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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 20, 2016: CNCC soccer hosting Saturday barbecue, pep rally

The men’s and women’s soccer teams for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus will host a community barbecue and pep rally starting at noon Saturday at CNCC as part of student orientation.

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Highway 13 resurfacing continues north of Craig

Repaving on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig is rolling right along.

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Craig’s tae kwon do students hone skills

New round of martial arts classes will begin Aug. 29

With enough concentration and determination, one can use their hand or foot to splinter a piece of wood, but breaking boards is only a small part of the bigger picture of martial arts. Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido hosted a brief demonstration of its students’ talents Thursday afternoon in North Park as eight young pupils progressed in the discipline by taking home new belt certification.

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Craig briefs: Meeting to focus around Craig railroad depot

A meeting to discuss the Craig railroad depot is slated for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at The Museum of Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County High School athletes fall back into sports routines

Football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer, boys golf embark on seasons

The Bulldogs are back in action this week. All systems are go for teenage athletes around the state, as Colorado High School Activities Association’s official start date commenced for fall sports, and Moffat County High School was no exception.

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Status uncertain for Craig's Galaxy restaurant

The Chinese eatery has had its doors closed for uncertain number of weeks and no one seems to be sure what happened or if the restaurant is gone for good.

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On the record for August 18

On the record for August 18.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 19, 2016: Moffat County High School golf gets swinging

The Moffat County High School boys golf team is already several competitions into its season. Forgoing a Monday event hosted by Grand Valley High School at Battlement Mesa, Bulldogs played Tuesday at EagleVail Golf Club in Avon for Battle Mountain’s tournament, posting a team score of 267. Mike Bingham shot 84 and Torin Reed 85, while Connor Etzler and Kasen Brennise each had a 98. On Wednesday, Eagle Valley’s event at Gypsum Creek Golf Course saw MCHS add up to 263, led by Bingham’s 80, followed by Reed’s 88, Etzler’s 95 and Brennise’s 102.

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Weekend Roundup: Out in nature and loving it

This weekend in Northwest Colorado, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about and appreciating the landscape that makes the region what it is.

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Free family movie at Craig City Park Thursday night

The summer Movie in the Park series continues Thursday with a free screening of the Pixar film “Up” at Craig City Park. The movie starts at dusk, roughly 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome to set up to watch.

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Official LMD Board up and running in Moffat County

Members of the newly formed Moffat County Local Marketing District Board conducted their first meeting Tuesday evening.

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Craig briefs: No growth recorded at Happy Hollow Fire

Firefighters brought the 354-acre Happy Hollow Fire 23 miles northeast of Dinosaur to 75 percent containment on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Improvements underway at two Craig businesses

Victory Motors, Craig Powersports renovating locations

On the east end of town, Craig Powersports is adding additional display and storage areas while to the south, on Highway 13, Victory Motors of Craig is totally revamping its dealership.

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Moffat County test scores lower than in 2015, Rangely scores rise by 6 to 12 percent

Moffat County School District student performance lags behind the previous years’ averages in science and social studies. Performance is also behind state averages according to test results released by the Colorado Department of Education earlier this month. Results released included scores on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) in science and social studies, the PSAT and ACT standardized tests.