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Government update for the week of Dec. 22

The Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 20, 2014: Moffat County boys basketball to host fundraiser

The Moffat County High School boys basketball team will offer a Spaghetti Dinner and Hoop-a-thon at 6 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Off the grid in Craig

Kerosene lamps and other nostalgic antiques bring a sense of charm to many Moffat County homes and often have specific histories connected with earlier times of the family that used them. It hasn’t been that long ago that one Craig resident staunchly avoided modern conveniences and clung to her simple and frugal lifestyle.

TMH Living Well: Keeping the happy in holidays

It may seem counterintuitive, but the holidays — filled with joy and warmth — are a prime time for feeling sad, lonely, stressed or even depressed. Here are 10 ways to beat the blues this season.

Healthy Recipe: Warm spiced almond milk

Recipe compliments of: MindBodyGreen

Superfood Tip: Nutmeg

Nutmeg is an aromatic spice that induces feelings of the holidays. It is packed with potential health benefits including antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

Fitness Tip: Are you stressed?

Even though this time of year is usually full of happiness and cheer, there can still be some stressors that impact your day.

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Moffat County High School student dies in collision with semi truck

A 17-year-old Moffat County High School student was killed Friday afternoon after his pickup collided with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 40, according to police officials.

Craig briefs: Hours at monument changed due to weather

The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas, according to a news release.

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Festival of Trees People's Choice announced

The third annual Festival of Trees hosted by Moffat County Youth United Way and Moffat County High School Key Club People’s Choice winners were announced Thursday evening at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 19, 2014: Moffat County High School C-teams host Grand Junction

The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball C-teams each played Central High School, of Grand Junction, in games Wednesday afternoon.

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Moffat County United Way executive director steps down

After the first of the year, Moffat County United Way will begin its search for a new executive director.

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Arizona school gives Moffat County wrestlers trying time

Bulldogs to compete in Warrior Classic Friday, Saturday

MCHS lost, 55-22, in Thursday evening duals with Thunderbird High School, of Phoenix. The Bulldogs hosted the Arizona team as a warm-up before both teams make their way to Grand Junction’s Warrior Classic Friday and Saturday.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Dec. 18

Moffat County Jail report for Thursday, Dec. 16

Federal omnibus bill has implications for Moffat County

Folks in Moffat County can be sure many of their essential government functions will be funded. The payment in lieu of taxes program, passed in Congress in 1976 and fully funded in this year’s bill, reimburses counties with large amounts of federally owned land for their inability to collect taxes on those lands.