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Moffat County High School boys golf aims for solid season

Head down, knees bent, back straight, hands correctly positioned. It takes a lot of concentration just for the stance of a golf swing, not to mention the stroke itself, but the members of Moffat County High School’s boys golf team are up for the challenge of mastering the motion.

Craig briefs: BLM issues assessment for oil, gas lease sale

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office released a preliminary environmental assessment analyzing the proposed sale of oil and gas leases on 41 parcels totaling 31,225 acres of public mineral estate in Moffatt and Routt counties, according to a news release.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Class of 1954 had much personality

Every high school graduating class has its renowned clown or comic. The Moffat County graduating class of 1954 was no different. Alternating between ebullient and anxious views of the future, the graduates mirrored the effervescence of all seniors before and after them. Class comedian and vice-president, Leo Romero, captured the class in caricature on a banner, and that simple banner surfaced recently at the class’s 60th reunion.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 9, 2014: Relay For Life to raise funds, inspire hope

The 2014 Relay For Life of Moffat County will take place Aug. 15 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Registration for the annual event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, begins at 5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 6 p.m.

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Moffat County Library’s Youth Club winds to a close

The Moffat County Library’s Youth Club program wound down for the summer with its last meeting Wednesday featuring marbles, foam tubes and a physics experiment.

Average Colorado gas prices remain stagnant

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.59 per gallon this week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado.

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Craig author Larri Winslow hits shelves with first novel

‘Her Desert Treasure’ offers romance, suspense in Western setting

Larri Winslow has made her mark in the literary world, putting her heart, soul and countless hours into the creation of a book — but not her name. Winslow recently had her first novel, the romance “Her Desert Treasure,” published under the pseudonym Larie Brannick.

Moffat County High School football team to gather Friday

Meeting will include health, safety checks, food, fun

The Moffat County High School football team will be meeting Friday to finalize pre-season details before practices officially begin.

Northwest Colorado law enforcement on the lookout for missing person

Trappers Lake supposed last known whereabouts for Craig’s John Simons

The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Craig resident John Michael Simons.

Craig briefs: EPA to visit Craig next month for listening tour

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is in the process of organizing a listening tour — hosted by the county — during which members of the Environmental Protection Agency in Region 8 will visit Craig on Sept. 10 and 11.

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New hospital surgeon in Craig is a cut above

The Memorial Hospital welcomed a new member to its surgical team last week, General Surgeon X. Alexis Driggs, M.D. The hospital hosted a meet-and-greet Tuesday evening to give community members and hospital staff a chance to learn more about her.

On the record for Aug. 6, 2014

The Moffat County and Craig cops report and jail roundup.

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National Farmers Market Week celebrates local farmers, artisans

Summertime is farmers market time. August is when the bounty really starts to roll in, which is perhaps in part why Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared this week National Farmers Market Week, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Young Life golf tourney tees off Saturday in Craig

The seventh annual Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament will overtake Yampa Valley Golf Course this weekend with its style of unorthodox fun for the sake of a worthy cause.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 6, 2014: Moffat County High School wrestlers hosting prime rib dinner

The Moffat County High School wrestling team will offer its prime rib dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at MCHS. Food will be provided and prepared by Mountain Meat Packing and served by team members. Following the meal will be an auction event with numerous donated items by local businesses.