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Moffat County Commission recap for July 21

Moffat County Commission recap for July 21

Fantasy Sports Fix: Ratings jump around headed into 2nd half of baseball season

There are always a lot of surprises in fantasy baseball — players who come out of nowhere, or relatively nowhere, to make an impact in the rankings. Maybe they're not even unknowns, they might just be drafted out of the first two rounds and have a tremendous run to outplay their Average Draft Position to the surprise of many.

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Craig man dies in vehicle rollover on County Road 7

A Craig man was killed Sunday night as a result of a rollover accident on Moffat County Road 7.

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Craig’s Silver Bullet golf tourney going strong in 29th year

Ladies golf group planning cancer fundraising event in August

In a game in which low numbers are everything, Susan Utzinger is glad to see a certain tally on the rise this year. The 29th annual Ladies Silver Bullet Classic saw 69 women hit the links Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The turnout is encouraging for the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association, said organizer Utzinger, noting that the number of gals on the course has continued to increase little by little each year.

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Craig officials respond to Friday's meeting with Sally Jewell

Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt county officials are fighting hard for the Northwest Colorado communities in light of the Colowyo situation.

Business Buzz: Carwile takes new position with Tri-State, announces next comment period

Business news from around Craig and Moffat County.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 20, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County archery, rifle shooters eyeing state contest

All it takes is a few holes through a target to earn a trip to the big time. However, getting those marks is easier said than done. Moffat County 4-H shooting sports named its state teams in archery and .22 rifle Saturday following completion shoot events at the Wyman Living History Museum archery pitch and the Bears Ears Sportsman Club gun range.

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Firefighters contain Bull Canyon Fire near Dinosaur

Wind, lightning have helped ignite Northwest Colorado blazes

Firefighters are currently battling the 50-acre Bull Canyon Fire is on the Bureau of Land Management five miles north of the town of Dinosaur and ten miles south of Dinosaur National Monument.

Craig briefs: Wildland fire crews respond to 4 new fires

Once again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning-caused fires yesterday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on Bureau of Land Management land, according to a BLM news release.

TMH Living Well: Treating stings and bites in kids

Nothing is better than enjoying the outdoors as a family, so don’t let bugs and critters ruin your hike or camping trip. Follow this advice to soothe bee stings, avoid ticks and know how to best react to a rattlesnake bite.

VNA: Be aware of wild animal diseases

Hantavirus. Tularemia. Plague. Though rare, there have been more cases of these life-threatening diseases than usual in Colorado. All three involve exposure to animals such as rodents and rabbits. Recent cases have not been reported in Moffat or Routt counties, but some have occurred in nearby areas.

Wellness Tip: Bring out the watermelon!

Summertime is in full swing, and watermelon is a top contender for picnic favorites. Watermelon is a great choice because it’s got zero fat, cholesterol or sodium and it’s a good source of potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Fitness Tip: Cross-train to keep exercise fun

Have you considered cross-training? Cross-training involves incorporating different types of exercises (walking, swimming, biking, resistance training) into your fitness routine.

Craig health briefs for July 18, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising underway

Announcements, health-related news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.