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Moffat County swimmers chart return to state

The MCHS boys swim team begins their season this week, as the aquatic athletes make their way toward greatness starting with a relay event at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The team has spent the past two weeks readying for the weeks ahead, their roster a mixture of young and experienced, including Chris Kling, Jesse Kurz, Daniel Rockwell, Wes Atkin, Jeremy Looper, Glen Dilldine and Jacob Briggs.

Wellness Tip: Coconut water

Coconut water is an excellent way to rehydrate and replenish after strenuous exercise. With less sugar than common sports drinks and fruit juices, coconut water contains a balance of carbohydrates and electrolytes.

Fitness Tip: Keep your hips strong

If you have a history of knee pain or want to prevent leg pain and injuries, it is very important to strengthen the muscles around your hips and decrease overuse of the thigh muscles.

TMH Living Well: Physical therapy relieves chronic pain

Having chronic pain can feel extremely life-limiting and affect your motivation to work out and your good mood. Maybe you’ve got chronic knee, shoulder or back pain due to an old sports injury. Or possibly you suffer from arthritis or MS. Whatever the source, physical therapy (PT) could be the answer.

Craig briefs: Upcoming show to offer variety of entertainment

Craig Concert Association’s newest show will feature a little bit of everything from an act that prides itself on variety. “An Evening with Rebecca and Kuba” will be the latest act in the CCA series, taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat

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Moffat County band nails highest ranking ever at regional event

The Moffat County High School band recently received a Superior rating while in attendance at the Colorado Bandmasters Association Regional Qualifier. This is the first time the group and instructor John Bolton have achieved the high honor.

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Rebecca and Kuba to bring wide range of music to Craig

Craig Concert Association performance takes place Saturday

Craig Concert Association’s newest show will feature a little bit of everything from an act that prides itself on variety. “An Evening with Rebecca and Kuba” will be the latest act in the CCA series, taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 6, 2015: Moffat County High School hosting winter sports night

Moffat County High School will honor its winter sports teams during an awards night for athletics and activities at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Families will be assigned desserts and beverages to contribute.

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Moffat County hoops ready for regionals

Girls play Buena Vista Friday, boys meet Denver Science & Tech

It’s March Madness time in Colorado as high schools across the state begin the road to the basketball state playoffs, with 32 teams in each of the 3A boys and girls brackets ready to play in the postseason. Craig will be right in the thick of things as Moffat County High School brings in six teams for the regional rounds of the playoffs. After the boys and girls varsity teams both won their district tournaments this past weekend, MCHS earned the right to host the first two days of the event.

Legislation may require traction equipment for I-70 winter driving

Colorado residents may soon have to invest in snow tires or tire chains if they plan on traveling the Interstate 70 mountain corridor between November and May 15.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to discuss school budget

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7 to 7:50 a.m. today at the Memorial Hospital. The discussion will surround the budgetary concerns at Moffat County School District as well as its per pupil head count.

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Craig Middle School wrestlers dominate Meeker, 56-36

Sixth-graders now allowed to join team

During duals Tuesday night in the CMS gym, the Bulldogs squared off with the Meeker Cowboys, taking a 56-36 win overall for the event, which saw Craig claim 11 pins in 25 contested matches.

On the record for the Craig Police Department March 3

Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

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Northwest Colorado’s Safari Club gains new trophy for work with veterans

Safari Club International’s Yampa Valley Chapter recently received some significant awards. The Northwest Colorado branch of the hunting and wildlife conservation group was recognized as 2014 Chapter of the Year at Safari Club’s annual convention in February in Las Vegas.

Moffat County Commissioner March 3 meeting recap

At the Tuesday morning Moffat County Commissioner meeting, Shadow Mountain and an update from District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District Brett Barkey took center stage.