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Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2016: Yampa Valley Golf Course offers PGA kids clinic

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host an open registration day June 7 for its PGA Junior Golf Academy. The six-week program runs six weeks meeting Tuesdays beginning June 14. Boys and girls ages 5 to 7 will have courses at 9 a.m., ages 8 to 10 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 11 and older will start at noon. The cost is $75 per child, and parents are asked to provide golfers with sunscreen and water bottles each day. YVGC can provide clubs if necessary for golfers.

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Moffat County third-graders absorb lessons on rocks, water, life-cycles at the park

Field trip to Yampa River State Park helps to solidify third-grade science standards

Third-graders gathered on Wednesday at the park to learn about cycles of water, rocks and various life forms.

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Craig Chamber brings back mystery show this Saturday

It’s no mystery what’s happening this weekend other than a whole lot of fun. Back by popular demand, Craig Chamber of Commerce will host “Million Dollar Murder,” a performance from Colorado entertainment company Talent Denver at 7 p.m. Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Craig briefs: Bears Ears Patriots set to host event Thursday

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting an event Thursday with U.S. House District 3 candidate Alex Beinstein who is running against incumbent Scott Tipton.

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The state of things: Moffat County track preparing for biggest meet yet

Bulldogs qualify in 24 events for championships

Music was blaring from the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds Tuesday afternoon, but the tunes weren’t so much celebratory as a method to pump up everyone there. The celebration will come after this weekend if all goes well. MCHS track and field qualified athletes in 24 events for the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood, and the Bulldogs are ready and raring to win some medals.

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Craig Middle School students prepare for year's final concert

The Avengers' theme song slated to cap middle school performance

Band Director John Bolton said he plans to bring high school musicians back on stage — their concert was last week — to play The Avengers' theme song with the seventh and eighth-graders at the end of the middle school concert.

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Moffat County students celebrate reading with dancing, games and food

Passport to Reading program sparks students to read on their own

"A lot of (students) find things they do enjoy that they might not have found otherwise,” said Joe Padon, a teacher and media technician for Moffat County High School.

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Driver dies in crash near Wyoming after semitrailer rolls, spills asphalt on roadway

A truck driver was killed last night when his semitrailer went off the road, spilling “a large portion” of the 7,500 gallons of hot liquid asphalt he was hauling.

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CNCC Board approves proposed budget

The proposed budget allots $45,850 for the salary of a soccer coach, in line with a plan developed earlier to add soccer to the CNCC Craig Campus.

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Logan Otis sentenced for vehicular homicide, robbery

Logan Otis, 21, the driver in a rollover accident that resulted in the death of his father last May was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation Monday morning.

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The Memorial Hospital Board announces two CEO finalists

Search comes as hospital moves away from use of management company

TMH Board Chairman Forrest Luke noted the importance of experience in the hospital’s next CEO, given the hospital’s movement away from use of a management company.

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Craig briefs: Young professionals social slated for Friday

Yampa Valley Young Professionals will hold its monthly social from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dad’s Cookhouse. Meet other area young professionals — network, make friends and find involvement opportunities in the Craig community.

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Daily Press wins General Excellence and Sweepstakes from Colorado Press Association

The Daily Press accepted a total of 46 awards for its work across all departments in 2015. Not only did the Daily Press win the 2015 Sweepstakes in its class for photography, editorial, layout and design, advertising, and online, but the newspaper also won General Excellence.

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Small Craig troupe tests comic waters with new production

Group of six players in Craig ready to try performance based on "The Lucy Show"

Leann Dixon remembers growing up in South Carolina, the oldest of 11 children, putting on plays for her family in impressively makeshift surroundings. “We’d have all my family come and fill the living room,” she said. “And we’d even put a curtain up between the living room and the dining room.” Dixon and her family would also sew costumes, pushing the plays to a level of realism that doesn’t usually take shape in family performances. Now Dixon, who lives in Craig, is pouring some of that creativity into a tiny production called “A Comedy for Charity.” It’s based on the 1960s television program “The Lucy Show,” starring Lucille Ball, and it’s playing at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday at East Elementary School.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of May 16, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.