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Craig briefs: Libraries announce Thanksgiving closures

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 28, 2015: National Day of Remembrance Thursday for drunk driving victims

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Moffat County High School cheerleaders making some noise

As members of Moffat County High School sports teams take to the field or the court to sprint, catch, tackle and more, there are also those who are also putting their athleticism to the test in rooting them on to victory. The MCHS cheerleaders will be back in action this winter, using their brief break between football season and basketball and wrestling to regroup and reenergize to put on the best possible experience for fans of the Bulldogs.

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Town of Dinosaur might get natural gas

Residents in the town of Dinosaur may have access to natural gas before next winter.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 28, 2015: BCA pool results — Week 8

BCA Pool League is several months into its seventh season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has scored eight weeks worth of play, and remaining at the top of rankings are The Untouchables with team captain Jean Haskins in the 9-ball league, and Roy Butler’s Get-R-Done for 8-ball.

TMH Living Well: Helping young children recover from upper respiratory infections

Winter is a common time for viruses to make their way through communities. Babies and young children are often hit the hardest. Since babies can’t blow their noses and toddlers are not all that good at it, they may need extra help to clear mucus and recover. The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic has seen an increase of children coming in and being treated with upper respiratory viral infections in the last few months. Common infections include croup, RSV, the common cold and bugs like the enterovirus that was seen last year around this time. Common symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, mild headache, fever early on and feeling tired and ill.

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2 transported after rollover accident west of Craig

Friday's crash marks 3rd Moffat County rollover in past week

Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Douglas Conrad said in terms of injuries there was “nothing serious.”

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Simple, healthy choices can make for healthier holidays

Endless holiday parties, decadent foods and busy schedules can make the holidays into a health fiasco, but with a little bit of intention and a few good strategies, you can enjoy the season without throwing your health out the window.

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Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.

Government update for the week of Nov. 30

Government update for the week of Nov. 30.

Craig briefs: County libraries to be closed through weekend

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Work off holiday feast at Hayden’s Turkey Trot

The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available.

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Craig Middle School food drive breaks records, restocks food bank shelves

Just as Moffat County’s Interfaith Food Bank shelves were beginning to look rather bare, Craig Middle School students came to the rescue with a monumentally successful “Feed Moffat County” food drive.

Bipartisan bill aims to finance carbon capture and storage projects

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio introduced a bill on Nov. 19 that aims to create a funding avenue for carbon capture and storage projects at power plants and industrial facilities.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Archie Seals — well liked 60 years later

Hunting has been the catalyst for many families who have wound up settling in Craig, and the same was true for 37 year-old Archie Seals. Born in Nebraska in 1910, Archie married fellow Nebraskan, Mary McEntree in 1927. Archie was farming when World War II came, and with a houseful of both his own children and orphaned nieces and nephews, Archie was not able to join the service. His service to the war effort came through his agricultural production. German prisoners of war, who were being held in the states, were assigned to Archie to work on the farm during the conflict.