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Moffat County football falls in conference-deciding game in Basalt

In a season that has been full of injuries and close calls, Moffat County High School football had what may have been one of the biggest blows yet this year. MCHS lost, 20-8, to the Basalt Longhorns in a Friday night fracas that saw the Bulldogs fight until the very end.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 24

Government update for the week of Oct. 24.

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Health Briefs: Saturday is International Stuttering Awareness Day

News and events relating to health care.

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Education Briefs: McTeacher's Night on Tuesday

News and events in education.

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TMH Living Well: 5 Tips to prevent falls in the home

We usually don’t think of our homes as hazardous areas, but people fall in their homes more than anywhere else. According to the National Institute of Health, six out of 10 falls happen in the home. Thankfully there are simple ways to reduce your risk of falling while at home.

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State-bound Moffat County cross country athletes hit new marks at regionals

Bulldog boys place 2nd, girls 4th; Riley Allen, Makenna Knez each take 6th with best times

The runners of Moffat County High School cross country are headed to state. MCHS boys placed second as a team and girls fourth Friday at Delta’s Confluence Park at the 3A Region 1 meet, qualifying the entire Bulldog bunch for the state championships Oct. 29 in Colorado Springs.

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On the record for Oct. 21

On the record for Oct. 21.

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Run or lurch along in Craig Grand Futures’ Zombie 5K

Grab your running shoes and your survival bag, because the next big Craig running race is one where you may be running for your life. The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K returns Oct. 29 at Loudy-Simpson Park as the undead and their terrified living victims alike get some exercise.

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Fire ignites at Ocean Pearl in Craig early Friday morning

A fire ignited in the rooms of the motel at Ocean Pearl restaurant early Friday morning in Craig, where fire crews spent two hours battling the flames.was injured in a structure fire at the Ocean Pearl restaurant and motel in Craig early Friday morning.

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Weekend Roundup: Orange you glad it’s pumpkin time?

In case the leaves swirling around the streets haven’t made it clear, fall is definitely here, and this weekend’s happenings in Northwest Colorado are full of seasonal fun, among them, plentiful pumpkins.

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Moffat County soccer caps off season with 9-1 win vs. Caprock

There was a stir of emotion Thursday on the Moffat County High School soccer field, but the final score had little to do with it. MCHS boys soccer finished the season 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the 3A Western Slope League with a 9-1 defeat of Grand Junction’s Caprock Academy. A 1-0 loss to Delta on Tuesday left the Bulldogs keyed up to do some damage against the Eagles, whom they had already beaten, 10-0, back in September.

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Moffat County, Craig Middle School cross country teams going full speed

High school seeks regional honors Friday, CMS runners attending state Saturday

Moffat County long-distance runners haven’t quite crossed the finish line on the season yet, but you can bet it will be a celebration once they do because they’re far from running on empty. This weekend holds the biggest races yet this year as Moffat County High School attends the 3A Region 1 meet in Delta and a handful of Craig Middle School runners make their way to the state championships in Denver.

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Moffat County sluggers ready for state tourney with Meeker softball

With a love for a sport that doesn’t have as many year-round opportunities as they’d like, Moffat County High School’s Julia Christensen and Mackenzie Marshall have been hitting the road quite a bit this fall as part of the Meeker High School softball team. Meeker recently qualified for the 3A state tournament in Aurora, which begins Friday in Aurora. First up for the 15th seed Cowboys is Rocky Ford, the No. 2 team in the division.

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Moffat County school health services temporarily provided by Northwest Colorado Health

The adequacy of health care services provided by Moffat County School District is in question following registered nurse Karie Fisher’s recent departure from the school district, which leaves MCSD without leadership for its health services team.

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Tigers take title in Craig’s Doak Walker tackle football championships

Hayden team defeats Packers, 38-13, in final game of the season

It’s easy to be a football fan in August, but a chilly Wednesday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds was an evening for the true lovers of the pigskin. The championship finals of Doak Walker tackle football, hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation on the Moffat County High School turf, saw some great games to close out the season for the fifth- and sixth-grade age group.