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Simple, healthy choices can make for healthier holidays

Endless holiday parties, decadent foods and busy schedules can make the holidays into a health fiasco, but with a little bit of intention and a few good strategies, you can enjoy the season without throwing your health out the window.

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Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Connections 4 Kids is offering a free Incredible Years parenting class to parents of preschool-age kids, kindergarteners and first-graders, featuring tools to support the social, emotional and academic development of their child.

Government update for the week of Nov. 30

Government update for the week of Nov. 30.

Craig briefs: County libraries to be closed through weekend

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Work off holiday feast at Hayden’s Turkey Trot

The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available.

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Craig Middle School food drive breaks records, restocks food bank shelves

Just as Moffat County’s Interfaith Food Bank shelves were beginning to look rather bare, Craig Middle School students came to the rescue with a monumentally successful “Feed Moffat County” food drive.

Bipartisan bill aims to finance carbon capture and storage projects

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio introduced a bill on Nov. 19 that aims to create a funding avenue for carbon capture and storage projects at power plants and industrial facilities.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Archie Seals — well liked 60 years later

Hunting has been the catalyst for many families who have wound up settling in Craig, and the same was true for 37 year-old Archie Seals. Born in Nebraska in 1910, Archie married fellow Nebraskan, Mary McEntree in 1927. Archie was farming when World War II came, and with a houseful of both his own children and orphaned nieces and nephews, Archie was not able to join the service. His service to the war effort came through his agricultural production. German prisoners of war, who were being held in the states, were assigned to Archie to work on the farm during the conflict.

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Moffat County students embrace flavors, spirit, history of Thanksgiving

Tuesday was full of the Thanksgiving spirit in Moffat County schools, as many of them marked the occasion with special activities to teach kids about the history of the holiday.

Craig City Council recap for Nov. 24

Craig City Council recap for Nov. 24.

Water, wastewater rates to go up in Craig

Craig City Council officially adopted an ordinance to increase water and wastewater rates at its biweekly meeting Tuesday night.

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Holiday Happenings: Craig’s countdown to Christmas

The holiday season is coming soon, and here are some of the early events to get you in the spirit in Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School's Selena Hernandez to make leap to college track

Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.

On the record for Nov. 24

On the record for Nov. 24.

Craig Chamber director expresses concerns on visitor center funding

Craig Chamber of Commerce Director Christina Oxley addressed the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning regarding the funding of the Moffat County Visitor Center in 2016.