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Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 29

Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 29.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Bargains in the bin

Wow, it's almost Week 4 in the NFL. A whole quarter of the season has almost effortlessly come and gone. Three weeks in the books and there have been some sleepers, some surprises and some "Where Did This Guy Come From?" comments. This week, I'm focusing on several guys who have proven to have some value this season and are worth adding if you're looking for help at this point in the fantasy footballs season.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Ed Harding — state representative, volunteer and business man

Ambitious and energetic, young Ed Harding moved from Utah to Craig in 1942 to take a position as a sales representative for the C.D. Smith Drug Company of Grand Junction. He and his wife Lurean settled into small town life, after being married two years prior in Salt Lake City. Ed was drafted into the U.S. Army the following year, and was stationed in Louisville, Kentucky until his discharge in 1946.

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Judge denies motion to bar Craig Daily Press from courtroom coverage

District Court Judge Shelley Hill denied a motion Friday by Logan Otis and his attorney to bar the Craig Daily Press from the courtroom for future court proceedings in Otis’ case.

Weather Watch: Small chance of storms in Craig, odds low for rain

Autumn is officially here, but the feel of summer will be sticking around this week in Northwest Colorado, ideally without some of the dire conditions that can come with the heat. The temperature will likely be in the 70s in the coming days, with a peak high of 80 on Wednesday, based on the National Weather Service forecast.

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Pig roast, project day highlight Craig community’s faith

Some were there for the meal, some were there to serve it, and some were present just for the company, but all who were at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion Sunday afternoon were lending a hand to their community. The annual pig roast by Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley fed the hungry and raised some funds while bringing together people of all walks of life.

Business Buzz: The Memorial Hospital evaluates renewal of Quorum contract

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees entered into a consulting services agreement with Kim Bird this month in order to evaluate whether or not to renew its contract with Quorum Health Resources.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 28, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Middle School football teams take down Meeker

CMS volleyball has varied home tourney with Steamboat, Hayden

While the majority of Moffat County High School sports had the weekend off from competition, Bulldog pride was still abuzz Saturday at Craig Middle School. CMS football met with Meeker’s Barone Middle School in its final home games of the season, while the volleyball teams hosted a triangular tournament with both Steamboat Springs and Hayden.

Craig education briefs for Sept. 26, 2015: Wine tasting to benefit CNCC Foundation scholarships

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host Uncorked, an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oevres, entertainment and live and silent auctions, from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Clarion Inn & Suites.

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Moffat County boys soccer setting, reaching goals

The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team is about halfway through their season, but no matter what happens from here, the year has undoubtedly been an improvement. With four wins under their belt so far, the Bulldogs have already exceeded their 2014 record of 3-11-1, and they plan to keep the W’s coming.

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Moffat County opens up hunting opportunities to veterans

Program has helped more than 70 former soldiers

They’ve seen some of the toughest conditions the world has to offer in one of the most thankless jobs. They’ve made some significant sacrifices in their lives, and Northwest Colorado was glad to step up and do something to pay them back for their service. The Veterans Hunt Program through the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System recently gave two former soldiers the chance to experience the splendor of Moffat County’s favorite pastime.

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Montrose, Grand Junction events have Moffat County rodeo riding high

Garrett Uptain claims multiple wins during pro state finals

The past week has been an exhausting but enriching one for certain Moffat County High School rodeo participants. It was a busy stretch for rodeo along the Western Slope, as several athletes attended both the Montrose High School and Junior High event and the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association finals in Grand Junction.

School board awards property bids, considers exit interviews, corporate sponsorship

The Moffat County School District Board of Education kicked off the new school year with a monthly meeting in the Moffat County High School library. The work session and meeting covered a range of updates and housekeeping items.

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Patti Mosbey: Wild and Free no more

I will temper my emotions as much as possible as I begin to unfold to you the information presented to us this week regarding the BLM roundup of the West Douglas Horses. Keep in mind; these horses are descendants of horses that have roamed that area long before white men set foot there.