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Moffat County High School football outdone by Rifle in 62-7 opener

Moffat County High School’s football team is in the process of building its way back to respectability. The Rifle Bears on Friday showed the Bulldogs just how far they need to go.

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TV show, Craig book signing target Western figure Tom Horn

History will come alive in the next few days for Moffat County residents. The Museum of Northwest Colorado will host a book-signing and presentation by Larry Ball, the writer of “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Foodies and coffee that won the West

Preparing coffee in the old West was quite a process. The Museum of Northwest Colorado penned an interesting story this week about the process.

Craig Education Briefs for Aug. 23, 2014: 1st day of school for Moffat County School District is Monday

Students of Moffat County public schools will head back to school Monday morning at 7:55 a.m. for elementary students, 8:05 a.m. for middle school students and 7:55 a.m for high school students.

Craig health briefs Aug. 23, 2014: Kids Health Fair to take place at Moffat County School District Administration Building

A health fair for kids age 2 to 5 will take place from 8 to 4 p.m. on Monday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig. Basic screenings for vision, hearing, dental, speech and developmental will be available.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit Craig for panel discussion on coal

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized a listening tour — hosted by the county — during which members of the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 8 will visit Craig on Sept. 10 and 11. A panel discussion will take place Sept. 10, giving the community an opportunity to share their stories about the coal industry with EPA representatives.

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Moffat County, Craig officials discuss Shadow Mountain progress

The Phase 1 stage of the Shadow Mountain construction project is well underway, a fact not lost on the residents of the subdivision, who met Thursday night at American Legion Post 62 to talk with county and city officials about what they can continue to expect from the work happening around them.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2014: Moffat County High School runners place 10th in opening meet

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team placed 10th out of 12 3A teams during the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede on Thursday in Colorado Springs. Ashley Suits was the top finisher for MCHS, clocking in at 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

Craig briefs: Mass casualty drill to take place at MCHS

A newly designed mass casualty drill has been scheduled for Thursday at Moffat County High School. The drill will allow for the testing of many community emergency resources and give the Moffat County School District an opportunity to exercise their lockdown procedures and protocols.

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Happiness abounds at Senior Social Center event in Craig

Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship lit up the American Legion Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gathered to enjoy each other’s company.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

Summer music in Craig continues at JW Snack’s

J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way, will host free live music Friday and Saturday night with an appearance by Goodman Band. The three-piece Grand Junction rock band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight both nights.

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees discusses new developments, staff at Thursday meeting

Rossfeld reported that TMH is seeking to become a contract organization with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to become a care provider to area veterans.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School girls golf hosting fundraiser

The Moffat County High School girls golf team will host a fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event is a clinic open exclusively to females ages 4 to 17.