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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 30, 2014: Moffat County freshmen football falls to Fruita

The Moffat County High School junior varsity football team lost 25-6 to Fruita Monument High School Thursday afternoon in its first game of the season.

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Elkhead Reservoir's future uncertain as non-native fish populate Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A mammoth loss helps start a museum

One of the earliest residents of Northwest Colorado roamed our region daily in search of a bill of fare that required about 300 pounds of vegetation. The Columbian Mammoth, relative to the modern day elephant, stood between 10 to 14-feet tall and weighed in at about 10 tons.

TMH Living Well: Planning out your delivery day

If you are planning to have a baby or are already pregnant, it’s a good idea to think about options for your delivery day. Do you want to use a birthing ball? Is there a plug-in for your music player? What’s the room like, and is there a reclining chair for your partner? Once you start thinking about it, the list grows.

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Sandrock Ridge to offer 1st-ever accelerated CNA class

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation will host its first-ever accelerated certified nursing assistant class set to begin Monday. Staff at Sandrock Ridge were compelled to offer the class because of a shortage of CNAs in the area, with only a limited number of classes available through Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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Dinosaur students, public participation, football coaches discussed at MCSD Board of Education meeting Thursday

At its work session Thursday afternoon, Moffat County School District Board of Education discussed the issue of how to provide schooling to 10 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Dinosaur. At its meeting that night, the board voted unanimously to make arrangements with the Rangely School District for the students to attend schools in Rangely, 15 miles from Dinosaur.

Craig briefs: 2nd man suspected of pot crimes turns self in

The second man who police think produced marijuana that then was mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

Live music heavy on Friday in Craig locales

The beginning of Labor Day weekend will feature live music at Craig venues.

Bill Sawer: Road biking in Craig — Tips for safety, fun and fitness

Craig resident Bill Sawer provides helpful information for those cycling in Northwest Colorado.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 29, 2014: Local billiards season starts in September

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its fifth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The 9-ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. 8-ball is at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 8th, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

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Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker league kicks off season

The Craig Parks and Recreation tackle football program — named in honor of the late Northwest Colorado resident and Detroit Lions legend Doak Walker — began its fall season this week, as kids in grades three through six took to the fields of Woodbury Sports Complex on Tuesday and Wednesday suited up on teams with the likenesses of the Broncos, Packers, Raiders and other pro franchises, sponsored by local businesses.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Sept. 10. The event is hosted by the county in conjunction with Club 20 and Craig City Council member Ray Beck.

Craig, Moffat County government staff discuss finances Tuesday

Moffat County Commissioners, Craig City Councilors and county and city staff met for a joint budget workshop Tuesday evening before the regular Craig City Council meeting. The workshop included an update to projected 2014 revenues and follow-up from the July joint discussions about revenue generation, cost-cutting and cost-sharing.

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Visiting author discusses Moffat County history

Moffat County residents received a look at one of the notorious names of the Old West when author Larry Ball dropped by the Museum of Northwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon to discuss and sign copies of his book, “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.