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Moffat County High School sends off Class of 2015 with last hurrah Saturday

The pomp and circumstance sweeping the nation hit Northwest Colorado Saturday morning as Moffat County High School sent its Class of 2015 graduates out into the world after four memorable years.

Craig Briefs: Hickenlooper addresses secretary of the interior

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton in addressing the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the situation at Colowyo Mine.

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MCHS twins push talents to the limits

Moffat County High School will be graduating two sets of twins this year, one of which has made a name for themselves in music and another in sports. Laura and Ryan Secules picked up instruments in sixth grade in John Bolton’s band class and never looked back, while Lauren and Alex Samuelson launched from a full line-up of little league sports into MCHS’s athletics program.

Moffat County graduates prepare for next level of school

Moffat County High School's freshest crop of graduates are making big plans for the future. From engineering to agriculture to culinary arts, here’s a sampling of what’s ahead for the class of 2015...

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Awards night honors achievements, service, growth

Students and parents filled the auditorium in Moffat County High School Tuesday night to honor 135 students for a wide variety of academic and extracurricular accomplishments.

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Three Moffat County teachers honored with Peabody awards

Three Moffat County School District teachers were caught by surprise this month when they were presented with Peabody Energy Leader in Education awards, complete with $1,000 checks, in front of their students and peers.

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A grand amount of activities available for Craig’s Memorial Day weekend

You know it’s summertime in Moffat County when the kids are out of school, the cowpokes start getting ready for some big events, and everyone powers through the wet weather. Memorial Day weekend in Craig will be jam-packed with happenings for everyone, from those commemorating the fallen soldiers who gave the nation the day of rest to the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 and their families to those just looking for the area’s unique style of fun through the 25th anniversary of Grand Olde West Days.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School sports offers physicals

The Moffat County High School athletics department will be getting ahead of the game by offering early physical examinations this year for incoming and returning athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic, 785 Russell St. Both MCHS students and those planning to play sports through Craig Middle School can pick up registration at the MCHS first floor athletic office at 900 Finley Lane.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: A Western kind of guy

“Familiar Faces” was a cartoon column produced by nationally noted cartoonist Chester Klock for the Craig Empire-Courier newspaper in 1956. The first cartoon article of this brief series highlighted local saddler Conway Irick who operated his saddle shop at 577 Yampa Ave. for over 40 years.

Craig education briefs for May 23, 2015: Moffat County High School graduation to take place Saturday

Moffat County High School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. May 23 at the MCHS gymnasium. Doors open at 8 a.m. Graduating seniors are required to be at the high school by 9 a.m. Overflow parking is available in the Kmart parking lot and busses will shuttle people to the high school.

Craig health briefs for May 23, 2015: Sports physicals for 2015-16 school year offered Wednesday

Moffat County High School will offer sports physicals for both high school and Craig Middle School students from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital Clinic at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

Gov. Hickenlooper address Secretary of the Interior

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Scott Tipton in addressing the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the situation at Colowyo Mine.

TMH Living Well: Preparing your body for bike season

If you rode in the “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” ride last Saturday, congratulations! You are likely back in biking shape. If not, don’t worry. Dust off your bike and make a plan to work in some rides, short or long, in honor of May as National Bike Month. Keep it up all summer and you’ll feel right at home watching the USA Pro Challenge events in Steamboat Springs come August!

Wellness Tip: Eat your greens

Eat your greens! Including fresh raw greens in your diet is vital for health and wellness. There is no shortage on green foods to eat, but kale, spinach and parsley are powerhouse greens that contain anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Fitness Tip: Warm up

It is very important to incorporate warming up your body for an exercise session. A good warm-up should include 5 to 10 minutes of gentle exercise with low intensity movements that simulate the actual activity you are going to perform.

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