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Craig City Council Feb. 24 meeting recap

At the Tuesday night Craig City Council meeting, the Shadow Mountain Village improvement project, Yampa Valley Regional Airport and Colorado Northwestern Community College were the main topics of discussion.

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Craig hockey team honors seniors, adds weekend win

Bulldogs finish 1-15, ready for new beginning next year

Bulldog hockey finished its season on a positive note this past weekend, getting its only win of the year in a 3-1 match against Aspen Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena that brought pride to athletes’ faces as they moved on to another phase by saying farewell to the team’s seniors.

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Bella Vocé seeks women, crowd for Saturday event with workshop, dinner, show

‘Gems of the Rockies’ features local chorus, visiting groups

The musical ensemble will host “Gems of the Rockies,” a dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The night of beautiful voices — the literal translation of the group’s name — will follow an all-day workshop for female singers hosted by Bella Vocé, as well as visiting acts Ruby Blue and Déja Vu.

Colorado Court of Appeals affirms cattle theft conviction

Almost three and a half years after Monty Pilgrim, 52, of Little Snake River turned himself in to authorities for cattle rustling, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a the conviction against Pilgrim.

Moffat County Commissioner Feb. 24 meeting recap

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Moffat County Commissioners discussed the Shadow Mountain Village improvement project and coalmine tax abatements.

Thoughtful Parenting: Teeth matter

Strong teeth allow a child to chew well and enjoy eating. Healthy teeth and gums support their immune system and help them bounce back from illness and injuries.

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Kids art show raises $10k for early childhood organization

Six-year-old Ashlynd Hippely may be young, but her artistic efforts apparently captured the hearts of many Craig residents at the Cherish the Little Things art show Feb. 12 to 14.

Craig briefs: Senior Social Center meeting slated for Monday

The Senior Social Center will hold it’s monthly membership meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bell Tower Building in room 200. All are welcome.

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Moffat County basketball salutes seniors, preps for playoffs

Saturday wins against Aspen leave boys No. 1 in league, girls No. 2

As you might expect at a sporting event where basketball players aim to win titles, Saturday included a lot of hard work at the Moffat County High School gym — but tireless energy wasn't the only feeling in the air

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Drugs, alcohol, cell phone use not a factor in fatal Tovar crash

Distracted driving likely was cause of crash

The investigation report for a December crash indicates Torivio Tovar was not texting at the time the accident occurred.

Colorado Senate bill helps rural communities promote agritourism

SB15-127 will help rural communities' advertising agencies promote local agritourism events without breaking the bank.

Government update for the week of Feb. 23

Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda and Craig City Council meeting agenda for the week of Feb. 23

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 23, 2015: Safari Club selling tickets for annual fundraiser

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its seventh annual fundraiser banquet March 21, 2015 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., and live and silent auctions will follow.

Weather Watch: Scattered showers possible as cold moves into Craig

Craig and Moffat County will likely see some precipitation and definitely cooler temperatures this week as something wintry this way comes, showing it isn’t full-fledged springtime in these parts.