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Moffat County volleyball falters in comeback against Coal Ridge

The first set went as planned for Coal Ridge High School’s volleyball team against Moffat County High School on Thursday night. The Bulldogs made sure the rest of the match didn’t turn out that way.

Craig education briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: CNCC receives visit from the Colorado Community College System board

Seven members from the Colorado Community College System board visited both of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s campuses Monday in Rangely and Craig. The annual visit included a tour of each campus highlighting new developments and featured programs at the college.

Craig health briefs for Sept. 20, 2014: Free flu clinic for veterans in Craig and Steamboat Springs

A free flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Avenue. Veterans need to bring a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or DD Form 214.

Nick Rubley: Why drain Elkhead?

My name is Nick Rubley. I sat on the aquatic management board in the early 1990s for the Yampa River drainage.

Craig briefs: Colorado gas prices continue to decrease

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado fell 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado.

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Cory Pike golf tourney swings into action Saturday

The Wakonda Cup/Fore Fat Cor memorial golf tournament will take place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The tournament serves as a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Cory Pike, who died of Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2009.

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Shadow Mountain project mishaps in Craig not a cost to taxpayers

A Shadow Mountain resident noticed issues with the neighborhood's improvement project and became concerned about wasted taxpayer dollars. Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said the contracted companies will absorb the cost instead.

Weekend music shows to conclude Craig’s summer season

After this weekend, summer will be officially over, which means Craig residents should take advantage of all the easygoing seasonal atmosphere they can.

Meeting scheduled for Swinging Bridge project

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said more details about the Swinging Bridge repairs will come out of Monday morning's meeting.

Craig briefs: Child Passenger Safety Week runs until Sunday

Now that students are back in school most parents are getting back into the routine of the daily drive to school, it’s time to educate parents on the importance of keeping their kids — especially 8- to 15-year-olds — safe in their vehicle.

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Moffat County cross-country on right path

Saturday home meet, increased workouts leading to regionals

The boys and girls cross-country teams of MCHS will host their home meet this weekend at Loudy-Simpson Park, the first and only time they’ll compete in Craig this season.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2014: Registration deadline Wednesday for Parks and Rec basketball

Wednesday is the final chance to register your children for the Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball season.

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Moffat County golfer Mike Bingham qualifies for state

Golfer shoots 79, finishes 4th in Western region

Mike Bingham will represent MCHS at the 3A State Championships following a fourth place finish at the Western 3A Regional Tournament Tuesday at Durango’s Hillcrest Golf Club.

Moffat County Commissioner Sept. 16 meeting recap

Moffat County Commissioners discussed last week's community meeting with EPA representative Shaun McGrath as well as other regional economic issues at their weekly meeting.

Craig briefs: CNCC to host Foundation Dinner

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host a fundraiser dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the college.