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Craig briefs: Parade of Lights slated for Saturday in Craig

Head down to Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night to watch the Parade of Lights.

Moffat, Routt counties no exemption to national heroin presence

Across Northwest Colorado, law enforcement is witnessing an influx of heroin.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 23, 2015: Parks & Rec training lifeguards in December

Craig Parks & Recreation will offer Red Cross lifeguard training for ages 15 and older during Winter Break. The cost is $125, and participants must pass a pre-course swim test held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane, on Dec. 8, which is also the registration deadline. Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Government update for the week of Nov. 23

Government update for the week of Nov. 23.

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Driver sustains 'life-threatening' injuries in rollover Friday night

Victims names have not been released

A 26-year-old Craig man was ejected from a truck Friday night on Moffat County Road 7 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over, according to Colorado State Patrol. A 21-year-old female also was in the car.

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Moffat County girls win national honors for woolen handiwork

Samantha Pearce and Maya Nava may be young, but the two Moffat County natives are carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions: creating handmade products with wool.

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Moffat County wrestlers ready for action

It didn’t take long for Moffat County High School wrestlers to get back on their feet, ready for another exciting season, and that’s exactly what their coaches want to see. The Bulldogs are gaining strength and speed in the first few weeks of practice as they focus on a slate of meets that will test their mettle, and head coach Tanner Linsacum believes his team is more than up to the challenge.

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Social services address foster care, community collaboration

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families in Craig is the main objective of the Child Welfare arm of Moffat County Department of Social Services, however years of strained relationships with partner agencies and the community have troubled the department.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: Drop-in assistance available for health insurance enrollment

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

Craig education briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: MCHS presents Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

The Moffat County High School Theatre Department's production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. wraps up a series of performances Saturday, and other Northwest Colorado education news.

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Georgie Hand to face two attempted first-degree murder charges

A Mississippi woman accused of holding two law enforcement officers at gun point will be prosecuted on all 17 charges brought against her, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Twentymile Mine being sold to Bowie Resource Partners

Peabody Energy on Friday announced it is selling Routt County's Twentymile mine to Bowie Resource Partners.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 21, 2015: Northwest Colorado invited to Turkey Trot

The 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Hayden will give people a chance to work off their Thanksgiving feast and help raise money for a good cause. The race takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park, 513 Poplar St., and promises to take place in “rain, snow, sleet or shine.” The cost is a donation to the Hayden Valley Elementary Health & Wellness Team. There will be prizes for the top three 5K finishers, as well as for kids who are able to snatch a feather from the turkeys in the Fun Run portion. Drawings will also take place, and refreshments such as hot cider will be available. Runners are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.