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Friday Fest casts its spell on downtown Craig

Families turn out for ‘Harry Potter’ celebration; DBA’s weekly gatherings to come back next summer

There was a sense of magic in Alice Pleasant Park Friday afternoon. Downtown Business Association saw aspiring wizards and witches of all ages turn out for the “Harry Potter” installment of the weekly Friday Fest activities, commemorating this Monday’s release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new entry in the children’s literary and movie phenomenon by JK Rowling.

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Motorcycle ride proves therapeutic for veterans

After getting a taste of the town’s charm on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota, last year, military veterans on motorcycles will be back in Craig on Thursday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 30, 2016: Bowler Sheyenne Cromer competes at national level

Craig’s Sheyenne Cromer took on the biggest bowling tournament of her life last week as part of the Junior Gold Championships from July 18 to 22 in Indianapolis.

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TMH Living Well: Keeping kids safe while bike riding

Nothing says summer for kids like whizzing down the road on a bike. Whether it’s riding to the local pool to meet a friend or to the nearby park, biking provides a taste of independence that all kids crave — and need. The challenge is knowing when your child is ready to venture off on their own. Making sure she understands the rules of the road and how to be safe is key. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids safe as they ride off on their next adventure.

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Craig briefs: Craig McDonald’s hosts National Night Out

National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America, according to a news release.

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Craig Sea Sharks to host Seasonal State Meet this weekend

Swim team features 16 local competitors in field of 300 from across Colorado

Some members of the Craig Sea Sharks youth swim program may be feeling like a big fish in a small pond, but the body of water they call home will be packed this weekend. The Seasonal State Meet for Colorado summer teams takes place at the Craig Pool Complex Friday through Sunday. The Sea Sharks will serve as the host team with about 300 elite competitors across the three days and about 1,000 total people expected to attend the meet.

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Weekend Roundup: From wizard wonders to rocking rodeo

Welcome to the first installment of Weekend Roundup, a look at the activities available in Northwest Colorado each week Fridays through Sunday. The coming weekend has several happenings you won’t want to miss as part of the area’s summer fun continues.

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Craig retail pot petition fails to get enough signatures

The petition to put a recreational marijuana ordinance for Craig to a vote was unsuccessful.

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Wind halts Glenwood Canyon work; I-70 open Thursday

Traffic will no longer be diverted through Craig and Steamboat this week.

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Craig’s youth soccer program provides a kick for summer

The fields of Woodbury Sports Complex aren’t quite the size of a World Cup level venue, but give Craig families enough action, and they’ll do their best to make as much noise. The Youth Soccer program through Craig Parks & Recreation wound down this week after about a month of games on Tuesdays and Thursdays for kids from ages 5 to 13.

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Multiple fires ignite across Moffat County

Firefighters are currently battling three wildland fires in Moffat County.

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Craig briefs: Colorado hunting group scheduled to meet Wednesday

Hunting Works For Colorado invites local partners and Craig area hunters and hunting supporters to its summer regional meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Craig. The meeting will be in the board room of Yampa Valley Bank. The event is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 720-420-1745.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 27, 2016: Register by Wednesday for middle school volleyball camp

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp aimed at players in grades six through eight from Aug. 15 to 18 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Starting players will learn basic fundamentals, while seasoned athletes will learn additional skills at the intermediate level from instructor Kelly Merrett. Sessions run each day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 and also buys a t-shirt. Players need gym shoes, kneepads and a water bottle. The deadline to register is Wednesday.

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Big-time rodeos befit Moffat County’s skill set

Kinlie Brennise shines in opening round of national finals

Amid a field of hundreds of competitive cowboys and cowgirls, the teens of Moffat County have held their own in the past two weeks. Northwest Colorado athletes rode hard, roped quickly and stayed strong while attending two of their biggest venues of the summer: the International Finals Youth Rodeo, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, in Gillette, Wyoming.

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Wednesday is last day to sign Craig's marijuana petition

The Committee to Grow Craig’s petition for an ordinance allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in Craig is due Thursday.