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Fires heat up Moffat County over the weekend

A structure fire on Saturday evening and wildfire on Sunday afternoon kept first responders in Craig and Moffat County busy over the weekend.

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Elkhead Reservoir fishing tournament concludes in Moffat County

A nine-day tournament fishing tournament concluded at Elkhead Reservoir on Sunday afternoon and a few lucky anglers walked away with big prizes.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 20, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Government update for the week of June 20

Government update for the week of June 20.

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Craig judges trim down list to name Whittle the Wood winner

17th annual weekend festival includes music from Trail, Subdudes

With 17 successful years now in the books, Whittle the Wood Rendezvous remains a favorite for Craig and visitors alike. The collection of freshly constructed wooden carvings, unbridled music and more came to a close Saturday as hundreds gathered in Loudy-Simpson Park to view the works of art on display, take in the music and otherwise just see what the buzz is all about during Father’s Day weekend in Craig.

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Craig briefs: Rankins to give update, conduct Q&A Wednesday

Rep. Bob Rankin and Joyce Rankin, of the State Board of Education, will give an update and Q&A on the latest Colorado legislative and education news from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Craig City Council Chambers. For more information, contact Joyce Rankin at joycerankinsbe@yahoo.com.

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Free health screenings available to miners this week in Craig

Screenings will take place on Thursday and Friday

The free screenings “are available for current and retired miners; uranium miners, millers and ore transporters; and people who worked at or lived downwind of the Nevada Test site during nuclear weapons testing.”

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Good art, good tunes, good times at Whittle the Wood

Saturday events include carving winners, downtown car show, Subdudes performance

The finale of the 17th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous takes place Saturday as the 11 wooden carvings that have been the spectacle all week in Loudy-Simpson Park are unveiled in their finished form and judged to determine which whittler wins a windfall.

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For children, Whittle the Wood carves an imaginative window

Process of creating a sculpture can fascinate an 8-year-old

Judi Holland noted the way the whole process of creating a piece of art, for an adult, in some way resembles the activities children are encouraged to do.

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CNCC’s soccer program takes next step, hires new coach

Program head Lance Noble planning tryouts for men’s, women’s teams, local athletes welcome

A new program at Colorado Northwestern Community College is coming up fast, even more so now that it’s got a new leader. The CNCC men’s and women’s soccer teams now have a coach, with Lance Noble recently hired to take on the sport, new for the Craig campus.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 18, 2016: Wake the Whittler 5K runs Saturday

Saturday is the fifth annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run as part of the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, at Loudy-Simpson Park. Wake the Whittler, the first in a series of summer running events hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education, starts registration at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run following.

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Craig Daily Press has new owners

WorldWest Limited Liability Company, owner of Craig Daily Press, has reached an agreement to sell the newspaper to Colorado Mountain News Media, a division of Swift Communications. The transaction includes the sale of sister publication Steamboat Pilot & Today and its related assets.

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Craig briefs: Local restaurants set to raise funds for CASA

Northwest Rocky Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocates works to help abused and neglected children. The nonprofit is holding a fundraiser at Carelli’s and Mulligan’s from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Broadband initiatives across the Yampa Valley

With modern internet service established as a cornerstone of economic development, Northwest Colorado communities are seeking to improve speeds, provide reliability and reduce costs.

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Carvers, other artists draw eager crowd from various spots

Galleria at the Park makes debut at Whittle the Wood

“I guarantee that when I get these pictures back to Tucson, you’ll have a whole bunch of people here next year,” Iles Winder said. “Tell them to build some more hotels.”