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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 14, 2017: Moffat County hockey players to play in Front Range tourney

The Craig Youth Hockey Association 18 and under Midget team will be lending four of its players to another Western Slope group this weekend. AJ Barber, Wyatt Boatright, Colton Buchanan and Logan Knez will join the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies to play in the 31st annual Littleton Slapshot Tournament.

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No missing the fun of Craig Parks and Recreation dodgeball league

In the mornings and afternoons, the walls of the Craig Middle School gym reverberate with the sounds of adolescents in the midst of physical education classes. But, Wednesday nights, the noises made by kids at CMS are replaced by adult grunts of effort, rubber balls bouncing off bodies and plenty of fun for all involved. The Craig Parks and Recreation co-ed dodgeball league has begun its second year, taking place each week as players each battle to be the last ones standing

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Weekend Roundup: Good food, good fundraising, good fun

The snow is piling up in Northwest Colorado lately, and whether you’ve decided to stick it out going out and about or never leaving home this weekend, there’s something for you.

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TMH Suboxone Clinic temporarily closed to new patients

The Memorial Hospital Suboxone Clinic has temporarily suspended new patient intake to allow the hospital to review processes and documentation to ensure they are paid for services.

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Love INC teaches how to make every dollar count

Learning how to make every dollar count and how to cook meals on a tight budget are critical skills taught during Love in the name of Christ’s of the Yampa Valley cooking on a budget class starting Jan. 25 in Craig.

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Moffat County hoops fights to finish in Grand Junction

Bulldog girls take overtime victory, boys hit by harsh second half

A Tuesday night battle had differing results for members of the Moffat County High School basketball teams. Playing at Central High School in Grand Junction, Bulldog varsity hoops had their work cut out for them against the Warriors, with girls coming out triumphant in a 44-42 overtime win.

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Senior Night a delight for Moffat County wrestlers vs. Basalt

Bulldogs take 70-6 win against Longhorns, prep for Florence tourney

The season is far from over for Moffat County High School wrestling, but if Tuesday were the team’s final event, it certainly would have been a high note. MCHS took a 70-6 win during a home dual meet with Basalt, the second time the two schools have met, Bulldogs dominating even more so than in the 65-15 victory they saw against the Longhorns in December.

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2 new Moffat County Commissioners swear oath of office Tuesday

Moffat County welcomed two newly elected commissioners to the board with an official swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at the Moffat County Courthouse.

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On the record for Jan. 11: Officers field question about dog pooping on balcony

Officers informed the man that code does not specifically prohibit allowing a dog to poop on an apartment balcony.

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Craig hockey hits ice again as seasons get back in motion

Squirts, Midgets back at home Jan. 22, Peewees to play in Grand Junction

Craig Youth Hockey Association teams were back on the ice during the past weekend, moving forward and readying for the remainder of the season.

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Enjoy winter landscape with Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club Poker Run Jan. 21

Some in Colorado may not love the recent waves of precipitation to hit the region. However, providing the powder lasts, others may feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in more ways than one. Enjoy the winter wonderland while speeding through the snow as part of Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run fundraiser Jan. 21, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot, about 10.5 miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

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Snowfall delays BLM wild horse gather operations in Northwest Colorado

Storms that have blanketed Northwest Colorado in over two feet of snow have caused the Bureau of Land Management to delay the resumption of the wild horse bait-trap operation they have had underway since early November in Sand Wash Basin.

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Craig briefs: Backcountry avalanche training takes place Saturday at Freeman Reservoir

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will teach backcountry avalanche training at Freeman Reservoir on Saturday. Participants are asked to meet at the trailhead at 9 a.m.