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Craig Middle School girls basketball dominates home tourney

Bulldogs win eight of 10 Saturday games; teams will host another event Jan. 21

A jam-packed Saturday at Craig Middle School saw basketball teams fighting like cats and dogs, and with three feline opponents in front of them, the Bulldogs had plenty of bite throughout the day. CMS girls won eight of 10 total games during a home tournament, which included the Hayden Tigers, Rangely Panthers and North Park Wildcats.

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Health educators in Craig help to create lasting lifestyle changes

Year long program focuses on preventing and managing type 2 diabetes

Community health educators at Northwest Colorado Health in Craig are helping individuals wanting to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes create lasting lifestyle changes. “It’s a program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, but really anyone wanting to make lifestyle changes can come,” said Northwest Colorado Health Aging Well Coordinator and Community Health Educator Krystal Baker.

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Craig briefs: Avalanche training scheduled today at Freeman Reservoir

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will teach backcountry avalanche training at Freeman Reservoir today.

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Questions burn for Northwest Colorado coal industry with new federal leadership

New administration offers glimmer of hope while federal review signals increased regulation

The future of Colorado’s coal industry is in flux as political power shifts right nationwide. After years of hard knocks, coal mining communities received a rare piece of good news this week when Gov. John Hickenlooper announced he would not move forward with an executive order to drastically reduce carbon emissions statewide.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2017: Moffat County hockey players to play in Front Range tourney

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 18 and under Midget team will be lending four of its players to another Western Slope group this weekend. AJ Barber, Wyatt Boatright, Colton Buchanan and Logan Knez will join the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies to play in the 31st annual Littleton Slapshot Tournament.

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No missing the fun of Craig Parks and Recreation dodgeball league

In the mornings and afternoons, the walls of the Craig Middle School gym reverberate with the sounds of adolescents in the midst of physical education classes. But, Wednesday nights, the noises made by kids at CMS are replaced by adult grunts of effort, rubber balls bouncing off bodies and plenty of fun for all involved. The Craig Parks and Recreation co-ed dodgeball league has begun its second year, taking place each week as players each battle to be the last ones standing

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Weekend Roundup: Good food, good fundraising, good fun

The snow is piling up in Northwest Colorado lately, and whether you’ve decided to stick it out going out and about or never leaving home this weekend, there’s something for you.

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TMH Suboxone Clinic temporarily closed to new patients

The Memorial Hospital Suboxone Clinic has temporarily suspended new patient intake to allow the hospital to review processes and documentation to ensure they are paid for services.

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Love INC teaches how to make every dollar count

Learning how to make every dollar count and how to cook meals on a tight budget are critical skills taught during Love in the name of Christ’s of the Yampa Valley cooking on a budget class starting Jan. 25 in Craig.

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Moffat County hoops fights to finish in Grand Junction

Bulldog girls take overtime victory, boys hit by harsh second half

A Tuesday night battle had differing results for members of the Moffat County High School basketball teams. Playing at Central High School in Grand Junction, Bulldog varsity hoops had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, with girls coming out triumphant in a 44-42 overtime win.

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Senior Night a delight for Moffat County wrestlers vs. Basalt

Bulldogs take 70-6 win against Longhorns, prep for Florence tourney

The season is far from over for Moffat County High School wrestling, but if Tuesday were the team’s final event, it certainly would have been a high note. MCHS took a 70-6 win during a home dual meet with Basalt, the second time the two schools have met, Bulldogs dominating even more so than in the 65-15 victory they saw against the Longhorns in December.

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2 new Moffat County Commissioners swear oath of office Tuesday

Moffat County welcomed two newly elected commissioners to the board with an official swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at the Moffat County Courthouse.