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Craig Briefs: Byers Canyon Shooting Range opens Wednesday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs on Wednesday.

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Craig museum holding Japanese good luck flag

Flag donated by local WWII soldier in dispute

For Dan Davidson, Museum of Northwest Colorado director, deciding what to do with the good luck flag in his museum is not easy.

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Moffat County High School FACS program benefits from donations

Teacher: Contributions an ‘investment’ in youth

The disciplines that encompass Family and Consumer Science — otherwise known as home economics — are ones that involve a lot of care and attention to detail. When students of this subject receive such qualities for their education, they’ll be able to put that back into their projects. The Moffat County High School FACS program has been hard at work all year, but thanks to a number of generous folks, that effort is put to use on better equipment and materials.

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Amateur hockey team Moffat County Vigilantes coming together

Team organizer plans to have games starting October

This fall, there may be a lot more than usual going down at the Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park. The venue is set to become the home rink for the Moffat County Vigilantes, a burgeoning amateur team put together by Chandler Holguin.

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Moffat County soccer loses to Basalt, Central to finish week

It’s been a busy week for the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team, and the hectic schedule caught up with them at the tail end. MCHS lost, 3-2, Thursday in Basalt, and 3-0, during a Friday home game against Central High School of Grand Junction.

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Fire at Sunset Meadows on Easter Sunday

On Sunday night, Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a fire at Sunset Meadows but before they arrived some residents had already started taking action. Abbie Woolery, 56, said she is accustomed to fire drills but this time she could tell it was different.

Government update for the week of April 13

Government agendas for Moffat County and Craig officials.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation granted $30,000 through Caring for Colorado

The Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a $30,000 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation, according to a press release. Caring for Colorado is a health grant providing funding to build health care capacity, strengthen existing health care systems and link people to care.

TMH Living Well: April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism fairly common, especially among boys

Before passing quick judgment on a parent as their child throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store, consider that it might be autism. Autism is becoming a more common diagnosis, given to 1 in 68 children in the United States, according to Autism Speaks.

Wellness Tip: Protein

Protein is an essential part of our diet. Protein consists of amino acids that play an important role in our bodies including, energy production, muscle repair, balanced blood sugar and immune health.

Fitness Tip: Goal setting

As you are looking at setting goal for this year, make sure you make SMART fitness goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic and Timeframe.

Craig Briefs: Commissioners call executive sessions

Moffat County Commissioners entered into executive sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with another session scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday — all sessions are to discuss personnel matters with social services.

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Horizons Pick a Dish serves up success in Craig

Acceptance, love, food and fun were the main ingredients of the Pick a Dish event sponsored by Horizons Specialized Services Thursday night in Craig. The organization brought local restaurant chefs and Horizons’ clients together to cook food for community members in an effort to raise money for the nonprofit.

Young Life dessert banquet scheduled for Sunday

Bear River Young Life will host its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The youth ministry organization hosts the event each year to update people in the area on the impact positive influences have on local teens and adolescents.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 10, 2015: Deadline approaching for baseball registration

Parks & Recreation’s season for Craig Youth Baseball is coming up soon. Craig Youth Baseball is available for ages in divisions of 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15. Ages 8 to 12 will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season, while road games for the older teams will be decided later this month. A meeting for parents and players will take place before practice starts in late April or early May. Games will start May 18.