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Craig briefs: 2nd man suspected of pot crimes turns self in

The second man who police think produced marijuana that then was mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

Live music heavy on Friday in Craig locales

The beginning of Labor Day weekend will feature live music at Craig venues.

Bill Sawer: Road biking in Craig — Tips for safety, fun and fitness

Craig resident Bill Sawer provides helpful information for those cycling in Northwest Colorado.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 29, 2014: Local billiards season starts in September

BCA Pool Leagues will begin its fifth season in September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The 9-ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. 8-ball is at 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 8th, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.

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Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker league kicks off season

The Craig Parks and Recreation tackle football program — named in honor of the late Northwest Colorado resident and Detroit Lions legend Doak Walker — began its fall season this week, as kids in grades three through six took to the fields of Woodbury Sports Complex on Tuesday and Wednesday suited up on teams with the likenesses of the Broncos, Packers, Raiders and other pro franchises, sponsored by local businesses.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Sept. 10. The event is hosted by the county in conjunction with Club 20 and Craig City Council member Ray Beck.

Craig, Moffat County government staff discuss finances Tuesday

Moffat County Commissioners, Craig City Councilors and county and city staff met for a joint budget workshop Tuesday evening before the regular Craig City Council meeting. The workshop included an update to projected 2014 revenues and follow-up from the July joint discussions about revenue generation, cost-cutting and cost-sharing.

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Visiting author discusses Moffat County history

Moffat County residents received a look at one of the notorious names of the Old West when author Larry Ball dropped by the Museum of Northwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon to discuss and sign copies of his book, “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

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Kids' Health Fair in Craig focuses on early intervention

The Early Childhood Center located in the Moffat County School District Administration Building was buzzing with activity Monday afternoon during the Kids’ Health Fair. The fair provided free health screenings to children ages 2 to 5 in order to get an early start on identifying health or developmental issues.

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Moffat County commissioners Aug. 26 meeting recap: Elkhead Reservoir fish could be poisoned

A recap of the Moffat County Commissioner meeting that took place on Tuesday.

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Strong enrollment, student-centered focus bode well for new school year at CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s classrooms were filled once again with eager minds Monday, as students geared up for the year ahead. With full enrollment in nearly all of CNCC’s programs, it was a strong start and students have plenty to look forward to.

Craig briefs: Moffat County Board of Education to convene on Thursday

The Moffat County Board of Education will hold its first meeting of the school year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. All are welcome to attend.

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Healthy foods for a healthy brain: How diet can help kids succeed in school

With the schedules that many families have these days, keeping kids fed can be a challenge. But keeping their brains fed properly? That can be an even bigger challenge.

Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Weather Watch: Storm systems to cause chilling effect in Craig

A storm moving through the Great Basin region is expected to hit Craig and Moffat County Monday afternoon or evening, following some minor activity in the morning coming from southwestern flow.