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Craig health briefs for July 18, 2015: Relay for Life fundraising underway

Announcements, health-related news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Jewell confident mine will stay open

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reassured Northwest Colorado officials and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, that Interior will complete work on a study needed to keep Colowyo coal mine open.

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Adventures of two men on the Yampa River in 1941

Nearly 74 years ago, two Moffat County residents set off on a seven-day fishing and floating adventure down the Yampa River on a boat made of canvas.

Conservation Colorado: Give a hoot for our public lands

It’s summer, the time of year I find myself seeking out the cool shade of higher elevations by visiting Routt and White River National Forests. When I approach a forest boundary, the wooden yellow and brown signs make me nostalgic for quaking aspens, mountain wildflowers, afternoon thunderstorms, campfire s'mores, brown and green uniforms topped by funny old fashioned hats and, of course, the Forest Service’s iconic animal mascots.

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Support Moffat County Cancer Society through Victory Motors fundraiser

Victory Motors’ second annual Drive for Cancer fundraiser will put the pedal to the metal next week with a whole lot of activities.

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Over-the-counter, leftover licenses offered for Colorado hunting

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 18, 2015: Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in the gym of Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend. The cost to register is $105. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave. Registration needs to be submitted by July 25.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Coming clean — ‘Wash your duds in our suds’

Son of a Welsh immigrant and a young lady born in Ouray, Jack McDonald was born in Rifle in 1918. Jack grew up in that small community which was an oil shale town as early as the 1920s.

Craig briefs: Median gas prices rise slightly across Colorado

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado.

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Little ones smile big for Moffat County Fair’s Cowboy Baby Contest

Get your little buckaroos gussied up in their finest Westernwear because there’s prizes to be won for the tiny tots in the Cowboy Baby Contest. The most adorable part of the Moffat County Fair takes place Aug. 8 in the livestock barn of the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The contest is open to local boy and girl infants and toddlers whose parents want to share their children’s cuteness with the community.

4-H completion shoot scheduled for Saturday

Northwest Colorado’s young sharpshooters will compete for their spot on Moffat County’s 4-H state shooting team at Saturday’s completion shoot.

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Moffat County Fair features endless entertainment

Boredom is not an option at the 97th annual Moffat County Fair, and wherever your interests lie, there will be something for you.

Hayden Town Council moves marijuana cultivation ordinance forward

On Aug. 6, the Hayden Town Council will make a final decision about whether to allow marijuana cultivation operations.

Craig Sports Briefs for July 17, 2015: Moffat County Vigilantes hockey team will not play this fall

The Moffat County Vigilantes semi-professional hockey team has cancelled plans to play its inaugural season at Moffat County Ice Arena this fall. A post made Wednesday on the group’s Facebook page noted that the team will “cease operations” for the 2015-16 season due to financial issues and will hopefully be able to play in Craig the following year upon reevaluation of the budget.

Trapper Mine in Craig provides update to court

Although an update was provided to the district court on Wednesday, the diplomacy between Trapper Mining Inc., WildEarth Guardians and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has yet to produce results.