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Craig briefs: Police remind residents about road safety

Craig public schools are back in session on Monday, which means more pedestrians and cyclists along Craig roadways. The Craig Police Department is reminding drivers to obey speed limits and school zones and pay special attention to pedestrians at crosswalks, according to a news release.

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Moffat County football prepped for physical season

Bulldogs seek to retain league title, return to playoffs

As the seasons change to autumn and the sun goes down earlier and earlier, locations across the country engage young men in competitions of guts and glory in America’s favorite sport, and Craig is no different. Simply put, the Bulldog Proving Grounds and its inhabitants will soon be back under the spell of Friday night lights. Moffat County High School varsity football makes its grand return for a season coaches and players anticipate will be one of its best yet.

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Veterans’ town hall focuses on VA health choice benefits

Area veterans receive help with benefits and answers to questions during annual visit by VA staff

Officials from two of the three offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) were in Craig on Wednesday evening to answer questions, provide updates, advice and tchotchkes. “It doesn’t matter how long you served, or how long ago you served, there are benefits for you. You served us now it’s our turn to serve you,” said Denver Regional VA Benefits Manager, Chuck Bruen, who attended the event in order to assist with claims processing.

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Moffat County football falls to Rawlins in first game

Outlaws pull ahead in final seconds to beat Bulldogs 15-12

The first game of the season started rough for the Bulldogs, then got better and suddenly had victory snatched away at the last second. Moffat County High School varsity football took to the turf Friday night on the road in Rawlins, Wyoming, the first meeting since 2008 for the nearby schools. When last the Bulldogs and Outlaws squared off, the result was 26-16 in Moffat County’s favor, yet Rawlins claimed a win this time in the gridiron matchup, 15-12.

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Hunting season starts in Northwest Colorado

Expect to start seeing lots of blaze orange around town — hunting season is underway.

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Health Briefs: The Chair Free Project provides tips for students

Health tips for students, elderly, travelers and mothers.

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Moffat County School District finds $800k surplus in budget

First raise in 3 years for Moffat County teachers, staff and administrators

Moffat County School District revealed Thursday that there’s an $800,000 surplus in the district’s budget. The news prompted the school board to approve raises for teachers, staff and administrators for the first time in three years.

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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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Moffat County soccer sets goals for Random Acts of Kindness

Clean-up of elementary school property among volunteer projects

With less than one week left before their schedule starts, Moffat County High School boys soccer is looking to get in all the practice time they can before the season opener. However, their coaches want players to be no less ready to jump into action off the field too.

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New welcome signs going up for Moffat County

New welcome signs are going up along the major roadways coming into Moffat County soon.

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Spirit Pass set to close in September as owner fights cancer

After 14 years, owner Chris Musik is forced to close her store to fight pancreatic cancer

Residents and visitors to Craig will soon have one less place to shop when gift store Spirit Pass closes in September. Owner Chis Musik’s decision to close was a difficult one yet necessary to provide the resources she needs as she battles pancreatic cancer. “I don’t want people to think that we are closing because of the economy," store owner Chris Musik said.

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Broadband survey to be distributed in Craig

Craig Mayor Ray Beck said the survey is the first step of broadband planning the study being performed by the Glenwood-based firm NEO Connect.

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Moffat County commissioners specify projects for economic growth

The Board of Moffat County Commissioners agreed on two top picks out of six recommendations provided by an economic development firm hired to evaluate the regional economy and outline opportunities for growth at its Tuesday meeting.

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Moffat County football ready to rein in Rawlins Outlaws

Zero Week game takes Bulldogs over Wyoming border to start season

The big night is almost here as the Moffat County High School football team prepares to begin anew. The Bulldogs get in motion Friday as they pile on the bus, head two hours north and visit an old foe they haven’t seen for quite some time. The Rawlins, Wyoming, Outlaws have the distinction of being the first up on the schedule for Moffat County, the two teams having gone the better part of a decade without seeing each other.

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New CEO already hard at work at TMH

For the first time in nearly 30 years the hospital board has directly hired a new CEO

This is the first week on the job for Andrew Daniels, the new CEO of The Memorial Hospital at Craig, who started his work on Monday. Quality health care for rural areas and the lifestyle afforded in small towns were key reasons why Daniels accepted the position.