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Craig woman offers support to mothers who have lost a baby

Loss and grief are things that every person experiences at some time in their life. For parents who lose a baby, be it born or unborn, that experience of loss can be especially painful and misunderstood. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Craig Chamber of Commerce, Clarion Inn host mixer, burger challenge Wednesday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host its regular Business After-Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

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Trick-or-treating, pumpkins, dancing and more in store for Craig

The spookiest day of the year is almost here, and Craig is preparing for the many fun activities that are always linked with the holiday known as Halloween. Whatever your age, there’s something for you within the community.

Neighborhood residents feel blue about noise levels

The level of noise coming from the community in the Moffat County Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday morning was louder than usual.

State races provide voters with plenty of choices

The election season is in full swing, with ballots being collected by counties across the state on a minute by minute basis. The Craig Daily Press compiled an overview of candidates for State Representative District 57, State Board of Education District 3 and Secretary of State.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Grief support group offers help for getting through holidays

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program will offer a “Getting through the Holidays” Grief Support and Education Group from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building, Room 114.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Public input sought by Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force

The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will hold a series of roundtable discussions to gather public input on Colorado’s statewide assessment system, including an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

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Test results reveal strengths, weaknesses among Moffat County students

Moffat County schools weighed in with some above-average as well as some below-average scores on the new statewide science and social studies assessments.

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Coloradans can ask for more open school boards, food labels in November

In November, Colorado voters will decide how much information both school boards and food labels should provide.

Craig briefs: Boys & Girls Club are hosting an open house

Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an event that invites community members to see what happens every day for kids who are part of the organization.

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Moffat County football to face top-ranked Brush in Saturday playoff game

MCHS will face Brush High School in the first round of the 2014 2A state playoffs, with postseason brackets released Sunday. The game will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in Brush.

Weather Watch: Uneventful atmosphere expected for Craig’s Halloween

Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 27, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County cross country races to season’s end at state

Girls team places 5th, boys take 16th

MCHS girls placed fifth and the boys 16th as part of the 3A State Championships Saturday in Colorado Springs. The teams took on the course at Norris Penrose Event Center with gusto.

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A few good men keep 20-year-old bus fleet on the road

With an aging bus fleet, a shortage of drivers, an unbelievably tight budget and barely enough buses to get students where they need to go, it’s a miracle that Moffat County School District’s Transportation Department functions as well as it does.