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Government update for the week of Feb. 8

Government update for the week of Feb. 8.

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Heavy snow causes a building to collapse in Craig

No one was inside and the building was mostly used for storage, Craig Police Department Commander Bill Leonard said.

Craig briefs: Group to host free Valentine’s dance Feb. 13

The Downtown Business Association is hosting a free Valentine’s dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 on the upper level of the Center of Craig. The dance will take place during Taste of Chocolate/Art Walk. Live music and dancing is on the roster. Call Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-756-1308 with questions.

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Rifle dual proves promising for Moffat County wrestling

Bulldogs take 45-23 win over Bears, celebrate seniors, look to regionals

When there’s one last chance to prove yourself in front of your fans, you better bet you’ll do all you can to make it count. Moffat County High School wrestling had the home crowd in hysterics Thursday night with a 45-23 win against Rifle, the final event home or otherwise for the Bulldogs in their regular season leading up to the regional tournament.

Craig Mayor will seek spot on Moffat County Commission

Craig Mayor Ray Beck, a Republican, announced his candidacy for the Moffat County District 2 seat Thursday afternoon.

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Northwest Colorado Center for Independence examines accessibility issues

Organization works with local group to improve conditions

The Northwest Colorado Center for Independence has been serving Craig for the past several years, Bertram said, and lately the center has been working closely with a local group called Freedom from Isolation.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 5, 2016: Schedule changes for Friday Fifth Quarter, Saturday basketball

The Moffat County High School basketball teams will move their Saturday home games against Basalt to later in the day to accommodate Friday travel for both schools. Saturday games will start at 1 p.m. with the girls junior varsity, boys JV at 2:30 p.m., girls varsity at 4 p.m. and boys varsity at 5:30 p.m. The boys and girls C-Teams will host their final home games of the season Friday against Steamboat Springs while JV and varsity are in Olathe, with girls starting at 4 p.m. and boys at 5:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Craig Concert Association features Alaska family act Saturday

Alaska String Band will perform “A Southeast Alaskan Odyssey” Saturday night in the Moffat County High School auditorium. The group is composed of the Zahasky family, parents Paul and Melissa and children Laura, Abigail and Quinn, all using a wide variety of instruments in genres including swing, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, gospel and more.

Craig briefs: Moffat County youth wrestling seeks athletes

Registration is coming up for Moffat County youth wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls age 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport.

American Legion reaches amiable agreement with county

The Moffat County commissioners and Craig American Legion Post agreed on leasing terms for the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse Tuesday morning.

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Moffat County swimmers reach new bests on way to conference championships

Bulldogs place 6th in Glenwood Springs meet

The Moffat County High School girls swim team recently completed its regular schedule and have one more shot to qualify for state this weekend during the 4A Western Slope League Championships at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Bulldog swimmers took sixth in Saturday’s Lady Demon Winter Invitational in Glenwood Springs, also hosting a small, inter-team meet for family and friends to view the day before in their home pool.

Carbondale man seeks primary race with Tipton

A 27-year-old law school graduate from Carbondale is hoping to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., for the spot as Colorado’s 3rd District congressman.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 3, 2016: Bulldog hockey takes to the Front Range

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18U Midget team played three games around the Denver area Saturday and Sunday.

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Poker Run brings good fortune for riders, Moffat County students

An abundance of snow this past weekend made for an exciting zip around the powder. The 2016 Poker Run hosted Saturday by Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club had one of the highest turnouts ever in terms of hands sold as riders took to the trails around Freeman Reservoir north of Craig.

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Moffat County United Way nearly meets campaign goal

Moffat County United Way raised $425,000 — just $25,000 shy of its goal — for local nonprofits through its 2016 campaign.