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Craig briefs: Tipton votes to increase accountability of EPA

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency to make public for review the scientific data used in the agency’s regulatory and rule-making process (H.R. 1030), and to expand public participation, transparency and fairness in the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (H.R. 1029)

Craig Sports Briefs for March 20, 2015: Tickets available Friday for inaugural season of planned hockey team

A semi-professional hockey team is in the works for Craig, and residents have the chance to get free tickets to the first home game in October at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.

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Moffat County Thunder Cheer places well at state event

Another competition, another solid finish for the members of Moffat County Thunder Cheer. The local cheer team’s latest appearance was at the CHEERSPORT Denver Grand Championships Sunday at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, as the smallest members of the team, the Minis, won their competition, with coaching by Amber Snow and Hannah Mannon.

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Moffat County girls soccer takes Basalt, 4-2

League opener puts Bulldogs at 1-0 in 3A Western Slope

MCHS girls are 3-1 overall after their second win this week, a 4-2 victory against Basalt, marking the first Western Slope League game of the season, the Bulldogs now 1-0 in the conference.

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Craig poetry contest honors the late Carol Jacobson

It’s often difficult to put feelings into words, especially in the form of poetry, but a total of 177 eighth graders from Craig Middle School rose to the occasion and wrote poems for the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest.

1 man wounded, 1 arrested in altercation Wednesday night

A man was punctured with a “sharp instrument” at Bear Valley Inn late Wednesday night in Craig, putting one man in the hospital and another in custody, according police officials.

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Moffat County girls track 6th in Rifle, boys 17th

Girls 800-meter sprint medley team wins, all athletes making strides

The Moffat County High School track and field teams continue to find success as their seasons progress, the girls placing sixth and the boys 17th at the Rifle Invitational held March 13.

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Moffat County's Matt Hamilton signs with Mesa football

One of Moffat County High School’s own is moving on to the next level. Surrounded by his coaches and parents, Matt Hamilton signed papers today at MCHS to play football for Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Craig briefs: Museum of Northwest Colorado to host show

The Gnome’s Traveling Fly Rod Show comes to the Museum of Northwest Colorado from Thursday through May 8. Colorado native Jeff Hatton includes fishing rods from the late 1700s through the mid 1900s in this extensive display of antique fishing rods. A special free presentation: “An Irreverent Look at the History of Fly Fishing” by Jeff Hatton at 4 p.m. Thursday.

On the Record for Moffat County Jail: March 18

The jail and cops report.

Human Resource Council: Who we are

The city and county are both public entities that receive budget and expend local public revenues. Both the city and county receive requests from local non-profit organizations for annual monetary contributions.

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Moffat County winter sports acknowledge accomplishments

Many were the honors Monday night as the Moffat County High School winter sports teams gave their athletes a collective pat on the back for seasons well done. MCHS basketball, wrestling, girls swimming and cheer teams were the center of attention during a ceremony to cap off the winter sports year, as was the Craig Youth Hockey Association Midget team, consisting primarily of MCHS students.

Bill Johnston not a candidate for City Council despite inclusion on ballots

Ballots for the elections of Craig City Council and mayoral positions were mailed out Monday, though voters are advised to remember one of the candidates included in the list is no longer eligible. Votes for former candidate Bill Johnston, whose name is featured on the ballot, will not be included in the final results.

Tayler Slaugh was a fun, joyous young man

19-year-old killed in car accident Saturday

Tayler Slaugh will long be remembered as a young man who loved dirt biking, hunting and big diesel trucks. “He was one of them kids who was always smiling. He was a people person,” his father Allen Slaugh said.

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High-tech firefighting plane visits Craig

Planes can see through smoke

Moffat County officials could have an easier time keeping tabs on wildfires this year thanks to new high-tech airplanes that will take to the skies this fire season.