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Horizons’ Pick-a-Dish event sees choice attendance

The second annual Horizons Specialized Services Pick-a-Dish event at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion served numerous purposes. Feeding the hungry and raising funds were among the accomplishments Horizons Director Susan Mizen was pleased with, but more important to her was the mingling of Horizons clients with the community.

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Rotary Club of Craig hosts mixer

The Rotary Club of Craig took a break from its regular community service projects and fundraising to host a mixer Thursday night. “Rotary is a community organization, focused on how to make our community even better than it already is,” said Rotarian Sue Goodenow, who will become the club’s president come summer.

On the record for Moffat County jail April 10

The daily cops roundup and jail report.

Summer golf course tournaments set for Craig

Yampa Valley Golf Course has 13 tournaments scheduled so far for the 2014 summer season.

Moffat County delegates head to Denver for the Republican State Assembly

About 20 Moffat County voters are spending their weekend in Denver to take part in the democratic process. Delegates for the assembly were selected early in the election process at the Moffat County Republican caucuses in early March. Then, at the county assembly in March, those numbers were narrowed to 19 delegates and two alternatives who would head to the mid-April district and state assemblies.

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Robin Schiffbauer named Volunteer of the Year by Moffat County United Way

United Way makes a point to annually honor residents who give back to the community with its Volunteer of the Year award. This year, the organization recognized Robin Schiffbauer, who among other things, volunteers for the community kitchen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

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Planting awareness about child abuse in Craig

About 170 pinwheels are spinning gently in front of McDonald’s. The pinwheel garden, planted by local volunteers organized by Connection 4 Kids, is an effort to raise awareness about child abuse. Each pinwheel represents a child born in Craig in 2013, and the spinning mass is meant to make people consider the children they ought to look out for.

Craig City Council April 8 meeting recap

An overview of the April 8 Craig City Council meeting.

Craig Briefs: Community Easter egg hunt is April 19

A host of activities also will be on hand, including face painting, a bouncy house, petting zoo and photo booth. Toddlers through fifth-graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden, and 16 new bikes will be given away to children.

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Meat-ing the challenge in Craig

Decked out in lab coats and hard hats, carrying questionnaires and pens, high school students carefully eyed various cuts of meat Monday afternoon. They were scribbling against the clock, evaluating retail-packaged meat for type and quality. When their time was up with the retail section, the group of students spun around to confront hunks of cattle and hog carcasses.

On the record for Moffat County jail April 8

The daily cops roundup and jail report.

Craig briefs: Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary

Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays throughout the year.

Weather Watch: High-pressure front to bring brief area warm-up

It may only be for a short time, but the moderate climate in store this week may be just the kind of weather Northwest Colorado residents have wanted out of spring.

The Memorial Hospital board discusses plans for community roundtable

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees took action at its regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 7: Postponed baseball games with Grand Valley set for this week

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County.