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Craig briefs: Freedom Hooves to host meeting Saturday

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado will hold its annual shareholder’s meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the conference room of the Moffat County School District Administration building. Board members will be elected and the annual report will be presented at the meeting.

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Moffat County wrestlers ranked highly heading into regionals

Moffat County High School wrestlers are ready and raring to go this weekend for what may be the final competition of the year for some and the stepping-stone to state for others. The 3A Region 4 Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday in Montrose, with the Bulldogs among 14 teams that will attend, including Basalt, Bayfield, Coal Ridge, Delta, Eagle Valley, Grand Valley, Gunnison, Montezuma-Cortez, Olathe, Pagosa Springs, Rifle, Sheridan and Steamboat Springs.

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Winter walkabout studies accessibility in Craig

“It’s hard to get around when you’re ambulatory,” City Manager Jim Ferree, one of the participants, said. “I can’t imagine what it’s like if you’re in a wheelchair.”

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Supreme Court issues landmark stay in Clean Power Plan case

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, halted implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan until legality is decided.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 12, 2016: Dodgeball league crowns first champion

The Craig Parks & Recreation co-ed dodgeball league held its final round of competition Wednesday, as the team Beastie Balls was named the best of the bunch. The group tore through the championship with a 15-1 victory over Walks Team to meet with the Rubber Chuckers, who won eight games to DSM’s six in the semifinals. The fast-paced last set of the season went to 18 games as Beastie Balls took it, 13-5.

Craig briefs: Young professionals network to meet today

The Yampa Valley Young Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Clarion Inn, in the Craig Room.

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Newly found map shows early glimpse of Craig

“To me this is the first official document of the town of Craig,” said Paul Knowles, assistant director of the Museum of Northwest Colorado. “This really is kind of what started the town. It shows the first streets, the first lots.”

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Craig’s AJ Stoffle injured in snocross spill

Teenage rider’s racing season ends with spinal compression fracture; plans to return next winter

AJ Stoffle has had some close calls in a sport in which he’s spent more than two-thirds of his life, but he and his family are infinitely thankful his most recent race wasn’t an instance of him crossing the finish line far sooner than intended. Craig snowmobiler AJ was injured during the weekend’s US Air Force Snocross National in Salamanca, New York, as part of the Sport class of AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 10, 2016: Parent meeting Wednesday for Craig Middle School wrestlers

The Craig Middle School wrestling program will host a parent meeting for boys and girls in grades six through eight interested in joining the team this season. The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CMS auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave. Practices will start Feb. 16, the first tournament taking place Feb. 27 in Hayden.

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Craig hockey teams net wins during weekend

Each of the Craig Youth Hockey Association teams saw success over the weekend as they all come to the last stretch of their seasons.

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Craig equine owner seeking online votes for $1,400 prize

Like any horse owner, Craig’s Kayla Pinnt enjoys showing off her bond with her favorite animal. Cast your vote in My Equine Valentine, sponsored by tack brand Tough 1. The online contest is open to horse owners of all ages wanting to display their appreciation for their four-legged friends.

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Craig water mains bursting across city

Water mains around the city have been breaking at a rate of around three to four a month since the end of November, according to Craig Water Department officials.

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New Parent Education Center to offer key family resource

Connections 4 Kids is opening a Parent Education Center and introducing it to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cherish the Little Things art show.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 8, 2016: Kids’ cheer, dance team seeks energetic performers

The fourth annual mini-cheer squad and dance team performance is open to boys and girls ages 12 and younger. Practices will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moffat County High School cafeteria, 900 Finley Lane, for a show during halftime of the MCHS boys varsity basketball game against Coal Ridge Friday. The cost is $10 per child, and parents can register at 5 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS.