going up for Moffat County

New welcome signs are going up along the major roadways coming into Moffat County soon.

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Spirit Pass set to close in September as owner fights cancer

After 14 years, owner Chris Musik is forced to close her store to fight pancreatic cancer

Residents and visitors to Craig will soon have one less place to shop when gift store Spirit Pass closes in September. Owner Chis Musik’s decision to close was a difficult one yet necessary to provide the resources she needs as she battles pancreatic cancer. “I don’t want people to think that we are closing because of the economy," store owner Chris Musik said.

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Broadband survey to be distributed in Craig

Craig Mayor Ray Beck said the survey is the first step of broadband planning the study being performed by the Glenwood-based firm NEO Connect.

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Moffat County commissioners specify projects for economic growth

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed on two top picks out of six recommendations provided by an economic development firm hired to evaluate the regional economy and outline opportunities for growth at its Tuesday meeting.

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Moffat County football ready to rein in Rawlins Outlaws

Zero Week game takes Bulldogs over Wyoming border to start season

The big night is almost here as the Moffat County High School football team prepares to begin anew. The Bulldogs get in motion Friday as they pile on the bus, head two hours north and visit an old foe they haven’t seen for quite some time. The Rawlins, Wyoming, Outlaws have the distinction of being the first up on the schedule for Moffat County, the two teams having gone the better part of a decade without seeing each other.

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New CEO already hard at work at TMH

For the first time in nearly 30 years the hospital board has directly hired a new CEO

This is the first week on the job for Andrew Daniels, the new CEO of The Memorial Hospital at Craig, who started his work on Monday. Quality health care for rural areas and the lifestyle afforded in small towns were key reasons why Daniels accepted the position.

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Craig briefs: Preserving Last Frontier group meets Saturday

The Preserving the Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, located at 633 Ledford St. The program will be presented by Leo Snowden about the history of the Forest Service and Routt National Forest. For more information call 970-824-6761.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 24, 2016: Moffat County volleyball opens season Thursday in Steamboat

Moffat County High School volleyball teams will begin the schedule with games in Thursday in Steamboat Springs. The Highway 40 rivals will begin their brawl with a C-Team match-up at 4:30 p.m., followed by junior varsity and varsity at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. MCHS comes off a 5-18 record last season, compared to the Sailors’ 20-5 year in 2015 under coach Wendy Hall.

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Moffat County golf scores strong at home event

Mike Bingham 7th overall, Bulldog varsity 8th at Yampa Valley Golf Course

After a year that saw multiple schedule conflicts along the Western Slope, the Moffat County High School Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course was well-attended Monday by teams across the region.

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Community members consider how to address prescription drug and heroin abuse

Community members and human service agencies gathered together last week at a community forum hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Moffat County Department of Social Services to learn more about prescription drug addiction, heroin abuse and what might be done to work on these problems now, before they become community epidemics.

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Government update for the week of Aug. 22

Government update for the week of Aug. 22.

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Rubber Ducky Race in Craig benefits hospice

You don’t have to live on Sesame Street for your rubber ducky to be “the one,” as Ernie would say.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2016: Girls on the Run seeking registration

Online registration is open Aug. 24 Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, a 10-week fall program for girls in grades three through five. GOTR focuses on promoting healthy body image, confidence and other positive attributes in young female athletes through the sport of running, meeting twice weekly to build endurance and strength for a 5K race that will take place in November.