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Riddle rooms with props, clues and mysteries open to entertain Craig youth on Friday

Adventures will soon come to life at Craig Christian Church through a series of riddle rooms designed for entertainment, team building and fundraising for the church’s youth.

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Assault by soda: On the record for April 21 to 23

5:09 p.m. At Candlewood Suites, officers responded to a report of an assault. A woman reported that she was snoring and her roommate threw a full soda at her while she sleeping. She moved rooms.

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Craig community raises over $6.5k in 6 hours to help local family

Year in and year out, the Craig community pulls together to help families and friends in need. Thursday was no different when service staff at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill donated their tips to help a Craig family whose four children all suffer from a rare malformation called Chiari.

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Fair queen program received hasty farewell in Moffat County

Replaced with co-ed fair ambassadors

Participants and attendees at the 2016 Moffat County Fair may have noticed something different when it came time for the ribbons to be handed out: the Moffat County Fair queens had disappeared.

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Government update for the week of Aril 24

Government meeting agendas for the week of April 24

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Moffat County track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet, preps for home event: Craig Sports Briefs for April 24, 2017

Moffat County High School track and field teams each placed eighth during the Phil Wertman Invitational hosted by Fruita Monument at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium. The Bulldog boys and girls teams each took one individual win, as Keenan Hildebrandt topped the discus numbers for the fifth straight week with a toss of 163 feet. Mattie Jo Duzik hit her best time of the season and took her second win of the year in the 1,600-meter run, 5:37.66 in the one-mile race.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of April 24, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Daily Press takes editorial, design, advertising, general excellence awards from Colorado Press Association

The Craig Daily Press won multiple awards at the 139th Colorado Press Association conference held Friday and Saturday at Lakewood's Sheraton Denver West.

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Craig Middle School track and field rallies for night relays

CMS to host additional meet May 6 with larger schedule

The weather may have been chilly Friday, but Craig Middle School’s runners, jumpers and throwers barely noticed. CMS track and field hosted the Moffat County Night Relays, an evening meet that brought in regional opponents Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, West Grand and Baggs, Wyoming.

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Aspen outlasts Moffat County soccer

Bulldogs host final home game Tuesday complete with Senior Day

The “tale of two halves” cliché really hovered over the Moffat County High School soccer field Saturday morning. MCHS girls fell 11-1 to Aspen in a game that was the reverse of their Thursday meeting with Roaring Fork.

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Liquid gold: Maybell Ditch makeover to reduce wasted water, help endangered fish

Moseying across fertile valleys and tumbling through lonely canyons flows Colorado’s most precious resource — water. Water from the Yampa River feeds our communities, our farms and our industry. The ever-growing thirst for more water in the west is behind a renewed push to use this water wisely and that is creating challenges for many managers including the shareholders of the Maybell Irrigation Ditch located about 30 miles west of Craig.

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Suspicions aroused: On the record for April 19, 20

8:47 p.m. On the 1400 block of Sage Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious green Dodge Dakota that appeared to be spotlighting houses and had been up and down the street several times. It turned out to be a pizza delivery person looking for an address.

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Trapper Mine welcomes new manager, president

Trapper Mine welcomed a new president and general manager to its team this week, and is saying goodbye to its current leader, Jim Mattern, who is retiring May 1 after nearly 34 years at Trapper.

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Moffat County baseball goes from grand win to middling defeat

11-1 victory over Grand Valley, 7-1 loss to Middle Park lead up to Saturday showdown in Delta

A domineering win and a lopsided loss have made up Moffat County High School baseball’s week so far, and they’ll need to knuckle down as they face one of their most challenging opponents this weekend.

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Car crashes into power pole north of Craig

One woman taken to hospital

A car collided with a power pole along Colorado Highway 13 Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital and leaving multiple homes without power, according to Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton.