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Craig’s love affair with Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate continues

Downtown Business Association’s 21st annual Art Walk and 10th annual Taste of Chocolate welcomed lovers and friends alike to experience different forms of art and a checklist of sweet treats.

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Six Moffat County wrestlers state-bound

Bulldogs place eight at regional tournament, team takes third

Last season, Moffat County High School wrestling sent three athletes to the state championships, and double the amount of Bulldogs will be heading to the Pepsi Center after this weekend.

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Moffat County basketball players post high numbers against Roaring Fork

Girls take 63-23 win, boys 65-44 loss after strong first half

Fresh off a resounding 66-point thumping of Coal Ridge Friday night, the Moffat County girls basketball team rolled into Carbondale on Saturday afternoon and kept their league-leading momentum going with a 63-23 Western Slope League victory over the Roaring Fork Rams.

Hunting brochures, applications available online

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2016 hunting brochures for big game, sheep and goats, as well as applications for licenses, are now available online at cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/planyourhunt.aspx, according to a news release from CPW.

Craig briefs: Free dance planned with Taste of Chocolate

The Downtown Business Association is hosting a Valentine’s dance from 5 to 9 p.m. today on the upper level of the Center of Craig. The dance is free and will take place during Taste of Chocolate/Art Walk. Live music and dancing is on the roster.

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Projects send students to new, and familiar, lands

“They got to choose anything they want as long as they could tie it to the theme,” said Alicia Townsend, who teaches eighth grade at Craig Middle School. Townsend is one of the school’s social studies teachers helping students with their National History Day projects.

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Moffat County girls burn Coal Ridge in high-score Friday blowout

Bulldog boys take one-point, last-second loss to league-leading Titans

Friday night in Craig may have been one of the greatest point differences ever seen between two subsequent basketball games. Moffat County High School hosted Coal Ridge, with the results being polar opposites as Bulldogs took on the Titans.

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Moffat County wrestling powers through opening day at regional tourney

7 Bulldog grapplers remain in championship contention

After one day of competition, Moffat County High School wrestling stands at second place as a team in the 3A Region 4 Tournament, with several Bulldog athletes keeping their mind on the championship.

2 candidates announce bids for Moffat County county commissioner race

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid, an unaffiliated candidate, has some competition in the 2016 Moffat County Commissioner race in District 1.

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No business like snow business

Record snow brings business to Craig

On the tail end of the worst winter in a decade, city and state employees are working hard to bust up the thick ice that has formed along Craig’s streets.

Health Briefs: Pregnancy Center sees urgent need for infant items

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Beating the odds

Adversity, a condition often viewed in a negative context, in reality can often forge brilliant steel in a person's character. Frank Estey, son of homesteaders Robert and Rose Estey, was born in 1914, just a year after his parents came to Craig. While a sophomore at Craig High School young Frank was struck with polio which left him paralyzed for a period of time. Undaunted by the predicted outcome of this devastating disease, Rose worked diligently with her son so that he could regain mobility. She took him to Juniper Hot Springs for long soaks in the mineral waters and spent hours helping him exercise. Eventually Frank was able to walk again but never fully regained the use of one leg.

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.”