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Moffat County ready to ram past Roaring Fork to start league season

Upcoming games for Bulldogs include Coal Ridge, Steamboat, Basalt, Aspen

Whatever may have happened in the early season is something Moffat County High School football is ready to shake off because what’s done is done, there’s a title to defend and the hope of securing a spot in the postseason still alive. The 2A Western Slope League teams begin their conference schedule Friday, and for MCHS, that means a trip to Carbondale to meet the Roaring Fork Rams.

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Weekend Roundup: A little bit country, a little bit cultured

Whether it’s good music, good exercise or good fun that gets your pulse racing, this weekend will get your heart going.

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New statue honors Craig servicemen of World War II

Military honor to be officially dedicated in 2017

Several groups in Craig are working to place reminders that America is the home of the free because of the brave. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, American Legion Post 62, Museum of Northwest Colorado, City of Craig and other community members have recently come together in an effort to honor and memorialize local veterans.

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Craig prepares for yarn mania of Spinzilla

Yampa Valley Fiberworks participating in worldwide contest Oct. 3 to 9

The Yampa Valley Fiberworks Whorling Women will participate in Spinzilla next month, hoping to out-spin their competition while raising funds and awareness for the yarn spinning and fiber community. Spinzilla is a worldwide challenge, sponsored by The National NeedleArts Association and the Spinning and Weaving Group, to see which team can spin the most yarn in one week.

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Search continues for Craig teen missing since August

Katrina Treacy, 14, last seen Aug. 23

The disappearance of a Craig teenager has been ongoing for more than a month. Katrina Treacy, 14, was last seen Aug. 23 by her mother, Jean Robertson, who has not heard from her since.

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Moffat County volleyball comes from behind in Basalt

Bulldogs split vs. Longhorns, fall to Rifle; coach wants more intensity in Olathe game

Moffat County High School volleyball plays a game that’s back and forth by its very nature, but that was no more apparent than in its most recent games. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-9 overall following the past Saturday’s doubleheader split in Basalt and a Tuesday evening loss to Rifle.

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Moffat County 4-H shooters who qualified for nationals already practicing

Eli Ellis, Cutter Polly and potentially Angela Hill will be upholding the long-standing tradition of Moffat County 4-H shooters who will represent the county and the state at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational Competition in June 2017. Ellis and Cutter Polly qualified for the competition at the state 4-H shoot. Hill is currently an alternate for two shooting sport classifications.

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Craig Middle School football smashes Rock Springs

Bulldogs eye Steamboat rematch following wins in final home games

The scoreboard looked very familiar for certain members of the CMS gridiron Tuesday evening and pleasingly different for the other half. In their last games at the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds and last home games altogether, both seventh- and eighth-graders took wins against Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Moffat County cheer keeps pep going under new coach

They got a later start than most of the Moffat County High School teams, but the spirit squad has more than made up for that. The Bulldog cheerleaders are back in action and making their presence known during the fall season.

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Moffat County sex ed not compliant with state law

Teens may be less informed now than in earlier decades

Sex education within the Moffat County schools may not comply with a 2013 Colorado State law. “The last time the school board discussed this policy — IHAM, family life/sex education — was in April 25, 2013,” said Charity Neal, school board secretary, member of the policy review committee and Director of Public Health for Northwest Colorado Health. That same year Colorado state legislators passed House Bill 1081-13. It was signed into law on May 28 and mandates that, when taught, information about human sexuality must be comprehensive and factual.

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Craig Concert series starts with cowboy act Wylie and the Wild West

The 2016-17 Craig Concert Association kicks off with a real hootenanny. Country act Wylie and the Wild West takes the stage in Craig at 7 p.m. this Sunday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

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Craig writer has first manuscript in Amazon Kindle Scout’s publishing competition

Finding few romance stories with Christian values, Jeana Womble — who is the mother of five — decided to write her own series of novels.

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Search for missing Craig man Scott Burke has been suspended

The search for a Craig man was suspended Tuesday evening after an extensive search by air and ground. According to his family, Scott Burke, 43, went shooting his .22 rifle Friday in Mesa County this weekend and didn’t return after being expected back Saturday. Three days of searching turned up no signs, and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office officially announced the suspension of the search process just after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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Connecting people to human services is Moffat County's strength

New interactive data map shows that Moffat County bridges the human service gap better than surrounding counties

Human service organizations and agencies in Moffat County are doing a better job of connecting people to benefits than surrounding counties with only Montrose County out ranking Moffat County on the Western Slope counties, according to a new web based data mapping tool called the Gap Map. “I am really proud of the non-profits we have in our community and how they work together to collaborate and serve people in our community,” said United Way Executive Director Amanda Arnold. “I believe in the work that we do.”

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79-year-old dies in rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 near Maybell

A truck, identified by the Colorado State Patrol as a 2011 Ford F250, drifted off of the left side of the road, struck several trees and rolled over on Sunday afternoon near Maybell by mile marker 60.