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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 8, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County soccer shuts out Grand Valley, 8-0

A home game against Grand Valley worked very well for the Bulldogs, as MCHS finished the day 8-0 against the Cardinals.

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Moffat County High School soccer shooting for victory

Changes include new coach, field, JV team

It’s a whole new season for the Moffat County High School boys soccer team in more ways than one, and numerous changes may be just the key to helping them achieve their goals this year.

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Moffat County High School football secures 27-12 win against Ridge View

1st home game of season draws excited crowd

The Moffat County High School varsity football team celebrated its first win of the season, a 27-12 victory against visiting Ridge View Academy, of Watkins, on Friday night at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Com-missioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Wednesday. The event is hosted by the county in conjunction with Club 20 and Craig City Council member Ray Beck.

On the record for Sept. 6, 2014

The cops roundup and jail report.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: The big one that didn’t get away

Smarting over the loss of a mammoth skull and tusks, found near Craig but given to the Utah Field House Museum at Vernal in 1961, Craig residents began to think about starting a museum of their own in the early 1960s.

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Craig second-graders take in Meeker Classic this week

Sheep, sheepdogs and their handlers put on a show for Craig’s second-graders this week at the Meeker Classic. Students from all four elementary schools made the trip to Meeker on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to take in the sheepdog championship trials and learn from artisans at the food and craft festival.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 6, 2014: Doak Walker football finishes second week

The Craig Parks and Recreation Doak Walker tackle football program hosted its second week of games Tuesday and Wednesday this week at Woodbury Sports Complex.

Grant funds to support early childhood learning in Craig

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, received the third installment of a grant last month from the Colorado Department of Human Services as part of the federally funded Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund.

Craig Education Briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Book signing with local author at story-time Thursday

Children’s book author Darlene Suter of Hamilton will visit the Moffat County Public Library for a book signing during story-time at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Suter is the author of “P.D. Cooper and his Rocky Mountain Adventures,” based on her English Sheepdog, P.D. Cooper.

Craig health briefs Sept. 6, 2014: Suicide prevention class to be offered by CNCC

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be hosting a suicide prevention class in conjunction with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Wednesday.

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Craig businesses show love for local shoppers

Summer contest winners announced

Shopping locally has paid off for quite a few Northwest Colorado residents, as well as the businesses they’ve patronized. The Locals Love You More contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association during the summer recently announced the winners of a variety of prizes, 44 to be exact. Names were drawn at random Thursday morning from a collection of entries from shoppers.

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Moffat County boys soccer loses, 4-0, in Aspen

Steady rain didn’t slow down the unbeaten Aspen High School boys soccer team Thursday afternoon. The Skiers, with three quick goals in the first 13 minutes of the soggy match, shut out visiting Moffat County High School 4-0 in a drizzling rain on the field turf at Aspen School District Stadium.