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Optimism, expertise drive new city manager's vision for Craig

There’s been a new face in the room on Craig’s local meeting circuit these past six weeks. Often dressed in sport coat and tie with a six-foot-two stature, he’s hard to miss.

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Craig briefs: Moffat County Democratic party set to meet Wednesday

The Moffat County Democratic party will have a reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW, 419 E Victory Way. For more information, call 970-824-3049.

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Founded by feisty females, PTK Honor Society continues to serve Craig and Rangely

Phi Theta Kappa is one of the largest honor societies at two-year colleges. It was started in 1918 and was led by a woman for 50 years.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 20, 2017: Moffat County High School spring sports teams to meet Wednesday

Moffat County High School will host a meeting at 8 p.m. this Wednesday in the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane, for parents of athletes interested in spring sports. Spring sports teams include baseball, track and field, boys swimming, girls soccer and girls golf.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Feb. 20, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Mighty Moffat County: Miki Klimper finishes runner-up at state wrestling

10th place Bulldogs prepare to apply lessons learned for future

Emotions ran high for Yampa Valley wrestlers and their fans Saturday night in Denver, perhaps even more so right at the end as the evening came to a close differently than they wanted. Moffat County High School wrestling completed its season in 10th place among teams at the 3A CHSAA State Championships, with two of the Bulldogs placing.

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers prepare to apply lessons learned at state for future

Even if they don’t finish the State Championships with a medal, Moffat County High School wrestlers end their time at the Pepsi Center with a wealth of knowledge for next season. With eight Moffat County grapplers attending the final event of the schedule, Saturday afternoon saw seven Bulldogs done for the year as the consolation brackets concluded for 3A teams.

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Moffat County hoops honors seniors during Delta games

Saturday defeats in Cedaredge put girls at 3rd in league, boys 9th moving into districts

Moffat County High School basketball teams kept it close Friday night as they said goodbye to the oldest members of the team. The final home event of the regular season provided lots of thrills for Bulldog fans as Delta came to Craig.

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Coal plant devaluation digs at bottom line for Moffat County, school district

The imperative for economic development efforts in Moffat County is mounting as county and school district officials figure out how to stomach the latest shortfall in energy industry tax revenues. And though 2017 may be a tough budget year for tax-funded entities, it’s local property owners that will ultimately make up the difference in funds.

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Superfood Tip: Popcorn is a whole grain

Popcorn is a convenient, healthy and filling food that you can you can snack on without feeling guilty. A typical serving is 3 cups, popped. This provides 5 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, ample amount of B vitamins and minerals and some iron. To top it off, this whole grain only provides about 100 calories per 3 cup serving.

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Craig briefs: Secure drop box installed for unused medications

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Craig Police Department and The Memorial Hospital, has established an official safe disposal site for unused or expired household medications, according to a news release.

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Government update for the week of Feb. 20

Government meeting agendas for the week of Feb. 20

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Mighty Moffat County: Wrestlers power through second day at state

Bulldog Miki Klimper advances to championship round

Another day, another shot at glory for Moffat County High School wrestling. The second segment of the three-day CHSAA 3A State Championships saw the Bulldog pride going strong as Moffat County athletes returned to the mats of the Pepsi Center Friday.

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Found syringes: On the record for Feb. 16

9:39 p.m. On the 600 block of Pershing, officers responded to a report of harassment. A man was issued a summons for harassing his neighbor after confronting him for being outside talking on his cell phone, even though the neighbor was on his own property.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 18, 2017: Craig Trap Club hosting Polar Bear League

Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League for shotgun shooters takes place through March at its headquarters at US Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 64. Sessions are twice weekly at 10 a.m. Sundays or 6 p.m. Thursdays. Daytime shoots involve fluorescent orange targets, while evening activities use white targets under spotlights. Polar Bear sessions are open to individuals and families with a $60 registration fee for the league, with practice rounds $5 for club members and $6 for non-members. A full league shooting includes 300 total targets — 100 from the 16-yard line for handicap classification, 100 more from either the 20- or 25-yard line and another 100 from 16.