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Moffat County High School's Selena Hernandez to make leap to college track

Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.

On the record for Nov. 24

On the record for Nov. 24.

Craig Chamber director expresses concerns on visitor center funding

Craig Chamber of Commerce Director Christina Oxley addressed the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning regarding the funding of the Moffat County Visitor Center in 2016.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 25, 2015: Parks & Rec aiming to start dodgeball games

Craig Parks & Recreation is organizing a co-ed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players. The cost is $20 per person, and games will take place Wednesday nights at Craig Middle School starting in January. The deadline is Dec. 16.

1 dead in rollover on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig

Driver tried to avoid hitting a deer

One person is dead and another was transported to The Memorial Hospital after a vehicle roll over crash on Highway 13 near mile marker 112 early Monday morning.

Craig briefs: Parade of Lights slated for Saturday in Craig

Head down to Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night to watch the Parade of Lights.

Moffat, Routt counties no exemption to national heroin presence

Across Northwest Colorado, law enforcement is witnessing an influx of heroin.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Nov. 23, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 23, 2015: Parks & Rec training lifeguards in December

Craig Parks & Recreation will offer Red Cross lifeguard training for ages 15 and older during Winter Break. The cost is $125, and participants must pass a pre-course swim test held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane, on Dec. 8, which is also the registration deadline. Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Government update for the week of Nov. 23

Government update for the week of Nov. 23.

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Driver sustains 'life-threatening' injuries in rollover Friday night

Victims names have not been released

A 26-year-old Craig man was ejected from a truck Friday night on Moffat County Road 7 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over, according to Colorado State Patrol. A 21-year-old female also was in the car.

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Moffat County girls win national honors for woolen handiwork

Samantha Pearce and Maya Nava may be young, but the two Moffat County natives are carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions: creating handmade products with wool.

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Moffat County wrestlers ready for action

It didn’t take long for Moffat County High School wrestlers to get back on their feet, ready for another exciting season, and that’s exactly what their coaches want to see. The Bulldogs are gaining strength and speed in the first few weeks of practice as they focus on a slate of meets that will test their mettle, and head coach Tanner Linsacum believes his team is more than up to the challenge.

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Social services address foster care, community collaboration

Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families in Craig is the main objective of the Child Welfare arm of Moffat County Department of Social Services, however years of strained relationships with partner agencies and the community have troubled the department.