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Craig briefs: Colorado hunting group scheduled to meet Wednesday

Hunting Works For Colorado invites local partners and Craig area hunters and hunting supporters to its summer regional meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Craig. The meeting will be in the board room of Yampa Valley Bank. The event is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 720-420-1745.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2016: Register by Wednesday for middle school volleyball camp

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 Wednesday.

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Big-time rodeos befit Moffat County’s skill set

Kinlie Brennise shines in opening round of national finals

Amid a field of hundreds of competitive cowboys and cowgirls, the teens of Moffat County have held their own in the past two weeks. Northwest Colorado athletes rode hard, roped quickly and stayed strong while attending two of their biggest venues of the summer: the International Finals Youth Rodeo, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, in Gillette, Wyoming.

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Wednesday is last day to sign Craig's marijuana petition

The Committee to Grow Craig’s petition for an ordinance allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in Craig is due Thursday.

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Glenwood Canyon rock mitigation to send traffic through Steamboat, Craig this week

Some traffic will be rerouted through Steamboat and Craig. Drivers heading west from Eagle County should first drive east to Wolcott, head north on Colorado Highway 131, turn west on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs, then south on Colorado Highway 13 in Craig and on to Rifle. Drivers headed east can take Highway 13 up to Craig and get on U.S. Highway 40.

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Small fire north of Craig quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire north of Craig on Moffat County Road 105 around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Update: Craig intersections close this week for resurfacing

Minor traffic delays are underway in Craig this week as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs maintenance on three intersections in Craig.

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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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Bench Fire ignites in Dinosaur National Monument

Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and additional agencies are working to suppress the Bench Fire located north of Yampa Bench Road, about two miles west of Haystack Rock.

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Craig sales tax down in first quarter of 2016

City looks to bolster sales tax and create a use tax

Craig’s 2016 sales tax revenue is down slightly from 2015 in the first quarter of the year.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 25, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Fire/Rescue luau provides lively Saturday night

Annual event benefits fire department’s scholarship fund

After nearly eight decades, it’s still an event for which the people of Northwest Colorado have a burning love in their hearts, almost as much as they do for the people who stage it. The 77th annual Firefighters’ Ball and Luau hosted by Craig Fire/Rescue brought the atmosphere of the tropics to The OP Bar & Grill Saturday night as people gathered for good vibes and good times with the local fire brigade.

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Moffat County 4-H competitors ready for a shot at state

Archery, rifle, shotgun completion events make for busy Saturday

Across Craig Saturday morning, local youths were up and it early to stay on target, take aim and hopefully finish the day with a berth in a state contest but more importantly focused on doing well in the moment. The Moffat County 4-H shooting sports completion shoot events took place over the weekend as competitors in rifle, shotgun and archery showed their talents for marksmanship.

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Craig briefs: CPW cautions stand-up paddleboard users

As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal flotation devices when using these watercraft, according to a news release.