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Fruita Monument meet sees Moffat County track set new school records

Girls hit new marks in 4x100-meter relay, 400 dash, 100 hurdles

Records are made to be broken, and that’s what members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams did Friday afternoon. Fruita Monument’s Phil Wertman Invitational was the site of numerous Bulldog bests as MCHS girls tracksters earned new school records in the 4x100-meter relay, 100 hurdles and 400 dash.

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SAPP’s pancake breakfast provides funds for Craig activities

Program emphasizes youth alternatives to drug use

A hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, and a meal that helps support a healthy community is even better. Craig’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program served up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee aplenty Saturday morning at the local McDonald’s as part of a fundraiser to support SAPP’s work in the area to promote education about use of illicit substances and alternatives for young people.

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CNCC students, community members paint, draw, dream for coming art show

Students and other artists can submit their works on Monday, before evening's show

The art show is open to students and to members of the larger community, and the first-place artwork from each category will be purchased by the college for $500 and put on display.

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Moffat County Libraries tap One Book 4 Colorado program during story time

This year's selection is "Giraffes Can't Dance," by Giles Andreae

“It’s just fun,” said Christy Gonzales, library services supervisor for Moffat County Libraries, reflecting on her reading of “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to a group of children.

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Craig native Clint Wells runs big in Boston Marathon

Moffat County graduate wins race’s Master’s Division

One of the most prestigious races in the world took place earlier this week, and among the fleet of foot from across the globe were those who have called Craig, Colorado home. Craig native Clint Wells won the Master’s Division of the 120th Boston Marathon, held Monday, with a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race.

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Craig briefs: Prevention program holds pancake breakfast

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is holding a pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $4 and include a hotcake and sausage breakfast with orange juice or coffee. Tickets can be purchased from participating third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and will also be available at the event.

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Craig Rural Fire Protection District election is May 3

New facility being built for firetrucks, other fire department storage

As wildland fire season begins, the Craig Rural Fire Protection District is looking at an election and the beginning of construction on a new storage facility.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Life is a Breeze

Uncovering history behind Craig's street names

About 1880, two young brothers from Illinois came out to Breckenridge to pursue their careers as attorneys. Lemuel and John Breeze weren’t long in that mining district before their instincts for land drew them across the rugged Rocky Mountain divide to settle on the Bear River, now known as the Yampa River. Arriving in mid-summer of 1883, the brothers chose wide, meadow lands bordering the south banks of the river, near the future site of Craig.

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Education Briefs: Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high

For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.

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School board, Ververs plan Sunday retreat

Meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday

After Thursday’s school board meeting, Ververs said he wanted to arrange a type of retreat to create “relationship building time with the board.”

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Health Briefs: VNA reminds residents to protect themselves from Hantavirus

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

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 23, 2016: Weekend bowling fundraiser to support local woman

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday to benefit Debbie Hansen, who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. The night will include multiple games for bowlers — $25 per person or $100 for a team of four — as well as door prizes, a bake sale and a silent auction.

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TMH Living Well: Treating sprained joints and strained muscles

With warm weather approaching, it’s sprains and strains season again. During the winter months The Memorial Hospital’s Walk-in Clinic treats falls from icy sidewalks and streets, and in the summer they see kids who get hurt playing or doing a sport. It seems to be the way it goes.

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Craig briefs: Young Professionals set to host mixer Friday, April 22

Join Yampa Valley Young Professionals for its monthly mix, where young professionals come together to socialize.

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Responders battle structure fire in Craig

Unattended cigarette suspected cause of Thursday night blaze

An unattended cigarette is the suspected cause of a fire that consumed a Craig home on Tucker Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.