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Pizza thief: On the record for April 25, 26

4:25 p.m. At the East Kum & Go, officers responded to a report of shoplifting. A woman allegedly took three pieces of pizza and a large soda, then said she didn’t have any money. She also may have tried to steal sunglasses. She was issued a trespass notice.

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Craig food bank finds new home — no longer at risk of closing

Cheerleading group and local church also find new places

Volunteers and those who receive food from the Interfaith Food Bank were biting their nails last month, fearful that the nonprofit would close if it didn’t find a new home by May 1.

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Weekend Roundup: Running, riddles and rocking music

April showers have been prominent lately in Northwest Colorado. Whether the adage about May flowers is true remains to be seen, but plenty of events are sprouting up this weekend.

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Moffat County’s Clint Wells track meet takes place Friday: Craig Sports Briefs for April 28, 2017

The Clint Wells Invitational hosted by Moffat County High School track and field begins at noon Friday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is free for the event, which will include 17 total teams from the Western Slope and parts of Wyoming. Races will begin with the girls 800-meter sprint medley relay with a midday break following the boys 1,600 run. Field events will run simultaneously during running events. The meet will go rain or shine, but spectators and athletes are advised to keep in mind the possibility of harsh weather, which may impact the meet’s timeframe.

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Next generation of broadband hits Craig from High Rapid Networks

More works still needs to be done on broadband, officials say

A new business is bringing 21st century broadband technology to Craig and Moffat County, although leaders of the local broadband initiative believe that the area still has work to do.

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Open house at VFW in Craig starts at 6 p.m.

To help area veterans understand the latest in benefits billing, claims and other services officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs are holding an open house.

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2016 Volunteer of the Year recognized for quiet service to Craig, Moffat County

He’s a quiet man often found at public meetings or out mowing ditches, cleaning windows or walking shelter dogs as he works to improve Craig and Moffat County. That quiet man — Ken Wergin of Craig — was recognized for his efforts Wednesday during the 10th Annual City, County and United Way Volunteer Appreciation Day reception held at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County soccer bombastic versus Basalt in final home game

Tripp family to move to Arizona following seven years with Bulldogs

Despite a soggy field and gray skies, Moffat County High School fought through it all Tuesday for the last home soccer game of the school year. MCHS girls took an 8-0 loss against Basalt in a physical match-up that saw the Bulldogs go down swinging, to borrow a phrase from another sport.

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Craig briefs: Safely dispose of Rx drugs at Saturday event

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Craig Police Department will host a prescription drug take back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Centennial Mall.

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2 earthquakes rattle Northwest Colorado last week

Rangely and Craig earth moves from 3.7 and 3.9 tremors

The earth made some rumbles at about 11 a.m. on Earth Day, Saturday when a minor earthquake originating roughly 3 miles west, northwest of Rangley left some people feeling shaken.

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Drunk hit-and-run: On the record, jail report for April 18 to 24

11:53 a.m. At Douglas Street and West First Street, officers initiated a traffic stop. A 29-year-old male was arrested for possession of schedule I/II drugs and drug paraphernalia and violation of bail bonds. A 26-year-old male was also arrested on drug charges and violation of bail bonds.

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Tuesday baseball games rescheduled: Craig Sports Briefs for April 26, 2017

Moffat County High School baseball was forced to postpone its Tuesday home games against Roaring Fork due to poor conditions at the Craig Middle School field. The Bulldogs will now host their final home games May 8, starting at 4 p.m. and including varsity and JV games, as well as Senior Night festivities.

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Craig wheeling out bicycle rodeo, annual Maybell bike ride

For those who live for riding on two wheels, Craig Parks and Recreation will offer double the delights in May. Parks and Rec will host bicycle events for all ages, including a bicycle rodeo and the 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride.

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Volunteers needed to help with Moffat County after-prom event

Adult volunteers are needed to help in running the high school prom after-party this Saturday. “We need volunteers throughout the night from 9 p.m. to about 3 a.m.,” said organizer Dawneen Bennett.

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Moffat County swimmers edge closer to state times

Bulldogs power through Jeffco Invite, prep for D51, home meet

Even as the number of competitors goes up, the times keep going down for the members of Moffat County High School swimming. Bulldog boys tied for 25th over the past weekend at the Jefferson County Invitational in Lakewood.