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Moffat County girls hoops threepeats as district champions

Boys get second wind to beat Roaring Fork, claim title

Both boys and girls Bulldogs varsity hoops teams reigned supreme at the 3A Western Slope League district tournament at Central High School in Grand Junction, each taking the title and in the process defeating the only teams in the WSL to hand either of them a loss this season, a 56-39 win for the girls over Olathe and 57-45 for the boys against Roaring Fork.

Craig health briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: TMH launches March MANness to promote men’s health

Throughout the month of March, the Memorial Hospital will offer five comprehensive health screens for men for $100. Launched last year, the initiative seeks to promote good health and early detection for common conditions among men.

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High suicide numbers for Northwest Colorado raise questions

Northwest Colorado recently lost another of its residents to suicide, and mental health providers and community leaders are asking why and what can be done.

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Moffat County hoops coaches sound off on solid season

Coaches discuss player strengths, favorite memories, playoff hopes

As the Moffat County High School varsity basketball teams move on to the final level of the district tournament Saturday and the regional portions of the playoffs after that, the Craig Daily Press spoke with coaches Eric Hamilton and Sam McLeod about what each of their players brings to the game.

Craig briefs: Senior’s to host coffee event at 9 a.m. Tuesday

All seniors are welcome to Coffee & Conversation from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Bell Tower, 50 College Dr. in room 200. The event is hosted by the Senior Social Center, which is a place where senior citizens gather for good conversation and companionship. The group has a bunch of avid Pinochle players who will teach anyone to play.

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Moffat County sends 7 to DECA state event

Five students headed to FBLA event in April

Moffat County High School sent seven students to the state competition for DECA this week, with participants strengthening their knowledge of the working world in the process. Among those who went from Sunday through Tuesday at Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor Hotel were Katelyn Peroulis, Marisa Hulstine, Aubrey Campbell, Conner Kopsa, Hannah Beckett, Makayla, Thompson and Maryliz Ramos, showing their smarts in a variety of subjects in the activity known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, which presents students with situations they might face in real-life careers.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College basketball falls in tourney

The men’s and women’s basketball teams of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Scenic West Region 18 tournament.

Government update for the week of March 3

Moffat County Commissioner weekly agenda.

Legislative update for the week of Feb. 27

Bills moving through the Colorado General Assembly relevant to Northwest Colorado

Senate bill would restore mineral rights to owners for government regulation

Senate bill 15-093 would restore mineral rights owners when governments make regulations on mineral development.

Cherie Blomquist: A slap in the face to local teachers

With all of the budget talks going on with Moffat County School District and all the rumors mulling around, I was wondering how a "broke" district can send its principals to a hiring fair out of state for three days?

TMH Living Well: Calling all men! Get screened during March MANness

Have you had your car in for an oil change lately? How about a tune-up? Well, now it’s your turn. Get in and get your motor and all its parts checked during the March MANness event.

Sasha Nelson: All about choice — energy choice

I did something crazy last weekend. I built a deck. Beyond the weirdness of completing a major outdoor living project in the middle of February, I was struck by the number of choices I had to make. Wood or composite? Two steps or three? Covered or uncovered? As I sit on my new deck mulling this week’s column, it occurs to me that my process for building a deck is a telling analogy for the energy choices we are faced with today.

Fitness Tip: Maximizing Strength

It is important to incorporate different types of resistance into a strength training program in order to get the most out of your workout and maximize muscle use.

Wellness Tip: Hemp seeds

Hemp seeds contain a multitude of health benefits. Hemp is commonly confused with marijuana, as it belongs to the same family; the two plants are different, however. Hemp does not provide the same side effects as marijuana. In fact it has an abundance of nutritious qualities.