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Craig briefs: Coffee, newspaper event slated for 7 a.m. Wednesday

Join the Craig Daily Press at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital for its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event.

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Craig Rural Fire Protection District completes election

The composition of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board will remain the same after Tuesday’s election.

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Moffat County soccer takes it to overtime in final home game

Bulldog goalie fulfills high school career objective with penalty kick goal

The MCHS girls soccer team wrapped its final home game with a 3-2 defeat to Rifle, a match that went into overtime and proved to be one of their finest outings of the season. The team’s last game of the year was originally to be a Thursday home game against Colorado Rocky Mountain School, but another schedule conflict changed it to Wednesday on the road for the Bulldogs, which moved up the Senior Day festivities as the team said farewell to Walker, Jennifer Aguirre and Wendy Gomez.

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Moffat County commissioners send TABOR reform to November ballot

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners approved a ballot proposition that will give voters the opportunity to override the Tax Payer Bill of Rights in regards to property taxes on Tuesday.

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The Memorial Hospital has new land under contract

The sale has not yet been closed, and so the contract's terms are not public

“The board is still discussing what the future use of that property would be,” said TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.

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Local organizations land grants from Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado

Grant amounts largely in line with money received during the current fiscal year

The Moffat County Senior Center is scheduled to receive $26,000, the Moffat County Housing Authority is slated to receive $30,401, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is set to receive $68,614.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 4, 2016: BCA Pool League ends season, preps for championships

Craig Billiards Congress of America Pool League recently completed its regular season at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. After 23 weeks of games, The Untouchables stand in first place for the season for the Sunday 9-ball league along with captain James Barrett, while the Monday 8-ball series has Jay Harris Out 4 Blood in the lead by a mere six points. However, the year is not over yet. The city championships will take place starting at 11 a.m. May 14 and 15 at The Popular. 9-ball will shoot Saturday and 8-ball Sunday to determine which teams will qualify for the BCAPL National Championships in July in Las Vegas. Games will go all day with the finals taking place at about 8 p.m. each night.

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Craig Kum & Go moving forward with remodel

The new facility, which is scheduled for completion this construction season, will give a facelift to Craig’s east side and provide new services.

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Craig briefs: Liberty In Education Tour slated for Tuesday

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will host a Liberty In Education Tour from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower Building in Room 201 at 50 College Drive in Craig. A meeting will be held in Steamboat from noon to 2 p.m. at The Egg and I Restaurant at 325 Anglers Dr. The tour will talk about Common Core.

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Horse drive in Moffat County kicks up fun for all

The Great American Horse Drive make its way through Maybell on Sunday, entertaining hundreds of spectators as nearly 500 horses were driven from one ranch in Moffat County to another.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 2, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 2, 2016: Moffat County swimmer Jesse Kurz hits state time

During the Griffin Invitational hosted by the D51 boys team Saturday in Grand Junction, Moffat County High School’s Jesse Kurz qualified for the state championships in the 100-yard freestyle event, placing second at 53.03 seconds. Kurz also won the 50 free race, only a fraction of a second from qualifying in that event as well at 24.05.

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Trapper's court-ordered environmental assessment approved

The U.S. Department of the Interior approved a court-ordered environmental assessment of operations at Trapper Mine on Friday, allowing it to continue mining federal coal.

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Craig briefs: Preserving last frontier group meets today

Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. today on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

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Former Moffat County coach Roman Gutierrez headed for Hall of Fame

Gutierrez led Bulldog wrestlers to five state titles in 31-year career with team

For decades of service to his sport, a former Moffat County High School coach will be getting his due next week. Roman Gutierrez will be inducted into the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with a ceremony that takes place May 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs.