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Food Bank of the Rockies removes Craig volunteer

The Food Bank of the Rockies has removed Rosemary Gordon from volunteer service during future food distributions at Moffat County Fairgrounds.

TMH Living Well: New lymphedema treatment program at hospital

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you’re mostly focused on the next step in the treatment process. You want to get the tumor removed then receive needed treatments to keep it at bay. The aftereffects of treatment are not the first thing on anyone’s mind. Yet many people survive cancer and look forward to picking up where they left off before the disease, but there are often unexpected symptoms that arise such as lymphedema. Living with lymphedema — swelling, usually in your arms or legs — is not pleasant.

Fitness Tip: Stay cool in the heat

It is obvious that the daytime temperatures are high these days. When it is scorching outside, you will need to have a strategy for getting your exercise in without running the risk of becoming overheated.

Wellness Tip: Be cautious with head injuries

When it comes to bumps on the head, the size of a “goose egg” doesn’t necessarily correlate with the severity of the injury. In the instance of a head injury be sure to apply ice to the location, rest and eliminate exposure to electronics.

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New state marijuana survey sheds light on adult use and raises questions regarding youth exposure

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64, finding that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older have used marijuana in the past 30 days. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, or BRFSS, reported data on usage by region, race, education completed, sexual orientation, income and age of first use. Regional usage spanned from 18.5 percent in Region 20 (Denver County) to 1.4 percent in Region 5 (Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert and Kit Carson counties). Adult usage in Region 11 (Moffat, Routt, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties) was below the state average at 11 percent.

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Great Divide Cleaning Service: Owners no scrubs when it comes to good work

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it and do it well. The staff members of Great Divide Cleaning Service are those people when it comes to keeping the floors of Northwest Colorado spiffy as the Best Carpet Cleaners of Moffat County.

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KS Kreations bakes up winning reputation with homemade treats

Mother/daughter team Kandee Dilldine and Kassie Vessely have a pretty sweet gig. The sugary output of KS Kreations won it the honor of Best Bakery in the 2015 Best of Moffat County voting.

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Carelli’s takes home seconds as Best Lunch, Dinner Restaurant in Moffat County

Local favorite receives Best Pizza, Sandwich, Italian Restaurant honors

The voters have spoken, and the result is “Viva Italia!” Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta repeated as the dominant force in Craig’s dining scene, with five wins in the 2015 Best of Moffat County, again picking up Best Lunch, Dinner, Italian Restaurant, Pizza and Sandwich.

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Masterworks Mechanical are masters of HVAC in Moffat County

Masterworks Mechanical has been a mainstay in the Craig business community for nearly 27 years, providing for the Yampa Valley’s plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs.

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Sheriff KC Hume humbled by award

First year sheriff honored as best elected official

In his first year as Sheriff, Hume has been voted Moffat County’s best elected official.

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Gallery focuses on customer service and quality furniture

Steve Bell, owner of the Furniture Gallery of Craig, was not surprised when his store took first place in Best of Moffat County’s furniture store category.

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Best of Moffat County attorney makes Craig home

In Craig, Sherman Romney found an ideal town to call home for his family as well as his legal career.

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Where the sage grouse roam, Part II: Ranching for conservation

On a cold, April morning, nearly 170 sage grouse cocks convene in a dormant rye field in northern Moffat County with their tail feathers held high and white, feathery chests proudly puffed. Driven by testosterone and deeply rooted instincts, the male birds gather at annual mating grounds known as leks, alternatively described as both a dance floor and a singles bar for sage grouse. They come seeking to mate.

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iPad initiative makes the cut, Maybell School suspended another year

The board room at the Moffat County School District administration building was standing room only for its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, at which it opted to suspend but not permanently close Maybell School and re-inserted the iPad initiative into the budget for the 2015-16 school year.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 26, 2015: Matt Hamilton plays in All-State football game

Recent Moffat County High School graduate Matt Hamilton represented the Bulldogs at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 59th All-State Games at Adams State University in Alamosa.