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Tigers take title in Craig’s Doak Walker tackle football championships

Hayden team defeats Packers, 38-13, in final game of the season

It’s easy to be a football fan in August, but a chilly Wednesday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds was an evening for the true lovers of the pigskin. The championship finals of Doak Walker tackle football, hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation on the Moffat County High School turf, saw some great games to close out the season for the fifth- and sixth-grade age group.

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Moffat County football looks for league lead Friday in Basalt

Bulldogs seek to defend conference title, move on to playoffs with win over Longhorns

Moffat County High School football coach Keith Gille doesn’t like to refer to any one match-up as “The Big Game.” Still, there’s no denying there’s a lot at stake this weekend. MCHS travels Friday to Basalt for a game against the Longhorns that will put the winner in position to claim the 2A Western Slope League championship. Both schools are 3-0 in conference play, while Basalt holds the advantage with an overall season record of 5-2 to the Bulldogs’ 4-3. Even though the two squads are the only ones in the WSL capable of finishing the year above .500, neither is completely in the clear for the title until the final week.

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Craig eatery received several complaints — including fingernail in food — prior to closure

Before being shut down by state health inspectors on Sept. 27, Craig’s Galaxy Chinese restaurant logged five complaints in the last two years.

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Craig woman speaks about losing a child to domestic violence

Desiree Moore shared her story during the community awareness event that was part the “Take a Stand” conference on domestic violence held this week

Domestic violence destroys lives including the lives of children. “She looked like she was asleep, peacefully asleep, but I could hear the whimpers coming from the back of her throat,” said Desiree Moore who is a survivor of domestic violence and Colorado Northwestern Community College’s director of community education. “In seconds, medical professionals were rushing out into the lobby and freaking out.” The baby was named Cady. She was 5 months old. She was Moore’s second child, and on Dec. 23, 2008 doctors pronounced her dead from blunt force trauma to the head inflicted by Moore’s husband, Daven Beck, who at the time was 20 years old.

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Craig briefs: Newspaper launches Hunting Photo Contest

The Craig Daily Press is asking readers to submit photos for the newspaper’s annual Hunting Photo Contest. The deadline for photo submissions is Dec. 1. Send hunting photos to editor@CraigDailyPress.com. Voting will begin Dec. 3, and the winner will receive a $250 gift card to Murdoch’s.

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Moffat County soccer on defensive with Delta

Bulldogs take 1-0 loss to Panthers, prepare to finish season Thursday vs. Caprock Academy

It may be a little late, but Moffat County High School boys soccer has been experiencing a second wind and not just because of the breezy fall weather. MCHS had its closest game of the year Tuesday at home against Delta, falling, 1-0, to the Panthers.

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Craig police to host drug take-back

Craig Police Department will be conducting a drug take-back event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot west of the McDonald’s on Victory Way.

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Bennet, Glenn compete for spot on U.S. Senate

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn, a 24-year U.S. Air Force veteran, who retired as a lieutenant colonel, is up against Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in this November’s election.

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CNCC enrollment down — college to bring back art and concurrent biology

Not offering art classes or concurrent biology saw enrollment drop below 2015 numbers and now Colorado Northwestern Community College is planning to bring those classes back this spring.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 19, 2016: Moffat County football seeks sponsors for pink game

As part of Moffat County High School varsity football’s Oct. 29 home game against Aspen, the Bulldogs will be sporting pink jerseys in keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team is seeking sponsorships from the community as part of the evening. Sponsors can pick a player to back and will receive the athlete’s pink jersey after the game and will also be listed in the game program for their efforts.

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Sailors take win in Moffat County-Steamboat volleyball rematch

One side may have won, but Monday was not a particularly fun day for either team in the Moffat County High School gym. MCHS hosted Steamboat Springs, with the Sailors winning in three straight sets, 25-15, 25-9 and 25-12 in the rematch of the season opener that also saw Steamboat win 3-0.

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Volunteers to clean Craig's Fortification Creek for community pride

A group of Craig residents is starting to turn talk into implementation with a series of small beautification projects around town before the winter season begins.

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Mail ballots headed to Moffat County voters

As Election Day draws near, mail ballots are being sent out on Monday and should be reaching voters by Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 17, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Property owners in Moffat County could see higher tax bill in 2017

Projected decreases in revenue as property values drop in Moffat County prompts the school district to consider mill levy increase

Property values are down and that means a decrease in tax revenues in 2017 causing a number of tax entities such as Moffat County to start planning for belt tightening by decreasing budget expenditures. “We are going to see a decrease in our property values with an estimated $52 million drop in value and that will have a large impact on different taxing entities,” said Moffat County Assessor Chuck Cobb. Moffat County School District may choose to meet the shortfall by increasing the mill levy using a 1997 voter approved override, the 1994 to 1995 state authorized hold harmless levy and/or the 2007 bond redemption levy and that would see property owners pay up to 3 percent more in taxes.