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TMH will reap $1.2 million in annual savings from refinance

The Memorial Hospital will reap approximately $1.2 million in annual savings after it closes on a $37.6 million loan refinance with the United States Department of Agriculture this month.

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Should Moffat County schools move to a four-day school week?

School district budget process started, board to consider cost saving measures such as a four-day week

The Moffat County School Board of Education budget process for school year 2017-18 started with a special board workshop held Thursday morning. Over the next four years the district needs an estimated $17 million to fund capitol projects. “We have long-term facility maintenance issues that must be addressed. I’ve not had one person come to me and say we are good. We have to start talking about the action to start addressing those things,” Ulrich said.

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Moffat County hoops heads into district mindset

Lady Bulldogs top Roaring Fork to move to semifinals; boys fall to Aspen

The regular season is in the books for Moffat County High School basketball as one set of Bulldogs moves along to the district round of the playoffs.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 22, 2017: Safari Club banquet takes place March 18

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its annual fundraiser banquet March 18 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. as cocktails are served, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and an auction to follow. Among the items up for bid are hunting trips and other valuable packages.

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Student housing plans move forward at CNCC — funding needed

Student housing in Craig might become a reality if funding can be found.

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Winner of Connections 4 Kids art show is from Calvary Baptist School in Craig

The top vote getter of Connections4Kids Cherish the Little Things Children’s Art Show attends the third grade at Calvary Baptist School in Craig and will have her art on the cover of Connections4Kids 2017-18 Calendar.

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Optimism, expertise drive new city manager's vision for Craig

There’s been a new face in the room on Craig’s local meeting circuit these past six weeks. Often dressed in sport coat and tie with a six-foot-two stature, he’s hard to miss.

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Craig briefs: Moffat County Democratic party set to meet Wednesday

The Moffat County Democratic party will have a reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW, 419 E Victory Way. For more information, call 970-824-3049.

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Founded by feisty females, PTK Honor Society continues to serve Craig and Rangely

Phi Theta Kappa is one of the largest honor societies at two-year colleges. It was started in 1918 and was led by a woman for 50 years.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 20, 2017: Moffat County High School spring sports teams to meet Wednesday

Moffat County High School will host a meeting at 8 p.m. this Wednesday in the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane, for parents of athletes interested in spring sports. Spring sports teams include baseball, track and field, boys swimming, girls soccer and girls golf.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Feb. 20, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Mighty Moffat County: Miki Klimper finishes runner-up at state wrestling

10th place Bulldogs prepare to apply lessons learned for future

Emotions ran high for Yampa Valley wrestlers and their fans Saturday night in Denver, perhaps even more so right at the end as the evening came to a close differently than they wanted. Moffat County High School wrestling completed its season in 10th place among teams at the 3A CHSAA State Championships, with two of the Bulldogs placing.

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers prepare to apply lessons learned at state for future

Even if they don’t finish the State Championships with a medal, Moffat County High School wrestlers end their time at the Pepsi Center with a wealth of knowledge for next season. With eight Moffat County grapplers attending the final event of the schedule, Saturday afternoon saw seven Bulldogs done for the year as the consolation brackets concluded for 3A teams.

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Moffat County hoops honors seniors during Delta games

Saturday defeats in Cedaredge put girls at 3rd in league, boys 9th moving into districts

Moffat County High School basketball teams kept it close Friday night as they said goodbye to the oldest members of the team. The final home event of the regular season provided lots of thrills for Bulldog fans as Delta came to Craig.

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Coal plant devaluation digs at bottom line for Moffat County, school district

The imperative for economic development efforts in Moffat County is mounting as county and school district officials figure out how to stomach the latest shortfall in energy industry tax revenues. And though 2017 may be a tough budget year for tax-funded entities, it’s local property owners that will ultimately make up the difference in funds.