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Craig briefs: Many state offices closed to observe holiday

In observance of Memorial Day, many state offices will be closed today.

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Lois J. Stoffle: Heroes

The year was 2012. The town of Maybell was slowly getting ready for Memorial Day. To some it’s a holiday, time off of the work week. To some it’s a holiday, time for picnics, family gatherings and fun. To some it’s a holiday weekend in Moffat County, Craig, in particular, called “Grand Old West Days” filled with all sorts of activities for residents and tourists alike. And to some, it’s a time of reflection and remembering what the Holiday is really all about. But in Maybell, the week before Memorial Day, is a time for activity of the work sort preparing for our Memorial Services.

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Community Suicide Awareness Training planned for Tuesday evening

Session slated for 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites

“We are expecting a large number of individuals,” Meghan Francone said, noting that the training will be presented with a range of ages in mind.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 30, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 30, 2016: Moffat County football kicking off summer training

The Moffat County High School football team will be hosting its summer program this week, with evening skills sessions starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday and running through June 11, which is scheduled to culminate in a full scrimmage with Alameda. Incoming seniors, juniors and sophomores should pick up their gear from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, while incoming freshmen or anyone unable to get equipment earlier can get fitted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane.

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Grand Olde West Days: Bronc riding, Chancey Williams provide cowboy kick

The Grand Olde West Days action continued Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds as the final rounds of the Iron Man Ranch Bronc Riding determined who the toughest riders were to drop by for the holiday weekend.

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Moffat County High School seniors say farewell with Saturday graduation

Class of 2016 features 116 graduates

With four years of memories behind them, good and bad alike, the Moffat County High School Class of 2016 had one last group activity Saturday morning. MCHS graduated 116 seniors this weekend, sending their Bulldogs into the future as adults.

Craig briefs: Heightened enforcement kicks off; drive sober

As Coloradans tuck away their winter gear and swimwear resurfaces for Memorial Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement statewide are ready for the next The Heat Is On DUI enforcement period.

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Moffat County High School seniors pick off-the-wall-flower, savor future as graduation approaches

Moffat County High School graduation colors, motto and flower are now in the books

Moffat County High School seniors chose the powerful, magical Super Mario Bros. Fire Flower as this year’s class flower.

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Moffat County High School graduates earn certificates, degrees from CNCC

Group is part of a growing number of concurrently enrolled students in the state

A recent report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education indicated that “nearly 30 percent of Colorado’s 11th-graders and 12th-graders participated in some type of dual enrollment program during the 2014-15 school year — an increase of 15 percent over the previous year.”

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Seniors set to serve United States through military commitment

Four members of Moffat County High School’s 2016 graduating class have made a commitment to serve their country.

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Grand Olde West rodeo brings big competition to Craig

Iron Man, Iron Woman Ranch Bronc Riding, Yampa River Ranch Rodeo events scheduled for weekend

As one of the major features of Grand Olde West Days, 25 riders will compete in the Iron Man Bronc Riding competition.

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Government update for the week of May 30

Government update for the week of May 30.

Youth shooters accommodated by city

At their weekly meeting, Craig city council amended the municipal code to accommodate 4-H shooters.

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Opening day for Craig City Pool is Wednesday

Aquatics activities this summer include state meet for Sea Sharks

The wait to dip a toe in the water is nearly done. The Craig City Pool Complex will officially open for business Wednesday afternoon as people of all ages splash into the summer.