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Fitness Tip: Don’t forget to cool down

Just like warming up prior to exercise, cooling down following activity is also an important component of an exercise program. A good cool-down gradually lowers your heart rate and allows your body to recover from your workout.

Wellness Tip: Mushrooms

Mushrooms offer some powerful health benefits including relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes.

Craig Sports Briefs for May 30, 2015: Basketball camp open to Craig, Moffat County kids

The Moffat County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams will host the Progressive Basketball Academy’s “Fun with Fundamentals” Basketball Day Camp Sunday and Monday at the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane. The intensive sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for players who will be entering second- through ninth-grade in the fall. The camp offers coaching in basic skills of the game, ranging from shooting and passing to footwork and defense to concepts like setting goals, developing confidence and teamwork.

TMH Living Well: Screening tests are touchstones for good health

If you could sit down with your gynecologist and have a candid talk about women’s health issues, what would you ask? Maybe you’d want to learn how to avoid breast cancer or heart disease — or simply explore your options when it comes to birth control. Now’s your chance to do just that. The Memorial Hospital is hosting a Women’s Health Series this summer where local women can pose questions, and Drs. James Summers and Scott Ellis will answer them. Think of it as a series of conversations on women’s health.

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Moffat County school board discusses budget draft, board district changes

The Moffat County Board of Education discussed the 2015-16 budget at their monthly meeting Thursday and considered big decisions for the coming school year, including changes to the preschool programming, school calendar, Maybell School and redrawing Board of Education boundaries.

Craig Briefs: Water department scam circulates through Craig

Craig residents have been receiving calls from a person saying they are with the city of Craig Water Department, calling to notify them their water service is scheduled to be shut off unless they get a pre-paid Walmart credit card to pay their balance, according to the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The phone call is a scam.

Protest period on construction of transmission lines ending

On Monday, the public protest period regarding a power line that would cut through Moffat County comes to a close.

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BLM sage grouse plans set new precedent for conservation

An effort to protect the greater sage grou¬¬¬se across 11 Western states took a step forward Thursday with the release of 14 Final Environmental Impact Statements from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.

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Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day nets lots of fun for Craig

If local law enforcement was angling to put some grins on the faces of Craig’s kids, they succeeded. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office reeled in hundreds of children and their families during the annual Cops, Vets and Kids Fishing Day, held Wednesday afternoon. Hosted alongside American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, the event has been part of Craig since 2003 to let kids see police and other officials in a friendly capacity while casting a line into the Little Rascals Pond adjacent to the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

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Il Divo Colorado bringing classical sound to Craig Friday

Country singer Carol Rose to grace Cassidy's over weekend

A multitude of music will be available in Northwest Colorado this weekend. As part of the Western Slope Concert Series, Il Divo Colorado will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Couny High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. A different sound will be playing Friday and Saturday nights for those who visit Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Colorado native country music songstress Carol Rose will perform for patrons in a set that has no cover charge and lasts until midnight.

Craig briefs: Rio Blanco, Moffat to host event on Colowyo

On June 3, Rio Blanco, Moffat County and Tri-State will come together to discuss the recent ruling against the Office of Surface Mining and Colowyo at a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

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Young essayists outline mayoral ambitions

Tuesday night’s Craig City Council meeting sparkled with ambition when sixth-graders Slater Durbin and Alexa Neton temporarily assumed Ray Beck’s position as mayor to inform the city what they would do if they had his gig.

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Moffat County rodeo stars gallop toward nationals

Craig’s Yancey Weber wins state team roping honors; Kinlie Brennise all-around points winner

The quagmire of the Moffat County Fairgrounds this past weekend didn’t make the sport of the rodeo an easy one, but those who went into the mud fighting hard have come out clean on the other side and ready for more. Moffat County will send five high school and middle school level rodeo competitors to the national finals this summer, following the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Association Finals event held in Craig during Memorial Day weekend.

On the record for May 27

On the record for May 27.

Moffat County Commission recap for May 26

Moffat County Commission recap for May 26.