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Portrait of a ladybug: Art lesson teaches technique, sparks imagination

Steamboat artist takes Boys & Girls Club kids step-by-step through acrylic painting

“I like painting unicorns,” said Avia Miles, a first-grader at Sunset Elementary School.

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Local customers relish farmers market fare on Wednesdays, Fridays

State expert: Farmers markets have flourished over the past decade

“I was just driving by,” Tanya Vasquez said, noting that she was picking up squash and peppers at the market. “It seems like they’re more fresh from a farmers market … and I like to buy locally.”

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Craig briefs: Bowl-For-Kids to be held today at Thunder Rolls

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA is having a Bowl-For-Kids fundraiser at Thunder Rolls from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Individuals can attend for $25, or put together a team of five for $100. The fee covers three games, shoes and pizza. CASA is looking for local businesses to sponsor teams of five for $500. Higher levels of sponsorship include, $750 to sponsor a team of five, have a business banner hung during the event and have your business name in the press. For $200, businesses can have their banners hung at the event as an event sponsors. Colorado Northwestern Community College is CASA’s largest sponsor, to date.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 25, 2016: Saturday bowling fundraiser to benefit child advocates group

Northwest Rocky Mountain Colorado CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — will host the Bowl-for-Kids fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 900 Industrial Ave. The evening will include door prizes, bake sale and silent auction, as well as multiple rounds on the lanes.

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Government update for the week of June 27

Government update for the week of June 27.

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TMH Living Well: Sun protection tips for kids and babies

It’s the peak of summer and we all want to get out and soak in the rays of the sun. Enjoy the outdoors, but remember the intensity of the sun is stronger than when we were kids. That’s because ultraviolet rays penetrate our thinning atmosphere more easily, and make us more vulnerable to sun damage. When you are out having fun take precautions to protect your family, especially babies, from too much sun exposure.

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Vallarta's garners Best Mexican Restaurant for Moffat County

Community service, friendly demeanor complement popular food

The 2016 winner of Best Mexican Restaurant in Moffat County endears itself to customers in ways that transcend food — as a group feasting on dinner recently explained.

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Tony St. John exudes kindness on the Moffat County school bus

School district seeks more school bus drivers before fall classes begin

"Today, my kids are great," Tony St. John said. "I love my kids. You still have your ups and downs, but I have far more ups than I do downs.”

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Double H Outfitters bags best hunting camp

Hunting is big in Moffat County.

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Moffat County's Best Electrician uses skill to serve community

Don Williams, master electrician at DnT Electric, said his imagination and creative nature are a big part of what make him good at his job.

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Many hours of giving earn Robin Schiffbauer Best Volunteer

A giving spirit can be found in many small-town residents, but the people of Moffat County recognized one of Craig’s most selfless as the Best Community Volunteer. Robin Schiffbauer took the title this year as the area’s most active do-gooder, having a hand in many facets of Craig that strive to improve the lives of others.

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Best Plumber works for winning business

If you need to call a plumber, you’re probably not having the best day. “When your house is flooding, you want to be reassured that the problem is getting corrected,” said Bobby Gillam, Moffat County’s Best Plumber for 2016.

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Personal touch pays off for Bank of the San Juans employees

Flint Dillon, Heather Brumblow win Best Customer Service, Best Bank Teller

A banking institution without its own automated teller is a rarity in the 21st century, but the people inside the building can make all the difference in how a patron does business. The Craig branch of Bank of the San Juans took first in two Best of Moffat County categories as employees Heather Brumblow and Flint Dillon cashed in with Best Bank Teller and Best Customer Service, respectively.

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JW Snack’s — Gulf coast goodness wins multiple local awards

There are few places less likely to boast a gulf coast Cajun eatery than the mountains of Colorado, and that’s exactly what compelled the owners of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill to open shop. After just recently celebrating 10 years in business, JW Snack’s won a slew of awards through Best of Moffat County to prove its longevity in Craig, tying with Carelli’s Pizzeria for the most total first-place honors in the restaurant category for owners Danny and Teri Griffith.

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Craig briefs: Preserving the Last Frontier meets June 25

The Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 25 on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.