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Moffat County swimmers racing toward success in new 3A class

Changes abound this season for Moffat County High School girls swimming, but one thing remains the same year after year: the act of getting in the water and moving to the other side of the pool as quickly as possible. MCHS aquatics will see some differences this year, primarily positive, as the Bulldogs welcome back coach Meghan Francone and also move into a 3A classification.

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Some sugary holiday treats are safer on teeth than sports drinks

This time of year it’s not only jolly men in red, fur trimmed leisure suits who are nibbling on cakes, cookies and candy canes. Tempting sweet holiday treats are on offer just about everywhere. Area dentists offer some surprising advice about the treats most likely to cause cavities and sports drinks rank high on their Grinch list.

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Eagle Valley outlasts Moffat County girls basketball

No sports team enjoys a defeat, but if it has to happen, early in the season is almost always better. Moffat County High School girls hoops took its first loss of the year Friday in the semifinals of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, as Eagle Valley beat the Lady Bulldogs, 43-29.

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Moffat County wrestling triumphs in Hotchkiss

Moffat County High School wrestling took another win for the week, this time being Friday in Hotchkiss. MCHS finished the evening 36-33 against their Bulldog doppelgangers.

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Craig business collecting Christmas cards for soldiers

Thunder Run Survival plans to send holiday greetings, care packages to military personnel

Whether in a combat zone or stationed on a base a thousand miles from home, the holidays can be a trying time for members of the military. As much camaraderie as there may be among fellow soldiers, spending Christmas away from one’s family and friends can be difficult. And, that’s why people of Northwest Colorado are providing a bit of cheer for those in uniform. Thunder Run Survival is collecting cards and letters to send to those in the armed forces for the holiday season. The business at 500 Yampa Ave. began gathering greetings from Craig residents during the Dec. 3 Down Home Christmas Celebration.

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Moffat County boys hoops hammered by Pueblo Centennial

A battle of the Bulldogs Friday afternoon saw two groups of gritty canines seeking a win after a loss the previous night, and unfortunately for Moffat County High School fans, the Dogs wearing a color other than blue walked away triumphant. MCHS boys basketball lost, 105-50, to 4A Pueblo Centennial in the second day of the Steamboat Springs Shootout.

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Jury's verdict: Former Craig police officer not guilty of child abuse, third-degree assault

The jury trial of former Craig Police Officer Tracy Reneau started on Thursday at Routt County Combined Court and ended on Friday with a verdict of not guilty. The six-person jury — three men and three women — deliberated for about two hours before exonerating Reneau on charges of child abuse and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors.

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Letters to Santa will dazzle Craig’s kiddos

The annual Letters to Santa event is slated for next Wednesday, giving Moffat County children an opportunity to get their photos taken with Santa Claus after they drop off their Christmas wish lists.

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Government update for the week of Dec. 12

Government meeting agendas

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 10, 2016: Registration deadline coming up for adult dodgeball league

Craig Parks and Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Following a successful introduction in early 2016, the program will be back, hopefully bigger than ever. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $30 per person for those who register before Dec. 14, with a cost of $45 after that. The season will officially begin Jan. 4, and rosters will be frozen as of Jan. 25.

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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light set for 5 p.m. Tuesday

News and events related to health care.

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TMH Living Well: Baby-proofing the Holidays, Toys and All

The holiday season brings ample opportunities for fun and celebration, but it can also bring safety hazards for babies and toddlers. Let’s face it, little ones see your Christmas tree as a huge toy in the middle of the room. Ornaments, holiday plants, sibling’s toys and busy get-togethers all present potential dangers for young children. Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe for the youngest members of the family.

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Craig briefs: Young professionals to host Christmas Party

Yampa Valley Young Professionals will host a Christmas party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Moffat County Courthouse.

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Moffat County boys basketball sunk by Sailors in Steamboat Shootout

The bad news for Moffat County High School boys basketball: a Thursday night loss to their most heated rivals. The good news: next week will be the rematch. MCHS boys hoops fell, 58-38, to Steamboat Springs during the Sailors’ home tournament, the Steamboat Shootout.

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